Top 10 tours in Salvador

From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

Highlights

  • Experience the laid-back, car-free village of Morro de São Paulo
  • Relax on the beach and taste the local caipirinhas
  • Catch the ferry to Itaparica Island and continue overland to Valencia
  • Swim in the sea, ride horses, go on a diving adventure and much more

Description

Begin your journey by departing from Salvador and taking a scenic ferry ride that lasts approximately one hour to reach Itaparica Island. From there, embark on a two-hour drive to the city of Valencia. Once in Valencia, continue your adventure by taking a speedboat to a beloved spot fondly referred to as “The Hill” by the locals in Bahia.

Upon arrival at Morro de São Paulo, prepare to be delighted by its picturesque beaches with glistening white sand, crystal-clear waters, towering coconut trees, and lush Atlantic forest. This off-the-beaten-path destination promises a unique and unforgettable experience.

Immerse yourself in the friendly village atmosphere, where cars are not allowed and the amiable locals can be found socializing in the cozy bars and restaurants. As you take in the surroundings, you’ll notice that the beaches are identified by numbers rather than names, adding to the charm of Morro de São Paulo.

Embrace the opportunity to engage in optional activities such as invigorating horseback rides and exhilarating zipline adventures. Alternatively, simply meander through the enchanting sights that abound in this remarkable location.

Morro de São Paulo caters to all ages and preferences, offering something for everyone. Unwind as you indulge in cheerful dancing and savor refreshing cocktails on the beach, alongside the welcoming locals. Don’t miss the chance to try the quintessential Brazilian drink, the caipirinha, or dip your toes into the serene ocean waters.

Morro de São Paulo beckons you to surrender to its captivating ambiance, promising a memorable vacation filled with relaxation, excitement, and the warm embrace of its hospitable community.

Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide

Price

From $74.86 per person

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Salvador de Bahia African Culture Tour

Highlights

  • Terreiro de Jesus
  • Cross of Sao Francisco
  • Olumdum
  • Afro Brazilian Mass

Description

Let’s meet at 2 pm at the Cathedral Basilica of San Salvador and embark on a walking tour that explores the rich influence and legacy of African culture in Salvador de Bahia.

Our first stop will be Terreiro de Jesus, where we’ll delve into the history of this area of Brazil and learn about the colonization process through the Jesuit Missions and Portuguese settlers. Along the way, we’ll also discover various African personalities who have made a significant impact on Salvador de Bahia throughout history.

Continuing our walk through the city center, we’ll reach the Cross of Sao Francisco. Here, we’ll uncover the birth of an organization in the 19th century devoted to supporting the black community and their struggle for liberation in Salvador. We’ll also delve into the vibrant world of African culture, including the lively samba and captivating capoeira dances that are sure to make you want to join in.

Our journey will culminate at the Escola do Olodum, a cultural and educational center highlighting the African heritage. Here, we’ll dive into the significance of Carnival in the city and its profound ties to the African roots.

After three hours of exploring, our guided tour will come to an end at the Cross of San Francisco.

Included

  • English, Spanish –speaking guide

Price

From $40.64 per person

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Afro-Brazilian Roots Private City Tour in Salvador”

Highlights

  • Venturing into Salvador’s Afro-Brazilian Heritage
  • Unraveling Traditions and Tastes in Vibrant Salvador
  • A Cultural Odyssey Through Salvador’s Seaside Favelas

Description

Discover the Afro-Brazilian heritage of Salvador on an incredible 6-hour tour that will captivate your senses. Prepare to be mesmerized by the city’s vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, its music, and spirituality. Salvador, a city filled with history and stories, offers an unforgettable experience.

Our tour begins by picking you up from your accommodation and taking you to explore the lively waterfront of Rio Vermelho. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the sacred altar of Yemayá, an African deity, which is lovingly cared for by the local fishermen.

Next, we will visit Tororó Dike, where you can capture the mystery and magic of the imposing African monuments through your camera lens. Then, we will immerse ourselves in the vibrant São Joaquim Fair, a true part of Salvador’s heritage. Experience the delightful aromas and flavors of African cuisine as you browse through stores filled with exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and authentic local dishes.

