Adventure tour in Bahia

A luxury tailor-made adventure holiday to Bahia

Adventure tour in Bahia

This 2 week Brazil holiday highlights three of Bahia’s jewels and is perfect for anyone looking for a mix of culture, trekking and beach activities on a holiday to Brazil. The itinerary starts in the city of Salvador, a colonial and historical gem, followed by a few days in the Chapada Diamantina for fabulous trekking and finishing near Itacaré which is perfect for relaxation with a variety of activities on offer.

Day 1 – Salvador da Bahia

On the first day of your Brazil holiday after a flight from the UK you will arrive in Salvador, the principal city in the state of Bahia where upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day will be free for you.

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Villa Bahia, Salvador Villa Bahia, Salvador

Situated in the heart of the Pelourinho and in the Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco with its beautiful church lies the Hotel Villa Bahia, two former colonial homes which have been transformed into one of the most elegant hotels in Salavador. A wonderful place to stay. The beautiful Hotel Villa Bahia is perhaps our favourite in the city. The Villa is comprised of two adjoining 17th and 18th century colonial homes, remnants of the Portuguese era. Villa Bahia is overlooking the colourful facades of Pelourinho, the seventeen rooms of the hotel have been carefully renovated to preserve their original design. The hotel is really wonderful creating an authentic colonial atmosphere, enhanced by two garden courtyards, a refreshing plunge pool and a panoramic terrace. Not only this, each of the rooms have air conditioning, TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi and a safe. All of the rooms are unique and they contain their own charm such as high ceilings and four poster beds, our favourite room is Madagascar.

Day 2 Salvador da Bahia

Today you will be met by a private speaking English guide for a half day tour of Salvador. You will head to the Pelourinho, an important historical area and a symbol of the black movement in Bahia. The Pelourinho is home to important churches, museums, Brazilian artists’ studios, galleries, shops and restaurants. Your guide will explain to you the significance of the area as you walk around the city with time to visit all the main sights of interest before a stop for lunch. You will head down the Elevador Lacerda, dating back to 1873 which connects the upper town to downtown and is an important way of transportation for tourists and residents. From the top there is a great view of All Saints Bay. You will finally head to the Mercado Modelo, the most important regional market of the area before returning to your hotel and the remainder of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 3 Salvador da Bahia

Today is free for you to relax by the pool or explore more of Salvador. We can offer a number of other tours of Salvador, out to the beaches or even cooking classes. Talk to us about other options.

Day 4 Lencois / Chapada Diamantina

This morning you will be transferred back to the airport and board a short flight to the small town of Lencois, the gateway to the national park of Chapada Diamantina. On arrival you will be met by a private driver and taken to your chosen hotel. In the afternoon you will be met by an English speaking guide and taken to the most photographed area of Chapada Diamantina, the top of Pai Ignacio hill, fabulous for picture perfect sunsets. Your guide will return you to your hotel and the evening will be free for you to explore the lovely cobbled streets of Lencois.

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Canto-das-Aguas Hotel Canto das Aguas

The Hotel Canto das Aguas is the finest hotel in Lencois. Situated next to the Lencois river it combines a great location with a excellent standard of accommodation. The hotel has a variety of rooms with the standard rooms facing the gardens and offering air conditioning, minibar, safe and LCD cable TV whereas the suites offer a higher level of comfort including the beautifully spacious Encanto Suite. The hotel has a very good restaurant offering Brazilian and international cuisine plus a number of leisure facilities including a great pool, massage area and sauna. If you are not into trekking it’s still a wonderful hotel to relax in, lazing in a hammock by the river or in the pool.

Day 5 Pati Valley trek – Chapada Diamantina

Today you will begin one of the most beautiful treks in Brazil, through the Pati Valley. The Pati Valley is a rare area of natural beauty in Brazil. The route from Guiné to Andaraí, passes through rarely explored waterfalls and cerrado whilst allowing interaction with the isolated natives of the region. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Povoado do Guiné from where you will start a 17km trek through beautiful scenery. You will stop for lunch and spend the rest of the day walking until you reach your stop for the night. There are no hotels inside the park so accommodation for the evening will be in the house of a local allowing to you truly sample local culture and home cooking before calling it a night.

Day 6 Pati Valley trek – Chapada Diamantina

After breakfast you will continue your trek through the Pati valley to further local accommodation, roughly 12km in distance. How strenuous you want the trek to be will be up to you with different routes possible between the start and finish point. All meals are included.

Day 7 Pati Valley to Igatu – Chapada Diamantina

Today you will wake up early and trek some 16kms to the end of the Pati valley trail, arriving in Andaraí in the afternoon where a jeep will be waiting for you. After a 50 minute drive the jeep will take you to the Poço Azul (the Blue Pool) which is an underground pool inside a cave where you can swim in the crystal waters. It provides a great spot to cool off from the heat of the Chapada and is a unique place. Following lunch you will be transported to the small town of Xique-Xique de Igatu, a former mining village where you will spend the night in your chosen accommodation. Dinner tonight is not included but the pousadas all have good options.

