CURIOSITIES OF SALVADOR DO BAHIA
The Experience: Salvador was founded in 1549 as “the first Portuguese possession overseas” to become also the first capital of Brazil. Built on the top of a default at the All Saints Bay and due to this default the city was divided into Upper Town and Lower Town and quickly becomes rich and cosmopolitan. Capital of the State of Bahia and the 3rd largest city in Brazil, Salvador has the largest complex of colonial and baroque architecture in Latin America. We invite to explore with us this city considered the “cultural capital of the country” and the most African city of Brazil, also famous for its rich gastronomy strongly influenced by Africa and Portugal.
Destination: Salvador do Bahía, Brazil
Duration: 4 days
DAY 1: Bahia’s Highlights and its African Heritage.
Arrival in Salvador do Bahia and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an Afro Brazilian Tour, visit the main highlights of the city and the African heritage icons. Make a stop for lunch and continue to visit the Lower Town.
DAY 2: Bahia by Jorge Amado and Bahia Folkloric Ballet by night.
Follow the steps of Jorge Amado, one of the most awarded Brazilian writers and visit some spots in the bohemian neighorhood of Rio Vermelho. By night, meet the very receptive locals in a multicultural square and enjoy a show of the Folkloric Ballet of Bahia in Miguel Santana’s Theater.
DAY 3: Cultural City of Cachoeira and Cigar Factory.
With many historical and natural beauties, Cachoeira has much to show. It still preserves the history of the colonial period, with its colonial houses, churches and museums. It constitutes an important center of the African culture. Enjoy a walking tour around its quiet streets and visit a cigar factory, which is one of their main economic activities. After having lunch, head back to Salvador.
DAY 4: Free Day
Morning at leisure and transfer out to Salvador do Bahia Airport.