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HISTORIC SALVADOR

Extend your trip with a four-night stay in historic Salvador, Brazil’s cultural treasure located on the Atlantic coast. Staying close to the delightful old city, we explore the city on a guided excursion, take a full day cruise to nearby islands and enjoy a spectacular folklore show. Including two lunches and one dinner.

DAY 1

SANTAREM TO SALVADOR

Transfer from the ship to the airport and fly to Salvador (via Brasilia or Recife) arriving in the evening. On arrival in Salvador, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to the Convento do Carmo, located close to Salvador’s historic old city, for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 2

SALVADOR

Today we explore historic and delightful Salvador (including lunch in the old city). We visit the city’s nautical museum, Santa Maria and Sao Diogo forts and the historic centre, Pelourinho – now a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its exquisite 17th and 18th century architecture. After lunch, we observe panoramic views of the city and visit the famous Bonfim Church and the Mercado Modelo.

DAY 3

ISLANDS CRUISE

A full day discovering the nearby islands by schooner (including lunch). We first visit Frades Island, with its sad history where slaves from Africa were quarantined and prepared for sale on the mainland. Relax on one of the island's beautiful beaches. We continue to Itaparica, the largest island in the bay and an important historical site where we have lunch - the delicacies of Bahian cuisine. In the afternoon, explore this beautiful tropical island before rejoining the schooner for the trip back to Salvador.

DAY 4

INCLUDED EVENING DINNER & SHOW

Day at leisure – perhaps relax at your hotel or explore the old city in your own time. In the evening, enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant and a spectacular folklore show. The show features some of the major Afro-Bahian cultural traditions, such as samba de roda, maculelê, hauling of the fishnets, Candomblé and Capoeira.

DAY 5

SALVADOR

Transfer to Salvador airport for your onward flight home.

Convento do Carmo, Salvador

A charming hotel occupying a fully restored 19th century building in the heart of Pelourinho, Salvador’s historic centre. The five floors are served by a lift, and the 10 spacious, high standard rooms have huge box-spring beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. There is a swimming pool, solarium, fitness room, business centre and restaurant that features seafood specialties.

Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-330, Brazil

Tel: +55 7133 278 400

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Rates include

Domestic flights from Santarem to Salvador, airport transfers, 4-night stay on bed and breakfast basis in the Convento do Carmo Hotel Salvador, excursions and meals as described.

Rates exclude

Travel insurance, visas, drinks and tips.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$1395.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1995.00