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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
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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 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

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Salvador da Bahia

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Tamar Reserve

The Tamar reserve is a project that has been going on for many years at the little beach town called Praia do Forte 80 kilometers north of Salvador. The Tamar project protects the giant sea turtles...
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Morro de Sao Paulo

It takes two hours to get to Morro on the Catamaran from Mercado Modelo... and it really is idyllic heaven. I stayed on the fourth beach which is quiet and ideal fro a relaxing getaway... There is...
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Linea verde

The Green Line is one of the few bands left of Atlantic rainforest in Brazil: the development of agriculture, grazing and indiscriminate exploitation of coast have greatly reduced this natural...
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Chapada Diamantina

The Chapada Diamantina National Park is unique with its wonderful landascapes, waterfalls, canyons, natural swimming pools... Culture and Ecotourism in the Vale do Capao : Many tourists are going to...
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Mangue Seco

Mangue Seco is a beautiful tiny and remote village between nothing and nowhere and worth visiting in any case. It is placed between Real river's edge and tall white sand dunes that extend to the beach...
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Mercado Modelo

After having a few beers in the Mercado Modelo baracas, you need to frequent the toilettes upstairs! On your way back, try to continue to the basement, and have a look! It is usually accessible, and...
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Ilha dos Frades

A very small island across Ilha Itaparica. Without electricity it's not full open to tourist so if you schedule to stay you must arrange by your own (taking the trip boat to Itaparica, it stop for...
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Ribeira

Ribeira is a neighbourhood on the bay side of the city on the peninsula of Itapagipe in the lower city (cidade baixa). It's not very far from the well-known Igreja (Church) de Bonfim. Ribeira was...
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Litoral Norte - North Coast

Pesque-pague If you go to Litoral Norte and are already a bit tired of wonderful beaches, a good and relaxing and sure fun option is to stop by one of the pesque-pague (fish-and-pay) places. Here's...
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Ilha de Boipeba

A paradise...on earth! To get there first you have to go in Morro do Sao Paulo in Bahia and then travel by track about an hour and get across the canal by boat! Ilha Boipeba is a lovely island located...
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Guarajuba.

Guarajuba is a beach around 70 kilometers north of Salvador and a really good place to go for a daytrip if you want to spend the day at a really good beach with fairly calm water and less people than...
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cachaseiro
Feb 07, 2013

Walk to other neighborhoods

Missing the elevator, I found myself in a less touristy area, where the people are less pushy. The streets are filled with vendors, and you can see how the people live.Brasil is very warm for a man...
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kaloz
Nov 15, 2008

Wash Day

If you miss the elevator, these huge things are remarkably easy to miss, you will have to walk up the hill to reach the upper city. Along the way you will see things that many tourists may miss, such...
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kaloz
Nov 13, 2008

Mahi Mahi - sunbathing and cocktails

Not off the beaten track in terms of being an unusual destination, but more an unexpected little haven off one of Salvador's main residential streets. Mahi Mahi is part of the Vitoria Sol hotel on...
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BlueLlama
Feb 16, 2008

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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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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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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Beaches

I know it is hard to leave your family and friends during this time of year but, spending one Christmas and New Years in Salvador Bahia is worth it. This holiday is big in any part of Brazil. In...
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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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Cidade Baixa - Lower City

Salvador is a city of two halves, divided into the Cidade Alta ("Upper Town") and the Cidade Baixa ("Lower Town") by an escarpment some 85m (275ft) high. The easiest way to travel between the two is...
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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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