Day trip

From Salvador: Cachoeira Colonial Town and Farm Daytrip

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Your Tour Brazil
Day trip

From Salvador: Cachoeira Colonial Town and Farm Daytrip

Activity provider: Your Tour Brazil

From US$ 161.02 per person

Travel back in time and spend the day following the paths of the slaves that arrived to Salvador of Bahia in the 1500s.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel lobby.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy the buffet lunch included
  • Feel the most authentic 19th Century lifestyle through the plantation of sugar cane workers and your visit
  • Benefit from a professional guide for a more complete experience
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group of maximum 6 people
Full description
The Bahian Recôncavo is a region renowned for its history of struggles for the independence of Brazil. The architecture of its cities, especially of the city of Cachoeira, reflects the Portuguese colonial heritage, along with the African legacy which is present in the faces of its inhabitants, its intellectual, religious and cultural traditions in the daily life of its inhabitants.  The tour begins in Santo Amaro, a city whose economy was mainly driven by the sugar cane plantations and enslaved labor until 1888. This town is of great historical significance, particularly in the context of resistance against Portuguese colonization. You will stroll around the local public market and its ancient colonial houses, as well as visit the Parish Church. You will then drive by sugar cane, cassava and tobacco farms towards Cachoeira, the main city in the Recôncavo region. The city was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, located alongside the Paraguaçu River. It's a singular scenario in terms of architectural and cultural preservation. You will visit the churches of Carmo and Rosário, the City Hall and the former jail from the colonial era. You will also visit the House of the Religious Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Good Death. This Catholic sisterhood of African Matrix is a living legacy of matriarchal religious syncretism, which fills Recôncavo's people with pride, preserving the rich history of black resistance in Bahia and Brazil. The culmination of their religious and cultural festivities takes place during the month of August. Local businesses also reflect this cultural wealth, where customers can purchase beautiful carvings, embroidery and paintings produced in the region. You will cross the Paraguassu river using the bridge built by the British in 1830, giving access to the town of São Felix towards a farm strategically located in the hills surrounding the city, which will allow you an exquisite panoramic view of the region.  On this farm, lunch with typical local dishes will be served. Then, you will visit the renowned Danneman cigar factory, founded in the nineteenth century, where the tradition of producing handcrafted cigars is maintained. You will then return to the hotel.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Es war ein genialer Trip. André hat die Geschichte Brasiliens für uns lebendig gemacht und durch seine vielen unterschiedlichen Berichte wurde die Autofahrt richtig kurzweilig. Das Mittagessen war einfach köstlich und ein Stopp spannender als der nächste. Außerdem bekommst du viele gute Tipps für deinen restlichen Urlaub!! Sehr empfehlenswert

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February 27, 2023


L'escursione è stata molto interessante, abbiamo visti posti caratteristici e molto belli. Se avete voglia di conoscere il Brasile al tempo del colonialismo la consiglio.

March 16, 2020


February 14, 2020

Product ID: 159305