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Rota das Falésias

Exploring the Rota das Falésias is a unique experience, full of spectacular landscapes, lush beaches and a rich cultural heritage.

The route, which starts in Fortaleza – a lively city with a rich culture and beautiful beaches – can be done in a variety of ways, such as 4×4 vehicles or buggies. Next, the Historic Center and Beach Park are obligatory stops in Aquiraz, while trying rapadura – a typically northeastern sweet – is essential in Pindoretama.

Porto das Dunas beach at Aquiraz

Just 67km from the capital, Cascavel enchants everyone with Caponga Beach and Águas Belas, where the meeting of the river and the sea forms a truly paradisiacal landscape.

In Beberibe, the Labirinto do Morro Branco – a labyrinth formed by the erosion of the cliffs, as well as Praia das Fontes, the caves and natural pools, are witnesses to the beauty of this place.

“Morro Branco” Beach, Beberibe
“Morro Branco” Beach, Beberibe

The famous Canoa Quebrada beach in Aracati, known for its colorful cliffs and exciting leisure options, is the highlight of the route. In Icapuí, its beautiful, quiet beaches are great for relaxing.

Canoa Quebrada
Symbol of Canoa Quebrada

In Tibau, beaches surrounded by colorful cliffs enchant tourists, while in Grossos visitors have the opportunity to visit archaeological sites, rivers, salt pans, dunes, beautiful beaches and the work of the famous lace makers.

Following the itinerary, Areia Branca, known as the Land of Salt, offers paradisiacal beaches, while Mossoró, where the journey ends, is renowned for its thermal waters.

Please contact us so that we can tailor the itinerary to each client’s preferences and time available, providing a trip that will be remembered forever!

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Rio’s Most Glamorous Party for Carnival 2024

On February 10th, the radiant atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro’s carnival will be present in the dazzling halls of the city’s most iconic hotel, the Copacabana Palace, the Belmond Hotel.

The theme chosen for the 2024 Copacabana Palace Ball will be Extravangarde, an invitation to extravagance and the avant-garde, inspired by the main avant-garde artistic movements: Dadaism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Cubism.

Dadaism will be presented in different places of the hotel, revealing irreverence and lack of logic, while Expressionism will be highlighted in the renowned Golden Room lounge, with reference to Van Gogh in a totally immersive experience, with yellow and gold sunflowers.

The Surrealist Movement will take over the stunning halls, transporting all guests to a world of dreams and imagination, inspired by the works of René Magritte, and Cubism will be present through geometric and abstract shapes inspired by Picasso on the dance floor and in the external area of ​​the hotel.

The buffet is also worth highlighting, with the best of international and local cuisine, prepared by renowned Italian chef Nello Cassese, as well as the dress code, with black tie attire or luxury costumes, which invites everyone to be inspired by the ‘avant-garde extravagance ‘, praising the eccentric.

Certainly, a unique experience that will be marked in everyone’s history and memories.

Date: February 10, 2024

Opening hours: 10pm to 5am

Age rating: 18 years old

Dress code: Luxury costume or Black-tie

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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with joy and diversity. Several street blocks liven up the city center, passing by its historic buildings such as Palácio Tiradentes, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Cinelândia and the Municipal Theater.

Thousands of costumed revelers, coming from all over the world, have fun following the groups, the most popular being Orquestra Voadora, Cordão da Bola Preta, Bloco da Preta and Monobloco.

Orquestra Voadora enchants with its eclectic mix of musicians, including wind, percussion and other instruments, creating a vibrant and immersive sound; the Cordão da Bola Preta represents an important part of carnival culture, preserving the famous carnival marches; Bloco da Preta, led by singer Preta Gil, is known for its energetic performances, while Monobloco is contagious with its fusion of rhythms such as funk and samba.

Another neighborhood that attracts attention during the festive period is Santa Teresa, where several lively groups parade, the most popular being Bloco Carmelitas and Céu na Terra.

The Bloco Carmelitas is known for its irreverence, revelry and an urban legend that involves Carmelite nuns running away from a convent during Carnival to join the party; Céu na Terra is recognized for its mix of rhythms, with Afro-Brazilian cultural influences.

Whether in the center of Rio de Janeiro among historic buildings or going up and down the slopes of Santa Teresa, carnival in the wonderful city provides a contagious energy.Contact us to arrange a trip that will forever be remembered by your customers.

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Known as the Greatest Show on Earth, Rio de Janeiro Carnival is one of the most famous in the world, with its explosion of colors, rhythm and joy.

The majestic parades of the Samba Schools in Marquês de Sapucaí, where thousands of people, dancers and musicians perform with huge floats, dazzling costumes and impressive choreography, provide a unique experience.

In addition to the Samba Schools, numerous Street Blocks spread throughout the city attracting crowds of revelers who dance and sing, creating an atmosphere of contagious celebration in several postcards of Rio, such as the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

Many dances also take place during this period, with the legendary Ball at the Copacabana Palace Hotel being the most iconic of all, where glamor and sophistication meet in luxury costumes and black tie.

Contact us and don’t miss the chance to be part of the Marvelous City Carnival! Book now and guarantee your customers an unforgettable party.

*In 2024, Carnival will take place on the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of February.

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The Show that enchants the World

In a stunning setting, with an extensive stretch of sand and views of Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro, New Year’s Eve at Copacabana Beach is considered one of the best in the world!

The fireworks that announce the arrival of the new year, launched from ferries at sea, create a pyrotechnic show of light and color that lights up the sky for more than 10 minutes and enchants all spectators with dazzling patterns.

Stages scattered along the waterfront, with several shows by renowned artists and a diverse soundtrack, contribute to an even more lively and festive atmosphere, providing a complete entertainment experience.

