The Legacy of Africa -Bahia & Rio #brazilblackout

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

Green Book Travel, LLC.
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Jun 19 - 27, 2021
Group size: 1 - 15
The Legacy of Africa -Bahia & Rio #brazilblackout
Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

Green Book Travel, LLC.
  • Facebook verified
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4 reviews

Jun 19 - 27, 2021
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Join us as we journey to The most African city in the world - Bahia for a celebration of culture combined with Rio De Janeiro- perhaps the most beautiful city in the world! This cultural trip is rich in history combined with the fun of Brazil!!!

We are taking you to the places that aren't represented in the travel brochures and mainstream media.  Salvador is the most representative city of Africa,  home to the largest population of the diaspora outside of the continent. Deeply rooted and proudly connected to its West African history- Salvador symbolizes the revival of the “Yoruba” culture, an ethnolinguistic group hailing from Western Africa which arrived in Brazil on board the slave-ships of imperial times.

With over 80% of the population from African background we will explore the most Afro-based population in the world outside of Africa. In Brazil we  immerse in culture, cuisine, religion, music, dance, and art- derived straight from the Continent!

What makes this experience EPIC!!!

Our trip is highlighted around the Juneteeth  commemoration of the ending of slavery. We invite you to honor the legacy and resilience of Blackness, enjoy the beautiful beaches of Rio, get mesmerized by the rhythms of the drums. This will be a trip of a lifetime!

Our 9 day, 8 night trip is packed full of adventure and culture. This trip is powered by Black Travelers the premier Afro Brazil Experts curated with a emphasis on the African diaspora, customs, music and ceremonies of local communities and beyond.

We look forward to hosting your trip to Brazil!!!

Activities & Included Tours

Trip highlights:

• Tours of Bahia & Rio

• Welcome event

• African Heritage tour

• Yoruban roots and Afrobrazilian traditions 

• Samba Lessons

• Quilombo ( Maroon Community of escaped slaves) 

• A Day of Service

• Carnival Party

• Rio monuments -Sugar Loaf & Selaron 

• Visit the World Wonder Christ the Redeemer

• Photoshoot session 

• Farewell 

Any many more surprises!!

Trip details

Merging cultural experiences, festivals with bucket list World Wonders. Our Brazil experience brings you to a part of that's seldom explored.

Trip Type: Cultural 

Take part in colorful festivals and lively traditions, explore bustling markets, and sample the local cuisine. Our culture trips include destination highlights, local experiences, featuring exploration designed around cultural immersion & ancestry, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments -all at a great price.

Trip Size: Small Group
This is a small group experience; Max 20, Avg 10. This means you'll be traveling with people from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed. 5 person trip minimum.

Physical Rating:  Light Moderate
There will be some Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. This is a moving trip. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, dancing and easy hikes.

We will be commuting via van, airplane and walking.

Age requirement: 18+
All travelers must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult.

Per person rate and registration applies. 

Traveler Type: Good attitude 

Due to some of the regions that we visit, travel can be unpredictable. Roads can be bumpy, technology can be intermittent or the itinerary may call for a change of plan. We are exploring area where tourism isn't large and our Western standards aren't in place. Please pack patience, understanding and willingness to learn from it's people first hand. Most importantly, have fun!

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our trip offerings, please feel free to reach out to us via phone or email us.

Phone:  800 966-2021


Book with Confidence

We are offering more flexible booking policies for future travel planning with complete peace of mind. Book your trip now through December 31, 2020 and feel good about your decision with our Extended Covid Risk-Free Booking Period. If you are unable to travel, you’ll receive a refund of all money paid for you trip, including your deposit, through January 1, 2021.

What’s included

    We provide extensive services throughout the trip planning process which includes: a private Facebook group, pre-trip call, email, visa, travel insurance & immunization support. Digital trip guide
    Double occupancy accommodations are standard, Single Supplements are available. Hotel accommodation provided at 4 Star properties. Check-in at 2pm & Check out at 12pm
    Your domestic flights from Rio to Bahia is included
    Our package includes round trip airport transfer service for your arrival and departure from Rio de Janeiro – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport IATA: GIG
    Private Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
    All entrance and excursion fees are included in the total trip price for itinerary listed activities
    Daily breakfast is provided & bottled water during all of tours. Welcome and Farewell Event Meals are included as well as 2 lunches
  • Photographs
    Photoshoot session in Pelourinho, Historic Center of Salvador is included
    Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA: SSA) is the international airport in Salvador that you should arrive in. Departure from Rio–Antonio Carlos Jobim (IATA: GIG)
    Requirements: PASSPORT VALIDITY: 6 months BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: One page for stamp
  • VISA
    Brazil tourist visa is not required for citizens of the USA for a stay of 90 days. Visit our VisaHQ site for the most current requirements and your visa processing. https://greenbooktravel.visahq
    Yellow fever vaccination is not required. Check for detailed recommendations and requirements for Brazil travel
    Travel Insurance is Required. We are licensed providers. The policy minimums will be included in your Client registration package. Policies can be purchased at
    Are you looking to arrive early or stay later? Pre and Post Trip extensions are available. Please inquire via email
    Your soft and alcoholic beverages are not included
    Gratuity for your guides, tour directors, and drivers are not included
    Anything not mentioned is not included. Optional add-in tours may become available for purchase after booking However, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Available Packages

