Salvador de Bahia
This tour provides an excellent introduction to the culture, history and natural beauty of Bahia. Soak up the rich history of Salvador, the first capital of Brazil and the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture. Stroll the cobblestone streets of historic Pelourinho, admire the beautifully restored colonial architecture, and visit exquisite baroque churches. Travel a few hours inland to the small towns of Cachoeira and São Felix for a glimpse of life outside the capital; visit the baroque town center of Cachoeira and tour a 19th century cigar manufacturer. This tour concludes with a day tour to the idyllic beach resort of Praia do Forte. Relax on the beach, snorkel in the tide pools or visit the Tamar sea turtle research station.