7 days – 6 nights

Salvador, also considered the “Black Rome”, the first brazilian capital and birthplace of african culture: the historical downtown UNESCO HERITAGE, religious tradition between sacred and profane, many rich musical rithyms and the paradise island of Morro de são Paulo.

ENGLISH GUIDE

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DAY 1 - (Beginning of the tour – Salvador)

Arrival and meeting your guide at the Salvador de Bahia Airport and transfer to the hotel in Itapua, an old fisher village that became very touristic.

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DAY 2 – (city tour)

City tour in Salvador (with private car and English guide) to visit the lower town, passing through all the coast way until the Barra lighthouse, arriving to the port zone Ribeira with the Bonfim church (the mystical symbol), the Montserrat Fort, the São Joaquim market (typical african market). Heading now to the upper town and arriving to the Pelourinho (the city historical heritage), we´ll gonna walk through the narrow streets enjoying the art of the most important churches (included the entrance in the São Francisco golden church). In the end of the afternoon, return to the hotel.

If this day is tuesday, possibly night visit to the streets of Pelourinho to follow the religious procession of “Terça da Bença” (Tuesday of the blessing) and a mess at the church and a great african band playing in the streets where everybody dance.

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DAY 3 - (Excursion north coast)

Excursion to the north coast in a private car along the coast until Praia do Forte (1:30 hour trip) that features the wonderful natural pools (and we can swim in its crystal waters) and the important sea turtles preservation program. Before getting into the hotel we visit the hippie village of Arembepe (destination of famous singers of the 70s) and we can admire the local handcrafts.

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DAY 4 - (Morro de São Paulo)

Early in the morning we´ll gonna take the transfer to the port and the catamaran boat to the Morro de São Paulo island (2:30 hour trip). This island is part of the archipalago Tinhare, located in the “Costa do Dende” (south of Salvador), considered the Pearl of the Bahia´s coast. Free afternoon at the beach.

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DAY 5 - (Morro de São Paulo)

All day long on the beach. You can walk around the beaches or get a tour boat (not included) to snorkel in the crystal water of the marvelous coral reef and see the different kinds of fishes. Also a tour boat to the island of Boipeba (not included) can be done.

 

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DAY 6 - (Itaparica – Salvador)

Free morning on the beach. In the afernoon we´ll gonna leave this island on a boat (public) to the Ponta do Curral (15 min) and then by car (not private) we´ll gonna get to Itaparica Island and on a ferry boat (40 minutes) we´ll come back to Salvador to our Itapua Hotel by not private transfer. By night you can walk around by yourselves, taste the acaraje in the Cira Square or enjoy a wonderful and typical restaurant and drink a beer or our brazilian caipirinha. (live music on weekends).

 

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DAY 7 - (Salvador – end of the trip)

Free day where you can enjoy the beach or visit some sightseeings like “Farol de Itapua” (Itapua lighthouse), monument to Vinicius de Moraes (Bossa Nova singer), Lagoa do Abaete (Abaete lagoon) and appreciate the sunset on the beach. End of the day with transfer to the airport for the return flight.

 

TRAVEL NOTES

GUIDE SERVICE

English guide during the excursion in Salvador, no guide in Morro de São Paulo

TRAVEL PERIOD

From march to december 15th, except July and local or national holidays (only under consult for availability)

BEST DAY TRIP´S START

Whenever

VACCINATION NEEDED

None

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED

Sun protection lotion, hat, rain coat, mosquito´s repelent

INCLUDED

  • All the transfers following the tour,
  • All the private´s tours described in the program,
  • All nights of hotel sharing a double room, included breakfast, between those listed at the end of this page
  • 24 hours on line assistance in English

EXCLUDED

  • International or domestic flights to arrive or leave the cities of beginning or leaving the country
  • All meals (except if it´s specified differently in the program) and all beverages (even in meals included)
  • Tours advised like a second option and extentions of the program
  • Private transfers and not programmed
  • Visitant fee in Morro de São Paulo
  • Travel insurance (in case of death, medical expenses, repatriation or travel canceling)
  • Tips and everything not listed in the program

EXTENSIONS OF THE PROGRAM

Possibility to extend the stay by 1 (one) or more days at Morro de São Paulo

Bahia
Bahia

From Salvador we fly to Ilheus where we begin to ride the Cocoa Coast with their exuberant vegetation and deserted beaches, also visiting the famous village of Itacare and the Marau peninsula

From Salvador we fly to Porto Seguro, the most touristic city of Bahia State, we´ll gonna visit the old town and the beach beside it, Araial da Ajuda, separted by a river. The following days many optional tours can be done (like the Trancoso Village) or just enjoy the beach and the restaurants by the sea.

PRICE STARTING FROM

(With group base of 2 participants) ***

Tour*

On Consultation

Tasso di cambio con EURO = BRL 5,25

* values ​​per person in Euro to be reconfirmed at the QUOTE REQUEST, based on the exchange rate with the local currency (BRL) at the time of the confirmation of the program.

***  For different number of participants, to be requested through the  QUOTE REQUEST

HOTEL STRUCTURES USED

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WHY TRAVEL WITH HERMES

Security and tranquility

Throughout the programs there will be the virtual support of a bilingual English assistent (in some cases also as an guide accompanying ) who will be available 24 hours a day, planning and optimizing all the days of the itinerary: the traveler will have only the task of enjoying the holiday in the best way and without any concern.

Experience and professionalism

The organizer, as well as the guides , are resident in Brazil and consequently all the itineraries are well known because they are continuously tested and kept constantly updated.

Specific advice

All the destinations have been elaborated on the basis of the real knowledge of travelers’ expectations: what to visit and how much time to spend, which is the best route and how to get  there for better appreciate the itinerary, where it is worth stopping to taste the local dishes, the best season to leave… ..

Savings

All costs are reduced thanks to the absence of intermediaries in the sale of the programs and the purchase is made directly with the organizer; moreover, all terrestrial services (transport, overnight stays, etc…) are carefully chosen on the basis of the best value for money;

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PERCHÈ VIAGGIARE CON HERMES

Sicurezza e tranquillità

Durante tutta la programmazione ci sarà l’accompagnamento di una guida italiana bilingue che sarà presente e disponibile 24 ore al giorno, pianificando e ottimizzando tutte le giornate dell’itinerario: al viaggiatore rimarrà il solo compito di gustarsi la vacanza nel migliore dei modi e senza alcuna preoccupazione.

Esperienza e professionalità

L’organizzatore, come pure la guida accompagnante, sono residenti in Brasile e di conseguenza tutti gli itinerari sono ben conosciuti perché testati in continuazione e tenuti costantemente aggiornati.

Consulenza specifica

Tutti i destini sono stati elaborati in base alla reale conoscenza delle aspettative dei viaggiatori: cosa visitare e quanto tempo dedicarci, quale è il miglior percorso e mezzo di locomozione per apprezzare maggiormente l’itinerario, dove vale la pena sostare per gustare i piatti locali, la stagione migliore per partire…..

Risparmio

Tutti i costi sono ridotti grazie all’assenza di intermediari nella vendita dei programmi e l’acquisto viene effettuato direttamente con l’organizzatore; inoltre tutti i servizi terrestri (trasporti, pernottamenti….) vengono attentamente scelti in base al miglior rapporto qualità\prezzo.