Your Morro de São Paulo tour will begin at Aureliano Lima Square, the main square of the city, where your local guide will be waiting for you. From there, we’ll make our way toward the shore, walking along sandy beach “streets” and past the palm trees of the Atlantic Forest.
As you wander, your guide will explain to you the history and tradition of capoeira, the Brazilian martial art that mixes dance, acrobatics, and music. You’ll also learn about African immigration to Bahía and how it continues to influence local culture even to this day. You’ll also learn about Orishas — the deities of the Yoruba religion. We’ll have our own little blessing to the goddess Iemanja, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the sea, and then pass by the "La Fuente Grande" fountain, part of the oldest aqueduct in Brazil.
Your capoeira class will take place at a house in the forest, amid jungle trees. Our teacher is part of a 25-year-old tradition on the island and he will explain a bit about capoeira before we start our training. Don’t worry if you’re not a martial artist! This class is for beginners and experts alike, and no matter your skill, you’ll feel the link between your body and the traditional music. Capoeira is not only a martial art, but also a dance and a spiritual connection. Capoeira is a great introduction to Bahían culture, and best of all, you’ll get to experience it while meeting locals and new friends!
After your class, we’ll head to a nice local spot and order up some caipirinhas (a classic Brazilian cocktail) and appetizers, and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions and learn more about Morro de São Paulo.
Your tour will finish back at the starting point, but the night will still be young, so be sure to ask your guide for dinner recommendations or where to go out dancing at night!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, capoeira fees, caipirinha (or juice for travellers under 18 years of age), appetizer, souvenir.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes and workout clothing for your capoeira lesson.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.