Escursioni a Recife: Come join us and tour a fantastic world of creation and handicraft on this day long trip to Caruaru and Nova Jerusalem. Spend a day full of inspiration and admiration as you see some of the finest traditional craftsmanship the world has to offer in the equisite scenery offered by the Pernambuco's Agreste Highlands.
With an early departure from Recife, you'll make your way 130 kilometres inland to the regional market town of Caruaru. Sitting in the expanse of Brazil's interior, this town has been recognized by UNESCO as the largest centre for figure sculpture in the Americas. Traditional earthenware sculptures and colourful figurines, are the legacy of the great folk artist, Mestre Vitalino. With a unique appearance and traditional design, these fine crafted clay sculptures are a perfect keepsake to take home with you as a souvenir. In addition to the famed sculpture, take in the creations of rope and leather craft, another fine example of the many locally made handicrafts of the Highlands.
After the exhilarating trip to the bustling craft market, you'll make your way to picturesque Nova Jerusalem, the world's largest open-air theatre. Appreciate both the splendor and simplicity of the stone construction. Home to Easter week performances of Christ's Passion, the theatre is a remarkable venue to take in a live show. After a fulfilling day, you'll rest your feet and satisfy your stomach with dinner at a local restaurant before making your return trip.
A day full of handicrafts and theatre art, this trip to Caruaru and Nova Jerusalem will have you remarking at the flashy, creative side very representative of Brazil's unique cultural identity.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfers to most hotels in Recife.
Duration: 12 hours.
Start/opening time: Thursday at 8am.
End/closing time: 8pm.
Languages: English (private tour only). Spanish and Portuguese (shared tour).
Others: Please contact Gray Line Brazil to confirm your tour at least 48 hours prior to the activity time.