Colorful houses and colonial architecture in the historic center of Salvador, Bahia.

Salvador da Bahia Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
Colorful houses and colonial architecture in the historic center of Salvador, Bahia.

Salvador da Bahia Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Discover Brazil’s “Land of Happiness” with our private and small group Salvador Bahia tours. The friendly and welcoming residents of Salvador da Bahia –known simply as ‘Salvador’ – are deservingly proud of their northeast capital city, blessed as it is with a historically-rich past, gorgeous beaches, and one of the best Carnival celebrations in the world. Salvador is also considered the Afro-Brazilian capital of the nation and with over 80% of the population claiming African ancestry it is no surprise how extensively African culture and traditions have integrated into local folklore and history. Contact us to start planning your trip to this historically and culturally rich Brazil destination.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to South America. Our fully customizable vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact one of our travel experts today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip!

What to Do in Salvador da Bahia

Explore one of Brazil’s most historically and culturally rich cities. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

Cobblestone streets surrounded by historic buildings in Salvador’s historic center.

Explore the Historic Center


The historic center of Salvador is full of well-preserved colonial buildings dating back as far as the 17th century, which has earned it a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Waves washing up onto a pristine beach surrounded by tropical trees near Salvador Bahia.

Visit the Beaches


Salvador offers some of the best beaches in the country, perfect for swimming, sailing, and snorkeling. With over 30 miles (50 km) of beaches stretching across the coastline, there are plenty of options to take in a little sun in this lovely city.

A woman dressed in an extravagant golden outfit at a samba performance in Salvador.

See Live Samba Music


Make sure to enjoy a night of live Samba music at one of the city’s various live music venues specializing in Brazil’s most famed genre of music. Salvador is one of the best places to see live Samba music in Brazil.

A couple dancing at a trendy nightclub in Salvador with other visitors dancing in the background.

Enjoy the Nightlife


After nightfall, be sure to check out Salvador’s thriving music-scene at one of the city’s hip clubs where you can dance along to samba and Brazilian-inspired funk.

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Three boats in the Todos Os Santos Bay, with lush tropical greenery visible onshore.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

A Bahiana woman wearing traditional clothing, jewelry and head covering in Salvador.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

A row of chaise longue chairs next to a large oceanside pool at the Hotel Vila Gale in Salvador.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A plate of akara, a typical dish from Salvador consisting of fritters made of black-eyed peas.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

Crowds of people enjoying Flamengo Beach in Salvador, with a boat anchored just offshore.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Brazil

With stunning beaches, lush tropical forests, fascinating history and unique culture, Brazil offers many attractive destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Brazil below.

Rio de Janeiro


Also known as “The Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro brims with color, sound, rhythm, and joy. This sparkling city boasts one of the most naturally spectacular settings.

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São Paulo


As Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo’s attraction lies in its diverse people and its vibrant culture. Senses are overwhelmed by the sheer size and cosmopolitan feel of the city.

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Bonito


Bonito is an eco-tourism Mecca blessed with caves, waterfalls, and crystal-clear rivers. It’s a haven for nature and adventure lovers with great snorkeling opportunities.

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Buzios


Sitting at the end of a long sandy peninsula, Rio’s most exclusive beach resort of Buzios offers surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, or just simple relaxation.

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Florianopolis


Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina State, is a beautiful and bustling island city, and one of the few places in the world where antiquity and modernity unite in perfect harmony.

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Iguazu Falls


The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani phrase for “big waters,” although this can only begin to describe the majesty and magnificence of these gigantic waterfalls.

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Manaus


Lying on the Negro River a short distance upstream from the mighty Amazon, Manaus is a former rubber-boom port that is today the main jumping-off point for excursions into the Amazon.

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Ouro Preto


An 18th century gold-mining center, Ouro Preto is bursting with striking Baroque architecture and sacred art. It is the colonial jewel in the crown of Minas Gerais state.

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Pantanal


Among the best places in South America to see wildlife, Pantanal is a vast natural ecological paradise where you’re almost certain to see jaguars, caimans, anacondas, exotic birds, and more.

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Paraty


Home to some of the world’s most spectacular Portuguese colonial architecture, Paraty is set on a shoreline of jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches.

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Praia do Forte


Praia do Forte is a charming coastal town blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and tropical reefs. It’s a great place for turtle-watching from December to March.

Recife


Recife boasts dazzling stretches of white sandy beaches, while the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Olinda is simply the largest and most beautiful site of colonial architecture in Brazil.

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Salvador da Bahia Hotels

Discover the best places to stay in Salvador da Bahia with our top pick Salvador da Bahia hotels.

A lovely and tastefully-decorated room at A Casas das Portas Velhas hotel in Salvador.

A Casa das Portas Velhas Sur

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Rua da Palma 6, Salvador

A Casa das Portas Velhas features doors collected from the ruins of a 19th century manor which was restored to house this charming boutique hotel. Antique pieces adorn the walls and mirrors, and also serve as actual doors within the hotel, creating an atmosphere of classical antiquity and romanticism.

A spacious room with a large bed, an entertainment center and table at Vila Gale hotel in Salvador.

Vila Gale Bahia

★ ★ ★ ★

Rua Morro Escravo Miguel 320, Ondina, Salvador

Vila Gale Bahia Hotel is located in the center of Ondina and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The 200 rooms (including 24 suites) all have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. With direct access to the beach, the hotel offers scenic views and a cozy atmosphere.

A spacious room with wooden furniture and two double beds at Porto Farol Apart Hotel in Salvador.

Porto Farol Apart Hotel

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Rua Engenheiro Milton De Oliveira 134, Barra, Salvador

Located in one of the most charming and famous neighborhoods in the city next to the beaches of Porto and Barra, the Porto Farol Apart Hotel combines excellent services and ideal location. This lovely hotel features 39 apartments all equipped with their own kitchen and comfortable furniture.

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