Private Anthropological City Tour Of Salvador

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We need the name of the hotel independently if it's not on the area selected, we pick up all clients in all hotel around Salvador City or in Airbnb address.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take an anthropological tour of Salvador da Bahia to learn a bit about the cultural history of Brazil. You'll visit sites of African history and check out a street market founded by enslaved Africans. Lunch is included.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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After hotel pickup, your tour of African traditions and culture in Salvador starts in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site known as Pelourinho. Here you'll visit the Afro-Brazilian Museum, whose rich collection depicts the history of Africans in Brazil.

Continue to the railway suburbs, and learn about the urban landscape changes that have occurred over time in areas home to descendants of enslaved communities. This tour aims to educate you about African traditions that have been preserved in the city through the centuries and gives you the opportunity to learn about the legacy of the struggle for freedom and religious preservation.

Visit the largest open market in the city, So Joaquim Market, founded by enslaved Africans in the 14th century, and then head to the old port where Africans once arrived and were sold at the slave market.

To finish the tour, visit the 'queen of the sea' house, located by the beach at Rio Vermelho, a fishing community where an altar was built in reverence to orix iemanj, an African divinity from the sea. Every year on February 2, a ceremony takes place to honor this African orix, attracting more than 400,000 people.

Your tour also includes lunch with a family who has a 50-year connection to the Garcia neighborhood; you'll enjoy feijoada (homemade bean stew) for an authentic taste of this community.




Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Pelourinho

Entry/Admission - Sao Joaquim market

Entry/Admission - National AfroBrazilian Museum




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Minimum of 2 adults per booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Aug-2017

    Josuel Olafemi Tours was excellent. Deeply knowledgeable, flexible, warm, friendly, and enthusiastic about Salvador was the best guide anyone could hope for. Josuel picked us up at our hotel and began the tour by taking us to a site by the shore dedicate to Yemaja. From there, to the lake and the Orixa statutes, an extensive tour of Pelourinho, and Sao Joaquim market. He took us also to a terreiro and we had an amazing improptu chat 30 minutes! with a candomble priest who has given several lectures at top US universities! We finished the tour at a local family restaurant eating feijoada and pichichanga. This is the tour to take if you want not only an inside look into the culture of Salvador, but also have a guide that will accommodate you and answer your every question.

  • 21-Nov-2015

    This was an outstanding tour....a great introduction to the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador. Our Guide, Marcos, was excellent. I could not have asked for a better tour. During our eight hours with Marcos, we visited many areas of the town. Had a delicious lunch at a family home. Highly recommend this tour.