Barefoot Chic Honeymoon 9 Days

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Priced from: $1674

You have declared your love for one another, and it’s time to escape together – let us whisk you away to two exotic Brazilian destinations where romance and paradise meet! Your first stop will be the Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador, a delightful historical center with a distinctly old world charm, famous for its bright pastel colored colonial houses, lovely Baroque churches, street performances of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, and one of the liveliest Carnivals in Brazil. Then, escape even further to revel in paradise on the white sand beach of Itacarezinho, where the pristine water meets a breathtaking tropical coast. You’ll stay at the stunning “Barefoot chic” Txai Resort, where the sand awaits your footprints, and the view is postcard perfect, where time doesn’t matter as much as relaxing does… Spend the romantic days visiting amazing natural pools with water that glitters in the sun, plunge into cascading waterfalls, and glide across the river aboard the Southeastern Brazilian Caiçara canoe on Rio de Contas. Stroll on the beach at sunset… Savor delicious Bahian seafood dishes accompanied by cocktails made with tropical fruits you have never tasted before… You and your love will never forget your time in Brazil at this chic, transcendent getaway. Relax, enjoy, and celebrate your love…

Charming Destinations does not have fixed departure dates, and any of our suggested private luxury trips to Brazil can be easily customized for you. Please call our Destination Specialist at +1 (415) 871-0531 or e-mail us at info@charmingdestinations.com. If you are outside of the US, please dial our office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at +55 (21) 99595-6057.

Day 1: Salvador

Arrive to Salvador, a fascinating Afro-Brazilian cultural and historical center of Brazil. Upon arrival, your private driver will take you to your hotel, Pestana Convento do Carmo, chosen by Travel +Leisure Magazine as “One of the  Best New Hotels in the World.”, Initially built in 1586 by the First Order of Carmelite Friars, The Convent has been the stage of many significant events of Brazilian history throughout the centuries, and after careful restoration is now the leading luxury historic hotel in Brazil. A basket of exotic tropical fruits will be waiting for you in your amazing Master Suite.

On your first night in Salvador we recommend you treat yourself to a delicious fresh seafood dinner in a romantic setting at of one of the best restaurants of Bahia. The glass floor allows seeing gentle waves crashing under you, and the view of the bay is simply magic. Try the great ceviche, seafood risotto, or any of the fish dishes, and you will never want to leave this place.

Note: Sample some of the finest restaurants on your trip with Charming Destinations. We will provide you with a complete list of fine dining suggestions as part of your pre-departure package. Please advise on your preferences, and we will be happy to make reservations for you at the top dining establishments of Brazil.

Day 2: Salvador

A private city tour of Salvador, Brazil’s oldest city and one of the most beautiful and interesting in the country is at the top of the list today. As the first capital of Brazil from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and local Indian cultures.  With the easygoing nature of the locals, Brazilians and international visitors love Salvador for its bright tropical beaches, exceptional local cuisine that uses the freshest seafood, red palm tree oils, and exotic fruits and vegetables, and its musical heritage that has its roots in traditional African music. Discover the city’s most significant sites, including the São Francisco Church, with its gold-leaf Baroque interior, and Pelourinho, the city’s historic center, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its colonial-era, pastel-colored architecture.

Dine at a traditional Bahian restaurant, with it’s gorgeous Bahian setting and the delicious cuisine in the best North-Eastern traditions. After dinner, enjoy an amazing folkloric show that showcases the essence of Salvador and the country’s unique Afro-Brazilian culture and musical heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Salvador/Cachoeira/Salvador

Following a tasty breakfast, your guide will take you to Cachoeira, the charming colonial town built in 17th century during the peak of Brazil’s sugarcane boom. On the way to Cachoeira you will pass a variety of plantations, including sugarcane, cotton, cocoa, and tobacco.  Protected by the National Institute for Historical and Artistic Heritage since 1971, Cachoeira remains one of the unique cities to display important Baroque architectural heritage in Bahia. You will spend the afternoon strolling picturesque streets that are lined with multi-colored colonial houses adorned with Portuguese tiles facades and learning about practices of the local religion, Candomble, which has strong connections to Voodoo. It’s also the home of some of Brazil’s most authentic Afro-Brazilian rituals.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Salvador/Itacare (Txai)

