The core of Brazil’s heritage
The state of Bahia is an ever-changing one with at its centre the Chapatina Diamantina mountains that offer the best hiking and mountaineering trails in the region. As travellers make their way south they will encounter mangroves followed by spectacular beaches along the coast.
Salvador is a colourful colonial city with cobbled streets and fascinating buildings reminiscent of 18th century Portuguese architecture. The capital is truly a unique place to visit, blending the various different influences it witnessed into creating its own special blend. This can be seen in their religion, Candomble, a mixture of West African gods and Roman Catholic beliefs. Salvador has truly kept and preserved its history as a slave town incorporating it into their everyday life. This can be seen through the music, food, religion and traditions that they keep.