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Pousada Pedras de Igatu Pousada Pedras de Igatu

Igatu has very limited accommodation options however The Pousada Pedras de Igatu is a real diamond find. It has 14 simply designed but comfortable and spacious rooms which look out into a beautiful valley. The pousada offers a pool and a sauna to rest your weary legs and the garden area is a lovely spot to sit and relax with a caipirinha in hand as the sun sets. The pousada offers excellent Brazilian food, a small bar area as well as a sitting room for reading and relaxation.

Day 8 Salvador da Bahia

This morning you will be transferred back to Lencois airport, which is roughly a ninety minute drive, and board a flight back to Salvador where upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for a night.

HotelIcon Hotel Villa Bahia

Villa Bahia, Salvador Villa Bahia, Salvador

Situated in the heart of the Pelourinho and in the Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco with its beautiful church lies the Hotel Villa Bahia, two former colonial homes which have been transformed into one of the most elegant hotels in Salavador. A wonderful place to stay. The beautiful Hotel Villa Bahia is perhaps our favourite in the city. The Villa is comprised of two adjoining 17th and 18th century colonial homes, remnants of the Portuguese era. Villa Bahia is overlooking the colourful facades of Pelourinho, the seventeen rooms of the hotel have been carefully renovated to preserve their original design. The hotel is really wonderful creating an authentic colonial atmosphere, enhanced by two garden courtyards, a refreshing plunge pool and a panoramic terrace. Not only this, each of the rooms have air conditioning, TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi and a safe. All of the rooms are unique and they contain their own charm such as high ceilings and four poster beds, our favourite room is Madagascar.

Day 9 Itacaré

This morning you will be transferred back to Salvador airport for a flight south to Ilheus, in southern Bahia. On arrival you will be collected by an English speaking driver and taken to the nearby Itacarezinho beach, just outside of Itacaré, where you can spend the next  peninsula and to your chosen hotel.

HotelIcon Txai Resort

Txai Resort, Itacare Txai Resort, Itacare

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located on the beautiful Itacarezinho Beach on Bahia’s Coconut Coast the Txai resort is a boutique beach paradise combining eco-friendly style with luxury comforts and style. The resort’s beautiful and private bungalows are spread throughout the surrounding coconut grove creating a tropical paradise next to the sea.

The accommodation is made up of 38 individual bungalows scattered throughout a coconut grove and all overlook the ocean. Built using materials from the area they are all air conditioned and include a safe, mini bar and a separate sofa for relaxing.

The resort also has 3 villas for families or larger groups. These properties are comprised of 4 separate suites in addition to a kitchen, living and dining areas. Each has its own swimming pool and barbecue area.

The restaurant serves delicious Bahian cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner. Highlights are the freshest fish (the resort is metres from the beach) and a superb breakfast buffet.

Wi-Fi access is available although the emphasis is on eco-tourism. The hotel offers daily eco-trips including rafting, bird watching, surfing or riding to local waterfalls. The emphasis is also on relaxation with massage services, a relaxation room, a health centre and three swimming pools. Ending the day stargazing from your bungalow has to be one of the most special things to do at this stunning resort.

Days 10 – 12 Itacaré

These days are free for you to relax on the gorgeous beaches of southern Bahia and enjoy the facilities at the hotel. There are a number of tours offered by the hotel which can be arranged on-site and it’s a great area for surfing and other watersports.

Day 13

Following a private transfer back to Ilheus airport, today you will wave goodbye to Brazil and board a flight back to the UK after what will have been an unforgettable Brazil holiday.

What’s Included

  • Return international flights to Brazil
  • All internal flights
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Private half day tour of Salvador
  • Pati Valley trek through Chapada Diamantina
  • 4 nights in Salvador at the Hotel Villa Bahia in a standard room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Lençóis at the Hotel Canto das Águas in a superior room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Igatu at Pousada Pedras de Igatu with breakfast
  • 2 nights staying in local homestays in the Pati Valley with full board
  • 4 nights near Itacaré at Txai Resort in a superior apartment with breakfast
  • All the tours mentioned.
  • English speaking guides for all tours and private transfers.

Not Included

  • Beverages and meals which are not specified;
  • Phone calls and personal expenses;
  • Travel insurance;
  • * All other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included.*

From: £4,990 per person, based on 2 people sharing.

This is a guide price based on the use of standard rooms at low season, all transfers, domestic and international flights (from Europe).

Please enquire and we will provide a full quote for you.

All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

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