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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Salvador and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Salvador activities? We have 55 tour ideas.


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City Tours

Outskirts City Tour Including Favelas of Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.33


This 4-hour tour will explore the lower part of the city and the biggest bay in Latin America to see the many different aspects of urban change, like a favela, the Brazilian version of a shanty town. <br><br>Led by a guide, you will be able to observe the routine of the community and take a walk in the alleys. This is a great tour in Salvador as visitors can closely see the lifestyle and diversified culture of... Read More

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City Tours

City Tour of Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 62.50


Explore all of legendary Salvador of Bahia on this 4-hour city tour. The tour is private and comprised of a small group, meaning guests will get to see the city's most famous sites, like the Barra Fortress and Bahia Lighthouse. Also visit colonial neighborhoods protected by UNESCO, and the Pelourinho, the oldest part of Brazil.

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Experience in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 133.33


Experience the special flavor of Salvador. Enjoy and participate in a special cooking experience with local Brazilian residents. The city of São Salvador da Bahia emanates the heritage left by African, Portuguese and indigenous legacies. You will visit a local seafood market to learn about fish used in traditional recipes.&nbsp; You will also stop at local produce vendors choosing the best vegetables and fruit to... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Salvador da Bahia African Heritage city Tour Including Afro-Brazilian Museum

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.33


Enjoy the iconic district of Pelourinho , listed By UNESCO like a human being heritage site. Walk through the history and be stunned by the African Bahian atmosphere and its ambiance of life and culture. Salvador boasts the largest community of Africans in Brazil hold, so don't miss this unique... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Tour to Saramandaia Favela in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.33


This 4-hour tour will take you to Saramandaia Favela, one of the biggest favelas in Salvador. Along with your guide, you'll have the unique chance to visit a local community, learn about life inside a shanty town and help out with local art projects.

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Cultural Tours

Brazilian Percussion Class in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 87.50


Revel in the excitement of Salvador's Carnival rhythm at a percussion class, complete with samba music and a professional musician to teach you. Enjoy prime seating and see dozens of brilliant drums during being played before joining in on a percussion class that will teach the best playing methods in no time!

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Cultural Tours

Religious African Heritage Tour in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Join us in experiencing this special Wednesday: the day dedicated to Xango, who is the patron of the community, the thunder god of justice, and a symbol of strength and survival for Africans oppressed under slavery. Experiencing this colorful ceremony is a must-do when in Salvador!

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Cultural Tours

Candombl Ceremony Tour from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 87.50


Come and respectfully immerse in this universe of faith, in order to experience such manifestation of ancestral religiosity. At night when women and men summon the gods to earth through their rituals, rhythms, songs, colors, food, and their reverence, this is the strongest and most important moment of the Afro-Brazilians.

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Cultural Tours

Candombl Religion Mysteries Tour in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 87.50


Are you looking for a different tour in Salvador’ Then this half-day Candomblé Mysteries tour is ideal for you. Stop at various places to photograph the daily life of the Favelas and Candomblé. Enjoy stunning views of many of Salvador´s sites and explore the culture through the history.

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Cultural Tours

Salvador da Bahia Museums Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


This customized 3-hour private tour will allow you to explore the main museums of Salvador of Bahia. You will be able to see the richest fine arts, sacred and African arts in very good vibrant atmosphere, and some of Brazil's most famous work. <br><br>This tour is perfect if you want to see and understand the culture and history of Brazil. You will also be able to enjoy the views of the old town.

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Cultural Tours

Morro de Sao Paulo Tour Including a Capoeira Class and Caipirinha

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 53.00


Learn about the Capoeira culture that was born in Bahía, Brazil! Feel the roots of the Capoeira as you connect with the sea, the forest, and, finally, with a few Caipirinhas at a local spot in Morro de São Paulo!

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Dance Lessons

Rhythm of Bahia: Samba and Capoeira Lessons

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


During 4 hours and with the company of the best master, you'll learn how to play the main instrument from Salvador de Bahia. You will also learn how to play Capoeira as well as dance Samba!

