Salvador, Brazil
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  • From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip

    1. 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.

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

    2. 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: Pelourinho & Old Town Tour

    3. 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.

  • From Salvador: Quilombo Heritage Daytrip with Lunch

    4. From Salvador: Quilombo Heritage Daytrip with Lunch

    The Bahia Recôncavo is a region renowned for its history of struggle for the independence of Brazil. It reflects the colonial Portuguese heritage, together with the rich African legacy, reflected in the faces of its inhabitants and its religious and cultural traditions. The itinerary begins in Santo Amaro, a city whose economy was driven mainly by the sugar cane plantation and enslaved labor. Walk in the middle of the public fair and its secular houses. Then go through sugar cane, manioc and tobacco farms, towards the Quilombo Kaonge, where you will have a great opportunity to experience their daily lives and share their wisdom and tastes. Take time to talk with the griô (elder) of the community, then put your hands to practice and learn the process of making flour and oil palm oil, after lunch. In the afternoon, continue to the most important city of the Recôncavo region, Cachoeira-Ba...

  • From Salvador: Recôncavo Baiano & Plantation Farm Daytrip

    5. From Salvador: Recôncavo Baiano & Plantation Farm Daytrip

    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 Samba Museum and the Parish Church. You will then drive by sugar cane, cassava and tobacco farms towards Cachoeira, the main city in the Recôncavo region. Th...

  • Salvador: Full-Day Historic City Tour

    6. Salvador: Full-Day Historic City Tour

    Start your tour in the Barra region of Salvador and see its beautiful beaches, such as Porto da Barra and Farol da Barra. Take a photo stop at Dique do Tororó, where you can see statues of African gods overlooking the Fonte Nova Arena, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup. Visit the workshop of a well-known local artist, try some of the best ice cream in Bahia, and stroll among its historic buildings and churches. See the Church of Gold, the Rosary Church, and others. Admire the beautiful views while descending on the Lacerda elevator and end your tour at the Mercado Modelo.

  • Salvador: Full-Day Anthropological City Tour with Lunch

    7. Salvador: Full-Day Anthropological City Tour with Lunch

    The city of Salvador safeguards in its daily life, African traditions that have been preserved in maroon community havens through centuries. In this itinerary, you'll have the opportunity to experience this magic energy present in this legacy of freedom struggles, and struggles to preserve the religious traditions of people in Bahia. You will begin the tour in the historic region Salvador, considered by Unesco a World Heritage Site, the renowned Pelourinho. This visit includes the Afro Brazilian Museum, which assembles a rich collection of the history of black people. You then proceed to the railway suburbs, and observe the urban landscape changes that have occurred in of territories of enslaved descendant communities. You will visit the largest open market in the city, also listed as an intangible heritage of Brazil, the São Joaquim Market, founded by enslaved Africans in the XIX cent...

  • Salvador: 4-Hour Candomblé Mysteries Tour

    8. Salvador: 4-Hour Candomblé Mysteries Tour

    Salvador is a city that holds that largest black population outside the African continent and hence, it is known as the Black Rome. It has preserved as part of its historical legacy an intense African-Amerindian religiosity.  The city safeguards charms and mysteries, hidden in magnificent places that you will have the opportunity to visit through this itinerary, carefully prepared in order to demystify erroneous notions and impressions disseminated over several centuries about religions of African origin in the world. The route begins in the Afro-Brazilian Museum which, through its collection, narrates the history of enslaved Africans and the transatlantic trade, and the ebb and flow of enslaved peoples and their identities. The artifacts come from several regions of the African continent, allowing you to understand the countless intellectual, artistic, cultural and religious manifesta...

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

  • Transfers between Salvador and Barra Grande Maraú

    9. Transfers between Salvador and Barra Grande Maraú

    Book this stress-free transfer to get from your Salvador hotel or Salvador Airport to Barra Grande Maraú, or vice versa. 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 Barra Grande Maraú, you’ll be picked up either at your hotel or at the airport for flights arriving before 12:00 PM. You’ll be driven in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the Salvador Maritime Terminal, where you’ll board a shared boat that will take you to Itaparica Island. Once there, you’ll take a 4-hour transfer by car, van, or bus (depending on group size) to the city of Camamú. There, you’ll board a shared speedboat for the 50-minute ride to Barra Grande Maraú. If you’d like to return to Salvador from Barra Grande Maraú, you’ll take the same route back. If you choose to go to Salvador Ai...

  • Salvador: Half-Day Saramandaia Favela Tour

    10. Salvador: Half-Day Saramandaia Favela Tour

    Living in a multicultural city, but historically marked by sharp socioeconomic inequalities, leads to development of strategies to combat social stratification and exclusion. Saramandaia is a low-income, majority black community located within noble neighborhoods in Salvador. Like many other similar communities, it is characterized by abject poverty and insufficient assistance by governmental bodies, and consequently resulting in high rates of violence. In this context, 3 residents have elaborated strategies that seek to reclaim the historical identity of its residents. Despite facing multiple barriers, in 2003 they founded the conscious art project, an initiative that has been transforming the community's reality, by providing assistance to young men and women, aiming at transforming their unfavorable conditions of socioeconomic exclusion. On this tour, you'll visit this important so...

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What people are saying about Salvador, Brazil

Marcos, our guide, has a real passion for the city of Salvador and it’s history, and for explaining the African roots of Bahia. His English is flawless. Really enjoyable tour, I highly recommend it!

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

It was my first trip to Brazil on my first trip to Brazil, but I was able to explore the city at night with a very experienced local guide.

We had an excellent guide who made us understand the springs of candomblé.

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