Salvador da Bahia has been declared “Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by the UNESCO, and in 2018 it was selected by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 regions in the world to visit. Once the largest city in Brazil, as well as its first capital, it is home to the largest collection of Baroque and Colonial architecture in all of Latin America. Having once been the largest slave trade market in the Americas (7 times more slaves from Africa have been brought to this city alone, than to the entire United States), it remains to this day the epicenter of Afro-Brazilian heritage for all things music, dance and religion. Bahia’s local cuisine is a unique and tasty blend of Portuguese, native Brazilian and African flavors and aromas that’s not to be missed.
Salvador Historic and Panoramic Tour
Santo Antônio da Barra Fort
Built in 1536 to protect the Bay of Todos os Santos, in 1698 he received a lighthouse to guide the incoming boats, it still works today, the Farol da Barra. We will visit the São Diogo Fort, there we will have a wonderful view to Baía de Todos os Santos.
We will pass by the Corredor da Vitória, Largo do Campo Grande (one of the carnival circuits), and Avenida 7 de Setembro. We will start our walking tour to Pelourinho (Historic Center of Salvador), stopping at the Municipal Square which has a panoramic view of the Baixa (Lacerda Elevator, commerce, Port of Salvador and Mercado Modelo), Praça da Sé, a place that keeps ruins of Brazil’s first Basilica next to the first Archiepiscopal Palace in Salvador. we continue the City Tour towards Largo do Pelourinho, where is the Rosário dos Pretos Church and the Casa de Jorge Amado Foundation. We continue to the Church and Convent of São Francisco, considered one of the most unique and rich expressions of the Brazilian Baroque
Lacerda Elevator and Mercado Modelo
We will continue the tour of the Lacerda Elevator and Mercado Modelo with a stop for shopping. Then we go to the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (the most devoted Saint in Bahia), take the time to tie your ribbons with 03 wishes and say your prayers. We will visit the new Orla da Ribeira and you will have the option to try the eccentric flavors of the famous Sorveteria da Ribeira, Have you ever had tapioca ice cream?
Fort of Mont Serrat
From there, we will visit the Fort of Mont Serrat (Important construction of the 17th century) where we will have one of the most beautiful views of the city of Salvador.
Dique do Tororó
We will continue to Dique do Tororó with 08 sculptures of the most important Orixás of the African Religion, the work of the Bahian artist Tati Moreno and Arena Fonte Nova.
Itaparica and Frade Islands
We pick up passengers at Salvador Hotels towards the Maritime Terminal to board the boat.
Navigation is in calm waters, within the Bay of Todos os Santos which is the largest bay in Brazil.
The Ilha dos Frades, approximately 6 km long, is located in the center of the Todos os Santos Bay, with beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes, waterfall and vegetation typical of the Atlantic Forest, despite being one of the smallest islands in the Todos os Santos Bay. Ilha dos Frades has a 15-pointed star shape. The name Frades comes from the memory of religious who tried to catechize the Tupinambás Indians and were devoured by them, as they were cannibalistic Indians. Among other cultural attractions are the Church of Nossa Senhora de Lourete and the Church of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, dating from the 17th century.
Leaving Ilha dos Frades visiting Ilha de Itaparica, one of the largest islands in Brazil. It is the largest and most famous island in the Bay of Todos os Santos. The arrival is at Itaparica Beach, stop for lunch (optional), relaxing and enjoying this beautiful beach until the end of the afternoon with warm and shallow waters. Returning to Salvador, passengers are taken back to hotels.
Morro de São Paulo
Morro de São Paulo Island
Morro de Sao Paulo is located 60 km south of Salvador the Capital of Bahia. It is part of an archipelago of 26 islands, only three of them inhabited. Beaches with clear water and white sand and palm trees beyond the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic forest) that make up the perfect scenario for the visitors of this tropical paradise.
This day tour includes visits to its historical monuments built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fortaleza de Tapirandú – The fortress of Morro de Sao Paulo and its portico were built to prevent Dutch invasions and protect the Baía de Todos os Santos (Bay of All Saints) during colonial Brazil. The Fonte Grande (Great Source) for supplying water to residents and prisoners. At the time of its construction was considered a national example of technology. The Church of Nossa Senhora da Luz (Our Lady of Light) which is named after the holy patron of the island and is responsible for maintaining the Catholic faith throughout the centuries in this village. The Casarão (mansion) which was built and used for storage of flour and is actually a hotel was the largest building of its time and housed in the past Dom Pedro II in his visit to the island.
After lunch, you´ll enjoy leisure time in this fascinating island with no cars which provides a peaceful and relaxing ambient away from the rush and bustle of the metropolis.