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Top Nightlife Experiences in Salvador da Bahia

By Viator, August 2018

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Brazil’s third-largest city, Salvador da Bahia is one of South America’s party capitals and a hotbed of activity after dark. From capoeira demonstrations to samba sessions and live music performances, here are a few ways to experience Salvador’s infectious energy and Afro-Brazilian vibe. 

Dinner Experiences
One of the best ways to tap into Salvador’s Afro-Brazilian heritage is by eating. Dine on Bahian specialties and sip caipirinhas (a Brazilian cocktail made from cachaça, sugar, and lime). Many dinner experiences include folk shows that spotlight local culture. Observe folkloric plays, traditional South American dances such as samba de roda, and demonstrations of capoeira, a skillful martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil in the early 16th century.

Night Sightseeing
Though lively by day, the city of Salvador really comes into its own at night. Bongo beats boom around the UNESCO-listed old town of Pelourinho, where musicians perform in the open air and dancers shimmy at local squares. The liveliest time to visit is on Tuesday night, during the Terça da Benção (Blessed Tuesday), when local parishioners traditionally give out bread to the poor. After the evening mass, a carnivalesque street party takes place, with live music courtesy of the Olodum bloco (street band). 

For those who don’t want to brave the streets alone, night sightseeing tours of Pelourinho are available, some of which include music and cultural shows. While Pelourinho is the hub of after-dark fun, you’ll also find great places for live music in Rio Vermelho and Porto de Barra.

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Pelourinho Private Tour by Night, Salvador da Bahia, null
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Pelourinho Private Tour by Night

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Experience the thrill of Salvador’s Carnival with Blessing Day every Tuesday. These festivities are a great local experience that will make guests spin! Take ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.00
Private Tour to Cultural Show and Dinner in Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Nightlife
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Private Tour to Cultural Show and Dinner in Salvador

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Revel in the excitement of Salvador´s Carnival, happening year-round at a nightly Bahia show with samba music and professional dancers. Enjoy prime seating and ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.40
Pelourinho By Night With Folkloric Show and Dinner, Salvador da Bahia, Nightlife
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Pelourinho By Night With Folkloric Show and Dinner

The Local and international cuisine combined with the rhythms and strength of African culture sets the tone for this night tour option in Salvador. Try the ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00
Sitio Manor Candlelight Dinner with Transport from Salvador, Salvador da Bahia, Night Tours
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Sitio Manor Candlelight Dinner with Transport from Salvador

Break out of the City´s rush and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the manor " Sitío" in the green. Get spoiled with a 4 course candlelight dinner ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.39
Salvador da Bahia by Night, Salvador da Bahia, Dining Experiences
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Salvador da Bahia by Night

There is no better way to experience a city by night! See an authentic Afro-Brazilian culture show, enjoy a delicious dinner and be amazed at traditional ...  Read more

Location: Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00

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