• Chapada Diamantina Vale do Capão

  • Chapada Diamantina view from Mount Pai Inacio

  • Amazing walks in the National Park

  • Want a private table on an aphrodisiac beach ? We've reserved one for you !

  • Monte Serrat monastery in Salvador

  • Traditional Saveiro sailships

Day-tours, complete voyages, workshops for photographers, translation services, and airport transfers available.

Ivan Bahia Guide can organize all your travel needs here in Bahia, North East of Brazil.
I can take you on a day-tour, a multiple-day-tour or completely organise your stay in Bahia from the moment you cross customs at the International Airport of Salvador until you take off for another destination.
Also available for specific tasks where you will need an interpreter, translation work done for business purposes.
Specific photography workshops on demand are another possibility.
And all my travelers can also rely on my AIRPORT transfer services after a long flight.
Generally I take on couples, eventually with a toddler or some older youngsters but I will gladly take groups till 14 persons if needed.

Be amazed by Chapada Diamantina National Park

The Chapada Diamantina National Park is a 1,520 km² national park in the center of the State of Bahia, which is also refered to as the "Brazilian Grand Canyon". The park is located about 450 kilometers inland from Salvador.
With me you will discover the absolutely overwhelming nature of this National Park is in a different way.

Travel safe and relaxed, in your language

You have worked hard and really earned your hollydays. I will make sure you now get what you've earned : a tropically relaxed and safe hollyday with no fuzz and everything efficiently organised for you !

Have your driver available 24/7, speaking your language and providing an executive transfer-service throughout the whole of Bahia

We are also specialized in transportation logistics for tourism and researchers allover Bahia with a high level of efficiency, knowing to meet with any type of customer transportation needs, in a flexible way

Go to our airport/ship/hotel/resort transportation page.

About Ivan Salvador Guide

Hi, I am Ivan RT. Xanthes, a Belgan expat living in Bahia - Brazil for over a decade now.
In 2009 I positively completed the official "Curso de Tecnico de Guia de Turismo" at the National SENAC institute and registered as official tourguide in Salvador, Bahia and Chapada Diamantina National Park.
Exclusively for you I developed a new and relaxing way of traveling, to discover the best of Bahia.
My mission is to take you around in the nicest places and make you encounter the rich cultural heritage, the daily life of locals, exotic African influenced etno-gastronomy, the mysterious Candomblé religioin, the impressive nature of the National Park Chapada Diamantina, afrodisiac beaches, etc.

If needed I also can host you at a fine selection of hostels / pousada’s / hostels adapted to your budget here in Salvador .
On our multiple day-tours all accommodation is included in the package prices.

You see ?
I've got all it takes to make your Brazilian holidays in Bahia to be the best time of your life.


Why use my services ?


Being efficient to European standards and flexible at all times, I always keep your preferences and wishes in mind.
My tours can be adapted at all times to your daily wishes and fysical condition whenever you feel necessary.
I offer durable traveling, as a guide/driver speaking fluent English, Dutch, French, German and Portuguese. Whenever possible we will carefully avoid the classical beaten tourist tracks (and especially traps).
My prices are VERY competitive whilst there simply is no comparable offering at the local tourist scene here in Bahia. Easy payment facilities as bank-transfer in € (euros), PayPal in R$ (Brazilian reais) or Visa & Mastercard are available.


I will be touring exclusively with you, and your family so you can enjoy all our attention and care. I am always available in the most flexible way, 24/7, during your whole stay in Bahia.
You will be traveling tropically relaxed and safe at any time !


You are always free to get in touch with me if you want any info or a quote about your visit to the most beautifull region of Brazil. Generally I answer your emails within a few hours but sometimes our reply can take a day or two whilst we're traveling completely off the grid in the National Park for example.


I do have many positive reviews . You could google that or directly have a look at a TRIPADVISOR-resume - HERE - for some respectfull reviews coming from my travelers.
I have built an excellent reputation whithout any flaw,and thanks to the happy customers who traveled with me and I will continue doing so for a long time.

The appreciation of every customer keeps me thriving and loving my job, each and every day again :-)

Tropical greetings from Salvador da Bahia


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