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  • Salvador: 3-Hour Capoeira Class

    1. Salvador: 3-Hour Capoeira Class

    Salvador is notorious for preserving and disseminating the art, music, dance, songs and traditions of African origin. These and other cultural manifestations were brought as a result of the enslavement process, and transformed in the African Diaspora through the contact and interactions among different peoples and cultures, heritages that embellish and enrich Bahia. Among them, this class highlights capoeira, a dance and a fight of African origin, a tradition grounded on the strength of the ancestors, an artistic manifestation of life and philosophy, a remarkable characteristic of Afro-Bahia identity. This itinerary was designed in such a way that you may experience this tradition in the renowned International School of Capoeira in Bahia. Participate in a workshop, then take a regular class with other regular capoeira school students. That way, you'll experience the motivation that enco...

  • From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

    2. From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

    Depart Salvador and journey by ferry to Itaparica Island. Then take a short drive to the city of Valencia, and continue by speedboat to what is affectionately known as "The Hill" by Bahian locals. On arrival at Morro de São Paulo, discover beaches of white sand, crystal-clear waters, coconut trees and dense Atlantic forest. Relax in the off-beat location, characterized by beaches with numbers instead of names. Experience the friendly village atmosphere, where cars are forbidden and the hospitable people hang out in the bars and restaurants. Take part in optional activities such as horseback rides and zipline adventures, or just wander among the many enchanting sights. Suitable for all ages and tastes, Morro de São Paulo is home to cheerful dancing and cocktails on the beach. Join the locals and drink caipirinhas, or dip your toes in the calm waters of the ocean. Alternatively, you can...

    Very beautiful place but too far It’s very tiring to do in one day We only stayed 3.5 hours on the island and most of the time travelling You should sleep there at least one night

  • Salvador: Dos Frades & Itaparica Islands Full-Day Boat Tour

    3. Salvador: Dos Frades & Itaparica Islands Full-Day Boat Tour

    Discover the largest bay in Brazil at Baía de Todos os Santos, known by the indigenous Kirimurê as Tupinambás. Following pickup from your hotel, see the sights of the bay as you cruise across the water aboard a typical schooner. Take in the magnificent views of Salvador and listen to samba music as you sip refreshing drinks, such as local caipirinhas, purchased on board.  Disembark at one of the 56 islands in the bay, such as pretty Ilha dos Frades, where the beaches, mountains, and native trees will take your breath away. Sample local snacks and drinks, and then head for the island of Itaparica to admire the historic architecture and learn about the religious groups of African origin. Break for lunch (not included) at a restaurant that specializes in the local cuisine, and spend the afternoon enjoying the beauty of the area before returning to Salvador.

  • From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip

    4. 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.

  • From Salvador: Mangue Seco Beaches, Dunes & Buggy Daytrip

    5. From Salvador: Mangue Seco Beaches, Dunes & Buggy Daytrip

    After morning pick-up at your Salvador hotel, you will meet your guide and board your vehicle for the 135 mile (220 kilometer) trip to Mangue Seco. Mangue Seco is inaccessible by road, so crossing the Real River (which divides the Brazilian states of Sergipe and Bahia) is part of the adventure. On this 12-hour guided tour, you'll travel 135 miles (220 kilometers) from Bahia to explore beaches, sand dunes and a tranquil village.  A pearl nestled between the sea, rivers, dunes and palm trees; Mangue Seco is a tropical beauty that has been portrayed in soap operas and national films.  This tour allows you to experience one of the most beautiful landscapes of the north coast, known as the Green Line.  The idyllic beaches, with swirling sands orchestrated by the winds and the sea waves, create dunes of incomparable beauty. Its warm waters and its marine basins form natural medicinal spa cent...

  • Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Island Transfer Service

    6. Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Island Transfer Service

    Make the most of your trip to Morro de São Paulo Island and avoid the stress of planning your travel to or from Salvador. With your pre-booked transfer service, enjoy pickup from your Salvador hotel or the airport, then sit back and relax as your driver does all the work. After pickup from Salvador before 1:15PM, enjoy a ride in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle to the maritime terminal. From here, board a shared boat that takes you over to Itaparica Island. Once there, relax during the 2-hour car drive to Valença city followed by a 15-minute shared speedboat ride to Morro de São Paulo Island. The return journey takes the same route back.

    This was a really efficient and exciting experience. The guide was great, spoke some English and we were always looked after.

