Salvador Tours, Vacations and Travel Packages
One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Salvador is located on the northeastern coast of Brazil. The city has been nicknamed Brazil’s “capital of happiness” due to the population’s incredibly easygoing nature to be experienced on a Brazil vacation package.
The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in Salvador in 1500 and in 1549, Tomé de Souza, under Portuguese royal orders, was sent to establish Brazil’s first capital. This initial settlement went on to become Brazil’s most important city for the next three centuries. As a result of sugarcane and tobacco exports as well as cattle ranching and gold and diamonds found in the interior, the city amassed a great deal of wealth. This wealth helped Salvador to become Portugal’s second most influential city outside of Lisbon.
The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed a decline, however, recent decades have begun to improve with investments in new industries including tourism.
Today, Salvador is considered one of the birthplaces of Brazilian culture. Descendants of African slaves initially brought to the city in the 16th century have maintained their heritage, celebrating it through music, religion, dance and food. The city is known throughout Brazil for its cuisine and restaurants found in Salvador are regarded as some of the best in the world. Salvador is also known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant arts scene and for its Portuguese colonial architecture with many historical monuments dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, all to be enjoyed on Brazilian vacations.
Brazil Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Brazil tours.
Learn about the history and culture of Brazil, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Brazil's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Brazil for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Brazil tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your Brazil tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours among many others.
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