Before moving on to our next adventure, we will indulge in the famous acarajé, a culinary gem that will leave your taste buds satisfied. Then, we will visit a sacred Candomblé temple in the Ewe Fon tradition. Here, you will gain insight into the rich tapestry of beliefs and traditions that shape Candomblé.

To end the tour, we will take you to a picturesque seaside favela, where you can relax and enjoy a delicious lunch with panoramic views of the sparkling sea. After a day filled with wonders and adventures, we will return you to your hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the vibrant city of Salvador.

Included

  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Acaraje tasting
  • private Car
  • Donation

Price

From $128.34 per person

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Salvador de Bahia African Culture Tour

Highlights

  • Terreiro de Jesus
  • Cross of Sao Francisco
  • Olumdum
  • Afro Brazilian Mass

Description

Let’s meet at the Cathedral Basilica of San Salvador at 2 pm to kick off our walking tour exploring the rich influence and lasting legacy of African culture in Salvador de Bahia.

Our first stop will be at Terreiro de Jesus, where we’ll delve into the history of colonization in this region of Brazil, focusing on the Jesuit Missions and Portuguese colonization. We’ll also delve into the lives of prominent African figures who have made their mark in Salvador de Bahia.

Continuing our journey through the city center, we’ll make our way to the imposing Cross of Sao Francisco. This is where we’ll delve into the establishment of an organization in the 19th century, dedicated to supporting the black community in Salvador in their fight for liberation. We’ll also explore other integral aspects of African culture, such as the vibrant samba and capoeira dances that are bound to get your feet tapping!

Our last stop will be at the Escola do Olodum, a cultural and educational center that celebrates African heritage. Here, we’ll dive into the significance of Carnival in the city, discovering its profound connection to the African roots of Salvador de Bahia.

After three hours of immersive exploration, our guided tour will conclude at the Cross of San Francisco.

Included

  • English, Spanish –speaking guide

Price

From $40.64 per person

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Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

Highlights

  • Get to know the highlights of Salvador, Brazil’s first capital
  • Discover the most important cultural and historical sights in the city
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private group with an expert guide
  • Choose from a selection of 5 different itineraries to best fit your preferences
  • Have a hassle-free experience with included pickup and drop-off at your hotel

Description

Choose from five different itineraries to customize your time in Salvador and cater to your preferences. Embark on a private tour with an expert guide who will provide historical insights throughout your journey.

• 4-Hour Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts Tour

Explore the lower city of Salvador and discover the picturesque coastal area of Baía de Todos os Santos. Take in a panoramic view of the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium from Dique do Tororó. Visit the beautiful beaches of Ribeira and the Itapagipe Peninsula, and participate in a tile-painting workshop. Indulge in tropical ice cream at the renowned Sorveteria da Ribeira and pay a visit to the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church. Gain a stunning view of Montserrat Fortress before concluding your tour at Mercado Modelo, a notable landmark of colonial Brazil that boasts various vendors selling art and handicrafts.

• 4-Hour Old Salvador with Pelourinho Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Salvador starting at the Santo Antonio da Barra Fortress and Lighthouse. Encounter the monument to Brazilian Independence and stroll through the UNESCO-inscribed Historic Center of San Salvador de Bahia, also known as “Pelourinho.” Explore the Jesuit Basilica Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assis, two remarkable religious buildings in Brazil.

• 6-Hour Salvador Essentials Tour with Local Snack

Optimize your time by combining the key attractions of the city with a delightful local snack. This combo tour unites the Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts and Old Salvador with Pelourinho tours. Enjoy a quick stop to indulge in a crepioca, a unique flavor of Bahian gastronomy.

• 7-Hour Old Salvador with Pelourinho Tour & Salvador Beaches

Experience the best of Salvador, combining historical exploration with beach relaxation. This tour merges the Old Salvador with Pelourinho tour with leisure time at Praia do Flamengo and Stella Maris, two of Salvador’s finest beaches. Please note that lunch is not included.

• 8-Hour Salvador Essentials Tour with Regional Lunch

Embark on a comprehensive tour of Salvador, combining the Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts and Old Salvador with Pelourinho tours at a relaxed pace. Take a break for a traditional Bahian lunch, allowing you to savor regional flavors and fully immerse yourself in the city’s culinary offerings.

