Brazil’s Hidden Gems: Salvador de Bahia & Bay of All Saints with Amara

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Amara

Hi, I'm Amara. I'm all about traveling to new places and discovering hidden gems. I’ve always wanted to check out vibrant Salvador de Bahia on the coast of Brazil and sail out to see the Bay of All Saints. There’s a cool island stopover on this tour too, which sounds crazy good! If you're looking for a mix of city sightseeing and laid-back beach relaxation, you'll totally want to come along.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jun 15 – 19, 2022

Activity Level

Light

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van, boat

Tour Price

USD 300
/ person
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Age range

18 – 29

Travel interest

Beaches, islands, culture, relaxing, exploring

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Guide - Say Hueque

Explorers at heart, the team at Say Hueque have been making travel dreams come true since 1999. Based in Argentina and bolstered with ample experience in creating sustainable and immersive experiences focused on destinations in South America, the company is passionate about combining local knowledge with the highest international industry standards to deliver intimate, authentic, and unforgettable experiences for every guest. Every guide at Say Hueque is equipped with the valuable training and expert knowledge needed to run tours safely and efficiently. Let them take care of the nitty gritty details for you — all you have to do is let the adventure unfold!

Highly recommended, especially for individual travellers who don´t want to spend weeks on planning their perfect trip. Say Hueque customized a perfect itinerary according to my wishes and I just had an amazing time! High quality of accommodations, transfers and tours. Always very responsive and helpful. There were minor "issues" but Say Hueque made an effort to compensate. All in all I would definitely travel again with Say Hueque!

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19 day Bespoke Agrentina Trip in February/March 2020 – Based upon our suggested itinerary, Laura at Say Hueque put together a great trip which included visiting Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, Cachi and Cafayate. All arrangements made were superb. Guillermo treated us to a fantastic walking trip in the north side of central BA. Such a charming and helpful guide. Enjoyed wine tasting in Mendoza. Loved Salta, such a wonderful laid back city. Experienced a great road trip from Salta to Cachi and then on to Cafayate with more great wine testing. Sadly due to Covid 19 we had to abandon our trip and missed out on our itinerary travelling north of Salta and then missing Iguazu Falls. Amendment of our arrangements were handled very well by Laura enabling us to avoid being stranded in Argentina before flights were suspended. Say Hueque are highly recommended.

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Best trip of my life! We were supposed to go on a trip to Bolivia but had to cancel it last minute due to the unrest in Bolivia. We managed to find this amazing tour 2 days before we were scheduled to fly out and Karen was supportive throughout the whole process. Our last minute tour was a blessing in disguise because the highlight of the trip was trekking to Perito Moreno Glacier. This experience was the best thing I've ever done in my life! Our guide on this experience Jorge was so friendly! Also, our guide in Buenos Aires Marines was amazing as well, so funny and helpful. I would definitely want to book with them next time I go to Argentina! Thanks for these experiences of a lifetime Say Hueque!

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Brazil>Brazil’s Hidden Gems: Salvador de Bahia & Bay of All Saints with Amara

Immerse yourself in the fantastic sights and sounds of the vibrant and culturally-rich Brazilian city of Salvador, a jewel flanked by the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean. Let the energy and beauty of the city wash over you as you wander the cobblestone alleys and colorful squares of the historic Pelourinho neighborhood, take in the sights from the iconic Lacerda Elevator, and witness an incredible performance by the Bahia Folkloric Ballet at a dinner-and-show event you’ll never forget. The icing on the cake is a superb full-day schooner tour around the Bay of All Saints, which will include perfect swimming and sunbathing opportunities on a stopover at the gorgeous ​​Frades Island! — This trip is 100% carbon neutral!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Amara

Hi, I'm Amara. I'm all about traveling to new places and discovering hidden gems. I’ve always wanted to check out vibrant Salvador de Bahia on the coast of Brazil and sail out to see the Bay of All Saints. There’s a cool island stopover on this tour too, which sounds crazy good! If you're looking for a mix of city sightseeing and laid-back beach relaxation, you'll totally want to come along.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jun 15 – 19, 2022

Activity Level

Light

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van, boat

Brazil>Brazil’s Hidden Gems: Salvador de Bahia & Bay of All Saints with Amara

Immerse yourself in the fantastic sights and sounds of the vibrant and culturally-rich Brazilian city of Salvador, a jewel flanked by the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean. Let the energy and beauty of the city wash over you as you wander the cobblestone alleys and colorful squares of the historic Pelourinho neighborhood, take in the sights from the iconic Lacerda Elevator, and witness an incredible performance by the Bahia Folkloric Ballet at a dinner-and-show event you’ll never forget. The icing on the cake is a superb full-day schooner tour around the Bay of All Saints, which will include perfect swimming and sunbathing opportunities on a stopover at the gorgeous ​​Frades Island! — This trip is 100% carbon neutral!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Salvador
  • Arrive at Salvador International Airport
  • Private transfer to accommodation
  • Check-in at Pousada Colonial Chile (or similar according to availability)
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · Salvador
  • Breakfast
  • Free morning
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Bahia Folkloric Ballet show (private transfer and dinner included)
  • Day 3 · Bay of All Saints and Salvador
  • Breakfast
  • Full-day schooner tour with lunch
  • Return to Salvador
  • Free evening
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Salvador
  • Breakfast
  • Free day
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Salvador
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Private transfer to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Olá and welcome to the city of Salvador, the vibrant capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia!

