AfroBrazilian Adventure - January 2025

      Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

      TG
      The Global Intent
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      Jan 14 - 19, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 15
      AfroBrazilian Adventure - January 2025
      Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

      The Global Intent
      • Email address verified

      Jan 14 - 19, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 15

      About this trip

      We're kicking off the year in Salvador Bahia, Brazil. 

      For flight purposes, you'll depart the US on January 13 but arrive in Bahia on January 14. You will depart Bahia on January 19. 


      Over nearly three centuries from the late 1500s to the 1860s, Brazil was consistently the largest destination for African slaves in the Americas. In that period, approximately 4.9 million enslaved Africans were imported to Brazil. 

      Salvador de Bahia

      Salvador de Bahia, Brazil’s third-largest city, is no exception to that rule. It’s palpable when you step off the airplane and enter the city limits… this metropolitan hub clearly celebrates its rich Afro-Brazilian history and culture. During Brazil’s slave trade from 1501 to 1866, Angolans became part of the country’s history and multicultural tapestry by diversifying Brazil’s indigenous and Portuguese traditions. 


      Salvador has approximately 2.71 million inhabitants. The city has beaches that you can enjoy all year round, spicy food that is still called by its African names (Carurú, Vatapá, Acarajé, etc.). Salvador is the city of the ceremonies of the Candomblé (Yoruban) religion which combines African and Catholic (syncretic) symbolism. In Salvador, you will meet and see people of all ages practicing Capoeira and dancing to Axé music. All this, plus the exotic people known for their love, affection and dance, make Salvador this very special place. 

      Is this trip for you?

       

      This immersive experience in Salvador, Bahia is ideal for travelers who:


      • Crave cultural immersion: Delve into the rich tapestry of African influences that shaped Bahian culture and history.
      • Are passionate about history: Explore significant sites related to the transatlantic slave trade and its lasting legacy.
      • Love to explore vibrant cities: Prepare to be captivated by Salvador on foot! We'll wander through the historic Pelourinho district, bustling local markets, and lively Barra neighborhood, soaking up the city's energy with each step.
      • Enjoy delicious cuisine: Savor the unique flavors of Bahian cuisine, a delightful blend of African, Portuguese, and indigenous traditions.
      • Seek authentic connections: Connect with the warmth and hospitality of the Bahian people and gain a deeper understanding of their culture.
      • Embrace comfortable walking: As we explore Salvador's vibrant streets and hidden gems, be prepared for moderate to extensive walking throughout the trip. Comfortable shoes are a must!

      If you're looking for an unforgettable journey that goes beyond the typical tourist experience and embraces the city on foot, this Afro-Brazilian Adventure is for you!

      Hotel Accommodations

      We're booked at the amazing Fera Palace Hotel. Fera Palace Hotel has inherited its triangular structure from the famous Flatiron Building in New York. Located at the highest spot of the street, which links Castro Alves Square to Chile Street, the Palace is always a prominent view. In this revitalization process, the historic façade will be entirely restored, and its most emblematic interior feature will be highlighted. Our work will reconcile the essence of the hotel and the most modern aspects of sophistication, design and facilities of modern days, restoring the Palace to its rightful place.

      Packages: Single or Double

      We offer two room options to suit your travel style and budget:


      1. Single Occupancy:

      • Ideal for privacy seekers, light sleepers, or those with specific sleep preferences.
      • Includes a tranquil, private room with a queen or king-size bed.
      • Recommended for those sensitive to noise or who prefer undisturbed sleep.

      2. Double Occupancy (Budget-Friendly):

      • Share a room with another traveler (twin is always requested, but Queen/King may be chosen beds based on availability).

      Choosing Your Option:

      We recommend selecting your accommodation based on your personal comfort level and sleeping habits.

      • If you have concerns about sharing a room or have specific sleep needs, a single room is best.

      Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for everyone!

      Deposit & Payments

      Once confirmed pricing is released, $500 Deposit will be due August 15th to lock in your spot.

      • Credit/Debit Card: Transaction Fees apply.
      • Bank Account: No fees.

