Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil
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  • Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

    1. Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

    Choose from 5 different itineraries to best fit your time in Salvador and your preferences. Explore the city's highlights on a private tour with an expert guide and learn about the historical background of the city. • 4-Hour Cidade Baixa - Salvador Outskirts Tour Visit the lower city of Salvador and get to know the coastal area of Baía de Todos os Santos. Go to Dique do Tororó and enjoy a panoramic view of the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium. Next, see the beaches of Ribeira and the Itapagipe Peninsula and visit a tile-painting workshop. Taste a tropical ice cream at the traditional Sorveteria da Ribeira and head to the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church. Get a beautiful view of Montserrat Fortress and end your tour visiting Mercado Modelo, a major landmark of colonial Brazil where you can find a wide variety of vendors selling art and handicrafts. • <...

    This is an excellent tour for people who have only one day to see the sights of Salvador. It includes a walking tour of the old town, Pelourinho, and a tour by car of the rest of the city.

  • Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

    2. Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

    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 presen...

    great tour and great insights on the afro culture because of the carnival the museum was closed but the tour operator gave us a guide for another tour day to visit the museum

  • Salvador by Night: Pelourinho & Old Town Tour

    3. Salvador by Night: Pelourinho & Old Town Tour

    Discover the Baroque architecture of Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings date to the 18th century, and are an expression of the grandeur of European colonization. On this 4-hour tour you’ll experience an event known as Tuesday's blessings, meant to ensure the preservation of the musical identity of Bahia, the cradle of Brazilian musicality. After a Catholic Mass is celebrated with elements of African religions in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Blacks, the streets of Pelourinho come alive with music and dance. Try a variety of dishes and delicacies of African-European heritage in bars, restaurants and street tents. Experience world-famous Bahian hospitality.

  • Salvador: Full-Day Historic City Tour

    4. Salvador: Full-Day Historic City Tour

    Start your tour in the Barra region of Salvador and see its beautiful beaches, such as Porto da Barra and Farol da Barra. Take a photo stop at Dique do Tororó, where you can see statues of African gods overlooking the Fonte Nova Arena, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup. Visit the workshop of a well-known local artist, try some of the best ice cream in Bahia, and stroll among its historic buildings and churches. See the Church of Gold, the Rosary Church, and others. Admire the beautiful views while descending on the Lacerda elevator and end your tour at the Mercado Modelo.

  • Salvador: Full-Day Anthropological City Tour with Lunch

    5. Salvador: Full-Day Anthropological City Tour with Lunch

    The city of Salvador safeguards in its daily life, African traditions that have been preserved in maroon community havens through centuries. In this itinerary, you'll have the opportunity to experience this magic energy present in this legacy of freedom struggles, and struggles to preserve the religious traditions of people in Bahia. You will begin the tour in the historic region Salvador, considered by Unesco a World Heritage Site, the renowned Pelourinho. This visit includes the Afro Brazilian Museum, which assembles a rich collection of the history of black people. You then proceed to the railway suburbs, and observe the urban landscape changes that have occurred in of territories of enslaved descendant communities. You will visit the largest open market in the city, also listed as an intangible heritage of Brazil, the São Joaquim Market, founded by enslaved Africans in the XIX cent...

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What people are saying about Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

I always book for a guide, to get to know more of the people, culture and easy access around. As usual, always amaze with the beauty of the place and how rich the culture of Salvador! I am amazed at pelourinho! The interior of San Francisco church, the most beautiful I had seen so far! Patrik our guide, is so friendly and make sure my brother and I are comfortable and safe always. Another found friend in Salvador!

This is an excellent tour for people who have only one day to see the sights of Salvador. It includes a walking tour of the old town, Pelourinho, and a tour by car of the rest of the city.

It was my first trip to Brazil on my first trip to Brazil, but I was able to explore the city at night with a very experienced local guide.

Luiz was amazing, resourceful and completely dedicated to us and our time.

Great Tour and Vagner was really helpful. Would 100% recommend.