Obrigado goes to Bahia -Brazil

Salvador, State of Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Soul Traveller Tours
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Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 40
Obrigado goes to Bahia -Brazil
Salvador, State of Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Soul Traveller Tours
  • Twitter verified
27 reviews

Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

 Soul Traveller Tours, Obrigado Travel and Kaya FM have created a travel experience for their followers that will deepen their Afro-Latin influence. Guests will be immersed in a unique Brazilian experience that will take them on a journey to discover the tastes, sounds and sites designed to excite all the senses. Samba lessons, parties on rooftops, connecting with the culture and the feeling of being a ‘Carioca’! Travellers will be ignited as they feel the similarities, as well as the differences, as they are guided through Salvador, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. And let’s not forget inclusion into the spectacle that is Afropunk!


We only have limited spaces for our international tours so be sure to pre-register to secure your spot! There is no obligation to book, it just means you will be added to the list of travellers that get the notified first when the tour opens for booking. 




1. Our contract

All bookings are made with Soul Traveller Tourism SA (Pty) Ltd. By booking a tour with us you agree to these Booking Terms and Conditions (which constitutes the entire agreement between you and us). 

2. Validity 

Dates and itineraries are valid for set departure dates as detailed on our digital payment portal, WeTravel and are subject to change. Tour packages are valid for South African citizens and international outbound travellers. 

3. Deposit requirement  

A non-refundable deposit of R5 000.00 (five thousand rand) is payable to secure a booking. Should you book less than a month in advance, full payment is due upfront. 

4. Acceptance of booking and final payments 

On acceptance of your booking a contract will exist between us from the date we issue the confirmation invoice. If you book within 30 days of departure, the contract will exist when we accept your payment. After the non-refundable deposit of R5 000.00 (five thousand rand) has been paid the payment plans for a) single supplements and b) per person sharing supplements, has been indicated and annotated in Annexure A – Payment Terms

If payment is not paid on or before the due date, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled;

Payment is by credit card and only via the WeTravel digital platform on which the details and itinerary of the tour is available; 

5. Prices and surcharges

Our tour prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing. This means our tour prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, market conditions and availability. Your best option if you like the price you see is to book at that time. Once you have paid the required deposit the price will be locked in. If you wish to cancel your booking to take advantage of a cheaper price, full cancellation conditions apply. The most up to date pricing is available on the WeTravel platform. Soul Traveller Tours reserves the right to impose surcharges up to 60 days before departure due to increases in airfares or other transportation costs, increases in local operator costs, taxes, or if government action should require us to do so. Air Passenger Duty is included in the price of your all-inclusive tour. 

6. Your details

In order for us to confirm your travel arrangements you must provide all requested details. Necessary details vary by tour; they include but are not limited to your full name as per South African identify document or passport, date of birth and any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete the tour. Travellers will be required to agree to these Terms and Conditions before they are able to complete their purchase.

7. Cancellation by the traveller 

If you cancel some or all portions of your booking, cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.  

If you cancel your booking: 

· we will retain the deposit; 

· between 31 and 59 days prior to departure, we will retain 50% of the total booking cost; and 

· 30 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100%; 

Different cancellation conditions, including higher charges, apply to some tours or elements thereof. A Soul Traveller Tours consultant will advise if differences apply. You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees. If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made. The above cancellation fees are in addition to fees which may be levied by accommodation providers, airlines or third-party tour and transport operators.

8. Cancellation by us 

Soul Traveller Tours may cancel a tour at any time up to 60 days before departure, subject to clause 13. Soul Traveller Tours may cancel a tour at any time prior to departure due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events. If Soul Traveller Tours cancels your tour, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. Soul Traveller Tours is not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred because of your booking, including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.  

9. Booking amendments 

If you wish to transfer your booking to a third party, you must notify us at least 60 days prior to the departure date. A fee of R1000.00 per person, per change will apply (in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airlines). If you notify us less than 60 days prior to the proposed departure date the refund policy applicable to cancellations will apply. Transfers to a third party are only permitted where the transferee meets all the requirements in relation to the tour, and transfers to another party can only be made to a departure within the current validity period.

10. Inclusions 

The price of your tour includes: 

· All accommodation as per the itinerary confirmation; 

· All transport listed in the itinerary confirmation; 

· All excursions and meals as listed in the itinerary confirmation with one soft drink; 

· The services of a group leader as described in the itinerary confirmation; 

· Airfares as stipulated in your itinerary confirmation; 

· Central pick up point to OR Tambo International – to be communicated closer to the time; 

· Access to all activities; 


11. Exclusions

The price of your package does not include: 

· International or internal flights unless specified in your tour itinerary; 

· Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified in your tour itinerary; 

· Meals other than those specified in your selected tour itinerary; 

· Passport fees; 

· Travel insurance; 

· Optional activities and all personal expenses not specified; 

12. Age and health requirements 

Minimum Age: The minimum age for our tours is 18.  

Maximum Age: Soul Traveller Tours has no upper age limit, although we remind you that our tours can be physically demanding and passengers must ensure that they are suitably fit to allow full participation. 

