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Explore Salvador's cultural and architectural heritage on this half-day tour. Known as the “Happy City,” Salvador is considered by Brazilians to be the country's cultural capital, a center for dance, art, music and food. Get a comprehensive overview of this vibrant city from your guide, who will cover topics from music to sports, on this family-friendly sightseeing outing.


  • City tour of Salvador
  • Orixás sculptures
  • Fonte Nova stadium
  • Nosso Senhor do Bonfirm
  • Forte de Mont Serrat
  • Lacerda Elevator
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

What You Can Expect

Panoramic Salvador Half Day City Tour

Panoramic Salvador Half Day City Tour

Following pickup at your hotel, meet your local guide and head to Dique do Tororó to see the Bahian artist Tati Moreno's Orixás and see the Fonte Nova football stadium. The stadium is home to Esporte Club Bahia and hosted games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

Travel to the Lower City section of Salvador, with a stop at the Baroque Senhor do Bonfim Catholic church, built in the 1700s and now a pilgrimage site for many Bahians.

Your next stop is the Forte de Mont Serrat, an example of the military primitive style of architecture from the 1600s that provides panoramic city views. Then visit the Mercado Modelo craft market to browse for authentic Bahian handicrafts and souvenirs to take home. 

Your last stop is at the Lacerda Elevator, a structure built to connect the lower city financial center with the port and market of Salvador. It was built in 1873, and was the first elevator in the country.

At the end of your comprehensive 4-hour sightseeing tour of the “Happy City” of Salvador, enjoy drop-off at your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Andre S Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The service was excellent, the pick-up from ship was good, the guide was perfect. Would recommend any time.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Very interesting tout. The guide Joao Paulo was very good and funny. He could speak English and Spanish, and of course Portuguese. He as extremely talkative. Definitiely I enjoyed this tour!!

Adrian M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this March 2011

This trip was absolutely not a single Dollar worth. We visited 3 places thats it and absolutely poor background information on it. Furthermore we went to places which were closed (like the market, whats the sense to go there?) We were not satisfaid with this trip. We wish us the money and time back which we lost in this trip...

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