State of Bahia
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Our most recommended State of Bahia Day Trips

  • From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

    1. From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

    Depart Salvador and journey by ferry to Itaparica Island. Then take a short drive to the city of Valencia, and continue by speedboat to what is affectionately known as "The Hill" by Bahian locals. On arrival at Morro de São Paulo, discover beaches of white sand, crystal-clear waters, coconut trees and dense Atlantic forest. Relax in the off-beat location, characterized by beaches with numbers instead of names. Experience the friendly village atmosphere, where cars are forbidden and the hospitable people hang out in the bars and restaurants. Take part in optional activities such as horseback rides and zipline adventures, or just wander among the many enchanting sights. Suitable for all ages and tastes, Morro de São Paulo is home to cheerful dancing and cocktails on the beach. Join the locals and drink caipirinhas, or dip your toes in the calm waters of the ocean. Alternatively, you can...

    Very beautiful place but too far It’s very tiring to do in one day We only stayed 3.5 hours on the island and most of the time travelling You should sleep there at least one night

  • From Salvador: Mangue Seco Beaches, Dunes & Buggy Daytrip

    2. From Salvador: Mangue Seco Beaches, Dunes & Buggy Daytrip

    After morning pick-up at your Salvador hotel, you will meet your guide and board your vehicle for the 135 mile (220 kilometer) trip to Mangue Seco. Mangue Seco is inaccessible by road, so crossing the Real River (which divides the Brazilian states of Sergipe and Bahia) is part of the adventure. On this 12-hour guided tour, you'll travel 135 miles (220 kilometers) from Bahia to explore beaches, sand dunes and a tranquil village.  A pearl nestled between the sea, rivers, dunes and palm trees; Mangue Seco is a tropical beauty that has been portrayed in soap operas and national films.  This tour allows you to experience one of the most beautiful landscapes of the north coast, known as the Green Line.  The idyllic beaches, with swirling sands orchestrated by the winds and the sea waves, create dunes of incomparable beauty. Its warm waters and its marine basins form natural medicinal spa cent...

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

    3. 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

  • From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

    4. From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

    Following pick-up from your hotel in São Paulo, journey to the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, approximately 80 kilometers from the capital. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1-hour drive through expansive sections of the Atlantic Forest, and then discover the largest maritime port in Latin America upon arrival at Santos. Marvel at the countless shipping containers and cargo vessels in the Port of Santos, where thousands of immigrants arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century to work on the great coffee plantations. Get to know the main tourist attractions of the city, both in the historic city center and on the edges of the city. Learn how coffee production influenced the local way of life and customs, and hear more about the important historical figures of the area who affected not only the state of São Paulo but the country as a whole. Then, take the ferry to Guar...

    The day trip with Renato was an amazing experience. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently showed me around parts of the country I would have never managed to enjoy or discover on my own. Most importantly it did not feel like a history lesson, but he communicated an engaging story connecting the past and the present. Everything was simply perfect and tailored around my interests and curiosities.

  • From Salvador: Recôncavo Baiano & Plantation Farm Daytrip

    5. From Salvador: Recôncavo Baiano & Plantation Farm Daytrip

    The Bahian Recôncavo is a region renowned for its history of struggles for the independence of Brazil. The architecture of its cities, especially of the city of Cachoeira, reflects the Portuguese colonial heritage, along with the African legacy which is present in the faces of its inhabitants, its intellectual, religious and cultural traditions in the daily life of its inhabitants.  The tour begins in Santo Amaro, a city whose economy was mainly driven by the sugar cane plantations and enslaved labor until 1888. This town is of great historical significance, particularly in the context of resistance against Portuguese colonization. You will stroll around the local public market and its ancient colonial houses, as well as visit the Samba Museum and the Parish Church. You will then drive by sugar cane, cassava and tobacco farms towards Cachoeira, the main city in the Recôncavo region. Th...

  • Natal: Day Trip to São Miguel do Gostoso

    6. Natal: Day Trip to São Miguel do Gostoso

    After a morning pickup from your hotel in Natal, take a ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to São Miguel do Gostoso. Your first stop will be to find out more about cachaça in the district of São José. Enjoy a cultural presentation explaining the whole process for a good-quality artisanal cachaça. Then, head to São Miguel do Gostoso, located 110 km northwest of Natal. Discover this little village that remains largely undiscovered by mass tourism, and enjoy an excellent wide, coconut-lined beach. Explore the village itself and observe the local way of life. Even enjoy access to a small bed and breakfast where you have the option to have lunch and access the pool. Head back to Natal after your relaxing day, being dropped off at your accommodation.

  • From Natal: Galinhos Day Trip

    7. From Natal: Galinhos Day Trip

    Take a day trip to Galinhos, a small village with one of the most beautiful beaches on the Brazilian coast. Located 160 kilometers from Natal, the beach is set on a peninsula with scenery that enchants everyone who visits. After morning pickup from your hotel in Natal, relax during the 2-hour ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Galinhos. Framed by sand dunes, salt pans, and mangroves, this area is a haven for wildlife such as oysters, crabs, and birds. Take a boat ride to admire the stunning landscape of salt flats and rolling dunes from the water.  Relax on the golden sand, and go for a dip in clear blue sea. At the beach, you can choose to enjoy optional activities such as a buggy ride or a horse-drawn cart ride. Stop at Galos and downtown Galinhos, before returning to Natal at the end of an incredible day out.

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What people are saying about State of Bahia

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The day trip with Renato was an amazing experience. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently showed me around parts of the country I would have never managed to enjoy or discover on my own. Most importantly it did not feel like a history lesson, but he communicated an engaging story connecting the past and the present. Everything was simply perfect and tailored around my interests and curiosities.

Marcos, our guide, has a real passion for the city of Salvador and it’s history, and for explaining the African roots of Bahia. His English is flawless. Really enjoyable tour, I highly recommend it!

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

The excursion was very interesting, we saw characteristic and very beautiful places. If you want to know Brazil at the time of colonialism, I recommend it.

Very good guide who gives good information during the visit. Very friendly guide I recommend it to you