The land of happiness and sunshine
It’s easy to enjoy an adventure in Bahia. 'The Land of Happiness' is blessed with 1,000km of warm Atlantic coastline. Its endless sandy beaches are fringed by forests and lagoons. It’s no wonder the locals are so happy, being favoured by an ideal climate for basking in the sun all year round.
The beating heart of Bahia is to be found in its capital, Salvador da Bahia, which offers an irresistible mix of historical architecture, world-class beaches, African culture and pulsating rhythms. A perfect combination of old and new, African and European, religious and profane. Brazil in a nutshell.
This is where modern Brazil began, with Portuguese ships arriving in Porto Seguro in 1500. In little time Salvador became one of the most important cities in the Portuguese Empire. Today it is a friendly city of colonial-era forts, Catholic churches and condomble temples.
On your own personal Bahia adventure with A&K you can visit an African-Brazilian temple, take a market tour in preparation for your cooking class, learn the acrobatic martial art of capoeira, or keep the beat at a percussion workshop. And, of course, you can find happiness under that sun.