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African Heritage Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
Salvador de Bahia

This unique and exciting tour takes you to the tropical paradise of Salvador de Bahia, located in Northeastern Brazil. Here, unlike any other place in the Americas, African culture is alive and vibrant and waiting to be discovered! We will taste dishes inspired by African culture, see African art with traditional motifs that are older than 500 years, view the African Martial Art of Capoeira, as well as visit places where African religion, thousands of years old, can still be seen and inspire those fortunate enough to experience it...

Day 1 - Depart home city for Brazil!
Depart home city for Brazil!

Day 2 - Airport / Hotel

Traditional greetings at Salvador airport by Afro-Brazilian ladies in traditional white African dress (called Baianas locally) offering ribbons of Bomfim. Welcome Cocktail at group Hotel with a historical overview of African History in Brazil.
Overnight in Salvador.

Day 3 - Night City tour historical with lunch
Your day starts at the Barra Lighthouse and the Santo Antônio Fortress, in scenic and beautiful Salvador. We will pass through Avenida 7 de Setembro, Porto da Barra, Ladeira da Barra, Corredor da Vitória, Praça do Campo Grande, Praça da Piedade, and will finally descend into the Praça Municipal in front of the famous and towering Elevador Lacerda. After going up in the elevator to the high city above, we will visit the historical center of Salvador and it's main monuments of Praça da Sé, Terreiro de Jesus, Catedral Basílica (Cathedral), Church of São Francisco de Assis, the Afro-Brasileiro museum, and the African interest Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos no Largo do Pelourinho. Enjoy a delicious Lunch. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Tropical Salvador
Bahia by night - (Supper + Show)
Tonight, after a welcome drink and a full traditional Bahiano meal, you will see a wonderful folk show. This spectacle is representative of the Afro-Bahia culture and boasts a beautiful presentation of the African originated dances of the orixás of candomblé, and of maculelê - a dance born in the sugar cane fields in the interior of Bahia. Next you will delight in the capoeira dance-fight which originated in Angola many centuries ago. And finally, you will experience the Samba de Roda, a type of fishing with nets all to the sensual rhythms of Bahia. Welcome Drinks at the restaurant and dinner. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Salvador.

Day 4 - Full day: Visit of the Town of Cachoeira with lunch
After breakfast, we will visit the main town of African interest in all of Brazil, Cachoeira. It is here you begin to see the process of populating the Salvador area as we cross cattle regions, sugar cane plantations and the charming and scenic town of Santo Amaro da Purificação. Santo Amaro was the center of the great Brazilian sugar industry till XIX century. Here, we will visit a typical fair with a mind-boggling array of colors from a multitude of exotic fruits and vegetables found only in this part of the world!
Moving ahead, we will finally arrive in the enchanting city of Cachoeira, rich in large, beautiful colonial style houses that were constructed along the edge of the historical Paraguaçu River. After visiting an old cigar factory, we will visit the focal point of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture at the cultural center of the "sisterhood." The sisterhood has existed since the XIX century and is famous for once helping run away slaves, but today for continuing and protecting the ancient African culture of Bahia. This is a can't miss!! Later, delight in a delicious supper and return to the hotel in Salvador.
Overnight in Salvador.

Day 5 - Tropical Islands Cruise with Traditional lunch
After breakfast, we will depart from the hotel for an exciting cruise that mixes the exotic with typical tropical beauty. Our course will take us around the Baía de Todos os Santos (Bay of all Saints), the largest bay of Brazil with 1.053 km² and with 36 islands. Our first stop will be at the gorgeous island of "Ilha dos Frades" for a dip in the warm tropical ocean. You will enjoy seeing the locals arrayed near the waters, each with their little tents and stands selling freshly caught lobster, shrimp, and fish etc... Our next stop in paradise will be at Itaparica Island, the largest island of All Saints Bay. Here we will stop again for a swim and a traditional lunch. Later, return to Salvador and the hotel.
Overnight in Salvador.

Day 6 -
Full day - Praia do Forte with Lunch
After breakfast, we will visit some of Brazil's most beautiful and scenic beaches on the coast known as Praia do Forte (or Fortress beach). Heading North out of Salvador, we will experience the beaches of Ondina, Rio Vermelho, Amaralina, Pituba, and Itapuã with a stop at Lagoa do Abaeté. Here, we will learn of the ancient African custom of placing offerings to the Goddess of the sweet waters. Next, we will arrive in Praia do Forte town, a beautiful fishing village with South America's most famous Marine Turtle Protection Project. Here you will get to swim or relax in the curative and exotic waters along the Guarajuba beach. After lunch, we will return you to Salvador for some free time to go shopping or discovering more of this wonderful City.
Overnight in Exotic Salvador.

Day 7 - Panoramic City Tour
Leaving the hotel after a hearty breakfast, we will stop by the Dique do Tororó (a lake) to appreciate the gorgeous statues of the African Orixás (Deities of Candomblé). We will stroll around this scenic location, steeped in meaning and history and view the Stadium of Fonte Nova as well. Next, after crossing the Américo Simas Tunnel, we will arrive in the low city and the charming Peninsula of Itapagipe. This place was an old vacation place for those who lived in the historical center of the city perched on the cliffs above. Nowadays however, it is a neighborhood for fishermen and is where you can still see the fishermen grabbing shell-fish at low tide from their colorful sailing boats in the Bay of All Saints. Continuing on, we will next visit the church of Nosso Senhor do Bomfim, the most popular attraction in all Bahia. Nearby, you will also visit the Boa Viagem beach in historical Mont Serrat neighborhood with its imposing XVI Portuguese fortress. Early Afternoon, we will visit the best and biggest shopping place in the North of Brazil for hand-crafted items, Mercado Modelo. You can find a wide assortment of products at ridiculously low prices!
Optional: We can also visit a "Terreiro de Candomblé" or African Cadomble Church or a Baptist Church, as the group desires and according to the profile of the group.
Overnight in scenic Salvador.

Day 8 - Transfer to Salvador Airport for return flight home.

*** End Of Our Services ***

Departures: Daily
Hotels: Sol da Barra Hotel (3*), Sol Victoria Marina Hotel (4*), Pestana Bahia Hotel (5*)
2008 Rates per person
2 paxs
4 paxs
5/8 paxs
9/13 paxs
Tour includes:
- 6 nights in hotel acomodation of your choice
- Tours and boat tour as per itinerary
- Breakfast and other meals as per itinerary
- English (Or other language) speaking guide

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