  • Transfer: Salvador to/from Praia do Forte/Guarajuba

    7. Transfer: Salvador to/from Praia do Forte/Guarajuba

    Enjoy a hassle-free departure with this private 1-way transfer service between Praia do Forte or Guarajuba and the SSA-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport or your hotel in Salvador, Bahia. Relax on the journey from your hotel or private residence and finish your trip with a safe and efficient transfer service. Your driver will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby or the airport arrival hall with a sign that will have your name on it. Vehicle transfers are available daily from Praia do Forte or Guarajuba to/from Salvador Airport and hotels. The transfers are safe, punctual, and comfortable. Your transfer will be confirmed promptly and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

  • From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

    8. From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

    Following pick-up from your hotel in São Paulo, journey to the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, approximately 80 kilometers from the capital. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1-hour drive through expansive sections of the Atlantic Forest, and then discover the largest maritime port in Latin America upon arrival at Santos. Marvel at the countless shipping containers and cargo vessels in the Port of Santos, where thousands of immigrants arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century to work on the great coffee plantations. Get to know the main tourist attractions of the city, both in the historic city center and on the edges of the city. Learn how coffee production influenced the local way of life and customs, and hear more about the important historical figures of the area who affected not only the state of São Paulo but the country as a whole. Then, take the ferry to Guar...

    The day trip with Renato was an amazing experience. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently showed me around parts of the country I would have never managed to enjoy or discover on my own. Most importantly it did not feel like a history lesson, but he communicated an engaging story connecting the past and the present. Everything was simply perfect and tailored around my interests and curiosities.

  • Salvador: Baiana Cooking Class with Market Visit & Lunch

    9. Salvador: Baiana Cooking Class with Market Visit & Lunch

    Experience the exotic flavors and aromas of Salvador (São Salvador da Bahia), and learn about the African, Portuguese and indigenous legacies of its cuisine. Meet a family from the community and learn how to prepare and cook some Afro-Brazilian food. Follow an itinerary carefully crafted to provide the best flavors for your palate at a cooking class run in accordance with traditions and religious customs. Chat with the family as you prepare your own lunch!  Start with a visit to a seafood market, and learn about the best fish to use for different types of recipe. Prepare to cook a fish stew known as "moqueca" (a typical Afro-Brazilian local dish). Pick up some vegetables at another food market, along with some tropical fruit that you will use to make a caipirinha (Brazil's national cocktail). Next, prepare the delicacies in a popular neighborhood, guided by your host...

    Marcos was a great guide, really chatty with loads of local knowledge. The food and drinks were delicious, and I would definitely recommend this experience.

  • Salvador: 3-Hour Percussion Class

    10. Salvador: 3-Hour Percussion Class

    Percussion in Bahia is part of people's daily lives, and it is present on several occasions, either in a Samba de Roda, or a Candomblé ceremony. It transmits joy and vibrancy, provides rhythm to the melodies, intensifies musical arrangements, and it is also good for the health as it improves the spirits. Bahia is known for its cultural and artistic production, a foundation for several artistic traditions in Brazil. On this tour, you'll visit an area of vibrant cultural and musical production, aiming to experience the creativity that fosters the process of producing sounds and rhythms inspired by the African continent. The itinerary will help you get acquainted with the sounds of Bahia, through a workshop and a class taught by talented percussionists. You'll learn about the versatility of Brazilian musical production, ranging from the samba reggae, a rhythm that fascinated Michael Jackso...

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What people are saying about State of Bahia

We had a wonderful day at Guarajuba Beach, Praia Forte and the Tamar project. Communication in advance was good. I would have given 5 stars for the tour itself, but 1 star deduction, because I had already booked the tour in German at the beginning of November and it turned out 4 days before the start that, due to a system error and due to the carnival, the tour was only in English is possible. Our guide Misael and driver Alfredo Junior were excellent. Since it was a private tour, they were able to cater to our needs and we felt very comfortable and safe. The two had to compensate for the carnival-related limitation disappointing the beach Tamar. We couldn't see any free turtles here, only in the pools. But Misael was able to liven it up with his explanations. You could do without a detour to visit the ruins of the Garcia d'Avila castle. The view from above is nice, but the way there is not worth it.

The day trip with Renato was an amazing experience. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently showed me around parts of the country I would have never managed to enjoy or discover on my own. Most importantly it did not feel like a history lesson, but he communicated an engaging story connecting the past and the present. Everything was simply perfect and tailored around my interests and curiosities.

Marcos was a great guide, really chatty with loads of local knowledge. The food and drinks were delicious, and I would definitely recommend this experience.

This was a really efficient and exciting experience. The guide was great, spoke some English and we were always looked after.

Fantastic tour! You must try their cocktails served on the boat