Salvador, Brazil

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  • Salvador: 3-Hour Capoeira Class

    1. Salvador: 3-Hour Capoeira Class

    Salvador is notorious for preserving and disseminating the art, music, dance, songs and traditions of African origin. These and other cultural manifestations were brought as a result of the enslavement process, and transformed in the African Diaspora through the contact and interactions among different peoples and cultures, heritages that embellish and enrich Bahia. Among them, this class highlights capoeira, a dance and a fight of African origin, a tradition grounded on the strength of the ancestors, an artistic manifestation of life and philosophy, a remarkable characteristic of Afro-Bahia identity. This itinerary was designed in such a way that you may experience this tradition in the renowned International School of Capoeira in Bahia. Participate in a workshop, then take a regular class with other regular capoeira school students. That way, you'll experience the motivation that enco...

  • Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

    2. Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

    Choose from 5 different itineraries to best fit your time in Salvador and your preferences. Explore the city's highlights on a private tour with an expert guide and learn about the historical background of the city. • 4-Hour Cidade Baixa - Salvador Outskirts Tour Visit the lower city of Salvador and get to know the coastal area of Baía de Todos os Santos. Go to Dique do Tororó and enjoy a panoramic view of the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium. Next, see the beaches of Ribeira and the Itapagipe Peninsula and visit a tile-painting workshop. Taste a tropical ice cream at the traditional Sorveteria da Ribeira and head to the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church. Get a beautiful view of Montserrat Fortress and end your tour visiting Mercado Modelo, a major landmark of colonial Brazil where you can find a wide variety of vendors selling art and handicrafts. • <...

    This is an excellent tour for people who have only one day to see the sights of Salvador. It includes a walking tour of the old town, Pelourinho, and a tour by car of the rest of the city.

  • From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

    3. From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

    Depart Salvador and journey by ferry to Itaparica Island. Then take a short drive to the city of Valencia, and continue by speedboat to what is affectionately known as "The Hill" by Bahian locals. On arrival at Morro de São Paulo, discover beaches of white sand, crystal-clear waters, coconut trees and dense Atlantic forest. Relax in the off-beat location, characterized by beaches with numbers instead of names. Experience the friendly village atmosphere, where cars are forbidden and the hospitable people hang out in the bars and restaurants. Take part in optional activities such as horseback rides and zipline adventures, or just wander among the many enchanting sights. Suitable for all ages and tastes, Morro de São Paulo is home to cheerful dancing and cocktails on the beach. Join the locals and drink caipirinhas, or dip your toes in the calm waters of the ocean. Alternatively, you can...

    Very beautiful place but too far It’s very tiring to do in one day We only stayed 3.5 hours on the island and most of the time travelling You should sleep there at least one night

  • Salvador: Dos Frades & Itaparica Islands Full-Day Boat Tour

    4. Salvador: Dos Frades & Itaparica Islands Full-Day Boat Tour

    Discover the largest bay in Brazil at Baía de Todos os Santos, known by the indigenous Kirimurê as Tupinambás. Following pickup from your hotel, see the sights of the bay as you cruise across the water aboard a typical schooner. Take in the magnificent views of Salvador and listen to samba music as you sip refreshing drinks, such as local caipirinhas, purchased on board.  Disembark at one of the 56 islands in the bay, such as pretty Ilha dos Frades, where the beaches, mountains, and native trees will take your breath away. Sample local snacks and drinks, and then head for the island of Itaparica to admire the historic architecture and learn about the religious groups of African origin. Break for lunch (not included) at a restaurant that specializes in the local cuisine, and spend the afternoon enjoying the beauty of the area before returning to Salvador.

  • From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip

    5. From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip

    Your full-day tour of the north coast of Bahia begins with a visit to the urban beaches of Salvador. Continue along the picturesque Coconut Road to the Forte Beach, located at the edge of the Sapiranga sustainable rainforest conservation site. In addition to admiring beautiful beaches, natural pools and a charming fishing village by the sea, you’ll visit the turtle sanctuary and learn about marine conservation projects. See artwork and handicrafts produced in the region as well. Enjoy a break for lunch by the beach at Guarajuba, known for its coconut palms and inviting crystal-clear waters.