We’re absolutely thrilled to have you here in Brazil, ready to take on the incredible city of Salvador! Once the country’s colonial capital, you’ll find that today Salvador (also known as São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos — “Holy Savior of the Bay of All Saints”) has become the pulsating heart of the country’s Afro-Brazilian community, with culture and traditions carefully preserved. This is a city filled with festivity, with drum corps pounding out rhythms against the backdrop of historic buildings almost daily! Upon arriving at the airport, you will be whisked away to your accommodation via private transportation. After checking in, enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. Aside from the many attractions you can check out, you’ll also find a gorgeous coastline flanking the city – a suitable introduction to the tropical splendor of Bahia! Come nightfall, don’t forget to visit the best bars and restaurants in the area.

Day 2

Enjoy a free morning discovering Salvador at your leisure

Rise and shine! After a filling breakfast, you are free to spend the morning discovering the city on your own. Salvador is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas and there’s so much to see. Wander the charming cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho neighborhood and admire the wonderfully restored pastel-colored buildings of its historic center. We also suggest checking out the impressive Lacerda Elevator, easily one of the most popular Brazilian landmarks. Starting out as an old pulley system that was put in place in the 17th century to help move objects from the Lower City to the Upper City, a proper elevator was built in its place by the 19th century. This is the unique art deco structure you see today! From the top, you’ll be able to get some of the best views that all of Salvador has to offer: the Bay of All Saints, Mercado Modelo, and more.

Get into the groove at a fantastic show and dinner experience featuring the Bahia Folkloric Ballet

In the evening, you will be whisked away to enjoy a local show in Bahia. As they say, the nightlife in Bahia is spectacular! On this one-of-a-kind tour, you will be treated to a performance that includes the main folkloric and cultural manifestations of Bahia, presented by the award-winning Bahia Folkloric Ballet. This will be a spectacle of lights, sounds, and movements so engaging you won’t be able to keep your eyes off the stage! With the troupe performing various dances — Maculelê, Xaxado, Dance of the Orishas, Puxada de Rede, Samba de Roda and Capoeira — you’ll want to join in! Enjoy a delicious dinner featuring Bahian cuisine to complete the experience. This will surely be a night to remember. Private transportation back to your hotel is included at the end of the night.

Day 3

Head out on an epic full-day schooner tour to see the Bay of All Saints

After a hearty breakfast this morning, it’s time to leave land behind. Make your own way down to the Terminal Marítimo, where you will find a fully-equipped schooner ready to take you on a full-day tour across the Bay of All Saints. During this tour, we will visit one of the 56 islands that sit in this bay. As soon as we set sail, you’ll already be blown away by the beauty of the clear waters around us. After around 1.5 hours of sailing, we’ll stop at Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe beach on star-shaped Frades Island, one of Salvador’s most popular tourist destinations. Here, enjoy a good swim in the irresistibly warm and clear shallows, and discover the beach huts that offer all kinds of food. After a wonderful day of swimming and sunbathing, we’ll return to Salvador at about 3:30 pm, and with luck we will enjoy a beautiful sunset before arriving back at the Terminal Marítimo.

Day 4

Enjoy a day at leisure — discover more of the city’s secrets!

Good morning! After a delightful breakfast, you will enjoy a free-and-easy day to take in the city sights on your own! If you want to customize your day, let us know and we can help you with optional tours like a samba class or capoeira class, so you can take a little bit of the “Salvador spirit” home with you when you leave! Today, you choose your adventure.

Day 5

It’s time to say goodbye to Salvador

We hope you’ve enjoyed your wonderful adventure in Salvador and out on the waters of the Bay of All Saints! After checking out of your accommodation, we’ll take you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Until next time — have a safe journey and we hope to see you again soon!

Accommodation

  • Pousada Colonial Chile (or similar according to availability)

    Pousada Colonial Chile can be found in the historic heart of the city of Salvador, its location privileged by the magic and beauty of the city's most famous landmarks and attractions, including Pelourinho, Mercado Modelo, the Lacerda Elevator, and more. Part of the historic center, this lodge preserves its colonial style in all of its common areas, while guest rooms offer a more modern touch in their design and decor. Relax on the rooftop, which boasts a spectacular view of the Bay of All Saints (Baía de Todos os Santos). The lodge offers 31 comfortable rooms, all of them equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, a comfortable box spring bed, a fridge, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Room type: Standard room, double occupancy.

Included

  • 4 nights in Pousada Colonial Chile (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bahia Folkloric Ballet show with dinner
  • Bay of All Saints schooner tour with lunch
  • Transfers between airport, accommodation, and tours (except to/from Terminal Marítimo pier for schooner tour)
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Transfers to/from Terminal Marítimo pier for schooner tour
  • Accompanying English-speaking guide on schooner tour
  • Ecological fee at Frades Island (approx. USD 25 per person)
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa to enter Brazil

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 300
Per person