Salvador Tours
Private Anthropological City Tour of Salvador
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Private Anthropological City Tour of Salvador

By Your Tour Brazil
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Ages 11-99
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Pelourinho
  • Entry/Admission - Salvador
  • Entry/Admission - Salvador
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 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.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Airport Luis E. Magalhaes, Salvador, State of Bahia Brazil
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16475P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16475P4

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        • Your Tour Brazil
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          Brazil
          Joined in July 2015
        • Charlotte C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful insight into Salvador, its people, and its history. Highly recommend.
          I cannot recommend this tour enough! It is a great perspective of the city sights & chance to learn a very crucial part of its history. The dedicated driver included in the tour is a real asset, it allows you to see so much. Vagner my guide was amazing, his knowledge on these topic is huge with many interesting little facts that make the experience that much more enriching! The tour answered many questions I had about Afro-Brasil faith and atrocities which they have been subject to. It has allowed me to comprehend more than I could have seeing these sights on my own, especially being an English speaker and only knowing a little Portuguese. Thank you again to Vagner for teaching me so much, I will never see the world the same again!
          Written July 11, 2024
        • annassse
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do in Salvador!
          This was the highlight of my tours in Salvador! Wagner the guide has a deep social and anthropological knowledge of both Salvador and the places of this tour and the conversation was super interesting. This tour lets you see unforgettable places and more importantly gives you experiences of authenticity that complement and go beyond the other tours!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • carolyndfox
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing tour
          This was a wonderful tour that really helped me understand the background, history, and present day practices of the Candomble. Vagner was very knowledgeable and did an amazing job.
          Written June 1, 2024
        • gerryh752
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exhilarating Country Excursion!
          This is a full day tour which takes you to the rural areas that were the former sugar cane plantations outside of Salvador. Ronaldo was our guide and gave a full explanation of the relevance of the area. Particularly interesting was the visit to the local market where we tasted different fruits and vegetables. We happened upon an impromptu capoeira ( African martial arts) in the market which was exciting. The colonial villages are unique and highly colorful in different hues. We went to a small African centered catholic church and museum which reflected the practices of Black female worshipers. We also visited one of the oldest cigar factories, and concluded our visit with a terrific lunch overlooking one of the most scenic river valley. I would highly recommend this tour to explore and understand the rich Black cultural history of Bahia. Be sure to ask for Ronaldo!
          Written May 12, 2024
        • gerryh752
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cultural Religious Insight
          We did this tour on the morning of our departure, and Vagner, our tour guide was very conscious about meeting our time line for returning to the hotel for our flight. His explanations of the Fon and Yoruba African traditions and catholicism were comprehensive and gave insight into Afro Brazilian religious culture. Along with visiting a local market and highlighting herbs and clothing used in religious practices and ceremonies we also visited a shrine to water and a shrine within a Favela where candomble is still practiced! This is a great tour for learning more about the African traditions in Brazil, and I would highly recommend it!
          Written May 1, 2024
        • gerryh752
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding Cultural Evening!
          Alex was a great guide. He met us promptly at the hotel and was very knowledgeable about the different sections of the performance and meanings of the various performances. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious! The Bale Folklorico was outstanding. The dinner that was included with the tour was at one of the highly recommended restaurants in the historic center. A great evening and I would highly recommend the tour. Make sure to ask for Alex as your guide!
          Written April 27, 2024
        • josemL2982HJ
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Nightmare Experience with Viator and Your Tour Brazil - Never Again!
          I was eagerly anticipating to participate on the tour booked through Viator (Finally operated by thee Agency Your Tour Brazil) only to be ill the night the night before. For my better wellbeing and in order not to disturb the experience of other I decided to not participate in the tour (that started at 5 AM and I was recovering at until at least 11 AM of the same day). Despite my desperate attempts to seek understanding and a refund, I was met with cold, heartless responses from both companies. Despite providing detailed information about my illness, including the fact that I had to take medication and could not attend the tour for fear of endangering others, both Viator and Your Tour Brazil callously refused to issue a refund. According to them, in this condition I should have participated on the tour and made the experience of other terrible by having the transport van stop every 1h to go to the loo or vomit than to do what i did, decide to stay at home. It's appalling that they prioritize profit over basic human decency and customer well-being. Their refusal to acknowledge the severity of my situation and the potential consequences of attending the tour while ill is beyond comprehension. It's clear that their policies are designed to benefit only themselves, with no regard for the well-being of their customers. My advice to anyone considering booking with Viator or Your Tour Brazil to think twice. Their lack of empathy, compassion, and understanding is utterly deplorable. Save yourself the trouble and avoid them at all costs. They are not worth the headache. Knowing what i know now, my advice is do first a walking tour and speak with some tour agencies locally, you will get better prices and more compassion and understanding and you can have abetter feel of the offers they have. Viator and Your Tour Brazil should be ashamed of themselves for their despicable behavior. I will never trust them with my travel plans again.
          Written April 1, 2024
        • neiltA709UY
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great show and meal, but not exactly as advertised.
          My travel consultant booked this through Viator, and gave me the information contained in the link. It was definitely NOT as advertised, but was still an excellent evening, which is why I gave "the experience" five stars. I doubt that the problem lies with Your Tour Brazil. There was no walking tour of Pelourinho. It was NOT "four hours of cultural activity." It began with a one hour show by Balé Folclórico da Bahia at Teatro Miguel Santana. It was NOT a Bahian buffet, but a dinner after the show at Cuco Bistrô, which required an order to be placed in advance choosing from a fairly limited range of options. The meal was excellent, but it was disappointing to not be able to sample a range of traditional Bahian food. That said, the show was fantastic, and the meal was excellent. An English-speaking guide (Alex) met me upon arrival in Pelourinho and he was very helpful. Finally, the price paid to Viator was a total rip-off. As you can see from the link, it should have been under $200 CAD. I paid $214.29 USD (almost $300 CAD).
          Written March 20, 2024
        • V2657QSmelissab
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful cultural experience with a stellar guide✨️
          The cultural experience was amazing. The pride and value about the culture experienced was beautiful and fulfilling. My tour guide Alex Garunga, helped make my tour a success. He was personable, informative, connected and joyful. Alex was an absolute pleasure!
          Written February 29, 2024
        • hsialiharryw
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not so mysterious with the Canbomble because we did not see in real for sure
          Tour guide Vagner was super. He explained slowly and clearly. Driver Antonio was also super. He was the only one awake when all of us were sleeping till he reached our resort back at 11 PM. The Show was magnificent, the best. The dinner was good, though i had my tummy issues. I wish to have more interaction with the Candomble priest or witness a ceremony but all with no luck. We took much time in the market but that delicacy was good. Disappointed not able to see museums, not only the Benin but more African statue displays, although we had eradicated three repeats, still, we were restrained from visiting other places due to time. In short, Vagner may have some time management skill issues to tackle lol
          Written February 25, 2024
        • diane s
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Active and informative class. Lots of fun!
          Our experience was great. Mestre was extremely knowledgeable and patient with us. He took some time to explain the history of Capoeira and all the details related to the outfits, instruments, and songs. After that part, we practiced basic moves and it was very fun and active.
          Written February 21, 2024
        • diane s
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing class for all ages!
          Amazing class. High energy and cheerful professors. My son wants a second one!!!! Professors are very knowledgeable and professional. Shared a lot about the history and background of the music learned.
          Written February 20, 2024
        • Atinuke789
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing show and food, but pricey
          Very insightful show and lovely food at Cuco. However, I think we were overcharged, it’s cheaper to buy the ticket directly from the theatre and go to the restaurant yourself. Overall, it was a great experience :)
          Written February 20, 2024
        • 204ingah
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful experience at Pelourinho
          It was a wonderful experience. Alex our guide was super nice and did everything so the tour was safe and special!!! The folkloric dance was extraordinary and the dinner at Cuco was very tasty. Thanks Alex for a great day!!! Pelourinho in Salvador is a great place to visit.
          Written February 16, 2024
        • bestsZagreb
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          good tour but the price not justified
          the tour was informative but not enough focused. the agency is very greedy and took advantage of the situation and charged us double price for drop off at the airport however it was very close to the guide's house.
          Written February 3, 2024
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        Jessica R
        Broomfield, CO1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        Where do I start? This tour changed my life and the trajectory of my coaching business. By learning about the history and the beginning of Salvador and walking through paths that were once slave auction spaces, I feel I am forever changed by the honesty, opennessndor, and generosity of Marcos. He even went out of his way to ensure I had vegan options.

