Situated on Brazil’s northeastern coast, in the state of Bahia, Salvador is famous as the ‘capital of happiness’ of Brazil because of its parties and carnivals, and is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country. It’s been the most important port in the Southern Hemisphere until the 18th century, the center of sugar cane boom, and the first Brazilian capital. By the mid-19th century close to five million slaves had been brought to Brazil from Africa. The wealth earned by that trade is evident in the 16th century colonial grand mansions and golden churches in the city’s historic center, Pelourinho. Acknowledged as the World Heritage site by UNESCO, Pelourinho is a real stroller’s dream. African cultural influence is visible everywhere in Salvador – from spicy dishes such as vatapá, acarajé, carurú, bobó de camarão, etc. – to its religious syncretism, reflected through Candomblé (Brazilian voodoo-like religion) and the ritualistic martial art and dance of Capoeira, that can be seen on almost every Salvador street corner.
The city experiences tropical climate with warm waters year around. The city’s coastline is one of the longest in the country, which extends to about 30 miles (50km) of gorgeous white sand beaches.
Salvador de Bahia’s carnival is branded and famous as the biggest party on earth and is even registered in the Guinness book of world records.
Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls, Amazon, Salvador, Praia do Forte
With so many amazing opportunities and adventures awaiting in Brazil, you will quickly learn why so many have fallen in love with this exquisite country. From the “Marvelous City” of Rio de Janeiro and the breathtaking Iguacu Falls, to the Amazon Forest rich with its amazing wildlife, you will take in sights that could have only been blessed by the Heavens. Are you ready to fall in love with Brazil?
Let us whisk you away to two exotic Brazilian destinations where romance and paradise meet! First stop at the Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador, a delightful historical center with a distinctly old world charm. Then, revel in paradise 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…
Brazil’s oldest city and a fascinating Afro-Brazilian cultural and historical center, Salvador is famous for its bright tropical beaches, street performances of Capoeira (Brazilian martial art created by descendants of African slaves), its musical heritage, and exceptional local cuisine…