At 8:00am we departure by private car to Cachoeira, passing by sugar cane and cocoa plantations with a short stop; This region is called the “Recôncavo Baiano,” and was one of the first agriculturally developed areas of Brazil. Then, we go to a walking tour in Cachoeira (Bahia’s wealthiest town during the Imperial Brazil) where sugarcane and tobacco once reigned supreme; The city is prrotected by the National Institute for Historical and Artistic Heritage since 1971, and remains one of the unique cities to display important Baroque architectural heritage in Bahia. We visit the mostly preserved colonial architecture; including the churches Igreja Matriz and the Ordem Terceira do Carmo.
After crossing the colonial bridge over the Paraguaçu River, we’ll be in Sao Felix town, and visit the traditional cigar factory working since 1873, founded by the business man Geraldo Dannemann founded his first cigar factory. Today, Dannemann still operates the factory of cigars in São Felix, and evidently makes the best Cigar wrapper, or cover foils for cigars worldwide. This cover foils are used by quite a number of important cigars manufacturer around the globe, without mentioning the origin of the Cigar wrapper. But you will see the ladies rolling the cigars by hand on their knees, and if you are passionate cigar smokers, you can make your own cigar und the guidance of one of the professionals
Stop for lunch either at an old convent or a local farm. Return to Salvador.
Meet: At the front desk of your hotel in Salvador.
A Mon to Sat experience.