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With its UNESCO-listed center and rich Afro-Brazilian heritage, Brazil’s third-largest city has plenty to engage travelers, but it’s also the gateway to Bahia’s beautiful beaches and historic towns. Here are your options for day tours from Salvador.

All Saints Bay—19 miles (30 kilometers) northwest
Salvador sits directly on All Saints Bay (Baía de Todos os Santos), whose glittering waters are dotted with sandy beaches and palm-fringed islands. Set sail on a schooner cruise and enjoy swimming off Ilha dos Frades, horseback riding on Itaparica Island, or sip caipirinhas on deck as you soak up the scenery. 

Morro de São Paulo—37 miles (60 kilometers) southwest
A tropical paradise at the far end of Tinharé Island, Morro de São Paulo is the beach destination of choice for those looking to escape it all. Even getting to the remote island is an adventure, including a ferry ride across Camamu Bay, a bus ride across the island, and a speedboat transfer to the beach, where you can spend the rest of the day swimming, snorkeling, or enjoying water sports.

Praia do Forte—50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast
A scenic drive from Salvador takes you along the stunning Atlantic coast of Praia do Forte, where pristine white sand beaches are fringed by coconut palms, and the sun beats down all year round. Highlights of a visit include Forte Beach, Guarajuba Beach, the Sapiranga rainforest, and the Tamar Project, a sea turtle conservation program. 

Cachoeira—66 miles (106 kilometers) northwest
At the heart of the Recôncavo region, the small town of Cachoeira has impressive colonial architecture and offers fascinating insight into Brazil’s history and cultural heritage. Full-day tours from Salvador often include a visit to neighboring São Félix, famous for its candomblé dancers and handicrafts, or a tour of a traditional tobacco plantation.

Mangue Seco—128 miles (206 kilometers) northeast
The tranquil fishing village of Mangue Seco offers welcome relief from the busy streets of Salvador, with dazzling white dunes, lush mangrove swamps, and an abundance of fresh seafood. To get there, cruise across the Royal River (Rio Real), then ride a dune buggy along the coast. 
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Tropical Island Boat Trip to Itaparica and Frades

Tropical Island Boat Trip to Itaparica and Frades

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Leave the busy streets of Salvador behind for the day and embark on an 8-hour boat tour through All Saints Bay. Skip the stress of rushing to a meeting point and relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel. Your scenic journey along the coast includes stops at the islands of Paradise of Friars and Itaparica. You have the chance to experience the local flora and fauna and purchase food and snacks at both locations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

Tour to the Islands, Frades and Itaparica - Full Day - Departure 09:00 Return 17:30

Tour to the Islands, Frades and Itaparica - Full Day - Departure 09:00 Return 17:30

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The tour starts from the nautical center to embark on a schooner equipped with services of bar and accompanying guide; We will have a partial view of the city (highlight for the high city) and the Fort of São Marcelo, Port of the city, Península de Itapagipe with Church of Bonfim, Fort and Church of Monte Serrat. The Bay of All Saints is very rich in pleasant places for a schooner ride. We have 6 reasons for your best leisure: 1 - Qualified guides with domain in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German; 2 - We take our passengers to the best restaurant in Ponta de Areia, with plenty of space and leisure area; 3 - Padded seats, providing greater passenger comfort; 4 - Samba set standardized; 5 - Excellent bar service on board; 6 - The second stop offers beach suitable for bathing.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.68
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$21.68

Paradise Morro de São Paulo Island Tour from Salvador

Paradise Morro de São Paulo Island Tour from Salvador

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Skip the hassle of finding your own way to Morro de São Paulo, a popular destination for beachgoers, on a stress-free tour from Salvador da Bahia. Let a guide take care of arranging three different types of transfers—which include hotel pickup, a ferry ride to Itaparica, and a speedboat from Valença—while you spend more time relaxing in the white-sand coves on Tinharé Island.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch

