Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

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Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

From US$ 42.57 per person

Discover Salvador’s historic Pelourinho district, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Take a guided walk through history and experience the African Bahian atmosphere and local life and culture. Visit the Afro-Brazilian Museum as well.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
The lobby of your hotel

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Salvador’s iconic district of Pelourinho
  • Marvel at the African Bahian atmosphere
  • Step back in time on a guided history tour
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group of maximum 6 people
Full description
Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, has maintained the evidence of its African heritage, introduced by the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Brazil. During the Portuguese colonization, the Bay of All Saints was of fundamental importance as the main export site in the Southern Hemisphere, from which products such as Brazilian sugar and Bolivian silver were shipped to Europe. On this 4-hour tour you’ll learn about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy by visiting key historical sites in the city of Salvador. The tour begins at the Fort and Barra Lighthouse at the port of arrival for enslaved Africans. Continue to the Tororó dike and see the monument dedicated to the legacy of African religious heritage and the worship of Orixas. The next sites you’ll visit are located in the Cidade Baixa (lower city), where you’ll take in important historic locations marking the presence of Africans in Bahia and Brazil. In the historic downtown area you’ll visit the Afro-Brazilian museum, where the collection highlights the African perspective in the formation of Brazilian identify and culture. You’ll also stop at the Church of the Rosary of the Blacks, the first Black Christian religious brotherhood in the New World. The tour concludes with a visit to the Casa do Benin Museum, one of the main African cultural centers in the state of Bahia.
Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Drinks and meals
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobblestones streets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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great tour and great insights on the afro culture because of the carnival the museum was closed but the tour operator gave us a guide for another tour day to visit the museum

February 28, 2020

Marcos, our guide, has a real passion for the city of Salvador and it’s history, and for explaining the African roots of Bahia. His English is flawless. Really enjoyable tour, I highly recommend it!

November 13, 2019

Très bon guide qui donne de bonnes informations pendant la visite. Guide très sympathique je vous le recommande

February 16, 2020

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