The Black Rome Experience
Explore Brazil's Most African City
Salvador da Bahia, the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian culture will greet you with sun, rhythm, flavor, and history. Located in northeastern Brazil, the city's huge bay and tropical coastlines were the first places Africans were brought and enslaved in agriculture, mining, and masonry--birthing one of the world's most powerful economies.
Their descendants continue to retain a cultural richness that fuses African, indigenous, and Portuguese elements into a unique and complex way of life that values Black women, African spirituality, and modern liberation, flavorful cuisine, and finding joy through resistance.
Join us on a six day cultural excursion hosted during Black Consciousness Month, Brazil's nationally recognized celebration of Blackness. And if you're up for it, you can attend AfroPunk Bahia, the eclectic and subversive Black music festival known worldwide.
Join us in Bahia in November for a uniquely curated experience where you will enjoy a customized itinerary dotted with opportunities to explore on your own, all while supporting Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs and the local economy.
Day 1 - Meet Black Rome
Descend into beautiful Bahia and be whisked off to your beachfront hotel suite in one of the city's tourism hubs. Catch an incredible sunset, then spend a relaxing evening at an exclusive reception welcoming you to this uniquely historical place known as
Day 2 - Hear Untold Black Histories
Begin the morning with meditation and yoga at the beach, and welcome the protection of our ancestors by offering libations at the same shores Africans first set foot on the continent.
Take a custom walking tour of Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the city's historic district to learn about the often untold Black histories. Take in a vegan lunch, then enjoy an afternoon discovering more on your own.
Day 3 - Black Resilience
Meet with local Black activists to learn about their work to strengthen and build community even in the face of racism and economic disparity. Then take a Black owned business shopping tour to engage with local entrepreneurs.
End the evening over gourmet dinner overlooking the tranquil Bay of All Saints.
Day 4 - Music & Dance
Spend the day learning about the Afro-Brazilian musical traditions and dances. Local artists and instructors will offer a brief explanation on instruments like the berimbau which provides the
rhythms for capoeira. Dancers will demonstrate, then teach foundational movements of the capoeira martial art form that originated in Africa.
Take some time to relax on the beautiful beach before preparing to attend the first night of AfroPunk.
Day 5 - African Spirituality
Get a glimpse into the well-guarded world of African spiritual traditions and Candomble as it is manifested in women-led worship communities. Learn about the African Orishas (gods), and have an opportunity to get a spiritual reading. End the day with understanding local herbs used in spiritual baths and the total refreshment that they offer.
Enjoy the second night of AfroPunk.
Day 6 - A Day At Sea
Join other amazing Black folks for a day at sea, complete with a DJ, lunch, and all the good vibes!
Upon returning to land, receive a special keepsake that will remind you of this magical city until you return.
Day 7 - Departure
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, and prepare for your chauffeur to the airport according to your flight time.
Six nights stay in one of Salvador's top beachfront hotels, single occupancy
Breakfast each day, and select gourmet meals
1 VIP ticket to each day of AfroPunk Bahia
Admission fees for all scheduled tours
Transportation to all scheduled events and excursions
'Welcome to Black Rome' bag filled with local treats and gifts
Luxurious parting gift
Access to pre-departure travel planning resources
Personal guide and translator during the entirety of your trip