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Natal, Brazil-port

Founded on Christmas Day in 1599, Natal is the capital of Brazil’s Rio Grande de Norte. Today, this tranquil city is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country, both for Brazilians and foreigners alike. Known for its magnificent beaches, Natal is also a popular base for exploring the region’s other natural wonders and cultural sites.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Genipabu Dunes & Buggy Ride
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Highlights of Natal
    Light Activity /Walking

Genipabu Dunes & Buggy Ride

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: NAT-001

Enjoy an exhilarating ride over the dunes, stopping along the way to view several points of interest.

Your excursion begins at the pier where you will board your awaiting buggy and set-off to discover some of the unique sites found in the Natal area. From your special open air, rustic buggy, you will gain an entirely different perspective of northeast Brazil. Your drive begins by traveling first to Redinha Beach, following Praia do Forte and then crossing the Potengi River via the Newton Navarro Bridge. Upon arrival at the beach, you will have a short stop before proceeding on to the Genipabu Dunes.

Catch your breath because your tour now moves into adventure mode as you traverse the high, moving sand hills of Genipabu. It's nothing short of pure fun and exhilaration as your driver navigates a track over the shifting dunes. Following your dune drive, you'll have additional stops at the local ecological reserve and the Genipabu Lagoon. Next, it's on to Pitangui Lagoon where you will have a change to relax with a refreshment or take a quick swim. Afterwards, return to the pier, passing by the golden dunes of Pitangui and Jacumã Lagoon along the way.

Please note: This tour involves limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops; however, guests must be able to enter and exit the buggy with limited assistance. The tour is an adventure tour that includes off-road driving over natural surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns, back or neck problems, or pregnant women. Light-weight clothing; swimsuit; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants should be prepared for dusty and sandy conditions. Those participating in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.