The Chapada Diamantina region is semi-arid, however it has no shortage of water, from the many rivers and streams. On average, the altitude of the park is between 800 and 1000 meters above sea level, although parts are as high as 2000 meters above. In this place is located the highest point of state in Pico do Barbado with 2,036 meters. The park is typified by hills, mountains, valleys and monoliths, with few plains. Let us be completely clear about one thing : the nature in this National Park is absolutely overwhelming...
There are many, many places available for hiking.
One of the attractions you could go to is the 380m high Cachoeira da Fumaça waterfall, watch the impressive 'smoking scenery' in the next video :
Remember, TRANSPORTS (over land) are ALWAYS with a private car/driver and INCLUDED in ALL our packages..
Generally, as we arrive in Lençois, the portal of Chapada Diamantina, 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, only a few minutes walking of the center of Lençois.
At night you will appreciate the absolute calmness and this nice freshness
In Lençois there are several rustic trails to be walked.
One of them is the 'Ribeirão do Meio'-trail and the other one ... we'll keep it a bit of a surprise for now ... but you will definitly need a decent pair of shoes.
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 is having a massage which you can order at any time.
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).
Going "down" we also take serious, we simply go underground.
There is a large collection of caves (up to 85km long!) and we could for sure visit the Gruta da Fumaça. Many people got impressed by the beauty of this gorgeous cave with a high degree of humidity.
And then we come to an absolute must for this part of Brazil : the “Cachoeira da Fumaça” one of the worlds highest waterfalls ! With over 380m of nothing under you there reason to be impressed, no ?
But we have more to offer you in Chapada Diamantina.
We will take decisions together after a daily briefing and according to the weather circumstances (there are several micro-climates that influence the region) AND your wishes of the day.
Over the past years we have made many pictures of this National Park, if you want you can have a look here for a selection of the best views you could find in Chapada Diamantina.
Not only with our " Salvador, 500 years in 1 day " cultural tour but also with a visit of " Cachoeira " for example.
Often required by our travelers, is a direct link to Morro de São Paulo via the ferryboat of Valença, a trip we do regularly so you can easily gain 6 hours of extra traveling as we take a shotcut inlands (instead of traveling back to Salvador first).
Lay out your wishes to us and we will make you a perfect travel plan.