Tours in Salvador da Bahia, Pelourinho, Morro de São Paulo, Boipeba, Praia do Forte, Cachoeira
Salvador Bahia Tours in Salvador Bahia Brazil City Tour to the Historic
Center of Salvador, to Morro de São Paulo, Bahia best beaches and
Boa Morte Festival takes place in Cachoeira every August.
Panoramic Tour Upper City & Lower City (Cidade Alta & Cidade Baixa (Cidade Alta & Cidade Baixa)
Visit the low city in Salvador, Bonfim Church and stop off at the Mercado Modelo to see the local handicrafts.We journey along Centenery Avenue where we will stop for a photo opportunity of the beautiful Statues of the Orishas. These distinctive statues, representing the deities of the Candombley Religion, stand triumphantly in the middle of a peaceful lake. Our next stop will be at The Good End Church, known by the locals as "Oxala's Church". This 18th century church is the center for the connection between african religions and Catholicism. Next, we will stop at the largest Handicraft Market in northern Brazil. The traveler may want to purchase hand-made objects of leather, ceramics, shells and wood.
Leaving the Hotel 9:00 a.m. / returning 12:30 p.m.
City tour / Historic Bahia tour (Pelourinho)
African Historical City Tour
Walk along the Historic Center and visit San Francisco Church and Terreiro de Jesus. Look at the magnificent colonial architecture of Pelourinho. Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity to visit and photograph one of the most historical cultural centers of Brazil. Salvador was the first capital of Brazil and remained so for over 200 years. The city has the most important African influence anywhere in the world, outside the African continent. Our main destination will be the Pelourinho District, the most important historical center of colonial architecture in Latin America. We will visit the last slave market in Brazil; the First African Church in the new world, built in 1704; art galleries, souvenirs shops and various other important historical landmarks. This tour gives a good prospective of the African influence in the building of Brazil.
Leaving the Hotel 9:00 a.m. / returning 12:30 p.m.
Scuna ( Boat ) Island Tour Itaparica Island
Spend all day sight seeing Frades and Itaparica Islands, and sail around
the Baía de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay), one of the most panoramic
and beautiful views of Salvador. Take a warm and enjoyable bath at Frades
Island. We leave the city harbour on a safe and comfortable schooner,
Boat with a professional pilot, bartenders and servers. Travelers may
have a tropical drink (price not included) while they bathe in the wonderful
bahian sun. Our first stop will be Priest Island, a stunning tropical
paradise where one can swim, snorkel, sun bathe, stroll along the sandy
beaches, or purchase shells, coral, or other handicrafts made by local
merchants. After two hours at Priest Island, we reboard our schooner Boat
, set sail for Itaparica Island, and enjoy a delicious lunch of salads,
beans & rice, fish, meats, deserts and coffee. Following lunch, our
guests may take a short tour featuring a stop at the original "Foutain
of Youth", or simply relax on the beach.
By the time we return to Salvador, our travelers will be ready for a good night's sleep, where one may dream of life on our new found paradise island.
Leaving the hotel 8:15 a.m. / returning 5:30 p.m.
Norther Coast Tour
The State of Bahia has the longest coastline in Brazil - approximately
700 miles of sandy beaches, outlined by magnificent tropical vegetation.
Our journey will take us past coconut trees, fruit trees, and other tropical
vegetation, until we reach a "hippie village", started in the
1960's. This fantastic masterpiece, constructed entirely of local natural
materials, has no running water, electricity or other amenities found
in urban areas. This village, preserved in its original state, contains
giftes artists and craftsmen who create wonderful art objects, live in
self made houses from palm leaves, wash clothes in the lake, and continue
with the life style of the hippies of the 1960's.
A twenty minute trip from the "hippie village" will bring us to the Tamar Project, a national project for the conservation of the Sea Turtle, an endangered species. Following a brief education on man's efforts to stop the slaughter of the endangered sea turtle, we will visit a secluded beach, where we can swim or enjoy some of the best seafood in Brazil, such as delicious lobster, red snapper, oysters, and fish cakes are prepared in the true Bahian tradition by local fisherman.
Leaving the Hotel 9:00 a.m. / returning 5:30 p.m.
Tour to Praia do Forte – North Coastline
Trip to Praia do Forte
Spend all day visiting Abaete Lagoan, admire the spectacular scenery of Estrada do Côco (Coconut Road) and stop to visit Tamar Project (Turtles conservation), take a relaxing bath at Guarajuba Beach, known as the Brazilian polinesia. A hundred thousand coconut palms stand on 12km (7 miles) of white sandy beach in this tranquil fishing village, 80 km north of Salvador. It has a strong emphasis on preservation of the local flora and fauna and is protected against the exploitation of tourism and other threats to the environment by a private foundation. The Tamar Project was set up to preserve the sea turtles, which lay their eggs on the beaches in the area. Inland from the coast is a restinga forest, with a very delicate ecosystem, which is a beautiful place for horseback and quad-bike riding. The coral reefs off the coast are superb for snorkeling and near by is a picturesque river for canoeing and kayaking. Near the village is a small pantanal which is host to a large number of birds, caymans and other animals. Praia do Forte has many bars, restaurants and boutiques and has recently become one of the most sought after destinations in Brazil.