Today you will board a quick flight to Ilheus, where your private driver will pick you up from the VIP lounge in the airport and drive you to your heavenly retreat, the ‘Barefoot chic’ Txai resort. Located on a perfect stretch of sand, where the unspoiled beach Itacarezinho and awe-inspiring verdant Atlantic rainforest meet, it’s a true paradise and one of the most romantic places in the world. Txai Resort sports the utmost in luxurious accommodations, while still maintaining a rustic charm. Nestled in 250 acres of beach and forest, with no shortage of things to do (or skip doing).  Awarded “Most Excellent Beach Hotel, Top 3 South America” by Condè Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel Guide 2012, Txai lives up to its reputation. The surrounding Itacare area  is just amazing. Nature lovers, surfers, and those who want an authentic Brazilian experience will all find something to love here…

Arrive and settle in your gorgeous Premium Bungalow featuring stunning views, outdoor shower, and a private pool, tastefully decorated with flowers for your arrival. A bottle of perfectly chilled Moet Chandon champagne and a basket of tropical fruits will be waiting for you in your bungalow and will set a perfect start to your Txai honeymoon!

Gaze at the amazing views of the ocean and Atlantic forest from the privacy of your deck, and then plunge into the warm tropical waters of the beach right in front of you. Dine at one of the most exclusive and refined Txai’s restaurants, which will amaze your tastes with Brazilian cuisine. 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Txai

After your first perfect breakfast at Txai, spend your day discovering resort’s amazing grounds, beach, and spa. Txai’s first philosophy is exclusivity. Your tropical surroundings and luxury amenities are perfect for those that want a romantic, private escape. The bungalows are scattered far, far away from one another along a deserted coconut grove that meanders through sandy beaches and lush hills. You’ll swear that your dreams have sprung to life… Txai’s five enchanting pools radiate a sense of tranquility and calm, while social areas and restaurants embrace elegance and charm. World-class cuisine is served while you are surrounded by swaying palms and a view of the sparkling blue sea. To further your zen-like comfort and well being, Txai’s newest addition is the Shamash Health Spa, which devotes itself to your relaxation and beauty needs. The spa sits at the highest point of the property, and the walk to your treatment is enough to realize how perfect the universe truly is.

Txai’s true pride is its natural beauty. The resort seems to have sprung the rainforest itself, fully formed, ready to take you on a journey to luxurious tranquility amidst the perfection of sand, sea, and enchantment.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Txai

Today your romantic adventure starts with a 2.4 miles (4km) walk with your private guide from Itacarezinho beach towards the mouth of River Tijuípe in low tide*. Then, you’ll climb up the river in Canadian canoes until you come to a gorgeous natural pool. It’s time to swim and relax in dazzling waters, followed by a fresh ‘caipirinha’ (Brazilian national cocktail, made with sugar cane rum, raw sugar and lime) and a delicious Brazilian appetizer cooked on a wood stove at a Fazenda (traditional Brazilian Plantation House). Enjoy the scenery of coconut groves, mangroves and the lazy river flowing into the sea. Finish your day sampling Bahian and Brazilian cuisine at one of three Txai’s excellent restaurants, sitting just off the picturesque beach and enjoying delightful views of the ocean and Atlantic coast.

*Note: All tours during your stay in the Txai Resort are optional and not included in the pricing. Depending on your taste you might decide to take different tours, or spend your days leisurely, in a state of pure relaxation. Please inquire with our Destination Specialist at a time of booking.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Txai

Today, your private guide will introduce to you the virgin beaches of Jeribucaçu  and Arruda (optional tour). The exquisite landscape formed by the encounter of Jeribucaçú River with the ocean impresses even the most experienced travelers. From the Jeribucaçú gate, you will stroll downhill to reach this stunning place, offering both surf waves and a large lagoon, which is perfect for swimming. The beach also features one of the most impressive mangrove river systems of Itacaré. On the left side of Jeribucaçú is the Arruda, a small coral beach that is almost always deserted. After you follow the trail through mangrove and Atlantic Forest, you will reach the Mill waterfalls, where the refreshing waters will invite you for an energizing bath. Finish your day with an exotic dinner at a wonderful Txai restaurant, or head to the village of Itacare for a fresh seafood fest.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Txai

