From world-class beaches and water parks to scuba diving, discover the magic of Brazil’s Bahia coast.
About Your Trip
Revel in the tropical charms of the Bahia coast on this Brazilian DreamTrip in Porto Seguro. Sail to the 12,000-square-meter coral platform Recife de Fora, a marine sanctuary where visitors can observe a wide variety of tropical sea life at low tide. Head down the coast to Trancoso to lounge in the surf and sand at one of its pristine beaches, and visit the local village. Tour the historical city of Porto Seguro to see popular sites like the full-size replica of the ship led by Pedro Álvares Cabral, the discoverer or Brazil. Rev your ATV’s engine as you trek down forest trails to Taipe Beach. Leave land behind again for a relaxing boat trip that takes you to a natural coral formation for a scuba diving excursion. Take advantage of your full-day pass to Arraial d’Ajuda Eco Park, where you can enjoy the waterpark’s thrilling rides or just relax by the water.
What we love: • The “Old City” area of Porto Seguro features fine examples of 16th-century colonial architecture and some of the region’s oldest monuments. • The Passarela do Álcool nightlife area is the perfect spot to dine and try popular local drinks like a capeta or caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail. • The Quadrado square in Trancoso is surrounded by almond trees and houses that have been converted to bars, restaurants and shops — and it’s also a UNESCO protected site.
• 9 days and 8 nights in Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil. • Full-day admission to Arraial Eco Waterpark. • Tour to Platform of Corals in Recife de Fora. • Tour to Trancoso Beach with Visit to Vila Quadrado. • City Tour Porto Seguro Beach. • ATV Fun Time at Taípe Beach. • Scuba dive excursion; includes boat ride, transportation and equipment (gear). Certification not needed. • Air-conditioned transportation to all activities. • A surprise souvenir to commemorate your trip. • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches or 8 dinners. Members receive daily lunch and lunch or dinner. On Day 8, 3 meals are included, since there is a farewell dinner. • Airport transfers. • An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.
History and fun intertwine in Porto Seguro, a beachside city in northeastern Brazil’s Bahia state. Besides the legendary sands, nightlife, Carnival extravaganza and a plethora of nearby natural attractions, Porto Seguro includes the shores where the Portuguese first made landfall in Brazil. With over 500 years of history, the area hosts the oldest colonial architecture and monuments in the country. Porto Seguro is also part of the Discovery Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts one of the highest levels of native plants and animals in the world. The local Afro-Brazilian cuisine revolves around dishes based on key ingredients like coconut cream, ginger, coriander, shrimp and spicy peppers. The country is also the birthplace of the swaying bossa nova genre of music, developed and popularized worldwide in the 1950s and 1960s.
As a Platinum Member, you’re entitled to plenty of exclusive perks on this DreamTrip to Porto Seguro. Start your trip with a bottle of Espumante Terranova Moscatel Brut and a basket of fresh tropical local fruit.
On top of other exciting excursions, on Day 2 you’ll go on a snorkelling excursion (all gear is included). Then, enjoy a special lunch when we Tour to Trancoso Beach on Day 3. (Drinks not included.)
Transfer from the airport and check into the hotel any time after 2 p.m. 2-6 p.m.: Welcome table in the hotel lobby. 7 p.m.: Welcome dinner with review of DreamTrip itinerary highlights.
6:30-8 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. Tour to Platform of Corals in Recife de Fora. Duration of entire trip: 4 hours. 8:45 a.m.: Transfer from the hotel to the pier then go by boat about 7 nautical miles (a 45-minute ride) to Plataforma de Corais de Recife de Fora, a 12,000 square-meter observation platform, and enjoy a close encounter with sea creatures and other ocean life, including tropical fish and mollusks. Bring cameras, rubber closed-toe shoes and snorkels. 12:45 p.m.: Transfer back to the hotel. Lunch (12:30 p.m.) or dinner (7:30 p.m.) at the hotel (drinks not included).
6:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. Tour to Trancoso Beach with Visit to Vila Quadrado. Tour duration: 3.5 hours. 9 a.m.: Transfer from the hotel to Trancoso Beach for a beach activity and swimming. In the afternoon, head to Trancoso Village and visit Vila Quadrado. Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, bottled water and camera. 12:30: Lunch at a local restaurant by the shore (on your own). 5 p.m.: Return to the hotel. 7:30 p.m.: Dinner at the hotel (drinks not included).
