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Jan 31

Salvador, Brazil with OIDSI

OIDSI BrazilSalvador, Brazil
August 27 – September 8, 2017

$2100/ per person for Standard Double Occupancy

Price includes:
Ground Transportation, Lodging, Tour/Trip Activities, Guide(s)/Driver(s), Guide/Driver fees

Price does not include:
Roundtrip International Flight, Tourist Visa, Optional Medical/Travel Insurance, Beverages and Personal Items

The Marazul Hotel – (4 Star Rating)
http://www.marazulhotel.com.br/pt-br/hotel

This Hotel is located right in front of the beach of Porto da Barra.
The Barra neighborhood, has many restaurants, a shopping mall, a supermarket, etc

To reserve your trip, please CLICK HERE to complete the reservation form and for payment information, CLICK HERE.

Itinerary

Date Plan of the Day Meals (included) Meals (on your own)
8/27/17

Sunday

Leave from the States to Brazil N/A N/A
8/28/17

Monday

Arrive in Salvador, Brazil (afternoon)

WELCOME DINNER

Dinner N/A
8/29/17

Tuesday

NEIGHBORHOOD ORIENTATION

The walking tour is an orientation to the area in which we will be staying. It is meant for the group to get familiar with the area, “do’s and don’ts”, restaurants, entertainment, etc

AFROCENTRIC CITY TOUR

This tour intends to be a good orientation to the city and to highlight the African contributions to its construction. We visit the church of São Francisco Church (known as the golden church), the Afro Brazilian Museum (which provides an excellent summary of the movements of enslaved Africans into northeastern Brazil and the wonderful carving of the Orisas) and the Church of Rosário dos Pretos (a black order established in the XVIII Century)

Breakfast Lunch

Dinner

8/30/17

Wednesday

AFRICAN SPIRITUAL HERITAGE – Ketu Tradition

We will visit to one of the most traditional temples of the African Religion (Candomblé) in Bahia. Here we gain a sense of how these economic and religious communities grew up on marginal lands, where Africans and African Brazilians who had bought their freedom, settled and against all circumstances developed their (illegal) religious and cultural life.

We go early to participate in the morning offering to Xangôheld on Wednesdays.

We will also visit the doll maker and family and the House of Alaká, the project of traditional weaving. After lunch we stop by Dique do Tororó dam to see the magnificent statues of “Orishas” floating in the water.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner
8/31/17

Thursday

WORKSHOPS 

(1) PERCUSSION- Differences in Rhythms of Candomble, Ketu and Angola

(2) DANCE – Samba and/or Orisha

WATERS FOR OXALÁ – IlêAxéYáNassô .We leave the hotel around 10PM and stay until around 5 am This is one of the most important ceremonies in the Yoruba(Ketu) tradition in Brazil. Iit is the beginning of the cycle of ceremonies for the Ketu Compounds and it is not open to the general public.

Breakfast Lunch

Dinner

9/1/17

Friday

LANGUAGE LESSON (afternoon)

We will have the opportunity to learn some basis Brazilian Portuguese (aka Survival Portuguese)

BAHIA BY NIGHT

See a performance by the world famous Folkloric Ballet of Bahia

Breakfast

Dinner

Lunch
9/2/17

Saturday

COMPOUND VISIT/LECTURE

We will have the pleasure of meeting with MakotaValdina (of the Angola Tradition) for a lecture and visit the compound

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner
9/3/17

Sunday

COOKING CLASS

Learn how to make Acara and Amolocum (foods for Oyá and Oxum   in the Candomblé tradition)

ORISHA CEREMONY

In the evening, We will have the opportunity to participate in a ceremony for Obatala

Breakfast

 

Lunch

Dinner

9/4/17

Monday

Shopping Day

St Joaquim Market and other places for Candomblé Items

Breakfast Lunch

Dinner

9/5/17

Tuesday

LECTURE

We will visit a local University to hear our very own Baba Femi present on an Ifa related topic

PELO BY NIGHT

Tuesday is a special day at the Old City (Pelourinho), and is called Blessed Tuesday. There is music on the streets and some bands, etc

Breakfast

Dinner

Lunch

 

9/6/17

Wednesday

CACHOEIRA AND SISTERS OF GOOD DEATH

This is an opportunity to see the country side of Bahia and have an insight into rural life in Brazil. We leave the city behind and drive through the oldest farmland in the country.  This is the land of sugar cane and tobacco plantations, peaceful colonial towns and busy country markets.  It was the most important harbor after Salvador during the colonial days.  Cachoeira and the surrounding towns of the Recôncavo have kept a wealth of African traditions.

In Cachoeira is we meet with the Sisterhood of Boa Morte (Good Death) – oldest organization of Black Women in the continent and if possible, we also visit one of the Candomblé compounds there.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner
9/7/16

Thursday

FREE  DAY

This is a Brazilian Holiday, the date of the country´s Independence.

This will be a day to enjoy the holyday, last minute shopping and prepare for departure

CELBRATION DINNER

Celebrating our last night together in Brazil

Breakfast

Dinner

Lunch

 

9/8/17

Friday

Depart Brazil for the States Breakfast


*** This Itinerary is subject to change

Additional Information

  • The Visa fee for a US Passport holder is $160 (please refer to the Brazilian Consulate in your jurisdiction for specific information regarding a Tourist Visa)
  • Contact information for this tour/trip: OIDSI@yahoo.com or (757) 567-5494