Afro-Brazilian: Gastronomy, History, Music and Dance - Full Day Tour
When you arrive in Bahia you are 100% sure that this is the most African city in Brazil. I am very proud of that and love this tour.
Let's see in a day most of the Africans heritage, see a bit of the history of the Africans in slavery that only finished officially in Brazil in 1888.
And finally check the entire fine heritage that we still have in Bahia and travellers are here to see and FEEL: history of Capoeira, Samba, Gastronomy, and Religion. It is possible to book a dancing classs, percussion of capoeira (please request before you arrive)
Please be in mind that this tour we do not see a candomble ceremony - that is a very specific visit in Bahia and depends on the religious calendar of the "terreiros" in town.
Maybe Salvador is not the BEST place to come but for sure it is one UNIQUE town to visit in Brazil. . . AXE!!!
I offer a "basic" view of African heritage, we can customize the tour.
"Isso é pra te levar na fé
Deus é brasileiro
Muito obrigado axé" (C. Brown
Tradicional itinerary: See the Pelourinho but with the eyes of a local and afro-brazilain. Meet the local and black owners of shops and restaurants. Visit The Afro Museum and also the Gastronomy Museum.
Sugestion for lunch: SENAC Restaurante (Buffet) or Alaide do Feijão (local)
Them visit the Dique do Tororo and Orixas in the lake.
As one option, we can see or either Feira de Sao Joaquim (local food market), Liberdade or visit a Terreiro of Candomble (afro heritage religion in Salvador)
(the itinerary might change depending on traffic conditions, weather condition and time that we start the tour)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any place in central Salvador (Barra, Campo Grande, Ondina, etc until Rio Vermelho). Ask for a special tour if you are in Pituba, Itapuã, etc
End location: At the same place of picking up or at any nearby place requested by you (restaurants, shopping, etc)
Duration: 6 hours
Private car - FIAT Siena 2012, with airconditioner
My services as your personal guide to Salvador or day trip and transportation (also included parking fees).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Reais - Museums charge around R$5-15 as admissions, plus church fees (R$5 each). If we visit a candomble house also we suggest to leave a small donation for the house.
Meals - not included (costs depends on the restaurants, but usually it is around R$ 60/R$80 per person to have a typical lunch in town - muqueca)
Tickets for Churches, Museums (most of them are free of charge), etc - not included
I've finished the course at SENAC and I have got my licence of Embratur/Ministerio Turismo.
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The tour was amazing. Sayuri is a great guide with incredible knowledge of the city and perfect English. Sayuri is flexible and can personalise tours to suit you and what you want to see. It is a great mix of explaining the historical significance of many parts of Salvador while giving you some insight into the locals' way of life. I would highly recommend the tour as it was the highlight of my time in Salvador!!