      Terms & Conditions

      Currency & Tipping in Brazil

      Currency Information for US Travelers


      When traveling to Brazil, it's important to be familiar with the local currency, the Brazilian Real (BRL), symbolized as R$. Each Real is divided into 100 centavos. Here's what you need to know:


      1. Currency Exchange: You can exchange US dollars for Brazilian Reais at major airports, banks, and exchange bureaus. It's advisable to compare rates to get the best deal.

      2. ATMs: ATMs are widely available in cities and towns. They generally accept international cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Be sure to notify your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues.

      3. Credit and Debit Cards: Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops. However, it's a good idea to carry some cash for smaller establishments and in more remote areas.

      4. Exchange Rate: The exchange rate can fluctuate, so check the current rate before your trip. 

      5. Safety Tips: Use ATMs located in secure areas such as banks and shopping malls. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and keep your valuables secure.


      For a hassle-free experience, plan your currency needs in advance and enjoy your trip to Brazil!


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      Tipping in Brazil is an essential way to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the service staff who make your trip unforgettable. From drivers and guides to restaurant servers, many locals rely on tourism for their livelihood. Your tips directly impact their well-being and ability to support their families.


      To ensure fair and generous compensation for everyone involved, we've established a collective tipping system. On the first day, we will collect  $100 USD per person. This carefully calculated amount covers all tipping needs throughout the week, including drivers, baggage handlers, guides, and restaurant staff.


      By pooling our tips, we simplify the process for you and make a meaningful impact on the local economy. It's a way to say "thank you" and contribute to a memorable [Country Name] adventure.

      Flight Recommendations

      International Flights:

      Please note that you are responsible for securing your own international flights. The Global Intent is not liable for any price increases or last-minute booking fees associated with flights. Cancellations due to flight issues will not result in any credits or refunds from The Global Intent.


      Arrival and Departure:

      • Arrival in Bahia: To ensure a smooth start to your trip, we recommend departing from the US on Monday, January 13th. This will allow you to arrive in Salvador (SSA Airport) on Tuesday, January 14th, the official arrival day for our adventure.
      • Departure from Bahia: Your trip concludes on Thursday, January 19th. We recommend booking flights departing from Salvador on this date.

      Recommended Airlines:

      For a comfortable and convenient travel experience, we highly recommend considering airlines like American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and LATAM (a Delta affiliate) for your flights to and from Salvador.


      Please note: These are just recommendations, and you are welcome to choose any airline that best suits your needs and preferences.

      What’s included

      • Hotel Accommodations
        4-Star Accommodations: 5 Nights in Salvador, Bahia
      • Welcome Dinner
        Welcome Dinner
      • Breakfast
        Breakfast Daily
      • Lunch as indicated
        Some tours/activities include lunch
      • Cooking Class
        Group Activity
      • All Tours
        Entrance Fees & Guides for all tours indicated in final itinerary

      What’s not included

      • Additional Meals
        Meals not mentioned in itinerary
      • Gratutity
        Tipping for guide/driver/hotel (to be collected upon arrival)
      • Airline Change Fees
        Group Flight and Travel Insurance is Required in the event of cancellations or delays
      • Airfare
        Round-trip airfare is traveler's responsibility
      • Passport & Visa
        Any required entrance fees are the traveler's responsibility
      • Misc.
        Expenditure of personal nature such as extra drink, souvenir, laundry, etc

      Available Packages

      Pay in Full - Double
      Available until November 15, 2024

      The price listed is per person. (Double occupancy rate: will be paired with a roommate).  By selecting this plan, you will automatically receive a $250 Discount for paying the balance in full.


      You will be able to provide your roommate's name when checking out. If you do not have a roommate, one will be selected. 


      It's time for our unforgettable Afro-Brazilian Adventure in 2025, taking place from January 14th to 19th, 2025.  


