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Salvador

 

 

Anyone visiting Salvador will immediately discover why the state is called "the land of happiness".

Fringed by beaches, vast coconut plantations, majestic mountain ranges, Salvadors local exuberance is expressed in an unbelievably rich folklore, which includes capoeira, candomble, and samba-reggae. Salvador is also the land of the endless carnival. The people of Bahia, a fusion of Africans, Native Americans and Europeans, are always looking for a good time. Now imagine this with colonial architecture and marvelous beaches...they call it "the land of happiness..

Capital of the State of Bahia, and also Brazil's capital until 1763, Salvador is divided into two parts. The "Lower City" is at sea level and contains the old port and the commercial area where visitors will find a complete and varied assortment of Brazilian arts and crafts at the Modelo Market. The art there is very unique to the region with very bright, live colors.

It is also the best place to witness a demonstration of "capoeira", a martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil, originally as a form of combat and later as a type of dance and folklore tradition. Stone steps, alleyways or the famous Lacerda Elevator can reach the Upper City. This part of the city contains the old government buildings, the residential districts, museums, churches and much of the newer architecture.

Salvador has a very laid back pace of life, walking around the city,one hears lots of Jamaican reggae mixed with Samba called, well, "Reggea Samba" and it's also very common to run into large groups of natives playing drums to powerful Brazilian rhythms. It's cuisine is greatly influenced by the African slaves roots responsible for most of the population. It's very spicy and high in fat, comparable to Cajun food in the US.
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Brazil Tour of the Senses

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Salvador & Trancoso Honeymoon

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Boutique Brazil

A lovely combination of culture and tranquility, Brazil has it all. Hear the music, feel the beat, and immerse yourself in this distinct, celebratory community. Boutique Brazil takes you on a fruitful journey through Brazil’s cultural centers. A revelation of hidden gems, and an emphasis on exclusivity, this elegant tour symbolizes supreme authent...
 
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Amazing Brazil Adventure

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Salvador & Txai Honeymoon

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