Full-Day Historic Private City Tour of Salvador with Lunch

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Get an overview of Salvador's highlights during this full-day tour with a local guide. Visit the historic sights of the city, its colonial mansions and monuments, including Dique do Tororó, Pelourinho, Bonfim Church and Lacerda Elevator. Have lunch at a local restaurant to taste some of Bahia's specialities. In the afternoon, visit Cidade Baixa, the outskirts of the city, which provide spectacular views of the port area of All Saints Bay. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Salvador Essencial Private 6 Hour Tour

Salvador Essencial Private 6 Hour Tour

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Discover Barra Fort, Carmo Church, Montserrat Fortress, and much more on a private 6-hour tour of Salvador. All-inclusive transportation from your accommodation allows you experience the best of the UNESCO listed city’s attractions at a comfortable and leisurely pace. The tour is perfect for visitors who want to get a quick overview of Salvador or orient themselves to the for independent exploring.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Forte and Guarajuba Beach - leaving Salvador

Forte and Guarajuba Beach - leaving Salvador

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Known for its calm and crystal clear waters, Guarajuba Beach and Praia do Forte are unmissable destinations with biodiversity and unmatched natural beauty. The tour has the route of Coco Road towards the north coast of Bahia, name inspired by coconut palms existing on the way. At Praia do Forte, known as Brazilian Polynesia, you will have the opportunity to get to know the Tamar Project, internationally recognized as one of the most successful marine conservation experiences. You will visit the most charming village with a rustic and cozy atmosphere. Guarajuba Beach reserves the best natural pools, you will have time for a delicious sea bath, a well structured resort with calm waters. You will also have the option to taste the delicious Bahian food.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.06
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$20.06

Private Anthropological City Tour of Salvador

Private Anthropological City Tour of Salvador

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Learn about the history of the African people in Brazil during this 8-hour anthropological tour in Salvador. Visit Pelourinho, the center of African history in Salvador, and peruse the Afro-Brazilian Museum. Continue to the São Joaquim Market, founded by enslaved Africans, now the largest open-air market in the city. Stop for lunch hosted by a family with 50 years of history in the Garcia community, a traditional bean stew. Travel to Rio Vermelho beach to see the altar in reverence to iemanjá, the African orixá from the sea. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Cachoeira Countryside Flavor Private Tour from Salvador

Cachoeira Countryside Flavor Private Tour from Salvador

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Get a sense of country life in Cachoeira during this 10-hour educational tour from Salvador. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city's architecture, which reflects Portuguese colonialism and African heritage. Visit the churches of Carmo and Rosário, the City Hall and the former colonial-era jail. Visit a nearby farm for a traditional Brazilian lunch, followed by a tour of the famous Danneman cigar factor. Learn about the history, culture and national significance of the region from your local guide as you explore. Round-trip transportation from Salvador is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Praia do Forte with Guarajuba Beach - Day Trip from Salvador

Praia do Forte with Guarajuba Beach - Day Trip from Salvador

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Discover the “Brazilian Polynesia,” the beach are of Praia do Forte, on this full-day trip from Salvador. Soak up the sun, sand and tropical scenery on this gorgeous 7.5-mile (12km) beach before visiting the Tamar Project, a sea turtle conservation organization. Round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.99
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$36.99
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Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

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Explore Baía de Todos os Santos aboard a schooner on this 8-hour excursion from Salvador. Visit Itaparica and Ilha dos Frades to relax, swim, snorkel and explore the beach's tide pools. Opt to go hiking or horseback riding. This family-friendly outing includes round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.99
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$36.99
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Schooner Tour to Frades Islands and Itaparica, Leaving Salvador - Bahia

