This full-day city tour invites you to get to know Salvador de Bahía by knowing it's history, culture, gastronomy, beaches, landscapes and architecture. From it's days as the country first capital with it's big African influence until modern times.
What to Expect
Start the tour at your hotel where your guide will pick you up at 09:00 am. Head to Ribeira municipality to visit a local artist who spreads Orishas Bahian culture in his works. You will also visit an old seaport where the first aircrafts used to arrive at Salvador and the famous Riveira ice cream shop that has won several awards as the best one in Salvador.
Then visit the Senhor de Bom Fim Church, where the famous Senhor Bom Fim bracelets were born, the which ones that you can ask 3 wishes to each bracelet. The next stop will be at Fort Monte Serrat considered one of the greatest military works of colonial Brazil. From there you will also have a beautiful view of All Saints Bay.
The next stop will be at the Irma Dulce church and museum, a very important person in Bahian culture that is close to being declared a saint by the miracles attributed to her. Besides the works she did in life helping the needy is nowadays one of the major public hospitals in Salvador.
Next stop will be Dique de Tororó with its 8 orishas sculptures and modern Fonte Nova soccer stadium.
At this point you are ready for a lunch buffet at the restaurant Coliseo located in Pelurinho.
After lunch, take a walk to see the attractions of this historic neighborhood. Head to San Francisco church, with its stunning decor bathed in gold. You will walk by Pelurinho streets getting to know its main attractions and souvenir shops. We will take the Lacerda elevator and visit Modelo market, that has been a place of trading since colonial times.
Return to your vehicle and go towards Barra's sector where you will get to know its waterfront and Barra's Farol, a meeting point between the Atlantic Ocean and All Saints Bay.
Eend the day visiting Iemanjá's house in Rio Vermelho neighborhood and then your guide will leave you at your hotel.
- Local guide
- Entrance to San Francisco Church