Maceio Excursions & Tours - City Tour Maceio
Maceio Excursions & Tours: Delve into the streets of Maceio, one of Brazil’s most exuberant cities, on this tour of its most famous landmarks. Capital of the Alagoas region, this dream-like concrete jungle is surrounded by the whitest beaches and the bluest seas, making it a compulsory go-to for beach-lovers from all around.
On this panoramic tour of the city you will get to learn more about the city’s many wonders. You’ll be accompanied at all times by a guide who, with his or her well-versed knowledge of the region’s history, will give you a crash course lecture on all you need to know about Maceio.
Stroll over to the traditional shopping district, where you will appreciate how locals craft and sell many beautiful products on the spot. Also visit the Museum of Image and Sound for highly interesting exhibitions, as well as at the Maceio Commercial Association. Discover Maceio’s most renowned squares: the Praca Marcilio Dias, the Praca Visconde de Sinimbu, the Praca Dom Pedro II and the Praca Floriano Peixoto.
Later on, you will see other impressive buildings such as the Legislative Assembly or the Metropolitan Cathedral of Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, a magnificent pearly white construction that stands in contrast with the surrounding green. All these constructions will give you a good insight into colonial architecture, art and religion. You will also see Sao Goncalo do Amarante, a breath-taking vantage point of the city, the Church of Bom Jesus dos Martirios and the Governor’s Palace. It is surprising how one city can contain so many wonderworks.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to most hotels in Maceio.
Duration: Three hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese / English Private.
Others: The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.

Maceio Excursions & Tours - Duas Barras Beach & Marape Dunes.
Maceio Excursions & Tours: We provide all the elements for you to spend a day in paradise on our full-day beach excursion to Brazil’s stunning Alagoas coastline. Sit back and soak up the sun as we take you on a journey of a lifetime by sailing to the enchanting beach of Duas Barras.
The ultimate day trip awaits you as you embark on our tour of the breathtaking Duas Barras and Marape Dunes. Situated in the municipality of Jequia de Praia on the southern Alagoas coastline of Brazil’s state of Bahia, we invite you to witness spectacular landscape, paradisiacal white beaches and diverse wildlife. Our tour begins by sailing you to the peaceful beach of Duas Barras. Protected by an offshore reef, it is fringed by gently swaying palm trees and lapped by a sparkling surf. You can explore the lush vegetation or take a blissful stroll along the sun-kissed beach whilst admiring the magnificent backdrop of sweeping dunes and cliffs that have been sculpted by the natural elements. Dive into the ocean or choose to swim in the inviting waters of the nearby River Jequia. This is an ideal swimming location, boasting your very own private corner of tropical paradise. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera at the ready as friendly and inquisitive monkeys come to greet you, giving you the chance to see these rarely glimpsed creatures in their natural habitat.
You are free to enjoy all that this beautiful coastline has to offer, try some mouth watering regional dishes and relax with a cocktail at one of the many beachside bars and restaurants. This one-day tour is an unforgettable experience and opportunity to see some of Brazil’s finest unspoilt beauty that should not be missed by anyone visiting this part of the country.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to most hotels in Maceio.
Duration: Eight hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese / English Private.
Others: The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation. Please contact at least 48 hours prior to the activity time.

Maceio Excursions & Tours - Maragogi Beach and Gales Reefs.
Maceio Excursions & Tours: Explore one of Brazil’s most extraordinary ecosystems with this exciting tour of Maragogi. This region is located at the northernmost point of the beautiful Alagoas Gold Coast, a heavenly beach with soft white sands that blends majestically between the sky and the sea. On this tour you will engage in a number of activities to better enhance your experience at Maragogi.
Begin your exotic adventure by being driven up the magnificent Alagoas Gold Coast, where you will enjoy the breath-taking views before reaching your destination at Maragogi. As you reach the site, contemplate the exuberant beauty of its crystal clear beaches, a sight you will only have seen on postcards or Photoshopped pics. But this is real.
Maragogi’s waters contain the extraordinary coral reef complex the locals call “gales”, in reference to the many ancient shipwrecks that these shores have been witness too. Meander over the rocks, waddle through the shallows or dive into the deep to explore this stunning feat of nature. The turquoise waters’ have the transparency of fine glass, so you’ll want to slip on some snorkelling gear to see the colourful marine life. Or if you’re more adventurous, you can even try scuba diving.
There are many other ways of enjoying the strand, such as taking an optional catamaran ride 6 kilometres offshore to see the “gales” upfront. Or else simply enjoy the breeze and the warm sun while basking on the sand or dining in one of the many trendy restaurants. Maragogi will truly leave you agog.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to most hotels.
Duration: 10 hours.
Start/opening time: 7am.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese / English Private.
Others: The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.