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Day Cruises

Tropical Island Tour Including Itaparica Island

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Discover the sights around Salvador from the water on this 8-hour cruise across All Saints Bay (Baía de Todos os Santos). On board a traditional schooner, you'll sail past the Fortress of São Marcelo and visit islands in the bay such as Itaparica. This is a relaxing way to learn a bit about the region's history and admire the natural beauty. Lunch is included.

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Day Tours in Salvador

Salvador Panoramic City Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 13:00)
Priced From: USD 54.00


Enjoy spectacular views of Salvador and end the tour shopping at the Mercado Modelo craft market.

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Day Trips

Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 68.99


Enjoy a full and varied day trip by exploring Baía de Todos os Santos. You'll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, relax and catch some rays while bathing in the warm waters around the Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica. A family friendly adventure from Salvador in the exotic... Read More

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Day Trips

Morro de Sao Paulo Day Trip from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 141.99


Enjoy a day trip from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo, one of the most famous landscapes of Bahia. Known for its charming beauty and infrastructure, this village attracts people from all over the world. A great way to escape urban Salvador and enjoy the natural beauty Brazil has to offer!

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Day Trips

Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 68.99


Soak up the beauty and colors of the beautiful Brazilian landscape on this full day trip from Salvador to Praia do Forte. Find out exactly why Praia do Forte has been named the 'Brazilian Polynesia'. This wonderful tour also includes a visit to Tamar Project, a program dedicated to the continuous conservation of sea turtles.

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Day Trips

Cachoeira Countryside Flavor Tour from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 186.66


Travel back in time and spend the day following the path of the slaves that arrived to Salvador of Bahia in the 1500s. <br /><br />Explore the city's various neighborhoods and zones, and visit its most important monuments to slavery on this thought-provoking tour. Feel the most authentic 19th life´s style through the plantation of sugar cane workers and our visit.

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Day Trips

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

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 133.00


A trip to Salvador of Bahia wouldn't be complete without a visit to the stunning coconut coastline of Praia do Forte in Bahia. <br><br>Take a private 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... Read More

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Day Trips

Anthropological City Tour of Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 133.00


Take an anthropological tour of Salvador da Bahia to learn a bit about the cultural history of Brazil. You'll visit sites of African history and check out a street market founded by enslaved Africans. Lunch is included.

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Day Trips

Mangue Seco from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 111.99


Enjoy the perfect combination of beaches, nature and adventure on a full day guided tour to Mangue Seco, 135 miles (220km) north of Bahia. Experience the quiet village atmosphere, amazing beaches with tall white sand dunes or take a break and relax in the hammock and listen to the waves crashing near you. A perfect family friendly day trip when visiting Brazil!

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Day Trips

Pousada Rancho Fundo Day Trip from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 173.51


Get out of the city into the fabulous nature and relax a day in the tropical garden of Pousada Rancho Fundo. Let us spoil you away from stress and city live!

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Day Trips

Beach Hopping Day Trip to Praia do Forte

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 220.09


Take a drive up the coast on this beach hopping tour all the way to Praia do Forte. See the best beaches and sights of the north coast on this day trip from Salvador da Bahia.

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Dining Experiences

Sitio Manor Candlelight Dinner with Transport from Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 72.78


Break out of the City´s rush and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the manor ' Sitío' in the green. Get spoiled with a 4 course candlelight dinner under the Brazilian sky in Abrantes (1hour from Salvador's city center).

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Historic City Tour of Salvador with Lunch

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 137.50


Get a glimpse into Salvador's neighborhoods of cobblestone streets, shops and culture on a full-day tour. From sweeping visits at monumental sites to the Historic Town protected by UNESCO, you will see a full mix of what makes Salvador remarkable and turn all around to see the most that the city have in a full day trip with lunch included in your tour.

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Half-day Tours

Historical Salvador City Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 49.99


Walking on the streets in the Historical District of Salvador feels like being taken back to ancient times in Brazilian history. Visit the first fort that was built at the entrance point of the bay of All Saints to protect the city from an attack. A stop at the city center is a must for anyone staying in Salavador da Bahia!

