Salvador

Come check out two of Bahia’s treasures: Salvador, known for its history, culture and beauty; and Praia do Forte, a quaint fishing village known for its beaches, restaurants and artisan shops. The city of Salvador and the village of Praia do Forte 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 Praia do Forte (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

 

Tours:
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

 

Praia do Forte - 3 nights includes:
Ground Transportation
Accommodation:  Tia Helena, a simple, clean, warm welcome right near the beach

 

Tours:
4-wheeler tour through atlantic forest with a river stop
Canoe trip down the pristine Imbassai River
Typical Bahian lunch at Diogo - a fishing village
Horseback riding
Sauipe River Catamaran

 

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
This morning you’ll be transported by a private vehicle to Praia do Forte.  The journey takes roughly an hour, and when you arrive you will check into Tia Helena.  After lunch we suggest you visit the Tamar Project (turtle NGO) Visitor Center and then on to Papa Gente's Natural Pools for snorkeling.

 

Day 6
After breakfast, you’ll be taking an 8-hour adventure tour.  Begin by exploring the region of Sauipe, where you’ll take a 4-Wheeler Tour through the Atlantic forest vegetation and along rivers.  During the ride, there’ll be a stop at the Sauípe River for a swim and to go down the rapids on inner tubes.  Lunch will be at a fisherman's village.  Then you’ll take a canoe trip down the pristine Imbassai River which is surrounded by snow-white dunes.

 

Day 7
Today you may choose between one of 2 tours:  Horseback riding or Sauipe River Catamaran

 

    1. Horseback ride will begin by taking you through a lake, then along sand dunes, followed by a trail through tropical forest to the Castelo Garcia D'Avila and finally winding down and along the beach back to the village.
    2. 7 km Catamaran ride to the mouth of the River Sauipe, passing through beautiful areas of coastal rainforest vegetation and mangroves.  A specialist guide will tell you about the various ecosystems and you will have the opportunity to swim and do a bit of bird watching.

     

    Day 8
    We suggest you take the morning to relax by the pool or on the beach and maybe do some last-minute shopping in the village for presents to take back home.  After lunch, you’ll be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport.

     

    We’re certain that you will have enjoyed your trip and we look forward to seeing you again in Brazil.

     

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