Schooner Tour to Frades Islands and Itaparica, Leaving Salvador - Bahia

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The tour starts when the schooner leaves the Salvador Nautical Terminal towards the first island. A contemplative trip inside the Todos os Santos Bay, right at the exit we have Fort São Marcelo, the city of Salvador seen from the perspective of the sea, the Itapagipe peninsula that houses the Monte Serrat Fort, the Bonfim Church and other attractions. We head towards Ilha dos Frades where crystal clear waters invite us to bathe, there natives offer Stand up or Snorkel rides, in addition to a snack and a cold drink, we stayed for about 2 hours. Then we go to Itaparica Island. Where we will have lunch at a restaurant on the beach, a free buffet with homemade and delicious food. Then just relax on the sand or warm waters of the Itaparica sea. At 3:30 pm our guide starts calling for boarding. On the way back, it is possible to enjoy the sunset in our Todos os Santos Bay.  Time of travel: Salvador - Friars 1:40; Friars - Itaparica 0:40; Itaparica - Salvador 1:10.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.04
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$15.04

Morro de São Paulo Full Day Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Morro de São Paulo Full Day Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Your only commitment is to relax and enjoy this trip through the history of the first capital of Brazil. We took you to your hotel and left for the Farol da Barra, one of the most famous scenery in Salvador. You will get to know nearby great tourist attractions like the Church of San Francisco and the Museum of Mercy. We will also guide you through a pleasant walk through the Historical Center of Salvador and all the colorful magic of Pelourinho. TCH is the best and most complete option in receptive in Bahia. With a special service, differentiated services and a modern structure, TCH presents to the tourist an even more charming Bahia, always with the joy and hospitality that are marks of the Bahia people. Everything to make each tour an unforgettable experience.  
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.03
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$61.03

Cruise Ship Special Private Tour Salvador da Bahia Historic Old Town Bonfim and Barra

Cruise Ship Special Private Tour Salvador da Bahia Historic Old Town Bonfim and Barra

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Cruise ships calling on Salvador de Bahia dock at a terminal located right downtown. With this tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers, make the most of your limited time in port with a compact tour that packs all the highlights, including the Pelorinho historic center, Itapagipe Peninsula, Fort Monte Serrat, and the art deco Lacerda Elevator. With time-saving transport to and from the cruise terminal, you’ll have time for lunch on your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.45
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$131.45

Praia do Forte Day Trip From Salvador da Bahia

Praia do Forte Day Trip From Salvador da Bahia

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Explore Praia do Forte with a group and experience the white sand beaches, clear water, natural pools, and welcoming village of Bahia’s north coast. Have a traditional Brazilian lunch and take time to swim at Guarajuba Beach. Spend some time learning about Brazil’s giant sea turtles and the TAMAR project which is aiming to protect the species. Visit Garcia D’avilla Castle, and walk through the small fishing village, before returning to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Tropical Itaparica Island Tour Including Lunch

Tropical Itaparica Island Tour Including Lunch

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Sail off the coast of Salvador during this 8-hour cruise on All Saints Bay. Climb aboard the traditional schooner to meet your friendly captain and crew, then find a spot to get comfortable and enjoy the scenery. Listen as your hosts detail the history of the area and the bay's importance as an epicenter of colonization. Go ashore on one of the 56 islands in the bay, like Itaparica, Brazil's largest island. Eat a traditional lunch of regional specialties, then enjoy samba music and caipirinhas on the way back to the mainland.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Private Tour to Praia do Forte and Praia de Guarajuba from Salvador

Private Tour to Praia do Forte and Praia de Guarajuba from Salvador

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Explore Praia de Guarajuba and Praia do Forte with a private guide during this 8-hour tour from Salvador. Visit the gorgeous Praia do Forte, natural pools, a charming fishing village by the sea and a turtle sanctuary. Sit down lunch beachside in Guarajuba, famous for its coconut trees and vibrant blue water. Enjoy the flexibility and personalized attention that comes with booking a private tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Regular Tour to Forte Beach - Leaving Salvador by Bahia Top Turismo

Regular Tour to Forte Beach - Leaving Salvador by Bahia Top Turismo

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Praia do Forte is a Brazilian beach located in the homonymous district, in the Bahian municipality of Mata de São João, about 50 km from Salvador. Lots of natural beauty mixed history make Praia do Forte one of the most sought after destinations on the northern coast of Bahia. There are more than 12 km of beaches, with several natural pools formed by reefs along the coast. The coconut trees, the predominant vegetation in this region, make the look even better. Enjoying the beaches and the beautiful scenery invite you to relax. One of the main attractions of the place is to visit the headquarters of Projeto Tamar, an organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sea turtles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.05
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$18.05