Maceio Excursions & Tours - Praia de Paripueira Tide Pools.
Maceio Excursions & Tours: Paradisiacal Paripueira Beach is waiting to be discovered by you so it can change your definitions of paradise and beach for ever. This stunning strand of golden sand hemmed in by palm trees and bathed by crystalline waters whose colours range from turquoise to emerald will take your breath away. Paripueira is fames for its tidal pools and tropical fish species, making it in ideal spot for snorkelling.
The beach is just a short scenic drive north from Maceio. On arrival, once you have been able to stop yourself from saying ‘Wow!’ you can find a quiet spot for your towel before exploring this other Eden. Paripueira, which means ‘calm waters’ in the Tupi language is famous for its tranquil, shallow waters and its magnificent location within the Coral Coast Environmental Preservation Area. It is home to the Municipal Marine Park, which contains the world’s second-largest coral reservation area as well as a preservation area for the Amazonian manatee, which is an endangered species.
Main attractions include the tide pools formed between coral-lined reefs that contain a wealth of flourishing sea life, including colourful and friendly tropical fish species that are happy to play among swimmers. All these factors combine to make Paripueira an ideal spot for snorkelling. (If you don’t bring your own mask and snorkel, you can hire some). Also, for an additional fee, you have the option of taking a short boat trip out to the reef pools of Praia Sonho Verde (Green Dream Beach).
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer from most hotels in Maceio.
Duration: Seven hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
Languages: Shared tour in Spanish and Portuguese with private tour in English.

Maceio Excursions & Tours - Sao Francisco River Nature Santuary.
Maceio Excursions & Tours: Discover the manifold wonders of Brazil’s deep jungle on this breath-taking tour along its longest river. Float on the blissful waters surrounded by the primal song of beasts and trees and the faint hum of wonderful insects.
Your jungle adventure begins with a trek following the road down to the little town of Piacabucu. The path leading to this quaint village on the banks of the Old Chico is a beautiful walk surrounded by magnificent coconut trees, lining both sides of the path as if protecting you from the Brazilian sun.
Floating on the still waters of the Old Chico awaits your vessel, ready to plunge you into the wild. Hop aboard and slowly drift off towards the mouth of the single longest river in Brazil: the Sao Francisco. Admire nature bloom all around you, overwhelming in its exuberance, vibrant in its liveliness. At times, come across exotic entourages of virgin terrain and, at others, contemplate the shape-shifting sand dunes. Also lose yourself in the sight of one of this land’s most popular destinations: a large sandy beach that welcomes a beautiful variety of migratory birds back from their voyages.
Enjoy an even closer contact with the river’s water by taking a dip or relaxing on the beach. With this tour, the souvenirs won’t just come in the shape of collectable memorabilia; you will take home with you a series of memories and images that you won’t be able to peel away from the back of your mind for a long time.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to most hotels.
Duration: 10 hours.
Start/opening time: 7am.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese / English Private.
Others: The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.

Maceio Excursions & Tours - Schooner Trip - Gunga Beach.
Maceio Excursions & Tours: Arrive in style at Gunga beach aboard schooner and enjoy an unforgettable day at one of Brazil’s top beaches. This scenic voyage will take you to some of most idyllic coastal locations near Maceio, including Barra de Sao Miguel and the Lagoa do Roteiro estuary. Come along and live the Brazilian dream.
The first leg of this sensory voyage begins with a scenic coastal drive over wetlands from Maceio to Barra de Sao Miguel. On arrival, board the schooner and sail out through the magnificent Lagoa do Roteiro, the estuary that separates Sao Miguel from Gunga beach.
After the atmospheric cruise, land at the earthly paradise of Gunga beach and begin a new phase of fun. Gunga is renowned for its soft white sands, warm turquoise waters, lush coconut groves and extraordinary beauty – so much so that it has been voted one of Brazil’s 10 most beautiful beaches by a popular guidebook. The area boasts plenty of secluded coves, bays and strands. The beach is divided into two by coral reefs, with wilder waters beyond these. A dramatic effect is created by the cliffs that frame the beach.
There are a number of facilities on the beach as bars and restaurants compete with vendors to provide the coolest drinks and tastiest fish and shellfish. Among the optional activities available are surfing, windsurfing and jet-ski hire. Boat tours also offer to take you around the reefs so that you can see the abundant marine life of Gunga beach.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to/from most hotels.
Duration: Eight hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
Languages: Public tour in Spanish and Portuguese with private tour in English.

Maceio Excursions & Tours - South Coast - Frances Beach.
Maceio Excursions & Tours: Even in a country were beautiful beaches are a given, Frances Beach stands out from the rest. You may even be forgiven for thinking you are seeing double on arrival as a coral reef a few metres from the strand creates the effect of a shoreline. But Frances is more than just a spectacular beach; it’s a place that is the quintessence of the real Brazil and where friendly vendors sell local specialities. This enchanting excursion also includes a visit to Barra de São Miguel, where there is a wide choice of beach bars and diners.
Come along and enjoy a wonderful trip to one of the liveliest and most idyllic beaches along the southern Alagoas Coast. Wade into the clear turquoise waters, which cast a magical spell attracting visitors from far and wide. The offshore reefs help calm the waves and protect the inner shore, keeping the waters warm.
Pick a spot in the fine white sands, perhaps under the shade of a palm tree, and then run into those inviting waters. Chill out and rehydrate Brazilian style by drinking the coconut water straight from the fruit itself. Vendors sell their wares either at stalls or by hawking them with fresh fruit – there are coconuts trees on the beach – fresh oysters, corn on the cob and fritters among the many popular products on offer.
Afterwards, head to Barra de São Miguel, where the many restaurants offer an extensive menu of delicious regional dishes. As relaxing days at the seaside go, few can beat a day at Frances Beach.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer from most hotels in Maceio.
Duration: Seven hours.
Start/opening time: Tuesday and Friday at 8am.
Languages: Shared tour in Spanish and Portuguese with private tour in English.

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