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Private Guided Tour in Pelourinho
"Enjoy a tour with a local no groups and great cost benefit all to ensure you have a great experience and full attention! A flexible and friendly staff will help you with better choices accordingly to your interests and without pressuring you to buy anything and letting you choose where you want to eat! This is a although our suggestion is to leave at 8am to avoid agglomeration or at 1 pm if you want to do the tour during the afternoon.We will visit all the important places in the center: Lacerda Elevator Rio Branco Palace the Cathedral Church of St. Francis of Assis
From $125.00
 
Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia
"You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador including the old town's historical center the Pelorinho and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church Igreja do Bomfirm lighthouse and Fort Monte Serrat. You will stop here for a refreshing coconut water. Then you will drive over to the heart of the city
From EUR99.00
 
Private Full Day Tour of Salvador
"Option 1: Salvador City Tour10:00am: Pick up at central location Hotel - we suggest to leave around 9am but hours are flexible.10:30am: We will start the tour at the historical center.11:15am: Find out about the history of this place- a guide is very important to understand everything11:40am: Free time to know the locals 11:50am: Visit to a it will depend on the day time your energy and your interests. 2:30pm: São Francisco Church- Built in the 18th century and covered in gold in the inside it is a must see!3:30pm: We will be transfered to a boat for a tour. We will see the coast line and watch the sun set in the ocean. Options for a swim. 6:00pm Transfer back to the Hotel or if you rather we can take you to a local restaurant of yo it depends on the location of your hotel and on your interests.10:30am: Quick stop at a Famous Lake in Salvador- Lagoa de Abaeté (Not a very interesting place
From $250.00

More Local Customs in Salvador da Bahia

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Olodum.

Olodum is a world famous band from Salvador and also a social project.It was founded more than 30 years ago by brazilian percussionist Neguinho do Samba and the main object is to teach children...
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Always Haggle

If someone can get triple the price for an item from you, they will. I bought two paintings for 305 for the pair, after originally being told 280 each. It did take about ten minutes to get the price...
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Most famouse brasilian shoes: flip flops

Everybody wear flip flop, from the most expensived fashion brand, but the most of all buy Havaianas or Dupè in the supermarket...u can find towsend of colors, designs....so one day we was at the beach...
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AMENDOIM!

If you go to Salvador for the first time, you will surely wonder what the boys with the big bowls on the shoulders are selling... This is PEANUTS!! Fresh peanuts , boiled in salted water until tender...
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Local Newspaper

If you have a grasp of Portuguese, or even Spanish to some degree, you can get an idea of what life is like in Salvador from its local papers. There's access on the web to the largest paper in town...
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Jorge Amado

A great novelist whose stories of life in the Brazilian northeast won international acclaim.Amado became a journalist in 1930, and his literary career paralleled acareer in radical politics that won...
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Capitaes da areia

"Captains of Sand" is the title of a novel by Jorge Amado, the most important and famous of Bahian writers. This novel shows the life of the Bahian children that live in the streets (and beaches)....
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Fishermen

There are many fishermen that still use ancient methods; the picture shows some fishermen at Ilha da Mare.Hay muchos pescadores que aún utilizan métodos antiguos; la foto muestra algunos pescadores en...
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You don't have to tip too much...

You don't have to tip too much in Salvador. In fact in some small restaurants the waiter might even look at you funny if you try to leave a tip. It doesn't hurt to round up the bill if you feel that...
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If you don't have the heart to...

If you don't have the heart to say no to a begging child in the street it might be better to give him or her something other than money. One friend of mine used to give candy or pencils and paper to...
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Love those phones

The public phones come in all kinds of interesting shapes and colors. This one is a coconut, but you'll see all kinds of Brazilian themed phones.
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Top Hotels in Salvador da Bahia

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Praa da S, 22, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40021-020, Brazil
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Av Oceanica 591, Farol Da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40170-010, Brazil
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Ladeira da Saude, 09, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Avenida 7 de Setembro, 3659, Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140-110, Brazil
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Avenida Oceanica 1545, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140-131, Brazil
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13 Ordem Terceira Street, Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Top Things to Do in Salvador da Bahia

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Pelourinho

The historical centre itself, which revolves around the Pelourinho quarter with its triangular place, is characterized by its fidelity to the 16th-century plan, the density of its monuments, and the...
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Churches

A little away from the center of Salvador is a church called Nosso Senhor do Bomfim. That is a church build by portuguese sailors who survived a tropic storm on the way from Portugal to brazil and...
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Lacerda Elevator

In 20 seconds, Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) takes you from Praca Tome de Souza in Cidade Alta (the Upper City) to the Praca Cairu in Cidade Baixa (the Lower City). You travel more than 70...
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Beaches

The lighthouse in Salvador is sitting very pretty on a little cape just where the beaches begin. It plays an important part in the history of salvador and you hear it mentioned in songs very...
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Capoeira

Around the city you can witness locals showing off their capoeira skills. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art using dance and music. It requires a lot of upper body strength and looks really...
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Barra

Porto da Barra is the beach that attracts many local people and foreigners. It's the closest to the city centre and easy of access with the public transport from Pelourinho and other parts of the...
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Top 5 Salvador da Bahia Writers

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martinelli

"Salvador"
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acemj

"Salvador da Bahia"
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MikeAtSea

"Salvador - Africa in Brazil"
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Zarasher

"All I want is some ACARAJE!"
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ludogatto

"Salvador de Bahia: african roots are here"
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