â€˜Brazilian capital of happinessâ€™ due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. As the first colonial capital of Brazil, Salvador da Bahia is one of the oldest cities and the third most populous city in the country. Most of its population has preserved its Afro-Brazilian roots resulting in an important centre for culture and art. Visually, the city is stunning, with 17th- and 18th-century architecture dotted with goldembellished churches.
TOURS Panoramic Tour Historical Tour Praia do Forte & Tamar Itaparica & Ilhas dos Frares Ilhas Bahia Morro de São Paulo Mangue Seco Imbassaí Pojuca river & Saparinga Cachoeira Candomblé Paradise day Farewell party
On this tour you will visit the most picturesque views of the city. We will begin at Cidade Baixa, where we will see the Itapagipe Peninsula. Next, we will visit the Bonfim Church, the most famous in the city, and also the traditional neighborhood of Ribeira. The highlight of the tour is the visit to Mercado Modelo, the largest handcraft center in Bahia.
HISTORICAL TOUR First, we will visit one of the city’s main tourist points such as the Barra Lighthouse. Next, we will go through Corredor da Vitória, Campo Grande and Piedade up to Salvador’s Upper City (Cidade Alta). The highlight of this tour is a visit around Pelourinho, which is considered the most important architectural complex dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
PRAIA DO FORTE & TAMAR
Marvelous trip along the Northern Coastline. First, you will visit the Guarajuba beach. Next, we will go to one of the most visited beaches along the Green Line Roadway: Praia do Forte. There we will see the Tamar Project, an important project for preserving sea turtles. And to end the journey we will have lunch at a beautiful rustic restaurant. Optional: visit to the hippie village called Arambepe.
PRAIA DO FORTE & TAMAR
ITAPARICA & ILHAS DOS FRADES
You will visit one of the Bahians favorite places: All Saintsâ€™ Bay. This boat trip includes a lovely journey through the tranquil waters of this wonderful place with a two-hour stopover for a swim at Frades Island. Next, you will stop at Itaparica Island (Ponta de Areia), and then savour the delicacies of Bahian cuisine. And to close the excursion you will watch an excellent Capoeira exhibition.
ITAPARICA & FRADES ISLAND
BAHIA ISLANDS You will visit through a boat trip the paradisiac arquipélago of Tinharé with stop at the following island: Tinharé (Morro de São Paulo), Cairu and Boipeba. Boipeba is considered one of the most beautiful destinations of Bahia, with merging traces of Portuguese colonization and lush landscape.
BAHIA ISLANDS ILHAS BAHIA
MORRO DE Sﾃグ PAULO Morro de Sao Paulo, located on the island of Tinhare in the Bay of Camamu, is an enchanting place with splendid beaches, crystal-clear waters and naturally forming tide pools. Enjoy speedboat journey before arriving at this natural paradise that attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Optional activities: diving and walking trails.
MORRO DE Sﾃグ PAULO
MORRO DE Sﾃグ PAULO
Mangue Seco is a paradise of white sand dunes, palm trees, mangroves and ocean, with a small fishing village, located at the northern end of BahĂa. Enjoy 2 h road trip along the coast, a small boat to cross the river and a buggy ride of 35 min. through the dunes, with some stops for photos. After, leisure time on the stunning beach Mangue Seco and lunch in a local restaurant on the beach.
Jeep trip along a protected dune area. Once we arrive at Santo Antonio, a village located between the dunes, we will see straw handicrafts produced by women. We walk 2 miles on desert beaches before reaching the river ImbassaĂ, where will canoe 35 min and swim in the river.
POJUCA RIVER RESERVA SAPIRANGA POJUCA RIVER & SAPIRANGA Jeep trip toward the palace ruins of Garcia Davila (S. XVI) the first major Portuguese construction in America. walk through Sapiranga Reserve to know primary Mata Atlantica vegetation (40 min). Later on, at Pojuca river, we will do 4 activities and visit an indigenous community of cassava producers.
POJUCA RIVER & SAPIRANGA
This region is home to sugar cane and tobacco plantations, bucolic towns and country markets. You will get acquainted with this small city located 110 kilometers from Salvador that has one of the most important architectural complexes in Latin America. In our itinerary we will visit the village of Caetano Veloso, a cigar manufacture of 1873, Boa Morte Fraternity, Orden III do Carmo, Matriz church and many other places. In addition, we will enjoy a special lunch at a farm with a panoramic view of the city.
CANDOMBLÉ For those who wish to know more about Candomblé, one of the most traditional and fascinating Bahian cultural features, there is nothing better than an authentic ceremony. You will watch live traditional ceremonies and also venerate some of the deities such as Iemanjá, Ogun and Xangô.
PARADISE DAY Travel along the North coast to a deserted beach near Guarajuba (60 km). We will be welcomed with fireworks and entertainers. We will provide the infrastructure and equipement: a wooden tent with tables and chairs, male and female toilets, shower, stereo and a lifeguard. Major activities during the day: •Visiting green sea turtle eggs and natural pools. •Volleyball and beach soccer •Capoeira classes, games, Bahian swing, samba and gymnastics
Farewell dinner on a beach in Bahia. Welcome with a caipirinha in a tent with flowers, barbecue, drinks and torches. The guests will be delighted by a Bahian folklore show: Capoeira, Maculele, Puxada Rede, Samba de Roda and dance with Yemanja (the goddess of the sea in a CandomblĂŠ ritual). At the end of the show, Bossanova Duo live music to dance.
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