Generally, as we arrive in Chapada in the early afternoon, we first take a look in the local orchid garden, with many local (as well as some interesting hybrids)growing flowers. Some even have a smell you’d never expect ;-)
After this we’ll go up for a first view (with an impressive sunset if the weather conditions are right) of the park from the mount Pai Inaçio.
Our base-camp in Chapada Diamantina will be the charming former little mining city which is called Lençois. By the way the name of the park originates in the fact that the region was known for it’s mining activities (diamonds & gold) and as a matter of fact “Chapada” means “layer” (of diamonds in this case).
We will be staying at the pousada Alto do Cajoeiro in the woods of Muritiba, or at the pousada Alto do Cajueiro (depending on availability) both at a few minutes walk of the center of Lençois.
At night you will appreciate the absolute calmness and this nice freshness
In Lençois there are 2 marvelous walks to be done.
One to Ribeirão Meio and the other one is a bit of a surprise of ours but you will need some trekking shoes in good conditions and adapted to sometimes slippery surfaces.
In your free moments you will surely enjoy the charms of the small cobbled streets of Lençois with it’s restaurants for all budgets. A no-brainer for relaxation after a long walk.
You can combine this tour with every other tour here in Bahia
As you already understood, a visit to Chapada Diamantina will need some real input from your part. We are going to do some decent walking (up and down)