From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Your full-day tour of the north coast of Bahia begins with a visit to the urban beaches of Salvador. Continue along the picturesque Coconut Road to the Forte Beach, located at the edge of the Sapiranga sustainable rainforest conservation site. In addition to admiring beautiful beaches, natural pools and a charming fishing village by the sea, you’ll visit the turtle sanctuary and learn about marine conservation projects. See artwork and handicrafts produced in the region as well. Enjoy a break for lunch by the beach at Guarajuba, known for its coconut palms and inviting crystal-clear waters.
The Bahian Recôncavo is a region renowned for its history of struggles for the independence of Brazil. The architecture of its cities, especially of the city of Cachoeira, reflects the Portuguese colonial heritage, along with the African legacy which is present in the faces of its inhabitants, its intellectual, religious and cultural traditions in the daily life of its inhabitants. The tour begins in Santo Amaro, a city whose economy was mainly driven by the sugar cane plantations and enslaved labor until 1888. This town is of great historical significance, particularly in the context of resistance against Portuguese colonization. You will stroll around the local public market and its ancient colonial houses, as well as visit the Samba Museum and the Parish Church. You will then drive by sugar cane, cassava and tobacco farms towards Cachoeira, the main city in the Recôncavo region. Th...
After a morning pickup from your hotel in Natal, take a ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to São Miguel do Gostoso. Your first stop will be to find out more about cachaça in the district of São José. Enjoy a cultural presentation explaining the whole process for a good-quality artisanal cachaça. Then, head to São Miguel do Gostoso, located 110 km northwest of Natal. Discover this little village that remains largely undiscovered by mass tourism, and enjoy an excellent wide, coconut-lined beach. Explore the village itself and observe the local way of life. Even enjoy access to a small bed and breakfast where you have the option to have lunch and access the pool. Head back to Natal after your relaxing day, being dropped off at your accommodation.
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We had a wonderful day at Guarajuba Beach, Praia Forte and the Tamar project. Communication in advance was good. I would have given 5 stars for the tour itself, but 1 star deduction, because I had already booked the tour in German at the beginning of November and it turned out 4 days before the start that, due to a system error and due to the carnival, the tour was only in English is possible. Our guide Misael and driver Alfredo Junior were excellent. Since it was a private tour, they were able to cater to our needs and we felt very comfortable and safe. The two had to compensate for the carnival-related limitation disappointing the beach Tamar. We couldn't see any free turtles here, only in the pools. But Misael was able to liven it up with his explanations. You could do without a detour to visit the ruins of the Garcia d'Avila castle. The view from above is nice, but the way there is not worth it.
The excursion was very interesting, we saw characteristic and very beautiful places. If you want to know Brazil at the time of colonialism, I recommend it.