Welcome to Salvador

Salvador da Bahia has an energy and unadorned beauty that few cities can match. Once the magnificent capital of Portugal’s great New World colony, Salvador is the country’s Afro-Brazilian jewel. Its brilliantly hued center is a living museum of 17th- and 18th-century architecture and gold-laden churches. More importantly, Salvador is the nexus of an incredible arts movement. Wild festivals happen frequently, with... Read More

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$65.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Salvador Airport Roundtrip Transfer

You'll be met at the Dois De Julho Airport and be taken directly to your hotel. An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs - just look for your name and hotel details on a personalized sign! For your return journey, you'll be met at your hotel and taken directly to the airport for your flight home.

$49.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Historical Salvador City Tour

The streets of Central Salvador take tourists back to the beginnings of Brazil. Your tour begins at the Barra Lighthouse, passes the Teatro Castro Alves, home to the Bahian Symphony Orchestra and on to the Balé (ballet) de Castro Alves. The Forte de São Pedro and Praça Castro Alves are on route to the Historical Center of Pelourinho, which offers something to see along every street. Don't miss out on the historical churches, cafes, restaurants, shops and pastel-hued buildings. With more than a thousand houses, churches and monuments built since the 16th century, Salvador makes up the greatest collection of Baroque architectural heritage in Latin America.

$134.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Salvador da Bahia by Night

A night of magic, mystery and fun is all displayed through an authentic folkloric show. By encompassing dance, music and theatrics, this show portrays the complete history of the Afro-Brazilian culture. Experience the colorful Candomblé, Maculelê, Puxada de Rede, Dança do Caboclo, Samba de Roda and a wonderful show of Capoeira (traditional slave fighting). This tour, both educational and fun, will teach you a history lesson and leave you with unforgettable memories. The tour includes your transport, a bilingual guide and an international or typical Brazilian dinner.

$68.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

This schooner trip to the islands of Baía de Todos os Santos ("All Saints' Bay") includes music, bar service and an experienced guide. At your first stop, you'll enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm and crystal clear waters around the Ilha dos Frades. This small, primitive island offers lush tropical vegetation and beautiful beaches. Then you'll visit Itaparica, the most famous island in the bay. Its beaches and calm tide pools allow for a perfect diving adventure. You can also hike the trails or ride horses, as well as many other leisurely activities. This excursion, providing an outstanding overview of the Upper and Lower Cities and the islands in the bay, is an ideal day trip for the entire family!

$68.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador

After traveling a scenic 44 miles (70 km) from Salvador, you'll arrive at a paradise known as Praia do Forte. With a 7.5 mile (12 km) stretch of beautiful beaches which provide a full range of leisurely activities, this tropical heaven truly is the "Brazilian Polynesia". Choose to visit the Tamar Project, (entry not included) a sea turtle conservation program. You'll have the opportunity to visit a local fishing village and swim in the sea at Praia de Guarajuba. Enjoy the warm waters and tide pools before returning to Salvador in the late afternoon.

$49.25 Shore Excursions

Private Shore Excursion of Salvador

Once you disembark your cruise and meet your guide, our first visit is to Pelourinho. We'll explore this area by walking in the old town.Then we get on board of our car or a van to visit the Itapagipe peninsula. We'll see the Ribeira Area, the famous Bonfim church and its Brazilian ribbon, the Monte Serrat Fort, Boa Viagem offering a magnificent view of Salvador. Usually we take our lunch break in Ribeira, on a typical restaurant close to the bay. After the lunch, we visit Barra, the Tororo lake and its huge sculptures of the Orixas, which is the spirits of the Afro Brazilian Religion, the Candomblé. If we have time, and if you are interested, we can go as well to the Sao Joaquim market, a very local market with an incredible amount of different fruits, vegetables, spices and also all the afro-Brazilian religion (Candomblé) related products. During the tour by car, we'll stop in the places mentioned to take a walk around the attraction with the guide explaining. For example, we'll stop to visit the Bonfim church, another stop to see the Mont Serrat Fortress. The only place where is not possible to stop, is the Tororo Lake but we can pass with the car very close by to take photographs.