Available until May 20, 2021

Double occupancy accommodations suitable for Solo Travelers or Travel Companions. This booking is for 1 room with 2 beds or a Couple with 1 bed. Each occupant must book separately. 

No roommate, no problem. We can pair you or you have the option to designate your own roommate during the booking process. Please note, same sex pairing unless specified.

Your trip balance is paid over Installments. Payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be finalized by May 15th. A Late fee of 25.00 is assessed for payments received after the due date. There is no penalty to pay the balance in full prior to installment period end. 

Deposit: $199
Available until May 20, 2021only 2 left

Single occupancy accommodations are suitable for a Solo Traveler or traveler seeking private lodging arrangements. This booking is for 1 room with 1 bed for 1 person.

Your trip balance is paid over Installments. Payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be finalized by 15th of May. A Late fee of 25.00 is assessed for payments received after the due date. There is no penalty to pay the balance in full prior to installment period end.

Deposit: $99

Available options

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DAY 1 - June 19th

Welcome to Brazil!

We will meet you at the Airport upon your arrival. Our team will help get you checked in at your accommodations. Settle in, relax and feed your eyes to the new environment.   

At nightfall, we will host a Welcome Dinner. You'll have an opportunity to indulge in authentic  cuisine while getting to know your fellow travelers.   

Happy Juneteenth! Welcome to the real Brazil!

Your Organizer

Green Book Travel, LLC.
4 reviews
Green Book Travel We are a full service travel company that specializes in hosting culturally immersive trips with an emphasis on the African Diaspora, while serving as online open source marketplace for travelers to connect with global black businesses. Our cultural curated trips provide you enriching and authentic experiences. Green Book Travel delivers innovative Ancestry & Heritage tours that explores the significance and diverse heritage contributing to Black culture & ancestral traditions. Join us retrace ancestral footprints.


This trip was amazing. The cultural immersion, the tours, and even the food exceeded expectations. The itenary was vast and gave me a lot to explore while in Sengal and The Gambia. From walking with lions to drinking cow milk with Fulani tribesmen, Africa never disappoints. Kennedy, my tour guide, delivered exceptional service and really eliminated any concerns I had prior to going on the trip, during the tail end of a pandemic. Her curations of different venues we stayed at, to her being my professional photographer for my epic pics... she does it all and really makes it a point to provide a great service. I'm looking forward to my next adventure abroad with Green Book Travel !!!
By Lavon P for Roots: Senegal & The Gambia on 28 Jun, 2021
I had an awesome time with Green Book Travel. Everything was comfortable and well organized. I learn so much about the Afro- Brazil experience. I will definitely travel with this company again
By Trina S for #BrazilBlackout: Bahia & Rio on 29 Jan, 2020
This beautiful trip from day one to the end was everything. I am yet speechless about this tour. Green Book Travel and staff was beyond awesome. This trip open a new window within my life and a memory I will never let go out. Greenbook Travel accommodations and professionalism was beyond anything I could have ever expected to receive. I felt and still feel so bless to connect with such a caring Travel Company. I enjoyed the tour and will be touring again with Green Book Travel. Kennedy and Annabel were beyond amazing. Ase'
By Michele F for Ghana Blackout - Return to Royalty on 15 Jul, 2019
I had a great time. It was pretty comprehensive and we explored so many regions of Ghana within the week long trip. The tour guides were nice and informative. Ghana is a beautiful safe country and all that take this trip will enjoy the richness of the culture.
By Karen M for Ghana Blackout - Return to Royalty on 15 Jul, 2019


I had the absolute best time bringing in the New Year with Greenbook Travel in Ghana. I loved their attention to detail, quality itinerary and authentic cultural experiences. We were given ample time to connect with the locals, ask questions and participate in beautiful photoshoots to commemorate this incredible journey to the Continent.
By Kendall J on 17 Jun, 2021
This was an epic experience hands down! I had so much fun and met some really cool people along the way! The staff was sweet and very accommodating! I will definitely travel with them again! Thanks for showing this Bmore girl some love GBT!
By Latonya B on 19 Jan, 2020