Itaparica Island Tours

This tropical island, which once played host to the Sul America Tennis Open, is home to some 40 kilometers of white sandy beaches, thick green forests and stunning ocean views. Travelers used to the typical Caribbean beach scene will find that the island of Itaparica offers a more rural escape, where tiny villages, scenic waterfronts and old school churches take the place of colorful beach umbrellas, pushy vendors and tourist-filled stretches of sand. 

The tropical town of Mar Grande is home to bustling markets, shopping and plenty of restaurants—though visitors agree the food on Itaparica is not much to write home about. Those looking for a more traditional island getaway should head to the north coast, where the beaches are scenic and the ocean views are beautiful. 

Practical Info

Itaparica Island is located about 10 kilometers from the city of Salvador. It is accessible via a one-hour ferry. Smaller boats leave from Mercado Modelo and larger ships can be found in Bom Despacho. The ferries run from 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily.
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Address: Itaparica Island, Brazil
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Tropical Itaparica Island Tour Including Lunch

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

Salvador da Bahia, with its historic city center and beautiful beaches, is a vibrant city of 3 million people. Make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights—Pelorinho, Igreja do Bomfim, Mercado Model, and Barra Lighthouse—with this private tour of the Bahia capital. Your own private guide, a local from Salvador, can offer insider tips on what to see and where to eat during the rest of your trip.
  • Duration: 1 day
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