Included

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert guide
  • Lunch or snack (if option selected)

Price

From $85.56 per person

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Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

Highlights

  • Get to know the highlights of Salvador, Brazil’s first capital
  • Discover the most important cultural and historical sights in the city
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private group with an expert guide
  • Choose from a selection of 5 different itineraries to best fit your preferences
  • Have a hassle-free experience with included pickup and drop-off at your hotel

Description

Discover Salvador in the way that best suits your preferences and time available. Join a private tour with an expert guide who will provide insights into the city’s rich history.

1. 4-Hour Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts Tour
Explore the lower city of Salvador and discover the beautiful coastline of Baía de Todos os Santos. Admire the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium from Dique do Tororó and visit the picturesque beaches of Ribeira and the Itapagipe Peninsula. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting a tile-painting workshop. Enjoy a tropical ice cream at Sorveteria da Ribeira and explore the iconic Senhor do Bonfim Church. Don’t miss the chance to see Montserrat Fortress and Mercado Modelo, a historical market where you can find unique art and handicrafts.

2. 4-Hour Old Salvador with Pelourinho Tour
Begin your journey at the Santo Antonio da Barra Fortress and Lighthouse. Learn about Brazilian Independence at the monument dedicated to it, then delve into the UNESCO-inscribed Historic Center of San Salvador de Bahia, also known as “Pelourinho.” Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Jesuit Basilica Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assis.

3. 6-Hour Salvador Essentials Tour with Local Snack
Combine the Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts and Old Salvador with Pelourinho tours for a comprehensive experience of the city’s highlights. Take a break to savor a crepioca, a local snack that showcases the flavors of Bahian gastronomy.

4. 7-Hour Old Salvador with Pelourinho Tour & Salvador Beaches
Immerse yourself in the history of Salvador with a visit to Pelourinho and then enjoy some well-deserved relaxation at Praia do Flamengo and Stella Maris, two of the finest beaches in the city. Please note that lunch is not included.

5. 8-Hour Salvador Essentials Tour with Regional Lunch
Indulge in a complete Salvador experience by combining the Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts and Old Salvador with Pelourinho tours. Take your time with a leisurely pace and stop for a traditional Bahian lunch, allowing you to savor the regional flavors of Salvador.

Choose the itinerary that suits your interests and make the most of your time in Salvador, immersing yourself in the city’s history and culture.

Included

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert guide
  • Lunch or snack (if option selected)

Price

From $85.56 per person

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Candomblé Cerimony Tour

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Tour guide for a more personalized experience
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Description

The history of São Salvador of Bahia is characterized by the rich cultural heritage passed down from African peoples. Over centuries, our ancestors fought to uphold their faith in African gods, giving rise to a distinct religious structure called Candomblé. This Afro-Brazilian religion worships the Orixas, who embody the resilience and spiritual power of Africans and their descendants in Brazil.

The Orixas, Inquices, and Voduns are African deities who made the journey across the seas and supported their devotees in overcoming the hardships of slavery. We will respectfully delve into this realm of faith, immersing ourselves in the rituals, rhythms, songs, colors, and food that constitute this ancestral religiosity. In the nighttime, men and women summon the gods to earth, and the Orixas accept the invitation. They dance, celebrate, and bestow blessings upon their people. Through a Candomblé ceremony, we are privileged to feel the divine force of nature rejoicing in our midst.

This itinerary has been curated by a member of the Candomblé religion, offering you the chance to witness the most exquisite legacy left by our African ancestors in the New World.

Included

  • Shared transportation and tour guide
  • Donation to the Candomble Temple

Price

From $64.17 per person

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From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

Highlights

  • Experience the laid-back, car-free village of Morro de São Paulo
  • Relax on the beach and taste the local caipirinhas
  • Catch the ferry to Itaparica Island and continue overland to Valencia
  • Swim in the sea, ride horses, go on a diving adventure and much more

Description

Start your journey by departing from Salvador and taking a scenic ferry ride to Itaparica Island, which will take approximately 1 hour. From there, continue your adventure with a comfortable 2-hour drive to the charming city of Valencia. After reaching Valencia, hop onto a speedy boat and make your way to the beloved “The Hill” area, also known as Morro de São Paulo, as affectionately referred to by the locals.

