Top Day Trips from Salvador da Bahia

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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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Paradise Morro de São Paulo Island Tour from Salvador

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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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.
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Praia do Forte Day Trip From Salvador da Bahia

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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Tropical Island Boat Trip to Itaparica and Frades

Discover the sights of Salvador from a unique viewpoint out in the Atlantic water on this 8-hour sailboat cruise over the calm waters of All Saints Bay (Baía de Todos os Santos).  We'll be sailing between the Old Fortress os São Marcelo and have great and stunning view from the upper and lower cities.
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Schooner Trip to the Frades and Itaparica Islands

Island hop to the Frades Island with its white sand beaches, and Itaparica Island, where you can explore the village and stop for lunch. Enjoy the relaxed boat ride in each direction with samba music and stunning views. Have time to relax on the beach, and swim, and lookout for sunset views on the return journey.  Opt for a drink from the bar on board the schooner if you want (own expense) and relax after a day of sun, sand and sightseeing, 
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Praia do Forte beach tour, get to know the costa dos coqueiros

We take you along the coast of the cocont palms.   Swim, and enjoy this wonderful paradies.
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White Sand Dunes of Mangue Seco Full Day Tour from Salvador

Travel to Mangue Seco to for a day of adventure, beaches and nature. This remote location is not accessible by car, so you'll cross a river by canoe to explore the area. Once at the beach, opt for a dune buggy ride (own expense, optional on the day of the the tour) to explore the towering white sand dunes and stop for photos. If you opt for the tour, you'll return to the beach after 40 minutes to spend the rest of your time relaxing, swimming and exploring the local restaurants and beach bars. Leave the beach at approximately 3:00pm for a visit to Tieta's House, the character made famous by Jorge Amado's novel. Follow an optional tour of the site, enjoy some ice cream, then board your vehicle to head back to Salvador for hotel drop-off.
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Pousada Rancho Fundo Day Trip from Salvador

Spend the day getting spoiled in the tropical paradise of Pousada Rancho Fundo during this all-inclusive and family friendly day trip from Salvador. Leave the logistics to the pros as you spend the day relaxing on a private veranda, having lunch by the pool, observing the local wildlife, and sipping a sundown cocktail before heading back into town.
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Cachoeira Cultural Tour from Salvador

Discover the historic city of Cachoeira, the capital of Reconcavo, on a 10-hour tour from Salvador. During the 2-hour journey aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, listen to informative commentary from you local guide about Cachoeira's importance in the early colonization of Brazil. Visit Candomblé temples, colonial mansions and 18th-century convents and churches. Sit down for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then spend the afternoon visiting a samba school and a local tobacco farm. Lunch, drinks and round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels are included.
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From Salvador to Praia do Forte Day trip get to know the coconut coast

Take a drive up the coast on this for you custom made privat beach hopping tour.  We take you from Salvador to Praia do Forte to see, feel and swim the best beaches and sights of the north coast on this day trip. And meet the sea Turtles in Praia do Forte.
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North Beach Praia do Forte and Guarajuba Tour

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 funny small group ride into the tropical waters, splash in the deep with the fishes and plan your future in paradise on a secluded Brazilian beach, see the turtles enjoy the greatest area of Bahia State.
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