SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL
AUGUST 9th - 19th 2010
10 Amazing Days Exploring the Immense
Beauty, Strength & Power of the African Family
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Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
August 9th - 19th 2010

10 Amazing Days Exploring the Immense Beauty, Strength & Power of the African Family
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10 EXTRAORDINARY DAYS
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Steve Biko Institute
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THE STEVE BIKO INSTITUTE


"The Steve Biko Institute in Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, aims to help Black Brazilians achieve what many never dared to dream of - to enter university." Named after the revolutionary leader Steve Biko who fought against apartheid in South Africa, the institute seeks to arm and equip students "to use education as a weapon against oppression." On our journey you will have a chance to visit, meet with and support this largely independent Afro-Brazilian institution.
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CACHOEIRA
TOUR


Our tour into the interior of Bahia takes us through beautiful country sides and rural towns which have existed for several hundred years. Inhabitants still ride horses and donkeys to the market, and live primarily off the land. Our goal is to reach the town of Cachoeira, one of the most important historical and colonial towns in Bahia.  While in Cahoeira, we will make a special visit to the Sisterhood of the Good Death Church. This church is the oldest (240 years) and the most important Afro-Bahian Woman's Organization in Brazil.

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ISLAND TOUR

We leave the city harbor on a safe and comfortable schooner with a professional pilot, bartenders and servers.  Our first stop will be Priest Island, a stunning tropical paradise where one can swim, snorkel, sun bathe, stroll along the sandy beaches, or purchase shells, coral, or other handicrafts made by local merchants. After two hours at Priest Island, we reboard our schooner, set sail for Itaparica Island, and enjoy a delicious lunch, fun and tropical relaxation under the Bahian sun.
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BAHIA HISTORICAL CITY TOUR

During the City Tour our main destination will be the Pelourinho District, the most important historical center of colonial architecture in Latin America. We will visit the last slave market in Brazil; the First African Church in the new world, built in 1704; art galleries, souvenirs shops and various other important historical landmarks. This tour will give a good perspective on the immensely vibrant African influence on Brazil cultural capital. 



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Located directly on one of Bahia's most beautiful beaches and just 10 minutes away from the city, your hotel stay is sure to be a most pleasant one. There will be numerous amenities available to you during your stay including queen size beds, a world famous continental breakfast like you have never seen, workout facilities, taxi shuttles, live music a pool and much much more!


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NORTH COAST TOUR

The State of Bahia has the longest coastline in Brazil - approximately 700 miles of sandy beaches, outlined by magnificent tropical vegetation. Our journey will take us past coconut trees, fruit trees, and other tropical vegetation, until we reach a a unique village started in the 1960's. This fantastic masterpiece, constructed entirely of local natural materials, has no running water, electricity or other amenities found in urban areas. This village contains masterful artists and craftsmen who create wonderful art objects. Later we will visit a secluded beach where you can swim or enjoy some of the best seafood in Brazil, such as delicious lobster, red snapper, oysters, and fish cakes prepared in the true Bahian tradition by local fisherman.
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FREE DAYS

During your free days you will have the opportunity to relax by the beach, shop in the markets, explore the town, mingle with the people or venture off to study any aspect of Afro-Brazilian culture that interests you. Many of you may be interested in Capoeira Angola: a African-Brazilian cultural art form created by Africans enslaved in Brazil, as a method of emancipation. Capoeira has roots in the Bantu tradition and was used by enslaved Africans to combat the colonial oppression of the Portuguese rulers. Capoeira Angola combines culture, philosophy, martial arts, dance, ritual, and music into a fluid, graceful game of wit and skill. Whatever you choose you set your itinerary on these days and we'll be close behind to serve you as needed.

BAHIA BY NIGHT TOUR

This magical evening starts off with an international buffet featuring local Bahian delicacies. After dinner you will experience a true Afro-Bahian cultural performance. The exciting music and dance will transport you to another place & time. The folkloric dances and songs are presented in a spectacular manner, featuring pulsating rhythms, sensual movements and beautiful costumes. The variety of songs and dances, such as Candomble, the Fisherman's Rituals, and the Samba Dance, will prepare the audience for the show's amazing climax. The show reaches its zenith during the Capoeira demonstration which is sure to leave you mesmerized.
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PANORAMIC TOUR
Candomble
We journey alo
ng Centenery Avenue where we will stop for a photo opportunity of the beautiful Statues of the Orishas. These distinctive statues, representing the deities of the Candomble Religion, stand triumphantly in the middle of a peaceful lake. Our next stop will be at The Good End Church, known by the locals as "Oxala's Church". This 18th century church is the center for the connection between African religions and Catholicism. Next, we will stop at the largest Handicraft Market in northern Brazil. Here you will have the chance to purchase hand-made objects of leather, ceramics, shells and wood.

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VISIT TO ILE AXE OPO AFONJA

During this tour we will visit a very prominent Candomble terreiro (ritual community) founded in 1910. Like nearly all of the other terreiros, Ile Axe Opo Afonja has maintained a strong tradition of Afro-Brazilian female leadership for generations. This visit will be an opportunity for learning, cleansing and spiritual renewal. Join us as we pay homage to the Orixas and honor the deep spiritual bonds that connect us across space and time.


GEMS TOUR
Bahia is one of the richest areas of gemstones in the world. On the tour, an experienced gemologist will give explanations about the composition, colors, and prices of elegant Brazilian Gems (emeralds, aquamarine, blue topaz, amethyst, etc.). Come prepared to shop and place special order on handcrafted jewelry that will be ready for pick-up before the end of the tour!

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