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An Experience You'll Never Forget

Carnaval in Salvador, Brazil is an experience you'll never forget. I've participated in several... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Michael A
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San Francisco, California
The wildest party you will ever experience!!!!!

I went to carnival in Bahia back in 2005, after friends recommened it over the one in Rio and I was... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Stretch75
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Perth, Australia
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2 Feb 2017
“An Experience You'll Never Forget”
20 Apr 2016
“The wildest party you will ever experience!!!!!”
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While Rio’s carnival is world famous for its samba school parades, Salvador in Bahia, northeastern Brazil, is arguably home to the country’s best ‘carnival of the people’. All of the action is on the street here. You can choose to follow performers...more
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Carnaval in Salvador, Brazil is an experience you'll never forget. I've participated in several Carnavals in Salvador, the most recent in 2016 and I'll be heading back shortly for Carnaval 2017. Your senses will be overwhelmed by the loud music, huge crowds, the heat and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

I went to carnival in Bahia back in 2005, after friends recommened it over the one in Rio and I was absolutely blown away by the whole experience. In fact people i was on tour with prior throughout Peru and Bolivia went to Rio and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is the dangerous, the basic, the best or the worst depending on your persecutive and expectations. To begin with, down in the street following the floats is highly participatory, highly energetic, somewhat dangerous, carnal, drunken, earthy, sweaty, slimy and smelly. You will end up...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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