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Ceará

Despite being one of smallest States in Brazil, Ceará has one of the longest coastlines in the country. Fortaleza has some of the nicest urban beaches in Brazil, while Ceará has well preserved nearly wild, unexplored beaches.

Fortaleza, the capital city of the State of Ceará, has been for decades one of the most popular destinations of Brazilian tourists. In recent years, the fame of Fortaleza has been gaining the world, and the number of Europeans, North and South Americans travelers coming to Ceará has grown fast.

What attracts so many Brazilian and foreigners to Fortaleza? Rather than pointing out one single reason, it is safer to say that visitors are attracted by a combination of the sunny beaches, the busy and safe nightlife, the delicious culinary, the rich Brazilian culture, and the very peaceful and friendly people.

Tour features Includes:

- 02 Nights in a hotel of your choice
- Daily Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at hotel’s restaurant.
- Hotel taxes and service charges.
- City tour of Forlateza.
- Assistance by an English Speaking guide.

Optional tours from Fortaleza:

- Aracati / Canoa Quebrada

Located approximately 164 km to the east of Fortaleza, in the municipality of Aracati, the beach of Canoa Quebrada is a small and ancient fishing village installed on the cliffs, discovered and popularized by the hippie movement of the 60’s – 70’s, and heavily visited by tourists foreigners and other regions of Brazil.

- Camocim / Jeriquaquara

The town, 379km from Fortaleza, used to be a harbor town and is now part of the Cearas’ economy as one of the main fishing centers in the State. The preservation of architectural façades and old constructions make Camocim charming and beautiful. The main leisure area is on the banks of Coreaú River and tourists can't miss the marshy environment on a boat ride to Ilha do Amor (Island of Love) with many possible adventures on the other side of the river. The city is algo a gateway to one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil – Jeriquaquara.

- Juazerio do Norte

Distance from Fortaleza: 565 km (351 mi); notice that Juazeiro is just 20 km distant from Crato, another important city of Ceara. The second most economically developed city in Ceará, Juazeiro stands out also for its religiousness. Every year, thousands of devout pilgrims from many northeastern states visit Juazeiro do Norte to take part in the festivities that worship Padre Cícero Romão Batista, a man who's called a Saint by many populars. At least four times a year, Juazeiro do Norte becomes the popular religious center in the State. There are pilgrimages on March 24th and July 20th, dates of birth and death of Padre Cícero; in the first half of September, when there is a party for the patroness Our Lady of Pain and on the Day of the Dead, November 2nd. The pilgrimage for Our Lady of Candeias is another important religious event in Juazeiro do Norte. The parties attract more than two millions pilgrims every year, making this town the third greatest religious pilgrimage destination in Brazil.

- Sobral

The second largest municipality of Ceará, after Fortaleza. Its economy is based on agriculture, services and some manufacturing industries. The city has two universities (Universidade Federal do Ceará, with a medical school) and the Universidade Estadual do Vale do Acaraú. The city is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral. The city became internationally known when it was the place where the first astronomical observation of a solar eclipse on May 29, 1919 by a team of British scientists led by Sir Arthur Eddington was offered as the first proof of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, which had been published in 1916. A "Museum of the Eclipse" celebrates this event in the town. There is a monument at the museum marking the location of this solar eclipse.

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