Recôncavo and Cachoeira - the African inland

Discover the most African region of Brazil, birthplace of Samba and Capoeira

on this tour in the region around the Bay of All Saints, the Recôncavo. Here arrived the first sugar cane plantations of the colony and here were put to work the first slaves, imported from black Africa. Leaving the city, we pass poor suburbs of Salvador and, later, a succession of fields for agriculture and grasslands. A whirling road passing by bamboo and sugar cane plantations takes us first to the city of Santo Amaro. Here, we visit the amazing and busy local market of and some streets and squares in the center. Then, the road takes us to the historical city of Cachoeira that lies majestically in the valley of the Paraguaçu River. Here, we do a walking tour through the picturesque streets with its old houses and churches. There will be time for lunch. In the afternoon we visit the cigar factory of Dannemann (if during the week and not on a holiday) where the famous top class cigars are still hand rolled.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Soda/Pop
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entrance fees for museums, churches, parks.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hansen Bahia Museum, Rua 13 de Maio no. 13, Cachoeira, State of Bahia 44300-000 Brazil

    You see some of the most interesting works of the painter Hansen Bahia, a German guy who came to Brazil running away from Nazism and finally settled in Cachoeira, and learn some about his life.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pousada Convento do Carmo, Praça da Aclamação, s/n - Centro, Cachoeira - BA, 44300-000, Brazil

    We visit the main square of the town with the city hall and the ensemble of the churches and convent of the Carmelites with it's beautiful baroque inner court, now serving as a hotel.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nossa Senhora da Purificacao Church, Praca da Purificacao 35, Santo Amaro, State of Bahia 44200-000 Brazil

    We stroll through some typical streets of this vibrating black town and visit the main square with the Church of Purification on one end and the City Hall, both in old Portuguese colonial style, on the other.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monte Recôncavo, São Francisco do Conde - BA, 43900-000, Brazil

    We drive to this mountain with it's old colonial styled church on top and admire one of the most astonishing panoramic views of the whole Recôncavo region!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Santo Amaro, Santo Amaro, State of Bahia

    We drive through this vibrating black town, one of the most important cities in the Recôncavo region, and visit it's very interesting and colorful market where the locals from the whole area go buy their food and other stuff!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rua Dannemann, R. Dannemann, São Félix - BA, 44360-000, Brazil

    We visit the cigar factory of Dannemann in the town of São Félix on the other border of the Paraguaçu River, where they still make hand rolled cigars with the finest tobacco from the area, considered one of the best of Brazil!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cachoeira, Cachoeira, State of Bahia

    This is our final destination.In this historical old town, protected as National Heritage of Brazil, we stroll through the calm streets with beautiful old houses and churches in colonial Portuguese style and have gorgeous views on the Paraguaçu river and it's opposite river border.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Imperial Ponte Dom Pedro II, Estrada Sao Francisco do Paraguacu, Cachoeira, State of Bahia 44300-000 Brazil

    We will drive over this bridge across the Paraguaçu river connecting the city of Cachoeira to that of São Félix. It was build by order of the second emperor of Brazil (Pedro II) in the 19th Century and will give us a excellent view to the big dam up stream.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up our clients at their hotel or accommodation if it is in the center of the city, or at the Tourist Terminal of the port of Salvador if you come by cruise ship.Ports
    • Salvador Port
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by MTB - Modern Travel Bahia

Activity ID: V-146524P5

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