Start this Brazil tour in Salvador with a private transfer to the bus station to begin a 6 hour bus ride to Lencois. This beautiful perspective of Bahia's inland. Formerly known as the 'Diamond Capital,' Lencois was declared a World Heritage Site in 1973. The town is charming and reminds travelers of its mining history. When the National Park of Chapada Diamantina was created in the 1980's due to the growing eco-tourism of Brazil, Lencois became an important source of development. Check in to Pousada Canto no Bosque and explore the area on foot.
Enjoy breakfast at Pousada Canto no Bosque and travel to Guine. Begin your 11 mile (18 km) trek to Vale do Paty and visit the small town of Cachoeirao along the way. Cachoeirao is regarded as one of the nicest and most charming towns in Chapada Diamantina. The 11 mile (18 km) trek takes you along beautiful streams and pools, delighting travelers with its awe-inspiring cliffs. On average, the altitude of the park is between 2624 and 3280ft (800 and 1000 metres) above sea level. Eat dinner in a local home and stay the night.
After breakfast, begin trekking towards Lajeado, Bananeiras, and Cachoeira dos Funis. At these locations, you can swim in the clear natural pools and explore the shelves behind several large waterfalls. The trek is more relaxed and takes you across 5 miles (8 km) towards another local village. Learn about their daily lives and spend the night in their welcoming hospitality.
Today's 11 mile (22 km) hike begins after breakfast and climbs an uphill path towards Rio Preto, located on the peak of Gerais do Vieira. The views from atop Gerais do Vieira are stunning and offer fulls views of the surrounding valleys. Take a swim in the refreshing pools of the area and continue walking to the end of Vale do Paty. Once at the end of the hike, board the waiting vehicle to Capao. Explore town and stay the night in Capao.
Visit the Capao village in the morning and continue on foot to Morro do Pai Inacio, one of the main sights of Chapada. This stunning natural feature of Chapada Diamantina rises from the ground and is surrounded by lush vegetation. The total length of the trek is about 11 miles (22 km). Return to Lencois and spend the night.
Travel by bus to Salvador and transfer to the airport for departure to your next destination.
$65 single supplement