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Address: Salvador, State of Bahia 41940-350, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 71 3015 2235
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A Half Day is Not Enough

I discovered that I needed to return to some of the places I saw during a half-day tour. My advice: do a private tour. It's more expensive, yet much more expansive. Do a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2012
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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

There was a lot more to see, but this walking tour was a great introduction (although we could skip many of the shopping opportunities). Nivaldo, who was our guide for several events, is great -- very informative, very intelligent, and a good singer to boot. He even pointed out the best drinks to get on the central (Pillory) place. (This... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

A dirty sewer hole City with a lot of history but full of broken sidewalks, packs of stray dogs wandering the streets, homeless sleeping in carboard boxes in front of buildings. Found only one passable restaurant. Horrible traffic, crazy taxi drivers who sped through intersections and didn't stop a stop signs. Nice enclosed shopping center. World Cup or Olympic stadium... More 

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Byron Bay
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272 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The city lends itself very well to a half day self tour, without the need for a guide or tour group, where you will be shunted in and out of overpriced handcraft stores. The main attractions of Salvador are all in the Pelourinho area, easily reached from the port if you are arriving by cruise ship. Just take the elevator... More 

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Peoria IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Two couples planned a 2+ week trip to Brazil. We selected hotels based on location as well as trip advisor reviews. We made arrangements ahead of time for transfers from airport to hotels & we booked a 5-night cruise on the Amazon Premium Clipper. I emailed the Manaus hotel re transfer arrangements & received the recommendation of manauscar.com. I emailed... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I discovered that I needed to return to some of the places I saw during a half-day tour. My advice: do a private tour. It's more expensive, yet much more expansive. Do a little research before you go, to decide what's really important to you to see and explore. This is fine if all you want to do is snap... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

It was raining when I was in Salvador for the first time so it looked like a museum day, but then I would not be able to see the city. So I got the advice of my taxi-driver. This is what he said: I will drop you off at the Mercato modelo (covered market). You look around there for an... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

If you read a novel of Jorge Amado you must go in Salvador de Bahia in Brasil. In the Pelourinho you can meet the flavour, the colours and the taste of the novel by Amado. In the house of the foundation you can see and discover a lot of things. The greatest novelist in Brasil wrote in his books the... More 

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