• Salvador Ribeira with Bonfim church on top - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

    Ribeira with Bonfim Church in Salvador da Bahia

  • Salvador antique map 1620 - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

    The famous Monte Serrat Fortress in Ribeira-Salvador.

  • Traditional Saveiro sailship observed from Ribeira-Salvador - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

    Traditional Saveiro sailship observed from Ribeira-Salvador

  • Salvador skyline 21st century - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

    Salvador skyline, seen from Ribeira-Salvador

  • Candomblé religion, offering to the Goddess Yemanja at ponta da Humaita in Ribeira-Salvador - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

    A Candomblé-offering at Punta da Humaita in Ribeira-Salvador

  • A 17th century fishmarket in Ribeira-Salvador - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

    The antique fishmarket in Ribeira (17th century)

Humaita with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

Fancying a relaxing afternoon you should try our mini-Ribeira-trip, to visit Bonfim church, the Monte Serrat fortress and finish off with a relaxing beach-beer-sunset.

If you want to get out of the busy city center, get a relaxing afternoon, with a bit of culture and beaching/swimming you should definitly go for this Ribeira-trip.

In order to let you enjoy the relaxing aspect of this afternoon-tour we only do this trip during weekdays (weekends tend to be way to busy ;-)

We could even collect you (by car) just before noon, so you could experience a delicious sea-food moqueca. Which is a typical stew from Bahia, a culinary specialty that nobody can resist.

Walking around in Ribeira you will discover the last fortress in the antique line of defense of Salvador : Forte Monte Serrat at Humaita, of the much coveted fortresses in the city.

Ribeira views - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide-

We will also visit the most famous Bonfim Church.
This is one of the most important Pilgrim-Churches in Brazil (easily comparable to the French Lourdes) where one also observes the syncretism between the Catholic and the (typical Brazilian) Candomblé religion.

Forte de Monte Serrat - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide-
Talking about Candomblé, sometimes we have the opportunity to participate to one of those intimate ceremonies where the 'Cancomblésiers' bring an offer to their Goddess Yemanja ...

Candomblé offering to the goddess Yemanja in Monte Serrat - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide-
But, the aim of this relaxing afternoon is not only to have a view at some local culture or gastronomy. We spend the rest of the afternoon with a refreshing beer at one of the most relaxing beaches in Salvador, along the

a relaxing beach in Salvador's Ribeira neigborhood - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide
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Sometimes in the late afternoon there is an occasional thunderstorm, and when we get a look after the storm outside on All Saints Bay we get a view like this ...

view al All Saints Bay (Baia de Todos os Santos) in Salvador's Ribeira neigborhood, after a thunderstorm - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide
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Brazilian culinairy specialty : moqueca, taste it with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide

Salvador is known with a typical etno-gastronomy, like the traditional moqueca, in which seafood, palmoil and coconut are the main ingredients.

If you would like so we can collect you just before noon to enjoy the culinairy specialty of Bahia : the moqueca. It is a stew with seafood (allthough other proteins can be used as well) prepared in a traditional (much African influenced) way.
Dried or smoked schrimp are often one of the main ingredients.
Enjoy your day !

Typical dry shrimp on a market in Salvador da Bahia - with Ivan's Salvador da Bahia & Chapada Diamantiana national park's official tour guide -



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