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« Brazil Itinerary

Day 5 – Lençóis to Salvador

 
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Chapada Diamantina National Park
Day trip visiting natural wonders of this national park.
 
Day 5
Lençóis to Salvador
Traveling from Lençóis to Salvador.

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Manaus
Exploring the gateway city to Amazon.

 

There are three buses from Lençóis to Salvador – 7:30am, 1:15pm and 11:30pm. These are on RapidoFederal bus, which is the most common state-run bus service in Brazil. One way takes about 6 hours with multiple stops in between. If you have specific plans then you can buy a return ticket at bus terminal. The buses arrive and depart almost on time so make sure to be at the stop at least 15 minutes before your departure time. Return ticket is BRL 121 (at the time of visit).

Having booked the return ticket from Salvador, and with the all-day tour of Chapada Diamantina national park the previous day, I had a late start to the day!

psm_lencoisThe tiny town of Lençóis was a 10-minute walk from the hostel I was staying at; and the heat was terrible in the town. But I walked to the town, had breakfast at Arte Natural restaurant and walked to the post office to get a stamp in my postal stamp memorabilia book.

Next up was some souvenir shopping, before heading back to the hostel.

Not wanting to miss the bus, I reached the “terminal” – which is just a stop on the main street from across the town that is separated by the river. The bus arrived on time and it was a relaxing 6-hour trip to Salvador’s main bus terminal.

lencois

 
Having reached Salvador at about 7:30pm, I took a taxi to Praça da Sé that takes about 20 minutes. Checked in to the Laranjeiras Hostel and headed out for dinner with friends (that I made from my stay in Salvador) before calling it an early night.

 

Costs

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate of USD 1 = BRL 3.73 at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult.
 

What Cost Notes
Snacks & water $2.68 BRL 10.
Souvenir Fridge Magnet $1.34 BRL 5.
Postal Stamp in Lençóis $1.60 BRL 6.
Taxi from Salvador Bus terminal to hostel $9.38 BRL 35. One way.
Hostel in Salvador $17.42 BRL 65. One night, double-bed room, shared bathroom.
Breakfast at Arte Natural $5.36 BRL 20.
Total Costs $37.78 Per person
Overall Costs $362.99 Per person

 

 
« PREVIOUS – Day 4
Chapada Diamantina National Park
Day trip visiting natural wonders of this national park.
 
Day 5
Lençóis to Salvador
Traveling from Lençóis to Salvador.

« Sixteen days in Brazil

 
Day 6 – NEXT »
Manaus
Exploring the gateway city to Amazon.

SIXTEEN DAYS IN BRAZIL

 
Planning
Planning & Information

 
Day 1
Salvador
Arriving in Brazil and sights of Salvador.

 
Day 2
Salvador
Sights of biggest Afro-Brazilian town.

 
Day 3
Lençóis
Exploring the gateway town to Chapada Diamantina National Park.

 
Day 4
Chapada Diamantina National Park
Day trip visiting natural wonders of this national park.

 
Day 5
Lençóis to Salvador
Traveling from Lençóis to Salvador.

 
Day 6
Manaus
Exploring the gateway city to Amazon.

 
Day 7
Amazon Rainforest (Day One)
Beginning of a three-day trip into Amazon.

 
Day 8
Amazon Rainforest (Day Two)
Day two in the Amazon Forest.

 
Day 9
Amazon Rainforest (Day Three), Manaus
Day three in the Amazon Rainforest & return to Manaus.

 
Day 10
Rio de Janeiro
Ipanema, Ipanema Beach, Leblon.

 
Day 11
Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana, Cristo Redentor, Sugarloaf Mountain.

 
Day 12
Rio de Janeiro

 
Day 13
Paraty

 
Day 14
Paraty

 
Day 15
Paraty to São Paulo

 
Day 16
São Paulo

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