State of Bahia
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From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

1. 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 take the 2-hour catamaran direct from Salvador to Morro de São Paulo if you want more time on the island. There is also the option to spend the night at Morro de São Paulo should you wish to linger a little longer at the end of the day. Return to Salvador in the late afternoon if you don't want to take advantage of this option.

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

2. 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.

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Natal: Perobas and Punau Beach Day Trip with Snorkeling

3. Natal: Perobas and Punau Beach Day Trip with Snorkeling

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Natal and sets off on the 1-hour drive in air-conditioned vehicle towards Parrachos de Perobas. Enjoy a thrilling speedboat ride to the snorkel site, learning about the region’s coral formation and Environmental Protection Area along the way. Upon arrival, put on your snorkel gear then cool off from the heat with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy 1.5-hours to snorkel in search of colorful fish and coral reef, and discover this fascinating underwater world. You can also admire the stunning coconut grove surroundings, which offer a luscious green contrast to the glistening blue sea. After your snorkel adventure, travel to the stunning Punau Beach where you can soak up the sun on the shore, go swimming in the sea or nearby lagoon, or explore the rolling sand dunes. You’ll also benefit from access to a local hotel where you can dine at the restaurant or participate in optional activities.

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What people are saying about State of Bahia

The -only- negative was that we specifically booked the trip with an english tour, and not having that made for a very confusing morning. The destination, however, was incredible. Morro de Sao Paulo was a major highlight of our trip. The guide was super friendly, the coach bus was comfortable, but a bit cold since we only packed for heat, and we couldnt understand any of his explanation of what to expect. Overall worth the confusion though. Giving the guide a five star rating because he really did care about giving everyone the best experience, even if we couldn't understand him haha. Very charismatic.

It was excellent. I didn't know a single word in Portuguese and the guide was kind enough to translate me everything. Truly recommend it. Sorry I forgot his name (it was an Italian name).

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

Nice trip, very friendly boat staff, the guide a bit scattered, recommended but could be improved.

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