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Salvador - Past and Present

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Salvador - Past and Present


  • See stunning baroque architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Explore Brazil′s oldest city and experience the rich African influence


The oldest city in Brazil and its first capital, Salvador is a thriving centre of Afro-Brazilian life. Considered the country’s soul and the birthplace of Brazilian culture, the local cuisine, music, dance and vibrant visual arts are all testaments to this pervasive African influence. The city is filled with churches, homes and forts that reflect stunning Portuguese architecture from the Baroque period. Take a historical tour of Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experience the interesting difference between the two 'parts' of Salvador - the Lower City and the Upper City. In the Lower City, are the old port and the commercial area with a complete and varied assortment of Brazilian arts and crafts at the Modelo Market. The Upper City can be reached by stone steps, alleyways or the famous Lacerda Elevator. This part of the city contains the old government buildings, the residential districts, museums, churches and much of the newer architecture.

Considered Brazil's most artistic city, Salvador has a lively art scene and its streets are filled with dance and music all year round.


Day 1:

You will be picked up from the airport and taken in an air-conditioned luxury coach to your Pestana Bahia hotel in Salvador. Located on the beachfront, the Pestana Bahia Hotel offers a prime location. It is just 30 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the commercial area of the city. Close to the Amaralina beach and Pelourinho, the hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, beach service, sauna, and recreation room.

Check in at your hotel. The package includes daily breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2:

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle and taken on a guided half-day sightseeing tour of Salvador.

Your tour starts in the modern suburb of Barra at the mouth of the Bay, with its famous lighthouse and makes its way slowly to the old historical section of town, the Pelourinho area with the largest and the best preserved complex colonial architecture in the Americas. Stroll through the narrow, bustling streets lined with buildings in pastel shades of an age gone by. Visit the Church of S. Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed baroque interior and the Pelourinho Square, the heart of the old town. This tour shows two distinct aspects of Salvador, the new and the old, concentrating on the early expansion of the city.

Return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport in Salvador to catch your flight.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



3 Days/2 Nights

Start time

Start time: Depends on your flight arrival time
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Meeting point

Airport in Salvador.
(Please mention your flights details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Ariport in Salvador

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  • Pick-up from Salvador airport and transfer to hotel
  • Drop-off at the airport
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Half-day city tour
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at hotel
  • Daily breakfast


  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Rates are not valid during on Carnival, Christmans, New Year Packages or any national holidays, congress and event.
Services are offered with English speaking guide, except the Seat-in- Bus transfers or tours wich are provided with driver speaking Portuguese only.

01 child up to 03 years old is Free, when travelling with 2 adults. The complimentary service for the child does not guarantee the

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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