Folkloric Salvador Tour 4 Days and 3 Nights
DAY 01 ARRIVAL SALVADOR
Arrival at Salvador airport and transfer to the hotel .Overnight in Salvador.
DAY 02 H/D HISTORICAL CITY TOUR WITH MERCADO MODELO
Breakfast at the hotel, Tour operates daily, leaving at 9h00 and 14h00. For afternoon departures, tour will start with lunch. Leaving the hotel, tour will stop at Barra Lighthouse, entrance to the All Saints Bay. Baia de Todos os Santos / All Saints' Bay is not only biggest bay but also one of the biggest in the world. Barra Lighthouse was build using the foundations of the Santo Antonio Fort. After time for photos, tour will pass by Santa Maria Fortress, Porto da Barra where Tomé de Souza docked in the 16th century; Ladeira da Barra, Vitória and its 19th century mansions; Campo Grande and the monument of the Liberation of Bahia; Castro Alves Theater, Sete de Setembro Avenue and its throbbing commercial life; São Bento Monastery and last but not least - the main stage of Bahian Carnival - Castro Alves Square. This is the site of the Portuguese America. Tour will continue visiting the upper entrance of the Lacerda Lift; See Square; Terreiro de Jesus - a square with 5 churches, among them the Basilica Cathedral, the Saint Francis of Assissi church - built in the 18th century and famous for its gold-inlaid interior. Pelourinho - declared in 1985 an UNESCO World Monument, Latin America's biggest colonial complex with buildings dating back from the 16th, 17th and 18th century, that has been completely overhauled by the city authorities. Another stop will be at Carmo church and monastery for a visit. Stop at Mercado Modelo for shopping. Overnight in Salvador.
DAY 03 BAHIA BY NIGHT DINNER WITH TYPICAL SHOW
Breakfast at the hotel .Morning at leisure to enjoy the city.
Bahian folklore tradition is well expressed by the many dances and rituals. A Bahia by Night tour will take passengers to a show house where a typical Bahian and international food buffet dinner will be served. Show will explain the origins of Bahian tradition like the Samba de Roda and the Maculeló, Samba de Caboclo, Candomblé and its Orixás with their unique dancing choreography and drum beats, Puxada de Rede (the pulling of the fishing net) when they are bringing Xaréu (a type of fish) in. Capoeira - a leg contact fight and has become a dance / game, brought to Brazil by the Angola slaves and practiced all over the country and fast becoming practiced in other countries where Brazilian immigrants practice. "Playing " Capoeira requires fast leg movements that rarely take one of the players off an almost crouching position. Overnight in Salvador.
DAY 04 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast at the hotel .At schedule time transfer out to Salvador airport to take you international flight.
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The prices are not valid for special events and holidays, Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Winners parade.
Carnival 2011: From Mar.04th to Mar.09th
Winners parade 2011 (only Rio): From Mar.11th to Mar.13th