Salvador & Morro de Sao Paulo Experience
Salvador & Morro de Sao Paulo
(7 days/ 6 nights)
Salvador and Morro de Sao Paulo share a long history since the days of Brazil's colonization. Some ships sailing by All Saints bay were swept by winds that left them at Tinharé island shores, specifically in what is now Morro de Sao Paulo. During the colonization, Salvador came to be one of the most important cities in Brazil and Morro de Sao Paulo was a strategic point in the Bahia region trading. Currently Morro is known to the world as one of Brazil most important tourist spots and Salvador, beside its own rich history and landscapes, it is the gateway for foreigners to reach the island.
That is why we have developed a program to live a full experience getting to know these two Bahian tourist spots' history, culture, nature and reality. We will have cultural activities as well as an approach to nature and its beauty.
All this accompanied by a Tour Leader who will be there as a bridge between you and the local culture. Besides, we will choose hotels that fit your needs.
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 Salvador
As every beginning has an end, after a delicious breakfast our Tour Leader will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel to go to the dock or airport, depending your mean transport chosen. The departure time is flexible having talked about it with the tour leader the day before. When arriving to Salvador our guide will leave you back at your hotel or at the airport, whichever you choose.
Dinner Show in Salvador
All Program's Tours
Entrance to Morro de Sao Paulo
Equipment for Activities
Lunch and tastings
Dinners (except Dinner Show)