Please note that the following is only a suggestion as all of our journeys are custom-made.
Salvador de Bahia
Stay at Convento do Carmo, a historical convent converted into a luxurious hotel. With your personal guide experience the thriving culinary, religious, dance and musical traditions of the region.
Experience the afro-Portuguese colonial history of the city, with the Santa Maria Fortress, the picturesque lighthouse in Barra (the “Farol da Barra”), and the Mercado Modelo (a former customs building and slave warehouse well-known for its handicrafts).
Take part in an authentic afro-Brazilian drumming class followed by a capoeira show, the acrobatic martial art form.
Fly to Porto Seguro and continue on by private helicopter to the secluded premises of the luxurious beach-front boutique Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbau, facing the ocean and surrounded by palm tree groves. Explore the hidden natural paradise of Corumbau, meaning “distant place” in the local Pataxo native language.
Settle in to your new environment by enjoying an invigorating walk, bike or run along the 15km of deserted white sand beaches and take a swim or snorkel in the refreshing ocean. Enjoy delicious meals with organic fruit juices and vegetables supplied by the village farms and fresh seafood caught by local fishermen. Board your private schooner and navigate along the pristine river banks and observe the untamed lush vegetation, as well as the diverse bird and marine life on a kayaking tour.
Explore by 4x4 and enjoy a hiking excursion at the Pataxo Indian Reservation in the Monte Pascoal National Park. Experience the unique opportunity to gather by a giant fire pit and witness a Pataxo Indian ritual dance.
Embark on a private boating experience towards your next destination. Cross through the Cai River sandbank and visit the virgin beach and natural pools of Itaquena. Reach the splendorous Praia do Espelho (Mirror Beach) and enjoy a delicious lunch by the sea. In Trancoso stay at the luxury Pousada Estrela D’Agua, Uxua Casa Hotel or in your private luxury villa.
Frequented by Brazilian elite and Hollywood movie stars, Trancoso has been claimed as a hidden paradise reminiscent of St. Tropez. Named a world heritage site by UNESCO, its main plaza the Quadrado, has a beautiful church, small colorful houses, surrounded by charming restaurants and exciting nightlife which make for a unique and lively summer escape.
Experience the area through a variety of activities such as horseback riding to the Valley of the Buffaloes, hiking Mount Pascoal, bike riding through the forests, golfing, fishing (learn a native spear and net fishing techniques), surfing, snorkeling and diving.
If you have more time, we would suggest combining this trip with a luxurious stay in Rio de Janeiro and the Iguassu Falls, the Brazilian Amazon for some amazing wildlife viewing, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and/or a trip to beautiful Fernando de Noronha off of the northeastern coast of Brazil