Black Awareness Week in Rio & Salvador

  • March 9, 2015
  • J. Carlos Desales

Black Awareness Week in Rio & Salvador, Brazil – November 12-22, 2015

Day by Day Itinerary – A visa is necessary to all travelers using an American passport to enter  Brazil.

  Thursday, November 13th – Group leaves the US

Friday, November 14th – Group arrives in Rio

   •    Transfer airport hotel in Copacabana Beach

  .     Free day to settle in , lunch on own

Rio by Night:  Orientation, dinner reception at a “Carioca” style  restaurant and dancing to live music of different black Brazilian rhythms 

Time: 8 P.M.

Duration: 5- 6 hours

Saturday, November 15th –  Lunch and tour of a  Favela (community based organization working with the black population) Visit to   Samba School in the North Zone of Rio.

Time: noon

Duration: 6 hours

Sunday, November 16th    or Free day to enjoy Copacabana Beach or visit the Arts & Crafts Fair, lunch at typical “Carioca” style restaurant & watch a soccer match at Maracanã Stadium

Time: 12:00

Duration: 6 hours

Rio by Night:   Bossa Nova Show and dinner at a “Carioca” style restaurant

Time: 9 P.M.

Duration: 4 hours

✓   Monday, November 17th –  The Best of Rio and the African-Brazilian tour of historical Rio

Christ of Redeemer

Sugar Loaf

Little Africa: sights

Lunch at typical “Carioca” restaurant

Time: 9 A.M.

Duration: 8 hours

Rio by Night: Free evening or optional activity to be announced

Time: 8 P.M.

Duration: 4 hours

Tuesday, November 18th  -Group leaves to Salvador

• Transfer-Out Rio

• Transfer-In Salvador hotel in Barra

• Check-in

• Free Time until dinner

  • Day time: Beach time

Rio by Night: Orientation, Dinner at Bahian style restaurant and Benção in Pelourinho (Blessing in Pelourinho)


Time: 7 P.M.

Duration: 5 hours

  Wednesday, November 19th –  African-Brazilian tour of historical Salvador, meeting with a leader of local Black community and lunch at typical Bahian restaurant


Time: 9 A.M.

Duration: 6 hours

Bahia by Night: Ballet Folkloric of Bahia and dinner at a typical Bahian restaurant

Time: 7 P.M.

Duration: 5 hours

Thursday, November 20th – Celebrating Brazilian Black Awareness Week by learning to dance, drum and cook Bahian style with local artist

  Friday , November 21St. – Celebrating Black Awareness Day

• Washing of Zumbi’s statue

• The Black Consciousness March

• Lunch at typical Bahian restaurant

Time:  9 A.M.

Duration: 4 hours

Bahia byy Night:  Music and dance performance by various  Black cultural groups

Time:  7 P.M.

Duration: 4 hours

November 22nd. Saturday – Free morning or last minute shopping and transfer- out Salvador’s airport

November 23rd. , Sunday – Arrive in the US.

• Cost based on group of 13 people ( land only no airfare included)

Double Occupancy: U$2500 

Single Occupancy:  U$3400

A visa is necessary to all travelers using an American passport to enter  Brazil.

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