Salvador is the birthplace of Brazil, the nation’s first capitol, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing the largest complex of colonial architecture in Latin America with its spectacular Baroque churches, located in a dramatic cliff top setting overlooking the magnificent westerly facing All Saints Bay. Salvador is a cradle of a thriving African Heritage that can be experienced in Bahian food, music, visual arts and dance, the city an amalgam of the historical and the modern, African and European, bustling local markets, a UNESCO City of Music and host to world’s largest street carnival. One of the great cities of Latin America, our customized excursions explore these multiple faceted aspects of this vibrant city.
Discover the essential sights of Salvador on a half day tour tracing the development of the city from its simple beginnings to what is now the third largest city in Brazil. The tour focusses on historical and geographical aspects of the city and serves as a fine orientation for those wishing to further explore the city.
Bahia By Night at Coliseu - Dinner and Show
An evening focusing on Bahian culture, in a full folklore presentation displaying the multiple African traditions, still so much alive in Bahia. Enjoy a buffet dinner of local and international cuisine and then watch the one-hour show from your table.
Praia do forte
Leaving the city behind, this time heading north, to Praia do Forte, a one-time sleepy fishing village and now a preferred vacation destination for many Brazilians. This full day excursion is a mix of the historical, the ecological and relaxation
For passengers staying hotels or guest houses in the Historical Center of Salvador we offer a walking tour with private guide of the principal attractions of the largest complex of colonial architecture in Latin America.
Amerigo Vespucci boldly went where no European had gone before when he landed at the entrance to the bay on Nov 01, 1501, All Saints’ Day, hence the name All Saints’ Bay. Aboard a motorized wooden schooner we take to the waters of the bay for a full day cruise of the largest tropical bay in the world.
The Bahia Folklore Company (Balé Folclórico da Bahia) is one of the most respected folklore dance troupes in the world. The company performs in the intimate Miguel Santana Theatre in the Pelourinho in a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that underpin Bahian culture.
Cachoeira: A Day in the Rural Heartland
We leave the city behind to explore the farming hinterland on the western side of the All Saints’ bay. This is the land of sugar cane plantations, peaceful colonial towns and busy country markets, a day of insights into the life in rural Brazil in the cradle of Brazil´s African heritage.