Spend your morning enjoying a couples massage at the fabulously scenic Shamash Spa. Relax with a view and the mesmerizing sound of the ocean. Relieved of pain and fatigue, you will be completely relaxed and at ease. You can take a refreshing swim in your private pool, have lunch and relax, and then take a cruise to Rio de Contas, the river that separates the mainland from the southern tip of Marau peninsula. Your guide, armed with a long pole, and you, blissfully relaxed, will take a peaceful trip aboard a Caiçara Canoe (optional tour). These dugout canoes are found along the Southeast and South coast of Brazil. Built from a single tree log about 10 to 40 feet long (depending on how many men will use it), these are native canoes, used for centuries, to fish on coasts and in rivers and lagoons.  After gliding through mangroves and capturing unforgettable views, what could be better than a toast of Brazilian caipirinha at sunset on board  a Caiçara Canoe…

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Txai

Spend the morning leisurely, or visit the lovely village of Itacare. Surround yourself in the history and culture of Bahia while you stroll through cobblestone streets of colonial houses. Sample the afro-influenced delicious food, revel in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, and discover the indigenous religion of Candomle. The village is small, but teeming with life.

Later on today you will be driven to the airport for your flight home. Enjoy the exclusive VIP lounge before your flight out of Ilheus airport. Time to say “tchau” to your “barefoot chic” honeymoon, and start dreaming about your next amazing trip with Charming Destinations!

Meals Included: Breakfast 

If you’re looking to add even more adventure to any of our incredible packages, consider adding one of our trip extensions.

  • Four Star Superior/Deluxe
  • Casa do Amarelindo Hotel
  • Txai Resort
  • $1674
  • INQUIRE
  • Five Star Deluxe
  • Villas Bahia Hotel
  • Txai Resort
  • $2076
  • INQUIRE
  • VIP Premier
  • Pestana Convento do Carmo Hotel
  • Txai Resort
  • $2278
  • INQUIRE

Land Only. Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges may apply.

Packages Include:

  • Luxury accommodations in Hotels and Resorts mentioned in the program based on your selected Category (VIP, Five Star, or Four Star). Exclusive Honeymoon option  is included with all Categories.
  • Exclusive Honeymoon option includes:  fruit basket in your  hotel in Salvador, fruit basket and a bottle of Moet Chandon champagne in Txai Resort; flower decoration of your room in Txai Resort; 1 Special Romantic dinner for two featuring  exclusive Chef’s Menu in Txai Resort; 1 Ayurvedic ou Shamash couple’s massage at Spa Shamash Healing Space in Txai Resort
  • All Breakfasts in Salvador; all Breakfasts and Dinners at Txai Resort
  • Private transfers mentioned in the itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Usage of the private VIP lounge at Ilheus airport
  • Private sightseeing in Salvador and Cachoeira as indicated in day-by-day itinerary
  • English speaking guide during sightseeing and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to Churches and Museums in Salvador and Cachoeira
  • Show tickets for Bale Folclorico in Salvador
  • Concierge services for orientation and tour booking at Txai Resort
  • Pre-departure travel package, which includes detailed day-by-day itinerary, fine dining recommendations, suggested packing list, suggested reading list, information on recommended vaccination, contact information for hotels and lodges on your itinerary, and Charming Destinations’ 24-hour emergency contact line in Brazil

 

Additional fees and/or charges not included in the package:

International flights, domestic flights, airport taxes, excess luggage charges, travel or medical insurance, passport and Brazilian visa fees, vaccinations cost, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, drinks, tips for drivers or guides, laundry, personal expenses.

Note: All tours during your stay in the Txai Resort are optional and not included in the pricing. Depending on your taste you might decide to take different tours, or spend your days leisurely, in a state of pure relaxation. Please inquire with our Destination Specialist at a time of booking

Options

Please inquire about optional tours in Txai.

Note: Bale Folclorico in Salvador has no performances on Tuesdays and Sundays.

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