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6 Days

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6 Days: Salvador &Cachoeira

Tour Overview:
Discover the flavors of Bahia on this 6-day tour with SITA. Trace the African roots in Salvador with visits to the Afro Brazilian museum and the Gastronomy museum. Learn about the life and legacy of Irmá Dulce, a nun known as the Good Angel of Brazil. At a farm, you will learn the process of growing and harvesting tobacco as well as trying your hand at rolling your own cigars. There will be many opportunities to savor the famous Bahian cuisine.

Day 1 – Arrive Salvador

You will be welcomed upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your selected hotel.


Day 2 – Salvador – African Heritage Upper City & Sao Diogo fortress

Trace the African roots of Salvador on a city tour combining the residential areas at the mouth of the bay and continue to the older Historical Center of Salvador, the Pelourinho area. Visit the Afro-Brazilian Museum, which traces the West African origins of the city, and see the superb wooden sculpted panels of the orixá’s by Salvador’s most celebrated artist, Carybé, one of the city´s treasures. We visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, the famous Black church, built with meagre resources over a period of almost 100 years in the heart of the famed Pelourinho Square so called after the pillory or whipping post that stood in the main square. In this square, we also visit the intimate Bahian Gastronomy Museum, which focuses on the African influence on Bahia cuisine. Lunch at Odoya Restaurant (beverages not included). Late afternoon you will be taken to São Diogofortress, to watch the projections of Carybé’s works on the outer walls of the fort after the sunset. Dinner at BarraventoRestaurante.(BLD)

Please note:
– Afro Brazilian Museum is closed Sat and Sun.
– Gastronomy museum closed on Sun.
– Both church and museums are closed on local and public holidays.


Day 3 – Salvador – Market, Cuisine &The Lower City tour with Irmã Dulce Memorial Market and Cuisine – Morning only

Down through the centuries Salvador’s São Joaquim market provided an essential link to the farming hinterland of the western shores of the bay. It was to here the sugar cane and tobacco came to be exported. This was also the market for farm produce to supply the city. Ever bustling and bordering on the chaotic, today the market still sells a myriad of products and produce, from fruits and vegetables to spare parts for domestic appliances, to sacred herbs and religious artefacts of the candomblé, to the ingredients for Bahia cuisine’s signature dish, the moqueca – cilantro, limes, garlic, coconut milk and dendê palm oil. We visit the market (is there a better place to seek to understand a city than it local markets and later savor the famous moqueca dish in a local city restaurant.

Note: This tour is not a cooking class, but a cooking demonstration.
Standard Departure times: 09:00 AM
Duration: 5 hours (includes lunch)
Dress Code: Light clothing, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Terrain: Mostly uneven cobblestone. Easy-to-moderate slopes at the historical center and a few steps to access some locations.

The Lower City tour with Irmã Dulce Memorial
Complementing our Essential Salvador excursion, the Lower City tour offers another perspective of the sprawling city, passing the Tororo Lagoon with the imposing statues of the candombléorixas in mid-lake, and Irmá Dulce Memorial.
Inaugurated in 1993, one year after the Bahian nun’s death, the Irmã Dulce Memorial (MID) is a permanent exhibition on the legacy of love and charity of the Good Angel of Brazil, gathering more than 800 pieces that help preserve and keep alive the Ideals of the religious. The habit she used, photographs, documents, and personal objects can be seen in the MID, which still preserves, intact, Sister Dulce’s room and the chair in which she slept for more than thirty years because of a promise. Other striking facts of her life are remembered through mock-ups, books, diplomas and medals.Among the pieces of the collection there is also the Santo Antônio image, from the nineteenth century, belonging to the religious family. She used to pray in front of this image. At Sister Dulce Social Works (OSID), she used to present the saint to visitors as the “treasurer of the house.” The visit to the Memorial extends to the Chapel of the Relics, in the Shrine of Blessed Dulce of the Poor, where, since June 2010, her tomb has been found.
From here we drive us to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city. Fishermen fish from dug out canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners lie at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil and deeply syncretised with the Candomblé. We continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the bay and city beyond and on to the Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local artifacts and souvenirs.

Bahia by Night
The show takes place at the intimate Miguel Santana Theatre, located at the historical Pelourinho area. The BaléFolclórico da Bahia Company performs a seamless presentation of the multiple African traditions that underpin Bahian culture. After show, dinner at CucoBistrô restaurant. (BLD)

Important note: the show is not available on Tuesdays, Sundays and National holidays.


Day 4 – Salvador / Cachoeira

Private transfer from Salvador to Cachoeira.Lunch at Pousada do Convento. After lunch we take a boat tour along Paraguaçu River followed by a transfer to Casa do Morro Farm. Overnight Casa do Morro Farm. (BL)


Day 5 – Cachoeira – Tobacco Tour, Dannemann/ Salvador

Today we will visit a tobacco farm where we learn about the sowing, planting, drying and fermentation process of tobacco. We continue to a reforestation area where the group can engage on their “Adopt a Tree” project, which aims to restore the traditional specimens of rainforest on the region. Our tour ends atDannemann’s Cultural Centre where can see cigars being rolled by experts and even try our hands at the craft and make our own cigar. Lunch at Fazenda Santa Cruz, transfer back to Salvador. Rio Vermelho by Night – car & guide ONLY (dinner NOT included). Overnight at selected hotel. (BL)


