Be Part of the Biggest Street Party in World- Carnival in Salvador, Brazil, 2008
September 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSalvador, Bahia, Brazil – September 7, 2007 — Intelligent Leisure Solutions, an internet-based luxury travel company, now offers the elite traveler the opportunity to enjoy and experience Carnival in Salvador, Brazil in luxury with a 6 Day / 5 Night Salvador da Bahia Carnival Vacation Package, including accommodations at the beautiful and historic Pousada Salvador da Bahia- Convento do Carmo, a five-star luxury hotel in what was once a Carmelite Friary built in 1586.
Due to limited quantities and high demand, this luxury vacation package is available for pre-booking only until October 15th. Accommodations for the Carnival celebration in Salvador often book up 6 months in advance.
The Carnival celebration in Salvador da Bahia has grown to be the world’s largest street party according to the Guinness Book of World Records. While the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro centers on the Samba Schools and the parades of extravagantly-dressed sambistas in the Sambòdromo, the party in Salvador takes place completely in the street. Hundreds of thousands of people follow the trio-elètricos, huge trucks outfitted with enormous speakers and live bands playing on top of them, and dance and sing in the streets. Different routes are planned throughout the city, highlighting the diverse music traditions of Bahia and Brazil. The biggest names in Brazilian music make appearances in Salvador’s Carnival and perform atop the trios as the crowd either follows the truck in a roped-off bloco, or watches from above in comfortable, custom-designed camarotes- full-service observation stands that often double as night-clubs, bars, and restaurants. The party lasts from dusk until dawn, with only a few hours of rest and recuperation before starting up again every day.
This luxury Carnival package begins on February 1st, 2008, in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil- often called “Africa in exile” because of the strong African presence in its culture and people, which can be witnessed in the city’s religion, music, dance, and cuisine. Salvador is also one of the most famous historical cities in Brazil and Pelourinho, the historic district, is considered a national treasure protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Travlers will be taken to the Convento do Carmo Hotel by private luxury transfer and marvel at the beautifully restored colonial architecture of the Hotel, its graceful furniture and decor, art, and the exceptional service provided to all guests. The Hotel is a member of the “Leading Small Hotels of the World” and was named the “Best Hotel in Historic Location” by the 2007 4 Rodas Travel Guide. It provides the perfect luxury location for resting, relaxation, and sophisticated cuisine when guests are not experiencing Salvador’s exciting Carnival festivities. After settling in at the Hotel, prepare to party! Choose to follow a trio or watch the party from the comfort of a VIP camarote; an Intelligent Leisure Solutions travel consultant can help plan the celebration. Customized services are available on every step of your journey. Recuperate from the rigors of the party life at the Convento do Carmo’s beautiful gardens and swimming pool, or enjoy the sauna, Whirlpool and exclusive services at the Spa L'Occitane. After five days of the Carnival experience in Salvador da Bahia, revelers will return home on February 6th with a new outlook on life, no doubt influenced by the carefree and high-spirited Bahians (residents of Salvador da Bahia).
All transfers are provided in luxury, private, and air-conditioned vehicles with professional English-speaking guides. Customized services and other travel options may be added to the already existing package selections. Photos and more extensive information regarding this luxury Salvador da Bahia Carnival experience, as well as the Pousada Salvador da Bahia- Convento do Carmo, Salvador, and Brazil can be found on Intelligent Leisure Solutions website, www.ils3.com. Click on the Travel Vacation Packages link, then choose South America, Brazil, and then the Carnival and New Year’s link. Contact Intelligent Leisure Solutions by phone to speak with their Salvador and Carnival luxury travel specialists, all native speakers and fluent in English: 1-888-ILS-COM (457-3266) in North America, (55)(71)3113-4203 in South America, (86)(755)3332-9412 in China, (33)(1)7061-0367 in France, (852)3051-9866 in Hong Kong, (39)(06) 9926-8176 in Italy, (81)(3) 4580-2196 in Japan, (351) (211) 451-486 in Portugal, (61)(2) 9037-2988 in Sydney, (34)(912) 918-755 in Spain, and (44)(207) 100-9296 in the United Kingdom.
Intelligent Leisure Solutions has been nominated as South America’s Leading Travel Agency, Central America’s Leading Travel Agency, and South America’s Leading Travel Management Company for the World Travel Award’s 2007, sponsored by the ASTA. Intelligent Leisure Solutions and the Discover Travel Group is a web-based Destination Management Company (DMC) for Latin America that offers luxury, custom-made trips from pre-selected destinations, accommodations, packages and tours to travelers and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Events) clients seeking differentiated travel experiences. Intelligent Leisure Solutions and the Discover Travel Group has been selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They are also Authenticated by the Tralliance Corporation and the .Travel Registry.