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Day 05

Arraial d’Ajuda – Itaunas

Today we cross from Bahia into Espirito Santo State (about 6 hours drive). Our destination is Itaunas; a colourful little town located on the banks of the Itaunas River. If you walk over the bridge to the other side of the river you’ll find yourself inside a huge ecological reserve made up of sand-dunes up to 30m high, wild ocean beaches, mangroves, flooded forests and a huge variety of flora and fauna.

Itaunas also happens to be a huge centre for forro music, which is probably the most popular and easy-to-learn dances of Brazil – yes, even more than samba!

This evening you will be shown how to make the perfect Brazilian caipirinha cocktail, along with some serious taste-testing. Take your pick: mango, pineapple, passion-fruit, or the most popular and traditional of all, lime. We’ll also offer you a Brazilian forro dance class (while drinking the caipirinhas)! This should fully prepare us for a night of partying with the locals, under the star-filled skies of Itaunas…..

INCLUDED: – Caipirinha making & tasting class and Forro dance class (if you choose to take it)