Best Views of Salvador: Ribeira, Bonfim Church and Ponta do Humaita


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Italian (basic), French (basic), English (fluent)

The Panoramic Tour - Half Day Tour

One of my favourite places in town. It is one of the most visited areas in town but you can also see it in a different way, considering the atmosphere of Pensinsula de Itapagipe (where is located Ribeira, Bonfim Church and Ponta do Humaita).

For this tour I highly suggest ending at sunset of Ponta do Humaita. During summer this might be a bit crowed specially during the weekends, but still worth.

We will visit Ribeira, the old fisheman village now became famous for the pitoresque atmosphere, view of "suburbio ferroviario" and of course the famous Sorveteria da Ribeira (flavors of differnet tropical fruits such as "cupuaçu", "caja", "biri-biri", "abacaxi") Church of Bonfim: The veneration of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is an old tradition in Portugal. Its our Basilica. . . if a Brazilian comes to Salvador he does not leave without visiting this church!!!
At the end of the tour a panoramic view of Salvador from
Ponta do Humaita and Forte Monte. My favourite sunset in town!Come and Enjoy Itapagipe!!!


Tradicional itinerary: panoramic driving towards Cidade Baixa (it's possible to stop in Mercado Modelo or Feira de Sao Joaquim), Ribeira, Bonfim and Ponta do Humaita

(the itinerary might change depending on traffic conditions)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Any place in Salvador + cruise terminal, please request a special tour if you want pick ups outside town (eg. Praia do Forte, Itaparica, etc)

End location: At the same place of picking up or at any nearby place requested by you (restaurants, shopping, etc)

Duration: 4 hours

This includes time of picking up and droping you off at the end of the tour. I usually recommend picking up at 2 PM to see sunset at the end of the tour.


Private car - FIAT Siena 2012 with AC. For bigger groups (more them 3, we can adjust the vehicle and transportation)
If you want we can add a extra cost for a private driver, besides the tour guide.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal guide to Salvador or day trip and transportation (also included parking fees).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Reais - If you want to donate anything in the churches or Memorial Irmã Dulce. Sometimes we include the lighthouse that cost R$ 15

What’s Extra

Other: 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

A Recent Review of this tour

We arrived to Salvador only for one day. Sayuri was able to accommodate us in her busy schedule. The tour was very informative and well organized. She customized the tour and took us to the places we wanted to see. We saw local market, fishing community , busy streets of Salvador full of locals, the places we wouldn't probably venture alone. I am glad Sayuri was my guide in Salvador!! Definitely recommended.
Anna Mazur

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