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Day Trips from Salvador da Bahia

By Viator, August 2010

3.5 15 Reviews | Add your review

Brazil’s third-largest city, Salvador da Bahia, is perfectly situated for taking advantage of some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, from idyllic beachfronts to historic villages.

A scenic drive from Salvador takes you to the beautiful Atlantic coast of Praia do Forte, an ideal destination boasting stunning beaches fringed with swaying palms. Spend the day soaking up the rays and cooling off in the limpid water, or visit some local inhabitants in the Tamar Project, a sea turtle conservation program.

Travel even further north and you come to the delightful fishing village of Mangue Seco. Urban stress is far behind as you stroll dazzling white dunes, explore mangrove swamps or idle away a couple of hours in a local restaurant, feasting on fresh seafood.

Up and down the Atlantic coast you can explore bays, inlets and islands. The sheltered Bay of Camamu, south of Salvador, boasts the gorgeous tropical island of Tinharé. Life moves at a slower pace here, with no cars and only a few tractors to take visitors between beaches. You can spend the day swimming, or maybe you’d prefer to explore the historic village of Morro de Sao Paulo.

More history awaits in the beautifully preserved village of Cachoeira, within easy reach of Salvador. The churches and houses here represent some of the best colonial architecture you’ll see in Brazil, including outstanding examples of richly decorative Baroque. There’s also time to visit a traditional cigar factory.

Even closer at hand is Baía de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s aquatic playground. Spending a day in, on and around this protected bay is the perfect contrast to busy city life. Head out on a schooner and then choose your own adventure: swimming off the Ilha dos Frades or horse riding on Itaparica? It’s all possible in this tropical wonderland on Salvador’s doorstep.

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Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Enjoy a full and varied day trip by exploring Baía de Todos os Santos. You'll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, relax and catch some rays while ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.99

Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Soak up the beauty and colors of the beautiful Brazilian landscape on this full day trip from Salvador to Praia do Forte. Find out exactly why Praia do Forte ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.99

Morro de Sao Paulo Day Trip from Salvador

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Enjoy a day trip from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo, one of the most famous landscapes of Bahia. Known for its charming beauty and infrastructure, this ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.99

Mangue Seco from Salvador

Enjoy the perfect combination of beaches, nature and adventure on a full day guided tour to Mangue Seco, 135 miles (220km) north of Bahia. Experience the ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.99

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