Day 6 – Salvador / Depart

After breakfast the morning is at leisure. Private transfer from hotel to airport to take flight bound for home. (B)
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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
First Class Private Tour
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 05 - Jan 10 2155 2720
Jan 12 - Jan 17 2155 2720
Jan 19 - Jan 24 2155 2720
Jan 26 - Jan 31 2155 2720
Feb 02 - Feb 07 2155 2720
Feb 09 - Feb 14 2155 2720
Feb 16 - Feb 21 2155 2720
Feb 23 - Feb 29 2155 2720
Mar 02 - Mar 07 2095 2595
Mar 09 - Mar 14 2095 2595
Mar 16 - Mar 21 2095 2595
Mar 23 - Mar 28 2095 2595
Mar 30 - Apr 04 2095 2595
Apr 06 - Apr 11 2095 2595
Apr 13 - Apr 18 2095 2595
Apr 20 - Apr 25 2095 2595
Apr 27 - May 02 2095 2595
May 04 - May 09 2045 2495
May 11 - May 16 2045 2495
May 18 - May 23 2045 2495
May 25 - May 30 2045 2495
Jun 01 - Jun 06 2045 2495
Jun 08 - Jun 13 2045 2495
Jun 15 - Jun 20 2045 2495
Jun 22 - Jun 27 2045 2495
Jun 29 - Jul 04 2045 2495
Jul 06 - Jul 11 2095 2595
Jul 13 - Jul 18 2095 2595
Jul 20 - Jul 25 2095 2595
Jul 27 - Aug 01 2095 2595
Aug 03 - Aug 08 2155 2720
Aug 10 - Aug 15 2155 2720
Aug 17 - Aug 22 2155 2720
Aug 24 - Aug 29 2155 2720
Aug 31 - Sep 05 2155 2720
Sep 07 - Sep 12 2155 2720
Sep 14 - Sep 19 2155 2720
Sep 21 - Sep 26 2155 2720
Sep 28 - Oct 03 2155 2720
Oct 05 - Oct 10 2095 2595
Oct 12- Oct 17 2095 2595
Oct 19 - Oct 24 2095 2595
Oct 26 - Oct 31 2095 2595
Nov 02 - Nov 07 2095 2595
Nov 09 - Nov 14 2095 2595
Nov 16 - Nov 21 2095 2595
Nov 23 - Nov 28 2095 2595
Nov 30 - Dec 05 2095 2595
Dec 07 - Dec 12 2095 2595
Dec 14 - Dec 19 2095 2595
Deluxe Private Tour
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 05 - Jan 10 2495 3450
Jan 12 - Jan 17 2495 3450
Jan 19 - Jan 24 2495 3450
Jan 26 - Jan 31 2495 3450
Feb 02 - Feb 07 2495 3450
Feb 09 - Feb 14 2495 3450
Feb 16 - Feb 21 2495 3450
Feb 23 - Feb 29 2495 3450
Mar 02 - Mar 07 2495 3450
Mar 09 - Mar 14 2495 3450
Mar 16 - Mar 21 2495 3450
Mar 23 - Mar 28 2495 3450
Mar 30 - Apr 04 2495 3450
Apr 06 - Apr 11 2495 3450
Apr 13 - Apr 18 2495 3450
Apr 20 - Apr 25 2495 3450
Apr 27 - May 02 2495 3450
May 04 - May 09 2495 3450
May 11 - May 16 2495 3450
May 18 - May 23 2495 3450
May 25 - May 30 2495 3450
Jun 01 - Jun 06 2495 3450
Jun 08 - Jun 13 2495 3450
Jun 15 - Jun 20 2495 3450
Jun 22 - Jun 27 2495 3450
Jun 29 - Jul 04 2495 3450
Jul 06 - Jul 11 2495 3450
Jul 13 - Jul 18 2495 3450
Jul 20 - Jul 25 2495 3450
Jul 27 - Aug 01 2495 3450
Aug 03 - Aug 08 2495 3450
Aug 10 - Aug 15 2495 3450
Aug 17 - Aug 22 2495 3450
Aug 24 - Aug 29 2495 3450
Aug 31 - Sep 05 2495 3450
Sep 07 - Sep 12 2495 3450
Sep 14 - Sep 19 2495 3450
Sep 21 - Sep 26 2495 3450
Sep 28 - Oct 03 2495 3450
Oct 05 - Oct 10 2495 3450
Oct 12- Oct 17 2495 3450
Oct 19 - Oct 24 2495 3450
Oct 26 - Oct 31 2495 3450
Nov 02 - Nov 07 2495 3450
Nov 09 - Nov 14 2495 3450
Nov 16 - Nov 21 2495 3450
Nov 23 - Nov 28 2495 3450
Nov 30 - Dec 05 2495 3450
Dec 07 - Dec 12 2495 3450
Dec 14 - Dec 19 2495 3450
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request
* Prices are not valid during Carnival & Winners parade & Christmas and New Year’s period.
First Class Hotels
Destination Property
Salvador Villa Bahia
Cachoeira Casa do Morro Farm
Deluxe Hotels
Destination Property
Salvador Fasano Salvador
Cachoeira Casa do Morro Farm

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights: 

  • First-class or deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides during touring
  • Entrance fees

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