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Brazil Travel Packages: Salvador

The African-influenced city of Salvador, capital of the Northeastern state of Bahia, was the first capital of Brazil until 1763. With around 2.9 million inhabitants, it is the third largest city in Brazil. A special feature of Salvador is its division into the lower town (cidade baixa) and the upper town (cidade alta), which are connected by the famous Lacerda elevator. A remarkable 900,000 passengers per month use this means of transportation on their journey through Brazil. In addition to the annual Carnival spectacle, the city basks in the glory of its colonial architecture. Salvador's cultural and tourist center is found in the traditional artists' quarter of Pelourinho, part of the colonial old town, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. We also recommend enjoying a wonderful sunset from the lighthouse of the Barra district. The Mercado Modelo, a former reloading point for food and animals, is also worth a visit and offers beautiful Afro-Brazilian souvenirs. The church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is considered to be the most important catholic place of worship in Bahia. The weather is warm year round until summer, when it gets considerably hotter. The temperature rarely drops below 68 °F (20 °C). It is hottest from December to March, when the thermometer rises to a high of 88 °F (31 °C) during the day. This is also the time when the most hours of sunlight are recorded.

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Below you will find our travel packages for Salvador:

from USD 2090
7 Days of Culture, Hiking, and Beaches
Brazil | Salvador da Bahia, Chapada Diamantina, Praia do Forte

This journey will expose you to the wide diversity of Bahia: the famous historical center of Salvador, adventurous tours in Chapada Diamantina National Park, and palm-lined dream beaches. Colorful little streets, waterfalls, caves, table mountains, tropical culinary specialties, and much more await you on this tour to the most beautiful places in Bahia.

10 Days of Culture, Nature, and Beaches
Brazil | Recife, Porto de Galinhas, Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Maceio, Penedo, Aracaju, Imbassai, Salvador

On this self drive tour through the Northeast of Brazil you will explore the unique coastal section from Recife to Salvador. Bask by picturesque beaches, crystal clear waters, panoramic landscapes, and colonial flair and discover the diverse surroundings and the unique Brazilian way of life on your own.

9 Days of Culture, Beach, and Nature
Brazil | Salvador, Cachoeira, Itacare, Ilheus

On this nine-day journey of self-discovery you will experience the state of Bahia in its most varied forms. In a rental car you will travel along the Cocoa and Dende coast from Salvador to Itacare. On the way you will discover paradise-like beaches, colonial towns, mangroves, and the Atlantic Rainforest. Active travelers in particular will get their money's worth with various outdoor activities during this tour. Bahia is considered the cultural center of Brazil and impresses all with its Afro-Brazilian traditions in gastronomy and music.

5 Days of Trekking and Nature
Brazil | Chapada Diamantina

Experience and discover the most beautiful parts of Chapada Diamantina National Park during a 3-day trekking tour. The starting point for the trip is the charming town of Lencois, which has colonial architecture with calm cobblestone streets and cozy restaurants and bars. The trekking tour takes you through the scenic, beautiful Pati Valley where high waterfalls, dark caves, and wonderful views await you.