SALVADOR & MORRO DE SÃO PAULO
The colonial historical heritage through the local sympathy and kindness.
Tinhare and Boipeba island – The animated and touristic Morro de São Paulo village
Natural swimming pools, mud bath in Gamboa, lobsters and coconut trees
Roadmap – 7 days
International flight arrival (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 & 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.
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 – MORRO DE SÃO PAULO
At 8:00, private transportation to the harbour station of Salvador. Embark on a ferry boat to Tinharé Island. Departure at 09:00. The city gradually disappears over the horizon. 02H30 navigation before reaching Morro de São Paulo. Upon arrival, reception at the pier and transportation to the hotel. Check-in, installation and rest of the day at leisure.
Ferry ticket included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.
DAY 5 & 6 : MORRO DE SÃO PAULO / AT LEISURE
Days at leisure.
Meals not included. Night (s) at the hotel.
DAY 7 : MORRO DE SÃO PAULO – SALVADOR / DEPARTURE
40 minutes before the ferry’s departure, private transportation to the pier. Embark on a ferry boat to Salvador at: 09:00 / 10:00 / 11:30 / 15:00 or 16:30. 02H30 navigation. Upon arrival, reception at the pier and private transportation to Salvador airport. International / domestic flight connexion (schedule and flight number to confirm).
Ferry ticket included. Meals not included.
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