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Half-day Tours

Panoramic Salvador Half Day City Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 49.99


You'll be captivated by Salvador's extraordinary architectural heritage and history on this half day guided city tour. Salvador da Bahia, known as the 'Happy City', is considered the cultural capital of Brazil. From religion to sports, this family friendly sightseeing tour has something for everyone!

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Hiking & Camping

Jaua Beach Hike Tour from Abrantes

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 22.13


Just relax and get to know the amazing quiet and wonderful Jaua beach just a few minutes outside from the big City.

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Historical & Heritage Tours

The African Soul of Bahia: roughts of Brasil

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 110.00


With the company of a specialized guide you will discover how African is Bahia<br />. Meet Mae de Santo, Condombl&eacute; Sacerdot,<br /> a Capoeira master and visiting the most African market of Salvador da Bahia.where we will lunch.

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Private Salvador da Bahia Luxury Speedboat Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 1300.00


Discover the beauty of Salvador from a unique viewpoint on a 8-hour private speedboat tour over the calm waters of All Saints Bay (Baía de Todos os Santos). We'll be sailing between the Old Fortress of São Marcelo and have great and stunning view from the upper and lower cities later is on your hand to decide among 54 unique islands to explore and relax with your private speedboat. Book your tour and enjoy the... Read More

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Martial Arts Classes

Capoeira Class in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Enjoy a private capoeira class and learn about the biggest and most traditional form of martial arts in Brazil. Let the moves from 500 years of slavery resistance bring to you the rhythms, melodies, songs and typical dances of the Brazilian race and culture. Come enjoy a wonderful cultural experience, which includes a guide, entrance fees, a private class and transport.

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Night Tours

Salvador da Bahia by Night

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 134.99


There is no better way to experience a city by night! See an authentic Afro-Brazilian culture show, enjoy a delicious dinner and be amazed at traditional forms of Capoeira - the fight, the game and the dance! For an unforgettable night out in Salvador, book this night tour today!

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Night Tours in Salvador

Bahia By Night Dinner Show

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 18:00)
Priced From: USD 161.00


Witness the magic and splendor of Bahia. Enjoy a spectacular show based around the Afro-Brazilian culture and experience the true spirit of Bahia.

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Nightlife

Tour to Cultural Show and Dinner in Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 112.50


Revel in the excitement of Salvador´s Carnival, happening year-round at a nightly Bahia show with samba music and professional dancers. Enjoy prime seating and see dozens of brilliantly costumed performers during an energetic evening that includes live percussion, capoeira, maculele, Candomblé and African god's dancing on stage.

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Nightlife

Pelourinho Tour by Night

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 62.50


Experience the thrill of Salvador's Carnival with Blessing Day every Tuesday. These festivities are a great local experience that will make guests spin! Take the tour to the streets where the parades go on from dusk until dawn, and enjoy guided tours to iconic city landmarks like Pelourinho old town.

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Overnight Tours

Two Days Sailing Tour in tropical Island from Salvador da Bahia

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 335.00


Relax and enjoy 2 days sailing tour in the bay, sleeping 1 night in a nice hotel in atropical Island.<br>Discovering the fantastic bay of all saints.

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Ports of Call Tours

Private Shore Excursion of Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 49.25


This full day tour is a combination of history and panoramic views of the city. <br><br>During our full city tour, we will pass 1.5-hour around Pelourinho, name of the historic center. We'll explore this area by foot directly from the port. <br>Then we take the car or minivan to see the rest of the city which will take us around 6 hours.<br>We will adjust the visit according to your time.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private and Customized Half-Day Tour of Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 335.99


See Salvador your own way on your schedule during a 4-hour, private, guided tour customized to include the attractions and destinations you most want to see. Hotel pickup and drop-off. You will have a private guide and a separate driver on a clean and new car with air conditioning.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Bay of All Saints Speedboat Experience

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 1800.00


Splash through the Bay of All Saints on a 5-hour private speedboat tour. Discover the sights from a unique coastal viewpoint. Hear your talented guide share the history of the area and play songs that have been inspired by the bay.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full Day Tour of Salvador

