Combine the Upper and Lower City tours into this most interesting excursion.
The best way to experience the city of Salvador, visit its old center, dive into its history, culture, religiosity and the habits of the people of Bahia and to let you being seduced by the magic of this city, is to combine the Upper City and Lower City tours into one Full Day tour. That will give you the opportunity to lunch in one of the cozy restaurants in the Pelourinho e taste one the delicious regional dishes, such as the "moqueca", a stew of fish and or seafood prepared in the African way!
This tour offers you an unforgettable experience with success guaranteed!
For more details and the itinerary, take a look at the descriptions of the Upper and Lower City tours!
We pick you up at your hotel if in the center of Salvador. The itinerary depends on where your hotel is localized in the city and on the traffic conditions. We visit the neighbourhood of Barra with a stop at the Lighthouse. We drive along the Avenue of Sete de Setembro, Campo Grande and the Castro Alves square. We visit the most important squares and streets of the Historical Center of Salvador on a walking tour of a couple of hours. There will be time for an excellent lunch in one of the typical restaurants in the Pelourinho. In the afternoon, we drive through of the port of Salvador and some low class neighbourhoods, like Uruguay, to reach the Itapagipe peninsula. Here we visit the neighbourhoods of Ribeira, Bonfim and Boa Viagem. The markets São Joaquim or Modelo that can be visited, are on the itinerary. If of your interest, we can drive along the Dique do Tororó with the beautiful statues of the Orixás.
Finally, we drive you back to your hotel or drop you off at an intermediate place if you prefer.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or accommodation, if in the center of the city, or the port terminal of Salvador, if you come by ship.
End location: Your hotel or accommodation, if in the center of the city, or the port terminal of Salvador, if you come by ship.
Duration: 8 hours
Duration can be affected by the local traffic conditions.
A good part of the tour is done by car, with several stops, and almost half of the time is spent with walking around in the Historical Center, where the client will also have the opportunity to lunch in a typical and good restaurant (of his choice).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 Reais - For entrance fees for churches or museums, when applicable, and for lunch including a water, soft drink or beer (average amount per person).
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My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed the Salvador historic tour with Dirk. He gave us an abundance of information and took us to very interesting sites. I didn't feel particularly well on the tour and Dirk made sure that we walked at a pace which was comfortable. We highly recommend this tour!! Thank you so much Dirk for everything.