Third International Workshop on Ultracold Rydberg Physics

2-5 December, 2018
Transamérica Prestige Beach Class International Hotel
Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, Brazil

There are several tours in Recife/Olinda cities. Here we have listed just a few possible alternatives. They last between 4-8 hours. If you are interested in a tour, we advise you to book the service soon after you have checked in. The hotel can suggest you a few travel agencies. A few attractions are:

1) Recife/Olinda City Tour

This tour is a unique opportunity to discover two cities steeped in Brazil's history and culture. See beautiful historical buildings in Recife. Then see for yourself why Olinda was declared a World Natural and Cultural Heritage Monument by UNESCO. The tour begins with a panoramic visit of Recife, including the three sectors making up the city center: Recife, Santo Antonio and Boa Vista.
See the Praça da Republica (flanked by the Governor's Palace, Santa Isabel Theatre and the Law Courts) and the Casa da Cultura, a fine building dating back to the 19th century. Originally a prison, today this building is a centre for regional culture, with craft stores and local delicacies for you to indulge in. In Olinda, we'll visit several historical buildings. Experience a breathtaking view of the twin cities.
We recommend that you bring/wear the following items: Water bottle, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hiking Boots or Tennis Shoes.

2) Igarasu and Itamaraca City and Catamaran Tour

One of Brazil's earliest colonial towns, Igarrassu, is the location of the church Igreja de Santos Cosme e Damiao. Built in 1535, it's considered to be the oldest church in Brazil. An exotic coastal island with 84 square kilometers of nature, history and beauty, Itamaraca is a favorite water sport location. You’re free to indulge in a range of optional activities.
There's also Forte Orange, built by the Dutch in the 17th century and the Marine Manatee Centre, a research and conservation centre for one of the most precious endangered species found on the coast of Northeast Brazil. For your pleasure and enjoyment, your tour includes a catamaran trip to Coroa do Aviao, a paradisaical sand bar and observation point for migratory birds.
The following items are recommended: Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Swim Suit, Sandals, Towel, Hiking Boots or Tennis Shoes.

3) Porto de Galinhas Beach Tour
Imagine crystal-clear waters of scintillating blue with colored fish among other beautiful marine species and vast coconut groves patterning the beach of Porto de Galinhas, a striking idyllic symbol of natural beauty with the peacefulness of a genuine fishing village. What was once the 19th century underground slave trade port of Porto de Galinhas has become one of today's most appealing Brazilian beach resorts.
We recommend that you bring/wear the following items: Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Swimsuit, Sandals, Towel, Hiking Boots or Tennis Shoes.

4) Carneiros Beach Tour
At just 90 km south of Recife, Carneiros is one of the locals' favorite water sport beaches. The calm, shallow waters are ideal for swimming and diving. Its broad sand beaches make Carneiros perfect for playing and sunbathing. The dense coconut groves surrounding Carneiros make it a beautiful representative of Northeast Brazilian beaches.
We recommend that you bring/wear the following items: Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Swimsuit, Sandals, Towel, Hiking Boots or Tennis Shoes.

5) Fernando de Noronha (500 Km from Recife)

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, around 354 km (220 miles) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The main island has an area of 18.4 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi) and had a population of 3,012 in the year 2008. The area is a special municipality (distrito estadual) of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its timezone is UTC-2h. The local population and travellers can get to Noronha by plane or cruise from Recife (545km) or by plane from Natal (360km). A small environmental preservation fee is charged from tourists upon arrival by Ibama (Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources).

Be aware that such tours do not include:
- Meals and Drinks
- Personal Expenses
- Tips and Gratuities
- Attraction Tickets