Bahian Carnival Dinner and Show
Bahia de Salvador, Brazil
- Dinner in Salvador: Cuisine is almost as big a part of Carnival as costume, and you'll get a taste of traditional Brazilian delicacies at a fine local restaurant.
- The spectacle of Carnival: This show captures the raw energy and passion at the heart of Brazilian culture in a riotous mix of dance, drama, and driving percussion.
- Capoeira, samba, maculele, and more: See renowned Carnival troupes bedecked in feathers and tribal jewelry perform traditional dances that go from exotic to sensual to dangerous.
About this Bahia de Salvador tour
Work up an appetite, then later a sweat. If you've ever wanted to experience the barely contained passion and energy of Brazilian Carnival, this is your chance.
And "barely" certainly describes the lithe dancers adorned with colorful plumes and bejeweled bikinis, shirtless men juggling machetes over six-pack abs, and the sexy swaying of the samba circle.
These performances are deeply embedded in Brazilian culture, with roots going back hundreds of years and stretching all the way to Africa. Like the martial-arts styled capoeira, a dance founded in the 16th century indomitable African slaves. And the maculele, a dance that requires the utmost care as dancers leap and duel with deadly machetes. It's reflection of and a defiant response to the daily oppressions and indignities of slavery.
Of course, no Carnival would be complete without the samba, that lively Brazilian dance full of gyrating and jamming set to pulsing percussion beats. During the show's grand finale, you'll be invited on stage to do some gyrating of your own; it's your chance to experience the unrestrained joy of Brazil's week-long celebration in one unforgettable night.
Fighting to survive
The end of slavery in Brazil in 1888 left many without work in a society that had no place for Africans. So those who had mastered the martial arts-style dancing of capoeira found unconventional ways to support themselves, working as bodyguards and hit men for criminals and warlords. They proved good at their jobs, wreaking so much havoc that capoeira was declared illegal until the 1920s.
On a cruise ship? Meet your driver on the pier, in front of the ship. Please look for the GoBe Representative holding our logo sign with your name. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoTo Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
Walking on this tour involves to and from the transportation and within the restaurant.
Cultural, Food and Wine, Music Event
Sedan or Van
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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