Leaving the Hotel 9:00 a.m. / returning 5:30 p.m
Bahia Night (folkloric show)
Enjoy the typical dishes of Bahian cuisine and the folkloric shows (Candomblé,
Capoeira, Maculelé, and Samba de Roda), in a typical and pleasant
house. Don't miss your chance to witness a true afro-bahian cultural experience.
This magical evening starts off with dinner, an International Buffet which
also features local Bahian Delicacies. After dinner, the guests will experience
a true Afro-Bahian cultural perfomance. The exciting music and dance,
performed by Native Afro-Bahian people, will transport the traveler to
another place in time. The folkloric dances and songs are presented in
a spectacular manner, featuring pulsating thythms, sensual movements and
beatiful costumes. The varity of songs and dances, such as the Nigerian
Yoruba Religious style (Candombley), the Fisherman's Rituals, and the
Samba Dance, will prepare the audience for the climax at the show. The
show reaches its zenith during the "Capoeira", a Brazil's form
of martial arts. Ours guests will be memorized when the dancers display
their awesome physical talent, performing flips and amazing twists and
turns. As the show comes to a close, everyone who witnessed this unforgettable
evening, will gain a greater awareness and love for Afro-Bahian food,
song and dance.
Leaving the Hotel 7:00 p.m. / returning 10:30
Olodum Tour Festival
For the past 15 years, Tuesday night represents an unforgettable evening of music by the internationally renown Olodum. This Brazilian percussion group achieved international acclaim when they appeared on recordings, videos, and tours with Paul Simon and Michael Jackson. Audience members will not be able to stop dancing once the pulsating Afro-Bahian rhythms start to flow from this marvelous musical group.
Leaving the Hotel 8:00 p.m. / returning 12:00 p.m.
Tour to Cachoeira Historical City
A city located in the Bahia Recôncavo (area bordering All Saints Bay), 110 km from Salvador, Cachoeira is a gift to all who wish to know historic architecture and the religious syncretism of one of the most important economic, cultural and religious centers of Bahia in the last century. Cachoeira, an inland town of Bahia, Brazil, on the Paraguassu river. The town exports sugar, cotton and tobacco and is a thriving commercial and industrial centre. It is currently undergoing a bit of a tourist revival, and is a centre of candomblé.
Our tour into the interior of Bahia takes us through plantations of sugar cane and cocoa, and Rural Towns which have existed for several hundred years. Inhabitants still ride horses and donkeys to the market, and live primarily off the land. Our goal is to reach the town of Cachoeira, one of the most important historical and colonial towns in Bahia. We will have a tour and a delicious lunch served at the Carmo Convent, an historical convent for Carmolite Priets. After lunch we will visit the town: historical buildings and the Tobacco Factory, where afro-cachoeiran women make all the products by hand. Also while in Cahoeira, we will make a special visit to the Sisterhood of the Good Death Church. This church is the oldest (240 years) and the most important Afro-Bahian Woman's Organization in Brazil.
Leaving the Hotel 9:00 a.m. / returning 5:30 p.m
Good Death's Sisters FestivalThe Sisterhood of the Good Death originated in Salvador at a time when Blacks were denied access to Catholic ceremonies. Consequently, religious rituals combining Catholic and Candomble practices were carried out in secret. Soon, several churches practiced this combination of religions. As time passed, The Sisterhood of the Good Death in the back-bay city of Cachoeira was the only one to survive. Their annual festival (attended by followers from around the world) is held in August, and is a marvilous spectacle. It is led by the sumptuously bedecked Sisters, whose conspicuous gold filigree and coral jewelry belie the reserved dignity of these religious women. Besides the festivals outward expressions of joy and revelry, The Sisterhood of the Good Death's undeniable value lies in its preservation of maintaining the indivisible mark of the Saints and Orixas, characteristic of Afro-Brazilian syncretism, guarded in secrecry and taboos. In masses and processions of a Catholic character, in ritual feasts prepared in the Candomble tradition, in the Sisters traditional black and white robes, in the candles and flowers, and in fundamentals and ceremonies, the Good Death Festival emanates the unique character of the sole surviving Sisterhood of Afro-Brazilian women, united in their faith and devotion to the Holy Mother. This is a "must see" tour.
Reaching to the Tinharé Island, where the Morro de São
Paulo is located, one of the most important touristic points in Bahia,
visitors will find more than 25 miles of beautiful beaches, surrounded
by tropical forests, with clear waters, coral reefs and a multicor fauna,
great to swim and dive.
Bahia is one of the richest areas of gemstones in the world. On the tour, an experienced gemnolosist will give explanations about the composition, colors, and prices of elegant Brazilian Gems (emeralds, aquamarine, blue topaz, ametist)
Gems & Arts
We take great plesure to introduce our guests to the best restaurant in Bahian Cuisine. Experience the wonderful flavor of the tantilizing local foods in a variety of restaurants
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Transfer In / Transfer Out: U$ 60.00 (round trip)
Historical City Tour: U$ 50.00
Island Tour: U$ 75.00
North Coast Tour: U$ 55.00
Panoramic Tour: U$ 50.00
Bahia by Night Tour: U$ 75.00
Olodum Tour :U$ 80.00
Cachoeira (BA) Tour: U$ 60.00
* This TOURS prices are for groups with at least 6 passengers.
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