Salvador is the capital of Bahia, a state known for its natural beauty, the kindness of its people, and the strong influence of African culture.
The swing of capoeira, a martial art that is more like a dance, the aromas and flavors of delicacies, religious syncretism and cultural miscellany are samples of the joy of a people it knows, perhaps because it is surrounded by natural beauty The city is also home to one of the liveliest and most disputed carnivals in the country.
The first capital of Brazil preserves an important historical center, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: the Pelourinho, which offers visits to several Brazilian Baroque churches and secular mansions.
Salvador has more than 300 churches. One of them is the Church of São Francisco, which stands out for its grandeur. Another important point is the Church of Senhor do Bonfim, one of the greatest symbols of the fusion of religions in Bahia.
In Salvador, Catholicism coexists closely with African religions, uniting Iemanjá with Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Iansã with Santa Bárbara, Senhor do Bonfim and Oxalá. African culture is also present in music and dance, such as capoeira.
Ingredients of African origin also predominate in the kitchen, such as palm oil, coconut milk, ginger and pepper. Acarajé, caruru and vatapá are typical dishes of international fame, which can be tasted on the baianas trays.
Arrival at Salvador airport. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Check in. At night we will go out to witness a demonstration of the main folkloric and cultural manifestations of Bahia, presented by the award-winning Balé Folclórico da Bahia. A show of lights, sounds and movements so immersive that you will not be able to take your eyes off the stage. Maculelê Xaxado, Dança dos Orixás, Puxada de Rede, Samba de Roda and Capoeira will make you get into the dance, without forgetting the delicious typical dinner with some of the main dishes of Bahian cuisine without a doubt it will be an unforgettable night.
We start the day with a delicious breakfast. Today we will take a historical tour, to know Pelourinho and some of the most famous postcards of Brazil. We will start with a visit to Farol da Barra, where we will take a walk through a part of the Farol that is accessible and we will have a few minutes to enjoy all the beauty of the place and take several photos. Continuing with our tour, we will pass through the Corredor da Vitória and Campo Grande, which during the carnival serve as walkways for the electric trios. Upon arriving at the Historic Center, we will take a 1 hour tour in an adapted electric car. With several stops to take pictures of the main churches and museums. Lunch of bahia tipical dishes or international food at historic house of Pelourinho. Return to the hotel and free day.
Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. In the morning, we will take a beautiful walk through the Lower City of Salvador, a place full of history, culture, art and impressive landscapes, starting with the view of the Itapagipe peninsula. We continue our tour visiting the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church, which is one of the greatest symbols of religious syncretism between Catholicism and Candomblé in Bahia. The church is also well known for its grid full of colored ribbons that are tied by locals and tourists from all over the world. We head towards Mont Serrat Fort that still preserves some original examples of war weapons. Right next to it, we will visit Ponta de Humaitá, where the view of the Bahía de Todos os Santos is enchanting. Finally, we will go shopping at the Mercado Modelo, the largest craft center in Bahia. Return to the hotel and free day.
Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport.
When is the best time to visit Salvador?
The best time to visit Salvador are the months of January, February, March, August, September, October, November in December since they are the least rainy. The months of April, May are the wettest months with the highest amount of rainfall.
How is the accessibility during the trip?
All transfers and tours are carried out in adapted vehicles. Some places we visit are accessible and others unfortunately not. The visit to Pelourinho is carried out in an adapted electric car.
How many days is it advisable to visit Salvador?
We recommend 3 nights in order to get to know the city of Salvador.
We are here to help you set up your trip to visit the first capital of Brazil with accessibility and comfort.
All transfers and tours are made in by adapted car.
The tour in the Pelourinho is done with an adapted electric car, due to the streets are narrow with slopes and cobblestones.
The theater is a 17th century mansion and has no accessibility. There is a step to enter and there is no accessible bathroom. The public is located on the ground floor, accessible by stairs, approximately 20 steps, with handrails and good lighting. People with disabilities or who cannot go down the stairs, have a walkway on the ground floor with capacity for 4 people. Although the theater is not accessible, we highly recommend seeing the show.
The dinner restaurant is located in the Pelourinho, it has a ramp at the entrance and an accessible bathroom. In addition, the restaurant has tables on the sidewalk.
In the historical City Tour, we take a tour of the Lighthouse that can be done. The Lighthouse does not have accessibility.
Before and after the electric car ride through Pelourinho we have an accessible bathroom.
In the Panoramic City Tour, we have an access ramp to the Senhor de Bomfim church.
Fort Mont Serrat is visited only from the outside.
Mercado Modelo does not have elevators to the second floor. The only difference with the first floor are the restaurants.