The capital the state of Bahia, Salvador is the third largest city in Brazil with a population approaching 3 million. Situated 1000 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, 13 degrees south of the Equator, nestled on the eastern shore of the magnificent Bahia de Todos os Santos bay, the largest tropical bay in the world, a safe harbor dotted with 50 tropical islands. Salvador is the most African City in the Western Hemisphere, the birthplace of a nation and home to the world's largest carnival.
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.