Sertão Food Safari


  • Learn how to prepare amazing regional dishes with locals
  • Meet local producers and explore the farms
  • Off the path trail hikes where you'll discover native plants to use for cooking
£1175 pp
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What you'll do

João Pessoa / Cabaceiras

Arrival in João Pessoa (JPA), capital of Paraíba state. The host/chef will be waiting to depart towards the city of Cabaceiras – 3h drive on asphalt road.
Check-in at the hotel and learn how to prepare the Bode no Buraco.
Cocktail in the hotel yard.
Dinner and overnight.


Depart after breakfast to Carnaúba Farm, in the city of Taperoá to visit the goat cheese production, well-known for the prizes received and for belonging to world famous
Brazilian writer Ariano Suassuana’s family.
Lunch in the farm prepared using local cheese.
After lunch, depart to Lajedo de Pai Mateus.
Hiking on trails of Caating Bioma to learn about the fruits and native plants that are used by the sertanejos in the local cuisine.
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Cabaceiras/Campina Grande /Areia

Check-out and depart to Campina Grande city.
Full day of activities in the Casa de Cumpade with workshop to learn how to prepare regional dishes: artisal Manteiga de Garrafa (bottled butter) and Carne de Sol (beef jerk), Buchada de Bode (Goat’s guts stew),
techniques of stew preparation, Galinha de Casamento (Wedding Chicken), Farofa d’água (corn flour) and Pirão de Galinha (spiced chicken thickened with manioc flour stew). Drive to Areia city and check-in at the hotel.
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Departure after breakfast to visit the Areia ́s city centre, a Historical and Cultural Heritage area in Brazil. Stop for lunch and visit the Engenho da Cachaça Triunfo (Sugarcane spirit distillery) and Casa do Doce (Dessert House).
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Areia/João Pessoa

Check-out and departure after breakfast to João Pessoa.

What's included


  • 4 nights accommodation in double room at Nature Hotels
  • Land transfers throughout the itinerary
  • All activities described
  • All meals
  • Cooking classes conducted by English Speaking regional chef and host
  • Travel accidental insurance starting in João Pessoa
  • Local/native guide on tour at Lajedo Pai Mateus and Areia historical centre
  • Certificate provided by the Food Research Paulo Machado Institute (30 hours)
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