Without a doubt, a celebration of epic proportions that brings together millions of people of all ages, cultures and nationalities, creating a unique and contagious energy to celebrate the New Year.

Book now and provide your customers with an unforgettable party!

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One of the most beautiful routes in Brazil

The Route of Emotions is one of the most beautiful tourist routes in Brazil.

Covering the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará, the route includes 14 cities and encompasses threeenvironmental conservation units: Jericoacoara National Park, in Ceará; Delta do Parnaíba Environmental Protection Area, in Piauí; and Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, in Maranhão.

In Ceará we pass through the cities of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Barroquinha, Camocim, Chaval and Cruz, with emphasis on the Jericoacoara National Park. 

The environmental conservation area is known for its stunning natural beauty, including sand dunes, crystalline lagoons, and beautiful beaches, with Jericoacoara Beach internationally recognized as one of the ten most beautiful in the world. 

In Piauí we visit Parnaíba, Ilha Grande, Luís Correia and Cajueiro da Praia (Barra Grande), being the Delta do Parnaíba Environmental Protection Area a true ecological sanctuary.

With its impressive diversity of bird species and wildlife, the Delta do Parnaíba is an archipelago formed by the Parnaíba River that involves 73 river islands, where tours through the region delight nature and photography lovers. 

In Maranhão, we travel through Barreirinhas, Paulino Neves, Araióses, Tutóia and Santo Amaro do Maranhão, also known as the hidden paradise of Lençóis Maranhenses.

Known for its stunning landscapes of white sand dunes interspersed with freshwater lagoons, the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a unique and wonderful setting.

Certainly, an itinerary that offers visitors a unique experience, full of stunning natural beauties and the rich local culture of northeastern Brazil.

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Celebrating 34 Years

This month we celebrate 34 years in business!

During these years we became recognized worldwide as a synonym of excellence in travel. We are deeply grateful to each customer, partner and employee who has contributed to our growth and success over these decades.

Our team of multilingual staff, with vast experience in the market, has been fundamental to the success of HAVAS CREATIVE TOURS. We believe that the art of serving goes beyond service, it requires creativity, reliability, quality and personalized attention, and that is what sets us apart. 

We appreciate the confidence of everyone who is part of this journey with us and we look forward to the next chapters of this story. Here’s to many more years of success, growth and great achievements! 

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Celebrating Independence Day!

Today, we join our friends across the United States in celebrating Independence Day, a momentous occasion that marks the birth of a nation. On this special day, we reflect on the values of freedom, unity, and patriotism that have made America the land of opportunity.

At Havas Creative Tours, we understand the significance of this holiday for our American friends and clients. As a leading Destination Management Company – DMC in Brazil, we strive to create unforgettable experiences tailored to the unique interests and preferences of our visitors from the United States.

Brazil, with its vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality, offers an enchanting destination for your next vacation. Whether you seek adventure in the Amazon rainforest, relaxation on pristine beaches, or immersion in the rich history and diverse traditions of our cities, Brazil has it all.

Our team of dedicated professionals is here to ensure that your journey exceeds expectations and leaves you with memories to last a lifetime.

On behalf of the entire Havas Creative Tours team, we wish all our American clients, partners, and friends a joyous and memorable Fourth of July celebration. May this holiday inspire you to explore new horizons and forge lasting connections with the world around you.

Happy Independence Day!

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32 Years of Havas Creative Tours, a Word from Our President

Brazil is a huge country, full of natural beauty, more than 5,000 miles of beaches along its coastline, the largest tropical forest in the World: Amazon, rich culture, and a warm and welcoming people. The perfect ingredient to develop tourism as a means of economic and human development. As a young economist in the early 1970´s, I decided to invest in this new sector. During 15 years I worked for the São Paulo State Tourism Office and for the National Tourist Board of Brazil. In 1989, I decided to establish myself as a tourism entrepreneur and founded Havas Creative Tours, an incoming tour operator at the time, now a Destination Management Company – DMC. 32 years later I am proud to say that we have a well-established brand, known and respected throughout the World. We were 4 persons when we started, but the company grew along the years. I am very proud to say that my daughter, Rachel Havas, joined the Havas team in 1994 and is today the managing director of the company.

Havas Creative Tours has many great projects that materialized and operated. From FITs to groups, to cruise ships’ shore excursions, from brochure tours series to large congresses and MICE groups. Today we have loyal clients from Tokyo to Brussels, from Budapest to New York, from Paris to Chicago. Several started back in 1989. Special interest tours became part of our expertise, too, such as continued education projects for senior citizens of the USA, business opportunities for MBA alumni of prestigious USA Universities, architectural groups, art groups. All these in partnership with renowned travel companies of different countries: USA, France, UK, Israel, Japan, Hungary, to name a few. Mega events are also part of our portfolio: The World Youth Day with the Pope, in 2013, Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014, Rio Summer Olympics 2016.

Two special dates and events are dear to my heart:

The Celebration of the 10th anniversary of Havas Creative Tours in 1999 at the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel, now a Belmond property, was a landmark of the local tourism industry for years.

The celebration of the 30 years of Havas Creative Tours in 2019, again gathering friends and business partners from the industry

Francisco Havas


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Main Tourist Attractions Continue to Open Their Doors


The main tourist attractions in Brazil continues to open their doors after months of having closed, in an act of social responsibility.

Among the main attractions, in addition to those already open, we have the grandiose Maracanã tour, which opened its doors this month, ready and adapted to receive visitors following the worldwide approved health safety measures of social distances and sanitizing protocols.

Since last July 3rd, Rio Scenarium, the traditional SAMBA venue in LAPA, Rio de Janeiro, has reopened following all safety protocols and bringing back the delicious Feijoada lunch on Saturdays with live Brazilian Samba Music to ensure the fun!