Salvador Holiday Packages
Salvador is the historic capital of Portuguese Brazil, packed full of centuries-old colonial buildings set along the country's legendary golden beaches. Salvador holidays reveal a vibrant metropolis rich in arts, Afro-Brazilian culture…and yes, wild parties.
Things to Do in Salvador
When you’ve booked one of our Salvador holiday packages, get ready to spend days happily wandering the ornate city centre, pausing to snap pictures of baroque buildings dating back to the 1600s. It's a living, colourful museum from the earliest days of Brazil, and will leave you with a new sense of its history.
All right, you’ve taken in the local culture. Now it’s time for some fun. Take a ride up the outdoor Lacerda Elevator for far-reaching views over Baía de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay). Built in 1873, the 72-metre lift bridges a natural escarpment that cuts Salvador in half, dividing it into the Upper and Lower Town sections. It’s a stunning view…unless you’re afraid of heights; in which case, don’t look down.
Of course, no one visits Brazil without a trip to the most important part of its landscape—the beaches. Praia Porto da Barra is regularly voted one of the best beaches in the world, and it's easy to reach and explore with one of our Salvador car hire deals. Take a cooling swim in its sheltered waters, surf its beach break out past the lighthouse or simply kick back and watch the beautiful people wandering past.
Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Take a quick hop from the lower end of the Lacerda Elevator to the bustling Mercado Modelo market for hundreds of stalls packed with Salvadoran arts and crafts—think musical instruments, jewellery and paintings. Need the perfect gift for the music aficionado in your life? Then explore the shops on Praca de Se for recordings you won't find anywhere else—Salvador gave birth to Brazilian Axe music, an infectious fusion of Afro-Caribbean styles and beats.
Start your Salvador holiday hungry, because the city is famed for its tasty offerings of African and Afro-Brazilian cuisine. Feast on the delicious local fish stew called Moqueca; made with coconut milk, tomato and spices, it comes to your table bubbling in clay pots. The centre of the city is also loaded with tempting eateries plating up fine regional dishes and renditions of all your Western favourites.
The historic hub of Pelourinho comes alive every night of the week with pulsing Afro-Brazilian music, dance and general good times that the locals call “movimento.” Tuesday is "blessing" night and draws the biggest crowds. On the streets or in dance clubs, Salvador packages are all about fun. Head out to the venues along Praia Porto da Barra beach for a clubby, electronic vibe or join in the city's Bahian Carnival around New Year time. It's a six-day riot of music, costume and dance, and the biggest event of its kind in the world.
Is all this party talk music to your ears? Yeah, we thought so. The only place nightlife comes close to rivalling Salvador is in Rio—and you can keep the party going there by booking one of our Rio de Janeiro holiday packages.
Whether you're a parent looking for family adventure or flying solo, we can hook you up with Rio de Janeiro holiday deals . Bundle hotel and flight bookings with Wotif to save money and put your mind at ease before even reaching the beaches of Brazil.
It's party time. Book your Salvador holiday today.
Things to do in Salvador
Don't spend your entire holiday lounging around by the pool. It's always great to live life in some new and fun ways.
You can forget about sleep ins — Salvador offers too many exciting activities. Read on for some of our top picks:
Top Salvador hotels
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