        This tour covers many spaces in Salvador, but Marcos gives the true history and the background of how this history affects Bahia today. Not one to miss!
        Written August 26, 2022
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        Daniel F
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        We actually went on the Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

        This Tour and History lesson was extremely fulfilling. I learned soooo much about who I am as an African descendant. Marcos was informative helpful and just a great host. Our group of 3 got exactly what we were seeking; an education on the our African Heritage. Obrigado... Este passeio foi fantastico !
        Written July 14, 2021
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        Laércio C
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour. Very knowledgeable guide who took the time to explain the intricate details of the Afro influence in the early days in Portuguese occupation.
        Written August 20, 2022
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        Marissa H
        Jersey City, NJ3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019 • Friends
        We booked a last minute tour with Vagner and Junior(driver). What a great experience! And that’s exactly what it was- an experience of Brazilian lifestyle and history! We are returning to Salvador in a few months with friends and we are definitely going to book a tour so our friends can really experience the essence of Salvador. Thank you!
        Written August 7, 2019
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        Thanks for choosing us, we are grateful to show our best in different aspect of our culture.
        Written August 12, 2019
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        L Y
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Couples
        Our tour guide, Vagner, was amazing! He spoke English well. This tour was definitely my favorite, or at the very least, second favorite tour of our one-week Brazil trip. We visited different museums and Vagner helped explain the history and culture behind many of what we saw. (If you use google translate and the camera option in this app, you can also translate Portuguese words/menus/descriptions in museums from Portuguese to your language). I highly do NOT recommend keeping your phone in your hand or holding it up, and was thankful Vagner explained things so well with so much knowledge. I felt like we saw the entire city with this tour. We went into favela-like areas, went into a vodun worship area, met the doctor, who invited us for lunch. We went to all the tourist hot spots. We went to the large market, saw livestock being sold, meat being butchered, spices, voodoo dolls, and so much more. This tour is definitely a MUST if you want to explore the deep culture of Salvador in a safe way with a knowledgeable tour guide and driver.
        Written July 10, 2023
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