Discover Chapada Diamantina, the former diamond capital of Brazil, through a series of stunning hikes and homestays during this Brazil tour. This region stuns travelers with its large quantities of rivers, towering rock formations, waterfalls, and clear natural pools. A fairly active hike, Trekking Chapada Diamantina takes you through valleys and up the peak of Gerais do Vieira. Treat yourself to the exploration of this important historical region on your tour of Brazil as you trek through Chapada Diamantina.
Trek along streams, pools, and awe-inspiring cliffs
Explore the shelves behind large waterfalls
Spend an evening in the hospitality of locals
Hike Gerais do Vieira for stunning views of the surrounding valleys
Arrive Lencois and discover 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.
Day 2: Trekking Chapada Diamantina
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.
Day 3: Trekking Vale do Paty
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.
Day 4: Trekking Vale do Paty to Capao
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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.
Day 6: Depart Lencois
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.