13. Minimum group size requirement  

The Afrochella & NYE Celebrations Tour is guaranteed to depart once it has 30 fully paid travellers booked. Should this tour not meet the minimum group size requirement, the traveller may request a refund or book on another scheduled tour. 

14. Passport and visas

You must carry a valid South African identification passport and have obtained the relevant Yellow Fever certificate for the tour. Soul Traveller Tours is not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

15. Travel insurance 

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of R1 million for each of the categories of cover. Soul Traveller Tours strongly recommends that it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must provide proof of your travel insurance on the first day of your tour or you will not be able to join the tour without it; 

16. Flexibility 

You appreciate and acknowledge that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and you should allow for alternatives. The itinerary provided for each tour is representative of the types of activities contemplated, but it is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events; 

17. Change of itinerary

While Soul Traveller Tours endeavours to operate this tour as described, we reserve the right to change the tour itinerary. Please refer to the Soul Traveller Tours website before departure for the most recent updates to your itinerary; 

Before departure: If Soul Traveller Tours makes a major change to the itinerary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. A major change would be if there is a change that affects one day out of the itinerary;

After departure: Soul Traveller Tours reserves the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or events outside of our control. In such emergency circumstances, Soul Traveller Tours will endeavour to accommodate travellers at the same or similar standard of the purchased tour; 

18. Limitation of liability 

Soul Traveller Tours contracts with a network of companies, government agencies and individuals to assist in the running of our tours as agents for these third parties. Soul Traveller Tours is not responsible for the acts and omissions of these third parties; 

To the fullest extent permitted by law: 

· any liability for any loss, death, injury or damage which you may suffer (directly or indirectly) in connection with or arising out of your participation in a tour, or any breach of the Booking Terms and Conditions, is excluded; 

· you release us and our officers, employees, agents and representatives from any liability and expressly waive any claims you may have against us arising out of or in connection with your participation in a tour; and; 

· any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied by law into these Booking Terms and Conditions (Implied Warranty), is excluded; 

To the extent an Implied Warranty cannot be excluded, our liability in respect of the Implied Warranty is limited to (in our absolute discretion): (i) the provision of a similar tour to an equivalent value; or (ii) a refund of the total amount received by us from you in connection with your booking; 

Any claim by you is excluded to the extent that it is for indirect or consequential loss, loss of profits or economic loss, however it arises, or for indirect, special, punitive or exemplary damages; 

19. Optional activities 

Optional activities are not included in the tour price and do not form part of the tour or this contract. The contract for the provision of any optional activity will be between you and the activity provider.  

20. Photography 

Any photographs taken during the tour may be used for marketing purposes and/or social media distribution and are not subject to any royalties or rights fees. Should you wish to opt out of this clause, please indicate as such during the registration process; 

21. Claims and complaints

If you have a complaint about your trip, please inform the tour guide on the tour as soon as you have a complaint so that they can attempt to rectify the matter. If satisfaction is not reached through these means, then any further complaint should be put in writing to us within 30 days of the end of the tour; 

22. Severability 

In the event that any term or condition contained in these Booking Terms and Conditions is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason, then such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from this contract or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining terms and conditions to survive and continue as binding;

23. Privacy policy

Any personal information that Soul Traveller Tours collects about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a tour or to send you marketing material. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the tour. Soul Traveller Tours will otherwise treat your details in accordance with current POPI regulations; 

24. Applicable law

The laws of South Africa govern these Booking Terms and Conditions to the fullest extent allowable. Any disputes in connection with a tour or these Booking Terms and Conditions must be initiated in the courts of Johannesburg, South Africa; 

25. Registered address and contact details   Oxford Parks, 1st Floor 

199 Oxford Road, Dunkeld, 2196 



What’s included

  • Return Flights
    from Johannesburg only
  • Internal Flights
    From Salvador to Rio
  • Return Airport Shuttle
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance Ticket
    Afropunk, Bahia
  • Meals
    7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners. As specified per itinerary.
  • Soul Connector
  • Experiences
    Tours, Excursions and Activities as per itinerary.
  • Valid Passport/VISA
    South African Passport holders DO NOT need a VISA. If you hold another passport, a VISA might be necessary. All travellers are responsible for their own VISA application.
  • Parties & Events
    Parties and events outside of the itinerary are at travellers own cost.
  • Transport
    Transport outside of itinerary excursions not included.
  • Gratuities
    Gratuities for Guides & Drivers are encouraged.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hotel Charges
    Hotel Room Charges, Personal Telephone Calls on Hotel Phones & Laundry not included.
  • Items not on itinerary
    Meals not specified as per itinerary are at travellers cost. Souvenirs, Snacks, & Alcoholic drinks not included.

Available Packages



Nov 26th
Travel Day

Today we arrive in Salvador and are welcomed by dinner at our hotel. 