6:30-8 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. City Tour Porto Seguro Beach. Tour duration: 6.5 hours. 8:45 a.m.: Transfer from the hotel to Porto Seguro for a tour of the city, including a visit to the life-size replica of Pedro Alvares Cabral vessel used by the Portuguese explorers. Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, camera and money. Lunch break on the beach of Muta – North Rim (on your own). Bring sunscreen, your swimsuit, camera and money for lunch. 7:30 p.m.: Dinner at the hotel (drinks not included).
6:30-7:45 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. ATV Fun Time at Taípe Beach. Duration: 3 hours. 8 a.m.: Transfer from the hotel to the all-terrain vehicle center. After instruction on ATV operation, take a guided tour* through the forest to Taípe Beach for a one-hour visit, then ride back to the ATV center. Single and double occupancy allowed when riding the ATVs. Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, insect repellent and camera; tennis shoes are recommended; no open-toed shoes or flip-flops. Lunch (12:30 p.m.) or dinner (7:30 p.m.) at the hotel (drinks not included).
*Minimum age to drive an ATV is 18. All riders age 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
6:30-8 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. Scuba dive excursion*; includes boat ride, transportation and equipment (gear). Certification not needed. Duration: 4 hours. 8:30 a.m.: Sail for 50 minutes to the Safe Harbor coral reefs for a half-day scuba diving excursion. Bring your towel, bathing suit, sunscreen and camera. 12:30 p.m.: Sail back to the hotel. Lunch (12:30 p.m.) or dinner (7:30 p.m.) at the hotel (drinks not included).
*All divers age 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
6:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. Full-day admission to Arraial Eco Waterpark. Enjoy admission to Arraial D'ajuda Eco Parque waterpark; includes transportation. Re-entry allowed with your hotel bracelet. Lunch is available at the waterpark (at your own expense). Lunch (12:30 p.m.) or dinner (7:30 p.m.) at the hotel (drinks not included). Day 8
6:30-10 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. A day at your leisure. Lunch (12:30 p.m.). 7:30 p.m. Farewell dinner (drinks not included).
6:30-10 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel’s main dining area. Check out of the hotel by noon and transfer to the airport.
Arraial d’Ajuda Eco Resort features postcard-perfect accommodations along a private tropical beach located on a promontory facing the South Atlantic Ocean. Besides its perfectly tranquil setting, guests enjoy the hotel’s well-appointed rooms, extensive amenities and courteous staff.
Hotel features: • 2 restaurants and 3 bars. • Fitness and spa facilities. • Beauty salon. • Tennis court. • Pool and sauna. • Private beach. • Game room. • Movie room. • Complimentary parking.
Ocean View accommodations with 2 double beds. • Maximum occupancy 4 people. • Cable TV, hair dryer, air conditioning and ceiling fan, digital safe and telephone. • Minibar (items within are available for purchase). • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Check-in: 2 p.m. Check-out: noon. Minimum check-in age is 18.
Arraial d'Ajuda Eco Resort Ponta do Apaga Fogo, Arraial d'Ajuda Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Porto Seguro Airport (BPS), approximately 5.3 kilometers (3.3 miles). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.
We’ve got you covered when it comes to transfers between the airport and your hotel.
Your trip includes 2 airport transfers:* December 3: Timing based on arrival: From Porto Seguro Airport (BPS) to the hotel. December 11: Timing based on departure: From the hotel to Porto Seguro Airport (BPS).
To get free access to airport transfers, you must submit your flight information here by November 16. Helpful reminder: Flights are not included in the price.
*These transfers are available only for the airport(s) and dates listed above.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 46 days or more prior to your trip, you’ll get a full refund. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded.
Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 45 days or more before the start date of your trip, there will be no fee for the name change(s). If you change any name(s) on your booking 44 to 31 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips™ Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
As always, make sure that your passport/visa is up-to-date before you leave! It’s very important to double check that you have all the necessary identification required for the specific country you’re traveling to. Keep in mind that many countries require passports and/or visas to be valid for a minimum of six months after the end date of the trip.
Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Members with additional people in room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on two adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.