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Top Day Trips from Salvador da Bahia

By Viator, March 2018

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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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Tropical Island Tour Including Itaparica Island, Salvador da Bahia, null
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Tropical Island Tour Including Itaparica Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the sights around Salvador from the water on this 8-hour cruise across All Saints Bay (Baía de Todos os Santos). On board a traditional schooner, ...  Read more

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

From USD $120.00
Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Cruises
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Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

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 $64.00
Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador

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 $64.00
Pousada Rancho Fundo Day Trip from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Pousada Rancho Fundo Day Trip from Salvador

Get out of the city into the fabulous nature and relax a day in the tropical garden of Pousada Rancho Fundo. Let us spoil you away from stress and city live!

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $186.33
Beach Hopping Day Trip to Praia do Forte, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Beach Hopping Day Trip to Praia do Forte

Take a drive up the coast on this beach hopping tour all the way to Praia do Forte. See the best beaches and sights of the north coast on this day trip from ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $236.35
Private Tour to Praia do Forte and Praia de Guarajuba from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Private Tour to Praia do Forte and Praia de Guarajuba from Salvador

A trip to Salvador of Bahia wouldn't be complete without a visit to the stunning coconut coastline of Praia do Forte in Bahia. Take a private ride into the ...  Read more

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

From USD $140.00
Cachoeira Countryside Flavor Tour from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Cachoeira Countryside Flavor Tour from Salvador

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Travel back in time and spend the day following the path of the slaves that arrived to Salvador of Bahia in the 1500s. Explore the city's various ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.00
Morro de Sao Paulo Day Trip from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Morro de Sao Paulo Day Trip from Salvador

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 $137.00
Mangue Seco from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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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 $133.00
Anthropological City Tour of Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Day Trips
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Anthropological City Tour of Salvador

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take an anthropological tour of Salvador da Bahia to learn a bit about the cultural history of Brazil. You'll visit sites of African history and check out a ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $140.00

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