  • From Salvador: Mangue Seco Beaches, Dunes & Buggy Daytrip

    6. From Salvador: Mangue Seco Beaches, Dunes & Buggy Daytrip

    After morning pick-up at your Salvador hotel, you will meet your guide and board your vehicle for the 135 mile (220 kilometer) trip to Mangue Seco. Mangue Seco is inaccessible by road, so crossing the Real River (which divides the Brazilian states of Sergipe and Bahia) is part of the adventure. On this 12-hour guided tour, you'll travel 135 miles (220 kilometers) from Bahia to explore beaches, sand dunes and a tranquil village.  A pearl nestled between the sea, rivers, dunes and palm trees; Mangue Seco is a tropical beauty that has been portrayed in soap operas and national films.  This tour allows you to experience one of the most beautiful landscapes of the north coast, known as the Green Line.  The idyllic beaches, with swirling sands orchestrated by the winds and the sea waves, create dunes of incomparable beauty. Its warm waters and its marine basins form natural medicinal spa cent...

  • Transfer: Salvador to/from Boipeba Island

    7. Transfer: Salvador to/from Boipeba Island

    Book this transfer to get from your Salvador hotel or Salvador Airport to the Island of Boipeba, or vice versa, with ease. Enjoy your vacation without worrying about booking multiple tickets to get around; join this safe and comfortable transfer instead.   If you’re going from Salvador to the Island, you’ll be picked up either at your hotel or at the airport for flights arriving before 12:00 PM (noon). You’ll be driven in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the maritime terminal, where you’ll board a shared boat that will take you to Itaparica Island. Once there, you’ll take a 2-hour transfer by car to Valença city. There, you’ll board a shared speedboat for the 50-minute ride Boipeba Island.   If you’d like to return to Salvador from Boipeba Island, you’ll take the same route back. If you choose to go to the Salvador Airport, your flight must be leaving after 3:00 PM to allow for...

  • Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

    8. Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

    Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, has maintained the evidence of its African heritage, introduced by the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Brazil. During the Portuguese colonization, the Bay of All Saints was of fundamental importance as the main export site in the Southern Hemisphere, from which products such as Brazilian sugar and Bolivian silver were shipped to Europe. On this 4-hour tour you’ll learn about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy by visiting key historical sites in the city of Salvador. The tour begins at the Fort and Barra Lighthouse at the port of arrival for enslaved Africans. Continue to the Tororó dike and see the monument dedicated to the legacy of African religious heritage and the worship of Orixas. The next sites you’ll visit are located in the Cidade Baixa (lower city), where you’ll take in important historic locations marking the presen...

    great tour and great insights on the afro culture because of the carnival the museum was closed but the tour operator gave us a guide for another tour day to visit the museum

  • Salvador by Night: Cultural Dinner and Show

    9. Salvador by Night: Cultural Dinner and Show

    This tour itinerary is tailored so you can contemplate the historic places and night-time ambiance of Salvador. What's more, meet the Bahian people and become acquainted with their heritage. This tour includes dinner in a traditional restaurant that offers typical cuisine - a mixture of remarkable and unforgettable delicacies and flavors. The celebrations and festivities in the streets are unique spectacles, but during this evening experience you will also attend a spectacular show of Bahian culture, which will allow you to gain a better understanding of what Bahia is all about! The music and the sound of drums, will enable you to feel the magic of the sacred dances of the African gods. Witness the legacy of a resistance struggle through Capoeira and Maculele, ancestral dances that symbolize the freedom of black people in Brazil, and the beautiful Roda de Samba, a trademark of Brazilia...

  • Salvador by Night: Pelourinho & Old Town Tour

    10. Salvador by Night: Pelourinho & Old Town Tour

    Discover the Baroque architecture of Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings date to the 18th century, and are an expression of the grandeur of European colonization. On this 4-hour tour you’ll experience an event known as Tuesday's blessings, meant to ensure the preservation of the musical identity of Bahia, the cradle of Brazilian musicality. After a Catholic Mass is celebrated with elements of African religions in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Blacks, the streets of Pelourinho come alive with music and dance. Try a variety of dishes and delicacies of African-European heritage in bars, restaurants and street tents. Experience world-famous Bahian hospitality.

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This is an excellent tour for people who have only one day to see the sights of Salvador. It includes a walking tour of the old town, Pelourinho, and a tour by car of the rest of the city.

Best ever? The guide was so insightful and had a fantastic rapport with the locals. He guided us unobtrusively and spoke very good English.

Wilson was a great guide lots of fun and interesting information.

Fantastic tour! You must try their cocktails served on the boat

Great Tour and Vagner was really helpful. Would 100% recommend.