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 335.99


Full Day Private tour allows you to meet the best places in Salvador, without a tight schedule and a group to follow. You have the option to change the route and itinerary with the help of our experts. We can take you to places according to your interests. This is the best way to know Salvador area. All visits are optional and can be adjusted.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Guided Tour in Pelourinho

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 199.99


Pelourinho is the heart of Salvador, where many royal families established homes. Today it is the example of strength and has become the third largest city in Brazil. It holds a cultural and historic essence that will make you fall in love. Walk on cobblestone streets, visit artist's shops, and embrace the culture on this half-day tour. This is a historical site protected by UNESCO, with a religious mixture between African... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 115.28


<div style='text-align: justify;'><span style='line-height: 1.5;'>See the highlights of the 3 million person capital of the state of Bahia. Take a private car and walking tour along the beaches from the city to the Pelorinho, or historical center of the town.</span>

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Private Sightseeing Tours

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

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 126.93


Special compact tour with a good overview of Salvador da Bahia. By an air conditioned car and walking through town, we will show you this fantastic city from a local kind of view. The tour is Operated by a German hotel manager, who is living in Bahia since more than 8 years. Normally we leave the... Read More

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Private Transfers

Round-Trip Private Transfer Between Airport and Hotel in Salvador de Bahia

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 87.00


Coming to Salvador’ Comfort and peace of mind to arrive and depart is all you need! Book reliable transport to and from Salvador Airport to any hotel or address in Salvador.<strong></strong><strong></strong>

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Private Transfers

Private Transfer from Salvador Airpot to Praia do Forte

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 73.33


If you are coming to Salvador to go to Praia do Forte in the north coast of the State of Bahia, book your transfer and travel with comfort and peace of mind to your destination.<br /><br />We will offer you safety and reliable transport from Salvador Airport to any hotel or address in... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private Transfer from Salvador Airpot to Sauipe

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 93.33


Coming to Salvador to go to Sauípe’ Travel with comfort and peace in mind.<br><br>We will offer you safety and reliable transport from Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport of Salvador to any hotel or address in Sauípe.

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Private Transfers

Private Transfer: Up to 3 people from Praia do Forte to Salvador Airport

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 114.00


If you are coming to Praia do Forte and want to go to Salvador Airport of the State of Bahia, book your transfer and travel with comfort and peace of mind to your destination.<br />We will offer you safety and reliable transport from Praia do Forte to Salvador Airport or address in Salvador

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Private Transfers

Private Transfer From Saupe to Salvador da Bahia

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 133.00


Coming to Sauípe to go to back to Salvador’ Travel with comfort and peace in mind.<br />We will offer you safety and reliable transport to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport of Salvador.

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Scuba Diving

Diving at Barra Beach in Deep Waters

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 107.99


This 2-hour dive through the clear waters of Barra beach in Salvador Brazil. Gain experience from your professional diver guide. All equipment is included on this tour, and there are lessons available for beginners. No diving experience required for this tour it is a great choice for all that have ever wanted to dive deep waters.

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Tours around Salvador

Salvador Historical City Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 54.00


Immerse yourself in the greatest collection of Baroque architectural heritage in Latin America.

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Tours around Salvador

Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 107.00


Spend time on our fun and exciting schooner! Then enjoy a visit to Itaparica and its calm tide pools. Enjoy the view of Salvadors Baia de Todos os Santos or All Saints Bay.

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Praia do Forte Sea Turtle Nesting Grounds

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 107.00


Visit sea turtles and go seabathing on this fun tour!

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Morro de Sao Paulo Beach Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 157.00


Enjoy beautiful pristine beaches on the island of Tinhare. Hide away from the world at Morro de Sao Paolo. The isolated beach has crystal-clear waters fine sand beach and living tide pools.

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Mangue Seco Beach Tour

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 161.00


Take a dip and enjoy the unspoiled Mangue Seco beach surrounded by mangroves and crystal clear warm waters.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Salvador Airport Roundtrip Transfer

Salvador, Brazil
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 65.99


Don't waste precious vacation time trying to arrange taxis or public transport. Book your airport transfers before you leave to ensure that everything is sorted for you upon arrival! An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs.

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