Etnia Pousada, Bahia

It is all about relaxation. Whether that means lazing beside a sparkling swimming pool, strolling around a UNESCO listed village or playing golf on a soaring cliff top.

Awake in a white, tented bed to the sound of birds singing. Stroll out onto your private terrace and find yourself amongst the treetops of a natural forest. Twinkling through the foliage is the blue of a swimming pool; cool and invitingly empty at this time in the morning. Beyond lies the ocean, and ahead of you is a day full of promise.

At Etnia Pousada your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Brazil takes on the shape you want. You can choose to relax beside the pool or stroll through the forest. You can play golf on a magnificent clifftop course with the Atlantic as your backdrop. Or you could take a trip into the UNESCO-listed village of Trancoso – a mecca for many of Brazil’s architects, artists, designers and craftsmen.

Etnia Pousada, at a glance

  • Boutique resort amidst a shaded grove of natural forest
  • Choice of just eight bungalows, each with an individual theme and private garden
  • Décor is an inspired fusion of ethnic art and modern design concepts
  • Tented double beds and terraces set amongst the treetops
  • Glorious views over the resort and forest
  • Stylish en suite bathrooms decorated with unusual African artefacts
  • Excellent food served in a simple yet elegant dining room

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb swimming pool with sun decks shaded by towering trees
  • Trips into the charming village of Trancoso with its Quadrado Square – a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Encounters with turtles
  • Surfboarding and kite surfing from many beaches
  • Classes to learn the Lambada, the Forro and Capoeira dances
  • Terravista Golf Course high on the cliffs above the sea
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding on the beach beside the Atlantic Ocean
  • The company is by far the best we have ever used... In fact, wherever we have travelled we have made a specific point of mentioning the company to anyone we meet.

    IR, Maldives, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7