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Salvador & Bahia

The largest city on the east coast of Brazil, Salvador has a truly unique  
atmosphere. Its historical links with the west coast of Africa, the sugar industry and the slave trade (which was finally abolished in 1888) have resulted in a Brazilian and African cultural fusion at every level.
 
Everything seems more vibrant here, even when compared to Rio. The Bahians are famous for their music, unique style, dance (Capoeira), food (Moqueca, a tasty seafood stew) and religion (Candomble). Capoeira is a specific dance from Salvador, and is a sort of martial art combined with dance but essentially it was born out of defense. Salvador even has its own carnival that rivals that of Rio.
 
Salvador’s historic centre, known as the Pelourinho is a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site with cobbled streets and main triangular ‘square’ Largo de Pelhourino. The name comes from Portuguese for whipping post which hints at its dark history as a slave market. Major restoration work in the 1990s has helped to make this area a tourist attraction, which is now a hub for cultural and artistic attractions, restaurants and bars. A picturesque inclined road that leads away from the upper city is dotted with pousadas and is the best spot to stay in Salvador as everything is within walking distance.
 
If you’d like to find out more about holidays to Salvador and Bahia Brazil beach holidays, email us or ring for a chat on 01582 766 122.
 
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The beaches to the north of Salvador, near Praia do Forte, are about an hour’s drive away and this is an ideal spot to relax without having to do too much travelling. Morro de Sao Paulo and the more rustic Boipeba Island can be reached by boat or short flight, and offer a real tropical island getaway from the city, with excellent snorkelling.
 
More intrepid visitors should consider travelling south of Salvador by car, boat or small plane to the beautiful, wild windswept beaches of Peninsula de Marau, Itacare and the trendy, hip area of Trancoso, ideal for a secluded honeymoon or break.
Brazil Highlights: Salvador + Iguassu + Rio
JRA10R
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
International flights quoted separately
Visit colourful Salvador with its Portuguese colonial architecture & rich Afro-Brazilian culture, and admire the majestic Iguassu Falls, before relaxing on the beaches of beautiful Rio de Janeiro on this stunning holiday. Photograph Pelourinho Square; cross into Argentina to view both sides of the Iguassu Falls & see the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain. All transfers included.
Photo Rio De Janiero Salvador Iguassu Falls Brazil
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Salvador
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São Francisco Church
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Iguassu Falls
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Birding
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana Beach
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Ipanema & Leblon
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Guanabara Bay
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Salvador
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São Francisco Church
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Iguassu Falls
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Birding
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana Beach
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Ipanema & Leblon
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Guanabara Bay
Cultural Brazil: Iguazu + Amazon + Salvador + Rio
JRH12R
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,095
International flights quoted separately
This holiday showcases the main highlights of Brazil, combined with the wildlife of the Amazon Basin - the largest wilderness on earth.  Visit the impressive Iguassu Falls; view the fascinating 'Meeting of the Waters' at the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon; and fly to vibrant Salvador with its Afro-Brazilian culture. End your holiday relaxing on the glorious beaches of Rio. All transfers included.
White Faced Saki Monkey Amazon Basin Brazil
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Iguassu Falls
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Rainforests
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Manaus
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Meeting of the Waters
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Amazon Jungle
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Salvador
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana & Ipanema
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Iguassu Falls
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Rainforests
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Manaus
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Meeting of the Waters
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Amazon Jungle
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Salvador
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana & Ipanema
Best of Brazil: Iguazu + Pantanal + Salvador + Rio
JRG12R
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,595
International flights quoted separately
Explore the best of Brazil starting with the amazing birdlife of the thundering Iguaza Falls. Enjoy the varied wildlife of the Pantanal Wetlands, where you can search for the endangered jaguar and other species. Visit the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, before ending your holiday relaxing on the emerald beaches of Buzios. All transfers included.
Jaguars Pantanal Wetlands Brazil
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Iguassu Falls
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Rainforests
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Pantanal Wetlands
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Birding
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Jaguar Safari
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana & Ipanema
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Buzios Beach
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Iguassu Falls
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Rainforests
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Pantanal Wetlands
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Birding
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Jaguar Safari
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Rio de Janiero
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana & Ipanema
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Buzios Beach
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