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SALVADOR

Presentation

First capital of Brazil, Salvador is the national historical cradle. The forced arrival of slaved Africans in the region, plus the Portuguese and the Dutch colonization, allowed a unique mixture and the development of religious, gastronomic and musical cultures, in a syncretism unparalleled in the world.

Attractions

In Salvador to the African roots of Brazil, Capoeira & Candomble
The colonial historical heritage through the local sympathy and kindness.
A long coast with lonely beach, hidden hotels or animated villages
History – Gastronomy – Culture

Roadmap –  5 days

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DAY 1 : SALVADOR / ARRIVAL
International / domestic flight arrival in Salvador (schedule and flight number to confirm). Reception at the airport and private transportation to the hotel. Check-in, Installation and rest of the day at leisure.
Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 2 : SALVADOR / CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL CITY TOUR
At 09:00, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. Today’s visit goes through the lower part of Salvador. First stop at Barra’s lighthouse which has been guiding ships to the entrance of the bay for 450 years. Next stop at the São Joaquim Market: loud, colourful and tasty where Candomblé magic is not far! The trip continues to the peninsula of Ribeira, a lively neighbourhood: in the morning during fish market and at night for dancing. The visit finishes at the church of Bonfim where and its impressive: “room of miracle” which proves the strong popular devotion. Guide visit of the “Pelourinho”, where the history and energy of Salvador are centred. Walking among traditional houses and churches. Salvador reveals the secrets of the afro-Brazilian religion and its baroque treasures. The “Pelourinho” surprises travellers on every corner: a “Batuque”; a cold beer; a ‘berimbau “; a “roda de Capoeira “. From the “Elevador Lacerda”, an amazing view of the Baia de Todos os Santos; the area “do Comercio”, and the souvenir mercado modelo. On the other side the “Praça da Sé”; and the Museum of Afro-Brazilian culture, the pulsating heart of Salvador. Return at the hotel by mid-afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.
Entrance fee not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 3 : SALVADOR – CACHOEIRA / RECONCAVO BAHIANO
At 08:30, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide/driver. Day tour in the countryside, along the São Francisco River to discover the “Recôncavo Baiano”. 01H50 journey for 130 km. Stop in Cachoeira, a small town, which developed its activity, during the seventeenth century, through the tobacco and sugar cane trade. Tour along the river and the old classical buildings. They reflect the past splendour of the Colonial society. Financially strong and shelter of fugitive slaves, Cachoeira is quickly politicized in favour of the republic and the slavery abolition. Time travel through the visit of the Dannemann cigar factory, the home of Karl Heinz Hansen and the Convent of São Francisco de Paraguaçu. Return to Salvador by the end of the day. Evening at leisure.
Entrance fee included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 4 : SALVADOR – PRAIA DO FORTE – SALVADOR
At 08:30, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide/driver. Day trip to north coast of Salvador and the area known as the Coconut Riviera. 01H30 journey for 80 km. Orientation tour in the former fisherman village, which becomes a seaside destination. TAMAR project visitation. It has been 25 years since it protects the sea turtles and the environment. Free time along the white sand beaches, by the shadows of the coconut trees or by the shops and the bars of Praia do Forte. Return to Salvador by the end of the day. Evening at leisure.
Entrance fee not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 5 : SALVADOR / DEPARTURE
04H00 prior to take-off, private transportation to the airport. International / domestic flight (schedule and flight number to confirm).
Meals not included.

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