Meals: Dinner

Your Organizer

Soul Traveller Tours
27 reviews
Soul Traveller Tours is the first group travel tour operator in South Africa focused on the domestic traveller. Soul Traveller Tours facilitates positive citizenry and transformation amongst everyday South Africans whilst creating experiences and memories that get retold and shared from generation to generation. We create extraordinary adventures that spark human connections, personal insights, local awareness and the courage to be yourself. Your journey starts now…


This trip was different from what I have typically experienced in the past. I will list the pros and cons of the trip Overall Likes: Nomadic Dinner (Fabulous), Jollof cooking and Moonshine tasting, Kakum and Cape Coast visit, Mekola market, Overall dislike: Would have appreciated more immersion in the Ghanian cultural practices. A bit more details on likes and dislikes: Ease of check-in: having a nice access to check-in was thoughtful. I think the organisers should be clearer with telling participants NOT TO CHECK IN but rather have a single check in at the location that was indicated. That was a nice touch, pity it wasnt a coherent message. It was unclear that the purpose of the meeting place was for a single check-in. Likes: I liked that the trip was anchored by a music festival, Afrochella Dislikes: When Afrochella turned out to be a bust, I would have expected the organiser to offer an opportunity to attend Afro-nations (or any other festival) even if it was going to be at the cost of the participants. Clearly the organiser could not have predicted that Afrochella would be a bust, but they could have provided options for those who really want to enjoy an afro-beats concert.It was the anchor of the trip after all. Likes: I liked the Cape Coast Trip. I think it was a key experience to have and Kodjo was my favourite tour guide of the trip. He gave a relatively good account of the trade and what was taking place in the surrounding didn't like that it was only for a day. It would have been nice if at least one night could have been spent at Cape Coast. Especially given that the next morning was leisure time that time could have been used to drive back to Accra to make the most of the trip to the Coast. Especially considering that was the only beach time that was on the itinerary. Suggestions: New year's in Ghana works differently to SA. It felt like the tour was trying to recreate what SA experience would have been instead of showcasing how it gets celebrated in Ghana. In Ghana, the really celebration is on 1st Jan. I was made aware that what usually happens on 1 Jan is big cook out with with friends and family. It would have been nice to partner up with a local Ghanaian family to experience what new year's cook out would have been like with them, And then go partying the evening of the 1st. Suggestions: Time keeping became an issue given that traffic is not the easiest in Accra it was important to make people stick to it and inform people they are welcome to use Uber to get them to the next location.
By Chukwudumebi U for Ghana's Finest - Afrochella & NYE Festivities on 13 Jan, 2020
A trip of a life time, Soul Traveller really takes you on a "soul" journey. Everything was just absolutely perfect. The activities, the food, the company. An impeccably organized trip, can't wait to travel with them again.
By Nomfundo M for Ghana's Finest - Afrochella & NYE Festivities on 06 Jan, 2020
First time travelling with a group of people and it was absolutely lovely and exceeded my expectations. Ghana is forever engraved in my heart. Accommodation: The hotel was perfect! The view, staff, air conditioning, beds, the pool area, food PLUS it comes with an ATM too so that plays a big part before embarking daily excursions. Shuttle (Oskido): Not sure how Penny/Soul Travellers managed to find a partner on the ground like Oscar. An absolute gentleman, patient (during shopping and visits), drives well and is always punctual. We live Oscar and his wife very much. Daily Itineraries: We had tons of fun! We got to do things that I personally know I wouldn't have been able to. The Markets: A whole new buzzing, hustling and bustling world. Everyone can spot a tourist from a mile away and all you need to do is smile and greet. The people are kind, always willing to negotiate. There are so many things we wanted but couldn't get due to space. Made some cool friends too. Good thing Soul Travellers had already gave us a heads up to bring cash. There are literally gifts for everyone you know. Food: Joloff. What more can I say. We ate it, dreamt about it and Soul Travellers even arranged for a Joloff class at a Culinary School and that was a fun experience. Communication: Penny kept the group updated at every single minute so when you didnt feel like joining the group for certain experiences, you at least knew what was happening and what the next moves are. Afrochella: This was the first most excited we were as a group and we got to get to know each other a bit more. We had some surprises at Afrochella that were out of our hands that the events team failed to deliver on but guess what, we still had such a job because we were in a state of Ghana Joloff Joy. The people were beautiful. Every.single.place.you.looked. so that was the actual entertainment This trip has been a gift to me. It's made me even prouder to be Black. Proud to be African. Now I want to walk the streets of our continent smelling the food, taxis hooting everywhere, vendors shouting for my attention, mamas asking me to come see their cheap fabrics and so forth. I love Penny and Soul Travellera so much because more than just a fun trip, we are bringing our beautiful continent and the world together and the best part is you never get to handle all the boring stuff, admin, just pack your bags and be ready for lift-off Ngiyabonga. Kea leboga. Asante.
By Tumelo M for Ghana's Finest - Afrochella & NYE Festivities on 05 Jan, 2020
We had a great trip with lots to see, we danced, we laughed. We fell in love with Brazil!
By Karabo M for Obrigado in Brazil on 06 Oct, 2019
Loved every second of it. First time on a group booking but will be doing more often. Organizers knew what they were doing.
By Matome william M for Obrigado in Brazil on 02 Oct, 2019
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