Bahia Coast Experience
Bahia Coast Experience
(10 days/ 9 nights)
Bahia is one of the culturally richest states in Brazil. A rare phenomenon happened in this area, because despite being the first point of colonization in Brazil, it eventually lost importance and some of its beaches and villages managed to maintain their ecological wealth. Besides, plantations such as cocoa (chocolate base) and Dende (fruit of a kind of palm that is used to produce oil), turn this seashores into regions where agricultural production rather than an urban or industrial development has been privileged.
So nowadays in these places we can find beautiful beaches and amazing nature. If we add to this tourism industry development in Salvador and Morro de Sao Paulo, we have a privileged ecoturistic product. This 10 days program along the Bahian coast offers us beaches, waterfalls, typical food, Afro-Bahian culture, among other things.
We'll choose the hotels and transportations that suit your preferences the best and a Tour Leader will be with us the entire trip to be a bridge between you and the Bahian paradise.
Day 1: Transfer Airport Hotel in Salvador/Dinner Show
Our Tour Leader will be waiting at the airport to welcome you to Salvador. Then we will leave you at your hotel while telling you a little about this city and we will check in. Depending on the arrival time, and if we arrive at the hotel early in the evening, at about 7:00 pm we'll go out to enjoy a dinner show full of African-Bahian culture and cuisine (see: Salvador Dinner Show). If we arrive at the hotel late in the evening we will postpone this activity for the next day.
We'll go back to the hotel at about 10:30 pm so you can rest.
Day 2: City Tour Salvador Full Day (see: Salvador City Tour Full Day)
Our guide will pick you up at the agreed time in order to go out and explore Salvador city's rich African culture. From orishas to Catholic churches intercontinental religions and cultures merge. We we'll return to the hotel at about 5:30pm so you can enjoy the night whichever way you want perhaps you wan to rest or you want to explore Salvador's nightlife on your own.
Day 3: Praia do Forte and Tamar Project (see: Praia do Forte & Tamar Project)
This day we will visit the Salvador's northern coast and one of the most important conservation projects in Brazil: Tamar project. Our Tour Leader will be waiting at the hotel lobby at 09:00 am and we'll be returning to the hotel at about 05:00pm.
Day 4: Transfer to Morro de Sao Paulo and City Tour
Our Tour Leader will wait for you in the hotel lobby. Then we will go to the sea or airport terminal, depending on the means of transportation your choose, to reach Morro de Sao Paulo (the timetable will also depend on this). Beautiful landscapes make up All Saints Bay which we will see from the sky or around us from the sea.
When we arrive to Morro de Sao Paulo a typical 'taxi' of the place (handcarts) will be waiting for us to take our luggage to the chosen hotel. Here we will be able to feel the island and bahian atmosphere characteristic of Morro.
After check-in at our hotel we'll go to lunch at a local restaurant. And we'll be able to have our first encounter with the delicious "moquecas".
At 03:00 pm we will have our first activity on this island. A City Tour around this town's main sightseeings and its important colonial history. In addition to the option of a fun zip line. (See: Morro City Tour). We'll finish with a dinner with live music and our Tour Leader will leave you back at your hotel at about 09:00pm. For a much deserved rest.
Day 5: Getting to know Tinharé and Boipeba Islands
We will wake up to the sounds of the island: ocean waves, some boats, birds, etc. This day we will get a broad view of Tinharé island as a whole because we're gonna go on a tour called "Island Tour" (see: Around Tinharé Island). We are going to enjoy Tinharé and Boipeba most beautiful beaches and taste products like cocadas, lobsters and oysters among others. Our guide will be waiting for you at 09:00 am and we will go back to Morro around 5:30pm to enjoy a beautiful sunset. This night passengers will be free to discover the best of Morro de Sao Paulo nightlife for themselves.
Day 6: Sea and mud bath
This new day will begin later at about 10:00 am or 11:00 am depending on your preferences. Our guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby to take you on a new tour:
Option 1: For the more adventurous: Kayak or Stand Up to Caitá Island and Hike Morro/Gamboa (see: Hike Morro/Gamboa). 11:00 am.
We will head towards the third beach to take a kayak or stand up and paddle to Caitá island. Here you can practice snorkeling and appreciate the marine fauna that lives within the corals. Then we will have lunch at a third beach typical restaurant. After that we'll have a regenerating adventure hiking to the mud banks located in Gamboa. We will hike by the sea or across the hills that unite Morro and Gamboa (walking by the waterfall Fonte do Ceu). Gamboa is a fishing village that offers calm beaches thanks to the fact that it is facing the continent. On the mud banks we will be able to give our body a therapeutic mud bath which will leave our skin incredibly soft. We will go back walking or take a boat from Gamboa to Morro, depending on your preferences, at about 5:00pm.
Option 2: For those who want to rest: Gamboa Boat (see: Gamboa Boat Tour). 10:00 am.
We will also head to third beach to catch a boat that will take us to the west side of the island, including Gamboa where we'll have a mud bath and we'll have lunch. We will get to know places like Punta Corral and part of Valenca/Gamboa road. We'll head back to Morro at about 04:00 pm.
Day 7: Transfer to Itacaré
On this day we'll have breakfast and check out at our hotel to leave at about 10:00 am towards Itacaré. We will leave Tinharé island and have a 3 hour trip between a boat and a land vehicle. As we move south we will see beautiful landscapes like Camamu archipelago and the abundant nature that the Mata-Atlantica still preserves. When we'll get to Itacaré we will check in, go out for lunch at one of Itacaré's typical restaurants. Later we'll get to know its beaches, craft center and a little of this city's history. At night after dinner we'll go back to our hotel to rest.
Day 8: Rafting on Rio das Contas (see: Rafting at Rio das Contas)
This day we will have an exciting teamwork adventure and encounter with nature. We'll get to know Taboquinhas town and das Conas river where we will have a blast rafting and zip lining.
Our guide will be waiting at your hotel at 09:00 am and we will go back at around 4:00pm. Then you'll have the night for yourselves to get to know Itacaré's nightlife if you wish to do so.
Day 9: Hiking on the beaches and waterfall (see: Hike Beaches & Waterfall)
Almost at the end of our program we will have a deep encounter with the place original nature. After breakfast our guide will wait for you at your hotel to go to Itacaré's south and take a walk by the pristine nature. We will enjoy the beautiful beaches and a refreshing bath at the waterfall.
We'll leave at 09:00 am and we will go back at 03:30pm. When we return, you will have the afternoon free to go shopping and to get to know the trendiest restaurants.
Day 10: Transfer to Salvador
As every beginning has an end, after having a delicious breakfast, our Tour Leader will be waiting for you at your hotel to go to Ilheus airport to take a flight to Salvador, or a semi inland 5 hours transportation to Salvador, as you choose. The departure time will depend on the option you choose and on the scheduled flights. When arriving to Salvador our guide will leave you back at your hotel or help you take another flight whichever is more convenient for you. For those who have to stay another night in Salvador we will include a hotel/airport transfer the next day.
Dinner Show in Salvador
All Program's Tours
Entrance to Morro de Sao Paulo
Equipment for Activities
Lunch and tastings
Dinners (except Dinner Show)