Tour go around the lower city Salvador, visiting the quiet waters of the Itapagipe peninsula, where the first holiday residences were built, now it’s a peaceful family district, life moving much slower than the bustling upper city. Fishermen fish from dug out canoes, locals collects shell fish at low tide, schooners are at anchor, all under the view of the Bonfim church. Stop for the drink icon of Bahia, coconut water. Then, we go for visiting the Church, site of intense religion devotion, one of the most of pilgrimage in Brazil and deeply syncretized with the Candomble afro religion. We continue to the Montserrat district with its panoramic view of the city.
Our tour goes now to its end, by visiting the Modelo Market, an old slave trade site, one of the oldest and most traditional commercial zones of the city of Salvador, with its architecture protected by the National Historical Heritage. The market has a preserved underground but is temporarily closed for visits. There is this popular story saying that the place was also used to keep the slaves recently arrived in town. The site, which lies below sea level, is constantly flooded, with pathways to go around.
- Port: Salvador
- Language: English
- Max participants: 450