6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Beautiful beaches, tropical forest, rivers, waterfalls, good waves for surfing, adventure sports, this is Itacaré... a small village 440km south of Salvador, hidden between the Atlantic Rain Forest, the Rio das Contas River.
After the declining of cocoa culture, in 40’s the town was abandoned and stayed forgotten for decades until was recently rediscovered by tourism. For many years, the difficult access to Itacare – more than 50 km on dirt roads – kept it isolated. The road connecting Ilheus to Itacare, the BA-001 state highway, was finished in 1998. Now Itacare is a refuge for nature lovers, surfers and those in search of the real Bahia.
The county has 746 km2 of territory and about 20,000 inhabitants, 60% living in rural areas. The charm of the past is present on cobblestone streets and old houses. Nightlife in Itacare is very lively because of its many bars and restaurants.
Its coast is a succession of beaches and hills covered with woods and palm trees. The beaches located near the city are the ones most frequented and have very good tourism infrastructure. The most distant ones are deserted and beautiful, but only very few can be reached by car. There are still some beaches so small and hidden away that they do not appear in any guidebook.
Ilhéus / Itacaré
Arrival at Ilhéus airport. Pick-up and transfer to Itacaré (approx. 1 hour – 70km). Accommodation at your pousada Free time to explore the village. Overnight.
Engenhoca > Havaizinho > Camboinha > Itacarezinho and Tijuipe Waterfall (BLB)
Transfer by car (15 km by paved road). Walk around 10 minutes to Hawaizinho Beach. Another 25 minutes walking to Engenhoca Beach with its natural pools. More 25 minutes w e stop by Camboinha and Itacarezinho beaches. End of the day at Tijuipe waterfall 15 minutes by car. Lunch box included. Return to the city. Overnight (B, lunch box)
Depart by foot from the pousada (except Eco Village) for 1 hour walking passing by Resende, Tiririca, Costa and Ribeira beaches, arriving at the end at Prainha beach, always in contact with the Atlantic Forest. Return via the same route to Itacaré end afternoon. Lunch box included. Overnight (B, lunch box)
Arruda > Jeribucaçu and Usina Waterfall
Transfer by car (6km by paved road and 3km off road). Walk 20 minutes to Arruda beach and 10 more minutes to Jeribucaçu beach. After enjoying the beach, lunch box and a 25-minute walk inside the Atlantic Forest passing by a mangrove to the Usina Waterfall (25 meters high). Enjoy the waterfall and walk up (15 minutes) to the car park to return to the town. Overnight (B, lunch box)
Optional - Rafting at Rio de Contas – First 30km by off-road vehicle Taboquinhas. From there 3km with local transport to the beginning of the Rafting. Rafting level III and IV. All equipments are included. It takes 1h30m of pure adrenaline! ** Must be purchased locally because of the weather conditions. A minimum of 04 passengers is required. Overnight (B, lunch box)
Itacaré / Ilhéus
Transfer back to Ilhéus. You will visit Lagoa Encantada (Enchanted Lagoon) and 2 water falls with 15 and 25 minutes walk, en route to the airport. * The stop at “Lagoa Encantada”, can be provided only if the flight is after 6.00pm, otherwise we will go directly to the Airport and this tour will be provided in the first day if the flight arrives before 12.00pm. Overnight (B, lunch box)