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August 2023

Trace the Legacy of Resistance in Brazil's Blackest State

Join this six day cultural excursion with stops in Salvador da Bahia, the birthplace of Black Brazil, and Cachoeira, a mining town storied with tales of resistance and rebellion.


We'll start with getting a grounding in Salvador, the vibrant city known as Black Rome where we'll learn about the hands that built it and the rich heritage they left. Then we will spend two nights in Cachoeira to learn about resistance movements of maroon communities and the Irmandade da Boa Morte, a centuries old secret society of Black women that bought the freedom of their enslaved brethren, and believe that death is the ultimate freedom. We will witness their mysterious ceremonies, and join their annual candle-lit procession through the riverside town.

Come, let your senses be moved by the flavors, sights, sounds, and traditions of the Blackest city in Brazil, and be affirmed that our ancestors fought against oppression by building their own society and embracing a spirituality that transcends the physical realm.

Below is a sample itinerary, which is subject to change.

Uncover how Salvador's Black citizens gave birth to a cultural so in tuned with its Africaness. And take some time for yourself to reconnect with nature, people, and your spirit.


Be transformed.

Hop on a 15 minute call with me to chat through the details.

A Balanced Itinerary withYou in Mind

Over the course of 6 days, undergo an authentic cultural immersion in Brazil's Blackest city. Each day will strike a balance between experiential learning, site seeing, and down time that you can curate on your own.

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Day 1 - Meet Black Rome

Descend into beautiful Bahia and be whisked off to a your beachfront hotel suite in one of the city's tourist hubs.

Catch an incredible sunset, then spend a relaxing evening at an exclusive reception welcoming you to this uniquely historical place known as

Black Rome.


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Historic Center
Day 2 - Untold Black Histories

Begin the morning with meditation and yoga at the beach, and welcome the protection of our ancestors by offering libations on the same shores where 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.

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Day 4 - Witness the Mysteries of the Irmandade da Boa Morte

After a short ride to Cachoeira, a town nestled next the Paraguaçu River, check into your quaint hotel then have dinner amongst a lively crowd that has come to witness a centuries old secret society of Black women. Later, join their torchlit  procession through the cobblestone streets.

Day 5 - Explore Cachoeira

Learn the history of this town that once was a hub for sugarcane and tobacco exportation fueled by slave labor. Then take time to explore the quaint town on your own, before being whisked back to Salvador.

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Day 6 - Wind Down

Plan the morning at your leisure. Take in sun and an açaí on the beach, or shop for souvenirs at Mercado Modelo.

Later on, join the rest of the group for a farewell reception complete with a unique parting gift that will keep Black Rome on your mind until your next visit!

What Clients Say About My Trips


Being able to not just talk-- but interact, eat, and socialize with [locals] was an invaluable experience that I wouldn't have been able to get from any other travel experience.

- Sonji, medical school admissions director

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I learned so much about [the Afro-descendant communities] from the tours. It was a good balance to the touristic nature of other places we visited.

- Erica, lawyer

I learned so much about [the Afro-descendant communities] from the tours. It was a good balance to the touristic nature of other places we visited.

- Erica, lawyer

Registration Package

When you register for Black Rome, you are making an active choice to invest in your growth as a global citizen, while also supporting Black and women-owned small businesses.

Here's what's included:

  • Six nights stay in one of Salvador's top beachfront hotels, single occupancy

  • Breakfast each day, and select gourmet meals

  • 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

Single Occupancy
  • Single occupancy room with sea view

  • Breakfast buffet included

  • 24 hour security on premises

  • $3,000 USD Total

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