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Discover Salvador da Bahia

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3 days / 2 nights from £240 per person Based on two people sharing double or twin rooms in standard accommodation. Flights are available separately.
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Highlights: Salvador da Bahia

Visit the beautiful colonial city of Salvador da Bahia, the heart of Afro-Brazilian Culture.

Day

City

Activity

Overnight

Meals*

Day 1  

Salvador

Arrive Salvador da Bahia, transfer to Hotel

Salvador

-

Day 2

Salvador

Private half day Cultural tour

Salvador

B

Day 3

Salvador

Depart Salvador da Bahia

-

B

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Upgrades and Extensions
  • Stay an extra night to enjoy more free time at Salvador’s beaches from £60 more per person in our Standard hotel
  • Upgrade to Villa Bahia Feature hotel from £383 more per person for this 3 day / 2 night itinerary
Combinations
  • Combine this tour with a stay in Brazil’s most famous city – Rio de Janeiro
  • Combine this tour with a trip to the spectacular Iguassu Falls

Day 1: Arrive Salvador da Bahia, transfer to Hotel

You will be met upon arrival at Salvador airport, and have a private transfer to your chosen hotel.  There are no other activities planned for today so depending on your arrival time, you may have some free time to explore independently or just relax and enjoy the warm climate.  Spend the night at our standard hotel in Salvador da Bahia.

Day 2: Choose either half day Panoramic OR Historical City Tour

Panoramic City Tour: On this 3 hour tour your private English speaking guide will take you to see the sights of the "Lower City".  First you will visit the Itapagipe Peninsular where you can appreciate the traditional life of the local fishermen and visit the Bonfim Church, an important pilgrimage site.  Next you will visit the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city, and finally the Mercado Modelo, the best place to buy local goods.  After the market visit you will return to your hotel.

Historical City Tour: This tour with private English speaking guide is a good orientation for the upper part of the city, showing the old and new.    You will start in the modern suburb of Barra at the mouth of the Bay with its famous lighthouse and make your way slowly by car  to the old historical section of town. The Pelourinho area of Salvador has the largest and best preserved complex of colonial architecture in the Americas.  You will visit the church of São Francisco with it's exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and the Pelourinho square, the heart of the old town before returning to your hotel.

Your afternoon is free to explore the area independently or relax on the beach.  Spend the night at our standard hotel in Salvador da Bahia.

Day 3: Depart Salvador da Bahia

After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a private transfer to the airport at the appropriate time to check-in for your flight home.


Included:
  • Return private airport transfers
  • 2 nights Accommodation in a double or twin share room in our standard hotel, including breakfast
  • Private half-day Panoramic or Historic tour of the City with English speaking guide
Not Included:
  • Unspecified meals and services
  • Optional tips for Guides and/ or Drivers
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes

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Salvador da Bahia, BrazilCapoeira in Salvador da Bahia, BrazilSalvador da Bahia, Brazil

Standard hotels and lodges are clean, comfortable and well located.  They usually have en-suite bathrooms with hot water and towels, and some in-room facilities like a TV and phone.  Depending on the location, many will have wi-fi at least in the lobby areas if not in the rooms.  They are often small, family-run establishments, and are tastefully decorated and full of charm.  In most cases rooms will not be very big and although staff are friendly and helpful, their English may not be perfect. Our standard accommodation would usually be classified locally as 3* hostels or 2.5* – 3* hotels.

  • Villa Bahia Hotel, Salvador

Our Feature Hotel Villa Bahia in their own words: “Nestled in the heart of Pelourinho, the historic quarter of the UNESCO World Heritage listed city; the Villa is comprised of two adjoining 17th and 18th century colonial homes, remnants of the Portuguese era.

Overlooking the colourful facades of the district, the 17 rooms have been carefully renovated to preserve their original spirit. The result is enticing: an authentic colonial atmosphere, enhanced by two garden courtyards, a refreshing plunge pool and a panoramic terrace.

Your host, Bruno Guinard, a Frenchman who has called Bahia home for 30 years, has proudly implemented genuine local participation and sustainable development practices within the Villa Bahia.”

Packing List
  • Lightweight clothing
  • A jacket for cool evenings
  • Trainers or walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Small backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera, memory card and charger
All our tours are fully customisable - please ask us about any changes you would like to make to this itinerary.