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Recôncavo Baiano & Plantation Farm Day Trip

Travel back in time and spend the day following the paths of the slaves that arrived to Salvador of Bahia in the 1500s. Explore the city's various neighborhoods and zones and visit its most important monuments to slavery on this thought-provoking tour.

The Bahian Recôncavo is a region renowned for its history of struggles for the independence of Brazil. The architecture of its cities, especially of the city of Cachoeira, reflects the Portuguese colonial heritage, along with the African legacy which is present in the faces of its inhabitants, its intellectual, religious and cultural traditions in the daily life of its inhabitants. 

The tour begins in Santo Amaro, a city whose economy was mainly driven by the sugar cane plantations and enslaved labor until 1888. This town is of great historical significance, particularly in the context of resistance against Portuguese colonization. You will stroll around the local public market and its ancient colonial houses, as well as visit the Samba Museum and the Parish Church. You will then drive by sugar cane, cassava and tobacco farms towards Cachoeira, the main city in the Recôncavo region.

The city was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, located alongside the Paraguaçu River. It's a singular scenario in terms of architectural and cultural preservation. You will visit the churches of Carmo and Rosário, the City Hall and the former jail from the colonial era. You will also visit the House of the Religious Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Good Death. This Catholic sisterhood of African Matrix is a living legacy of matriarchal religious syncretism, which fills Recôncavo's people with pride, preserving the rich history of black resistance in Bahia and Brazil.

The culmination of their religious and cultural festivities takes place during the month of August. Local businesses also reflect this cultural wealth, where customers can purchase beautiful carvings, embroidery and paintings produced in the region.

You will cross the Paraguassu river using the bridge built by the British in 1830, giving access to the town of São Felix towards a farm strategically located in the hills surrounding the city, which will allow you an exquisite panoramic view of the region. 

On this farm, lunch with typical local dishes will be served. Then, you will visit the renowned Danneman cigar factory, founded in the nineteenth century, where the tradition of producing handcrafted cigars is maintained. You will then return to the hotel.

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
10 hours
Transport
Location Pick-up
Voucher Type
E-voucher
Amendment
No Amendments
Refund
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Start time: 7.30am

What You Get

Recôncavo Baiano & Plantation Farm Day Trip

Adult: 9 years old and above

Child: 4 to 8 years old

Includes:

  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Additional information:

  • A minimum of 2 adults are required per booking
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments
  • Pick-up is available from most hotels in Salvador

How to use:  

  • To complete your booking, email attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your order number and hotel address
  • Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with your e-voucher
  • Please present your voucher on the selected date. Both mobile and printed voucher are accepted. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Pick-up is available from most hotels in Salvador

To complete your booking, email attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your order number and hotel address

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$150.00
$145.00
9 years old and above
Child
$79.00
$76.00
4 to 8 years old

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