Day 1: City Tour with Cumbuco Beach
In this “City Tour” you, the visitor, are invited to discover the history and uniqueness of the beautiful city of Fortaleza. The Portuguese colonists were the first non-native settlers in Ceará that, in dispute with dutchmen around the Fort of Schooneborch, founded a small village that would officially become the city of Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, on April 13, 1726. Today, the city is the fifth largest in Brazil with a population of 2.2 Million.
You’ll experience the full spectrum of the city, from young Fortaleza to old. You’ll experience first hand the diversity and beauty of the city’s well maintained historical buildings including: the Metropolitan Cathedral, Central Market, the President Castelo Branco Mausoleum, the Martyr’s Square, the Center of Tourism, the Statue of Iracema, the Beach of Meireles with its famous crafts fair, the beach that shelters the Rafts Harbour of Mucuripe and the famous beach “Praia do Futuro.”
On to the Sol Poente Route and discover a haven of countless natural beauties. At 37km east of Fortaleza, in the district of Caucaia, we find Cumbuco Beach. Originally an ancient fisherman colony, Cumbuco is a beautiful place with a surprising sand dune landscape punctuated only by mini oasis of green coconut trees and sparkling ponds. You’ll have all the vacation amenities you need to relax, with classic hotels, bars and restaurants nearby.
When you’re done relaxing and ready for action, Cumbuco offers a variety of optionals: rustic raft rides and exciting dune buggy rides on the moving dunes, or take a shot at the local sport, ski-bunda where riders take a speed sled down the giant sand dunes, picking up speed before crashing into the refreshing waters of the pond of Parnamirim. You can also try the fun horseback ride. All of them are optionals and therefore not included.
Day 2: Canoa Quebrada
Located 156km away from Fortaleza, in the district of Aracati, Canoa Quebrada is the perfect beach paradise, ideal for anyone searching for only the most unique, mystic and exotic landscapes.
Massive cliffs surround you, belvederes overlooking the beautiful town of Canoa Quebrada where time has stopped. Simplicity echoes from the cliffs of this land before time where you can forget about the world and enter the life of one of the town’s natives.
Indulge your culinary palate by entering one of the many huts across the beach where you’ll be served up the freshest variety of seafood dishes you’ll ever taste. The high speed buggy rides through rugged sand dunes will make you feel like you’re in the middle of an international rally race taking place in the heart of the desert. Bathe in the warm waters of this small, reef protected bay and experience peacefulness that can only be felt in Canoa Quebrada.
Day 3: Morro Branco
Approximately 50 miles from Fortaleza is the district of Beberibe, one of the most beautiful areas on the Ceara seacoast. The filming location for various television and movie productions, Morro Branco is world famous for its handmade works of art created inside glass containers. Here tourists are driven by local guides into the labyrinths formed between the dunes and cliffs from which various shades of colored sands are removed.
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