      Get ready to delve into the rich history, culture, and cuisine of Salvador – a journey you won't forget! Here's what you can look forward to:

      • Unveiling the secrets of Salvador's vibrant past through historical landmarks.
      • Embarking on captivating experiences that explore the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
      • Immersing yourself in the Afro-Brazilian Museum and its celebration of African traditions.
      • Mastering the art of Bahian cuisine with a hands-on cooking class.
      $2,500
      Pay in Full - Single
      Available until November 15, 2024

      The price listed is per person.  This package is for one person only in one room.  By selecting this plan, you will automatically receive a $200 Discount for paying the balance in full.


      It's time for our unforgettable Afro-Brazilian Adventure in 2025, taking place from January 14th to 19th, 2025.   Get ready to delve into the rich history, culture, and cuisine of Salvador – a journey you won't forget! Here's what you can look forward to:

      • Unveiling the secrets of Salvador's vibrant past through historical landmarks.
      • Embarking on captivating experiences that explore the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
      • Immersing yourself in the Afro-Brazilian Museum and its celebration of African traditions.
      • Mastering the art of Bahian cuisine with a hands-on cooking class.
      $3,300
      Double Occupancy (Payment Plan)
      Available until August 15, 2024

      The price listed is per person. (Double occupancy rate: will be paired with a roommate)

      Your non-refundable deposit of $500 goes towards the final balance.


      You will be able to provide your roommate's name when checking out. If you do not have a roommate, one will be selected. 


      Monthly Installment automatic payment plan: During the checkout section, select the payment option. This option will allow you to choose your deposit and monthly scheduled payment plan through our secure payment system. Any plan that’s in default will be canceled, or there may be a $50 fee to reinstate it. You will receive three emails and three attempts to make payments before the plan defaults. 


      It's time for our unforgettable Afro-Brazilian Adventure in 2025, taking place from January 14th to 19th, 2025.  


      Get ready to delve into the rich history, culture, and cuisine of Salvador – a journey you won't forget!


      Here's what you can look forward to:

      • Unveiling the secrets of Salvador's vibrant past through historical landmarks.
      • Embarking on captivating experiences that explore the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
      • Immersing yourself in the Afro-Brazilian Museum and its celebration of African traditions.
      • Mastering the art of Bahian cuisine with a hands-on cooking class.


      $2,750
      Deposit: $500
      Single Occupancy (Payment Plan)
      Available until August 15, 20244 left

      The price listed is per person.  This package is for one person only in one room. Your non-refundable deposit of $500 goes towards the final balance.


      Monthly Installment automatic payment plan: During the checkout section, select the payment option. This option will allow you to choose your deposit and monthly scheduled payment plan through our secure payment system. Any plan that’s in default will be canceled, or there may be a $50 fee to reinstate it. You will receive three emails and three attempts to make payments before the plan defaults. 


      It's time for our unforgettable Afro-Brazilian Adventure in 2025, taking place from January 14th to 19th, 2025.  


      Get ready to delve into the rich history, culture, and cuisine of Salvador – a journey you won't forget! Here's what you can look forward to:

      • Unveiling the secrets of Salvador's vibrant past through historical landmarks.
      • Embarking on captivating experiences that explore the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
      • Immersing yourself in the Afro-Brazilian Museum and its celebration of African traditions.
      • Mastering the art of Bahian cuisine with a hands-on cooking class.
      $3,500
      Deposit: $500


      Itinerary

      Day 1: January 14, 2025
      Arrive in Bahia

      You will depart the US on January 13 and Arrive in Bahia, Salvador, Brazil on January 14. The suggested airport is Salvador International Airport (SSA). Salvador–Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, formerly called Dois de Julho International Airport and known by the trade name Salvador Bahia Airport, is the airport serving Salvador, Brazil. 


      You will be responsible for your airport transfers, but can be booked with our ground transportation partner if requested.

      Your Organizer


      TG
      The Global Intent
      The Global Intent is a full-service travel agency specializing in annual adventures, curated experiences, and corporate travel. We believe everyone should be able to travel the world and experience new cultures. We specialize in culturally immersed group travel to destinations comprised of the African diaspora. We are committed to providing our clients with the best travel experiences while supporting responsible travel practices.