Guided tour

Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

4.6 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Your Tour Brazil

Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

Activity provider: Your Tour Brazil

From US$ 84.23 per person

Discover Salvador’s historic Pelourinho district, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Take a guided walk through history and experience the African Bahian atmosphere and local life and culture. Visit the Afro Museum of Benin as well.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
The lobby of your hotel
Small group
Limited to 4 participants

Experience

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
Full 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.

Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Drinks and meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobblestones streets
  • Food and beverages not listed in the itinerary are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Vagner was the most informed, cerebral, and culturally connected historical guides that I have experienced in quite some time. There are literally no words to describe his prolific knowledge and value. BOOK THIS TOUR! You will not be disappointed. From Barra to the Dique del Torro, to Saő Joaquin market, to the Historic Center- Vagner left no stones unturned. Our driver Fabio, who is also affiliated with this company showcased alertness, prompt timing, and percision based driving skills within this very busy metropolis. I hope to dig further into this gem of a city...but the only way I'll expand will be with Vagner. Thank you Again. 5 Stars!

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September 18, 2022

This tour was fantastic! Our guide was so knowledgeable and had so much insight to share, including his own personal stories and experiences. We got to see several parts of the city and learn about the history in ways we never could have by just reading about it. The rain and the museum being closed threw a few kinks in the plan, but those were obviously beyond his control and he was able to adjust and take us to a market instead which was super interesting. Highly recommend!

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April 20, 2022

Wilson was great. He explained the stops in detail, answered any questions we had and even gave us tips for the rest of our time in Salvador. Such a great experience to really delve into the culture of the city

February 14, 2022

Product ID: 56223