You are likely to witness capoeira on a beach or street pavement on a trip to north-east Brazil and in particularly the Afro-Brazilian state of Bahia. Two opponents spin and kick gracefully to the rhythms of drums and twang of a simple string instrument called a berimbau. Capoeira originated in Africa and slaves disguised the martial art from their owners by toning it down through dance and music. It has now become a vibrant component of Brazilian culture and increasingly popular worldwide.
This trip takes you to the cultural heart of capoeira - the colonial quarter of Pelourinho in colourful Salvador. During your stay, take private classes at a local capoeira school, learn more about Afro-Brazilian history and get to know one of the most fascinating cities in Brazil.
Day 1: Arrive in Salvador, stay for 6 nights.
Day 2: Half-day Salvador city tour. Private Capoeira class.
Day 3: Schooner trip in the bay, optional visit to a capoeira school.
Day 4: Walking tour of Pelourinho visiting the Afro-Brazilian Museum and the Pelourinho Percussion School. Private capoeira class.
Day 5: Free day and private capoeira class.
Day 6: Private capoeira class and graduation party.
Day 7: Transfer to the airport.
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