Located in the region of the Baturité, in the state of Ceará, the "Coffee Route" is an unforgettable experience that is helping to develop a sustainable tourism in the region, beyond its paradisiacal beaches. This program will take the visitor to know the tradition of coffee production in this part of Brazil, mainly characterized as organic, grown in the Atlantic Forest.
Day 1 – Fortaleza
Arrival at Fortaleza airport and transfer to hotel Gran Marquise. Half day city tour. Return to hotel and evening at leisure.
Day 2 – Fortaleza/ Guaramiranga
Breakfast at hotel and road transfer to Guaramiranga, with a stop at Redenção to visit the Cachaça Museum (Brazilian typical liquor). The travel will take approximately 2 hours. Arrival and stop for lunch (not included). Then we continue on a walking tour by the Pico Alto trail, to admire the view from the mountain. Accommodation at pousada Chalé das Montanhas and evening at leisure.
Day 3 – Guaramiranga/ Fortaleza
Breakfast at hotel and departure for the Green Coffee Route. At the end of the day, return to Fortaleza and accommodation at hotel Gran Marquise. Evening at leisure.
Visits of the Route:
In the city of Barueté, the first stop will be at the Railway Museum, dated 1882, one of the first train stations, it was built to carry the coffee production from the mountains to Fortaleza city. Then we will continue to the Maria Fumaça monument, a replica of the first steam locomotive.
Caridad Farm & Jesuit Monastery
It is an imposing stone building, dated 1924, causing admiration for its architecture and size. Built originally as a school for the formation of priests, it took over ten years to complete. The Monastery has a privileged view of the city. The "Coffee of the Monastery” is produced there, an organic coffee that is sold only at their shop. During the visit, we can meet the various stages of the shaded coffee processing and buy the coffee.
Águas Finas Farm
Owned by Uchôas family, the “Águas Finas” is a coffee farm. The family is traditionally known for making the Guará coffee, produced in the Atlantic Forest mountains. The coffee had an excellent adaptation in this moist and fertile land. At this point of the route, the visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the coffee plantations. Along the way, the farm staff will reveal the story of the first plants that arrived there, also provide information about the local fauna and flora.
São Roque Farm
The authentic main house and chapel dated from 1813. The visitor will have the chance to visit the “faxina” (the place where the coffee rests to dry out), the machinery museum, the main house and taste the fresh made coffee.
Chocoberry Chocolate House
To finish the day in great style, we will visit the Chocoberry house to taste and buy the sweets made with the coffee from the region.
Day 4 – Fortaleza
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the airport
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