As you arrive at Morro de São Paulo, you’ll be greeted by picturesque beaches with pristine white sand, exceptionally clear waters, towering coconut trees, and lush Atlantic forest. This secluded location offers a relaxing atmosphere, far from the usual tourist spots. The beaches here are numbered instead of having names, adding to the unique charm of the area.

Immerse yourself in the friendly and welcoming village atmosphere, where cars are not allowed, and the locals can be found socializing at the local bars and restaurants. Take advantage of various optional activities, such as exhilarating horseback rides or thrilling zipline adventures. Alternatively, simply wander around and admire the countless enchanting sights that are scattered throughout the area.

Morro de São Paulo caters to all age groups and preferences, making it an ideal destination for everyone. Experience the joyous energy of the locals as they dance on the beach and sip on refreshing cocktails. Join in the merriment, savor the delectable caipirinhas, or indulge in the tranquil ocean waters as you dip your toes in for a relaxing escape.

Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide

Price

From $74.86 per person

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Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

Highlights

  • Explore Salvador’s iconic district of Pelourinho
  • Marvel at the African Bahian atmosphere
  • Step back in time on a guided history tour
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group of maximum 6 people

Description

Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, has maintained the evidence of its African heritage, introduced by the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Brazil.

During the Portuguese colonization, the Bay of All Saints was of fundamental importance as the main export site in the Southern Hemisphere, from which products such as Brazilian sugar and Bolivian silver were shipped to Europe.

On this 4-hour tour you’ll learn about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy by visiting key historical sites in the city of Salvador.

The tour begins at the Fort and Barra Lighthouse at the port of arrival for enslaved Africans. Continue to the Tororó dike and see the monument dedicated to the legacy of African religious heritage and the worship of Orixas.

The next sites you’ll visit are located in the Cidade Baixa (lower city), where you’ll take in important historic locations marking the presence of Africans in Bahia and Brazil.

In the historic downtown area, you’ll visit the Afro Museum of Benin, where the collection highlights the African perspective in the formation of Brazilian identify and culture.

You’ll also stop at the Church of the Rosary of the Blacks, the first Black Christian religious brotherhood in the New World. The tour concludes with a visit to the Casa do Benin Museum, one of the main African cultural centers in the state of Bahia.

Included

  • Private transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • 1 bottle of water

Price

From $89.84 per person

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Afro-Brazilian Roots Private City Tour in Salvador”

Highlights

  1. Venturing into Salvador’s Afro-Brazilian Heritage
  2. Unraveling Traditions and Tastes in Vibrant Salvador
  3. A Cultural Odyssey Through Salvador’s Seaside Favelas

Description

Experience the Afro-Brazilian essence of Salvador on this incredible 6-hour tour! Prepare to be entranced by the vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, the pulsating capital of music and faith. This city, full of stories and history, is ready to give you an unforgettable experience.

Starting from your accommodation, we will explore the lively waterfront of Rio Vermelho. Here, you will visit the sacred altar of Yemayá, an African deity revered by local fishermen.

Our next stop is the Tororó Dike, where you can capture the imposing African monuments exuding mystery and magic through your camera lens. We then immerse ourselves in the vibrant São Joaquim Fair, a key part of Salvador’s cultural heritage. Indulge in the delightful aromas and flavors of Africa as you peruse stores overflowing with exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and authentic local cuisine.

Before embarking on our next adventure, we will treat your taste buds to the famous acarajé – a culinary gem from Brazil. We will then visit the sacred temple of candomblé in the Ewe Fon tradition, where you will gain insight into the rich beliefs and traditions that define Candomblé.

We conclude our tour with a visit to a picturesque seaside favela. Here, you can unwind and enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by panoramic views of the glistening sea. After a day filled with marvels and excitement, we will return you to your hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the vibrant city of Salvador.

Included

  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Acaraje tasting
  • private Car
  • Donation

Price

From $128.34 per person

More details

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