Jorge Amado, life and legacy - Tour

Rio Vermelho, Brazil

Experience hosted by Edvaldo

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in Portuguese and English

What you'll do

The tour starts on the shining neighborhood of Rio Vermelho, whose history and architeture are way better delighted in the morning.
We quickly pass by the house of fishermen and sit on the park bench with the statues of Jorge and Zélia (his wife) at Sant'Anna Square. A short excerpt from the book Capitães de Areia will be read by the host, while we watch the fishermen come back from the sea and land on Casa de Yemanjá.
We will take a walk to Casa do Rio Vermelho, on Rua Alagoinhas, which has an opulent collection of Jorge's belongings. Audio-visual experiences are a must in this place.
By car, we go to Piedade Square, where the popular uprisings in Bahia took place. We take the chance to explore the architeture of this important place that is not usually included in most touristic routes.
We pass by Castro Alves Square and the old building of Jornal A Tarde, which are important for Jorge's legacy.
We walk to Quincas Berro D'água Square, a bohemian place right in the middle of Pelourinho that has been recently refurbished. The square is rarely visited by tourists because the entrance is unpretentious. An excerpt of the correspondent book is read.
We walk to the front of Tereza Batista Square heading to the actual square where the book about Tereza will be read.
We finish the tour exploring Jorge Amado's (former) house, where we can see more of his life and whose terrace has a panoramic view of Pelourinho neighborhood.
Other things to note
The tour lasts for 4 hours. Light clothes are recommended.
The book excerpts will be read in English (translated).
The tour starts on the shining neighborhood of Rio Vermelho, whose history and architeture are way better delighted in the morning.
We quickly pass by the house of fishermen and sit on the park bench with the statues of Jorge and Zélia (his wife) at Sant'Anna Square. A short excerpt from the book Capitães de Areia will be read by the host, while we watch the fishermen come back from the sea and land on Casa de Yemanjá.
We will take a wa…

What's included

  • Tickets
    The price of the tour includes tickets for Casa do Rio Vermelho, Fundação C...
  • Transportation
    The price of the ticket also includes the transport during the tour from Ca...

Meet your Host, Edvaldo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 15 Reviews
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Engineering student passionate about Bahia. Visited 5 wonderful countries. I speak fluent English and I have studied and worked with foreigners.
Bahian culture is clearly identified in the way I speak, on my skin and I love making people know more about my state.
Since the start of 2017, I host professional tours throughout Salvador, making adjustments according to the tourist's interests. All of that said, I see no better artist to depict Bahian culture than Jorge Amado. Since I read most of his books, I organized this tour, which shows a bit of his life and legacy.
Engineering student passionate about Bahia. Visited 5 wonderful countries. I speak fluent English and I have studied and worked with foreigners.
Bahian culture is clearly identified in the way I speak, on my skin and I love making people know more about my state.
Since the start of 2017, I host professional tours throughout Salvador, making adjustments according to the tourist's interests. All of that said, I see no better artist to depict Bahian culture than Jorge Amado. Since I read…
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Where you'll be

Largo de Sant'Anna and Casa de Yemanjá
Casa do Rio Vermelho (a place that is still unknown to most tourists - in my tour, the visits occur everyday, not only on free-ticket day, but the ticket is included in the price)
Piedade Square (an important spot that is not usually included in tourist routes)
Largo Quincas Berro D'Água
Largo Tereza Batista
Foundation Casa de Jorge Amado

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Cristo
June 2021
Walk with Edvaldo was a truly memorable experience! His approach to involve literature added an extra layer to the whole process and I very much enjoyed cruising different parts of Salvador with him. Edvaldo is a cool guy and can easily personalise his stories to fit the uniqueness of the person attending his tour. It’s more like a half a day spent with a friend who’s passionate about his hometown and eager to share its secrets with you.
Marcus
November 2020
A experiência com o Edvaldo foi muito boa. Visitamos lugares em Salvador com a perspectiva de Jorge Amado. Revisitamos clássicos de nossa literatura com trechos lidos em lugares icônicos de Salvador.
Mark
February 2020
Highly highly recommend this experience! A 1:1 connection that I could not have found anywhere else. Super impressed by Edvaldo and Airbnb for making this so easy and unique. Edvaldo has a passion for Bahía and for sharing it with visitors. And for connecting with others, no doubt. I have a deeper respect for Salvador, Bahia, and Jorge Amado, and that's so special. This is the kind of thing that makes a trip special. Thank you Edvaldo!
Janaina
February 2020
O tour literário é bem rico, quanto a locais visitados, informações e conversas. E Edvaldo tem uma enorme gentileza, simpatia e disponibilidade para interagir, o que torna a experiência ainda mais especial, com a possibilidade de trocas sobre o que se vê, o que se escuta e o que se aprende.
Sarah
January 2020
Edvaldo is very passionate about local literature and led you to places where reality and fiction meet. It is curious to hear the old stories about Bahia and Salvador and observe the present in the beautiful streets of Rio Vermelho and Old Town.
Alexander
December 2019
Good tour to get a comprehensive idea of Salvador and Jorge Amado! Edvaldo is very well informed and showed us a lot of places! Bring water.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen lotion

Snacks for own consumption