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Mangue Seco from Salvador provided by Gray Line Salvador

Mangue Seco from Salvador
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Enjoy the perfect combination of beaches, nature and adventure on a full day guided tour to Mangue Seco, 135 miles (220km) north of Bahia. Experience the quiet village atmosphere, amazing beaches with tall white sand dunes or take a break and relax in the hammock and listen to the waves crashing near you. A perfect family friendly day trip when visiting Brazil!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • After morning pickup at your Salvador hotel, meet your guide and board your vehicle for the 135-mile (220-km) trip to Mangue Seco. Upon arrival at your destination, perched on a peninsula between the sea and the river, climb into an enclosed canoe to reach the beach. Mangue Seco is inaccessible by road, so crossing the Real River (which divides the Brazilian states of Sergipe and Bahia) is part of the adventure. Once at the beach, opt for a dune buggy ride (own expense, optional on the day of the the tour) to explore the towering white sand dunes and stop for photo ops. If you opt for the tour, you'll return to the beach after 40 minutes to spend the rest of your time relaxing, swimming and exploring the local restaurants and beach bars. Leave the beach at approximately 3:00pm for a visit to Tieta's House, the character made famous by Jorge Amado's novel. Follow an optional tour of the site, enjoy some ice cream, then board your vehicle to head back to Salvador for hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After morning pickup at your Salvador hotel, meet your guide and board your vehicle for the 135-mile (220-km) trip to Mangue Seco. Upon arrival at your destination, perched on a peninsula between the sea and the river, climb into an enclosed canoe to reach the beach. Mangue Seco is inaccessible by road, so crossing the Real River (which divides the Brazilian states of Sergipe and Bahia) is part of the adventure. Once at the beach, opt for a dune buggy ride (own expense, optional on the day of the the tour) to explore the towering white sand dunes and stop for photo ops. If you opt for the tour, you'll return to the beach after 40 minutes to spend the rest of your time relaxing, swimming and exploring the local restaurants and beach bars. Leave the beach at approximately 3:00pm for a visit to Tieta's House, the character made famous by Jorge Amado's novel. Follow an optional tour of the site, enjoy some ice cream, then board your vehicle to head back to Salvador for hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2484MSSSA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat Ride to cross the Real River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Optional Tours
  • Dune Buggy Tour
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Optional Buggy ride around the beach: BRL 160,00 to BRL 200 approximately (value per vehicle - capacity for up to 04 people). Subject to availability.
  • During the carnival, we will not pick up the hotels located within the circuits
  • The vehicle used on the ground can be a Van / Micro / Bus according to the number of passengers
  • Travel time takes around 03h20min each way. The ride time in Mangue Seco takes approximately 05 hours.
  • You should bring a towel, sunscreen, and spending cash.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat Ride to cross the Real River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Optional Tours
  • Dune Buggy Tour
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Optional Buggy ride around the beach: BRL 160,00 to BRL 200 approximately (value per vehicle - capacity for up to 04 people). Subject to availability.
  • During the carnival, we will not pick up the hotels located within the circuits
  • The vehicle used on the ground can be a Van / Micro / Bus according to the number of passengers
  • Travel time takes around 03h20min each way. The ride time in Mangue Seco takes approximately 05 hours.
  • You should bring a towel, sunscreen, and spending cash.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 30 Jun 2020
A note from Mangue Seco from Salvador
Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Mangue Seco Beach
    Stop: 3 hours
    On the other side of the river you may board a buggy car for a crazy 40 minute ride through the sand dunes (optional activity not included in price). We will make stops for photographs and the ride will finish at the top ranked beach in Bahia beach for swimming. We will stop at a beach restaurant with food and drinks (not included), showers, and hammocks to take a nap. At 3 pm we will leave the beach and head to the village to visit Tieta’s House (famous character of a Jorge Amado´s novel). After that, passengers return to the vehicle which will take them back to their hotels.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mikel J
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Torturous
Mar 2019 • Couples
First of all, the tour guide was 45 minutes late. Pick up was at 6 am, had we known it was going to be late, we could've slept in an extra half hour instead of getting up at 5am.

We requested an english speaking tour guide, only to be surprised by a non-speaking tour guide, with the excuse of his co-worker calling in sick. This was a terrible start.

Our hotel breakfast wasn’t open that early so we didn’t have a proper breakfast from the get-go. I requested if there was atleast a coffee/water break—only to stop at a gas station where they served coffee only in clear plastic cups. Who would want to drink coffee in that in a bump tour bus? The tour bus didn’t even offer bottled water or anything.

The booking site didn’t clearly state how long the travel time was from Salvador to Mangue seco. We only realized after picking up other tourists on the way there. It took 4.5 hours to get there in a cramped van with no leg room and a door that didn’t properly open from the inside. In addition, they played on CD on repeat.

We finally get there, in the middle of high sun, which meant an uncomfortable blistering hot day ahead. There was NO canoe to take us to the beach, instead it was a ferry boat with stiff metal benches which made for an uncomfortable and impossible slow ride to this island which we were hoping would be a nice pay off from the torturous ride to get there.

We were made to order food as soon as we arrived to the island, but only to be delivered at a later time at the beach. But first we had to take the buggy ride first. The buggy ride cost was an additional cash-only charge on top of the booking fee. This was not clearly stated. While the sand dunes was a decent backdrop for a photo-op, we didn’t really feel the need to make 5 different stops in the sweltering heat that basically ended up looking the same. We just wanted food, drinks and the ocean. Finally, after the fifth stop we were pretty much salivating to jump in the water, only to be teased and driven back into the village to stop at a local restaurant for a pointless 15 minute break, in what felt like half an hour — a ploy perhaps to get tourists to buy unwanted chachkis. At this point we just wanted the food we ordered, in what seemed like ages ago, and jump in the water.

The buggy finally dropped us off in the line-up of huts where other tourists were. Besides being a “virgin” beach, nothing about seemed pristine or peaceful.

The travel to this place was 8 hours in total. The actual time spent there was a quarter of that time. So do I think it’s worth it? After all that? Not in the least. We were better off staying in Salvador and explore nearby beaches.
Written 9 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mike J, Thank you for your review. The buggy is indeed not incluted in the Tour price and is listed in exclusions and it is an option service in case you prefer just to relax by the ocean. Mangue Seco is indeed a city about 220km away from Salvador as listed in the tour description. so it does include a long drive there and back. We are sorry for the issue with the guide. Thank you, best regards, Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
Written 17 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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