Praia Do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Day Trip

Praia Do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Day Trip

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With our tour PRAIA DO FORTE & GUARAJUBA BEACH DAY TRIP, we will explore some of the most beautiful and charming beaches all over Brazil, in the area of the north coast. We can visit the beach Guarajuba, highlighted by the landscape and the tranquility of the place. We will also visit the famous village of Praia do Forte. Dont miss this excursion! as is a great way to get to know the best beaches in the country
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Historical and Cultural Full Day Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Historical and Cultural Full Day Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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The tour begins at Farol da Barra, one of the most beautiful scenery in Salvador and where the best carnival in the country begins! Then we will go to the historic center, where we will visit Pelourinho and take a walk through one of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity. After lunch (not included) we will visit the lower city. Come with us! See the Lacerda Elevator, tie your ribbon at Bonfim Church and take a little bit of Bahia to your home when visiting the Mercado Modelo. TCH is the best and most complete receptive option in Bahia. With a special service, differentiated services and a modern structure, TCH presents the tourist with an even more charming Bahia, always with the joy and hospitality that are hallmarks of the Bahian people. Everything to make each tour an unforgettable experience.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.04
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$49.04

Day at Praia do Forte - Leaving Salvador

Day at Praia do Forte - Leaving Salvador

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Come and enjoy a day at Praia do Forte, the most charming village in the region. A village full of restaurants and craft shops. In addition, you will have the day to enjoy the adventure tours (diving and quad biking), visit the Tamar Project's headquarters with its marine species, Garcia D'Ávila Castle and the Jubarte Whale Institute. Have you ever imagined experiencing this experience? From July to October the Jubartes leave Antarctica to mate and reproduce in the calm and warm waters off the coast of Praia do Forte. Note: Check out the hotels in Salvador.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.06
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Day at Morro de Sao Paulo - leaving Salvador

Day at Morro de Sao Paulo - leaving Salvador

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Do you know that place you fall in love with when you arrive and don't want to leave? This is Morro de Sao Paulo. With its paradisiacal beaches called in numerical order, First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Beach which is better known as Praia do Encanto. Our tour takes place to Itaparica Island and then to Valencia to start the adventure in a speedboat, hold your hair! When you arrive in Morro, you have free time to have fun on this charming island, as you wish, even taking the risk of optional walks, such as the zip line that goes from Farol to the first beach with a length of 340 meters, starting from a height of 57 meters. Tourist tax, food and drinks and tours not included. Transport via semi-ground. Departures from 05:10. Return at 15:30
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.11
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$40.11

Salvador Historical City Center Tour

Salvador Historical City Center Tour

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Discover the history and culture of Salvador during this half-day, small-group tour. See top city landmarks including the Farol da Barra lighthouse, the historic center called Pelourinho, and the scenic Lacerda Elevator. Visit the charming triangle-shaped square called Largo do Pelourinho. Hotel pick-up is available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.00
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$21.00
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Morro de Sao Paulo Day Trip from Salvador

Morro de Sao Paulo Day Trip from Salvador

Discover Morro de São Paulo on this 11-hour day trip from Salvador. The village is known for its charm and its picturesque surrounding landscapes and makes a great escape from the urban life of Salvador. Accompanied by a knowledgable guide, travel by land and sea to the fine beaches, crystal-clear water, lush hiking trails and fascinating tide pools that have made Morro de São Paulo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.99
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$69.99
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Full Day - Private Tour - Northern Coast of Bahia - 4 Beaches - Maximum 4 PAX

Full Day - Private Tour - Northern Coast of Bahia - 4 Beaches - Maximum 4 PAX

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Get to know the wonderful north coast of Bahia, with paradisiacal beaches and warm and calm waters.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00
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