Morro de Sao Paulo via/Salvador

Come check out two of Bahia’s treasures: Salvador, known for its history, culture and beauty; and Morro de Sao Paulo, known as a peaceful fishing village with lush ferns, palms, and birds of paradise. The island has lots of good walking and horseback riding to beautiful panoramic views of the 3 big beaches of the island. Lovely sunsets can be seen from the old fort and dolphins can sometimes be seen jumping through the waves.

The city of Salvador and the Island of Morro de Sao Paulo are two destinations that will give you a glimpse of what the state of Bahia is all about.  Bahia is one of the main destinations in Brazil and is known for its rich history, culture and unexplored nature.

Salvador and Morro de Sao Paulo (7 Nights)

Includes International Flight

Salvador - 4 nights includes:
Ground Transportation
Accommodation:  Apartment in Barra, just blocks from the beach and from many good bars and restaurants


Full day city tour featuring Pelourinho, a typical Bahian lunch, Mercado Modelo, and other historical sites
Feijoada (ethnic cuisine) in Rio Vermelho (bohemian beachside neighborhood)
Bay islands tour
Moqueca (ethnic cuisine) at Flamengo Beach
Samba night club


Morro de Sao Paulo – 3 nights includes:
Boat Transportation
Accommodation:  Pousada Noa-Noa


Boat trip to the island of Boipeba and its natural coral pools
Horseback ride


Day-by-day Itinerary
Day 1
A private driver will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your apartment.   You may want to relax on the beach with a cold beer and sample the Bahian delights in the beach huts.  We suggest the shrimp on a stick, the smoked cheese, or the local favorite, acaraje. 

By night, we’ll be having dinner at the Solar da União, also the venue of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, where you can enjoy Brazilian food and drinks during a folkloric show.  This show features an excellent presentation of local perspectives from capoeira to samba, ancient slave dances, and even a sample of candomblé, a religious rite typical in this region.

Day 2
After breakfast, you’ll begin your journey through Salvador visiting Pelourinho, the historical district of the city, followed by a delicious Bahian lunch.  Then you’ll visit the Mercado Modelo, a handicraft market that used to be the merchandise and slave-trading outpost of the city.  Here you can buy many handicrafts and local products.  Make sure you visit the dungeon below the market where the slaves were kept prior to sale.  Samba show by night.

Day 3
After breakfast, a schooner will pick us up at the docks and take us on a cruise to a couple of the islands in the bay.  The trip takes all day, includes all you can drink beer, cachaca, and local fruits.  We’ll enjoy local music on the boat until we reach island beaches where we can have lunch.  We’ll visit Ponta de Areia beach and Ilha dos Frades before heading back for sunset. 

Day 4
Today we’ll head to what the locals regard as the best beach in Salvador:  Flamengo Beach.  Relax and take in the scenery.  We’ll have a typical Bahian meal called ‘moqueca’ which is fish and shrimp stew.  We’ll head back to town around sunset.

Day 5
From the Salvador marina, you’ll be taken on a high-speed yacht to the Island of Morro de Sao Paulo.  You’ll be met by a guide who’ll accompany you to your pousada.  The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your first day on this tropical island.  Watching the sunset from the old fort is a must and you may even be fortunate enough to see dolphins.

Day 6
Today you‘ll be taken by boat to the beautiful island of Boipeba, where you’ll have the opportunity to have lunch in one of the many beach huts.  Departing from the third beach, it takes approximately 40 minutes to reach Boipeba.  With many white sand beaches strewn with coconut palms and clear waters, the island of Boipeba resembles a tropical paradise.  A guided walk on the island to see some of these stunning deserted beaches is offered and if the tide is low, it’ll be possible to swim in the natural pools created in the reef.   After spending the day in this haven of tranquility and relaxation, your journey back to Morro de Sao Paulo will be via the inner island river, with a visit to the historical city of Cairu.

Day 7
After breakfast today your tour will be a horseback ride along the Bromeliad Trail passing through various different areas of island vegetation.  You’ll take the inner island trail to Encanto Beach, with stops on the way to observe bromeliads, orchids, and other exotic flora.  You’ll also have an opportunity to stop for a swim in the sea.
After your return to Morro in the afternoon, we recommend walking the trail to the lighthouse to see the magnificent view of Morro's beautiful beaches.

Day 8
The morning is free to enjoy the beaches and the calm, crystal waters of this exotic paradise.  In the afternoon you’ll take the high speed yacht back to Salvador.


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