Chapada Diamantina is a destination that has many assets. First of all, a magnificent and preserved nature: large virgin spaces, rivers of clear water, a multitude of waterfalls, natural swimming pools, magnificent panoramas, caves, prehistoric rock paintings. There is also a wide variety of possible activities, adapted to all levels, such as day hikes, trekking for several days with night in a bivouac or at home, vehicle excursions around the national park (perfect for a 3-4 day roadtrip) or mountain sports (climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, horse…).
But it is also necessary to come and discover Chapada for its lively and picturesque villages. Capão, Palmeiras, Andarai, Ibicoara each have a particular atmosphere. Some are remarkable for their colonial style and are even classified. This is particularly the case for Lençois, Mucugê and Igatu. It is also a region where culture is very rich: many festivals, traditional festivals and artistic events are organized. The history of the region is also interesting: there are remains of late 19th century diamond mining. Not to mention the gastronomy, but also the hospitality and kindness of the inhabitants of La Chapada, typical of the interior of the Nordeste.
In the morning pick up hotel/airport and transfer to Salvador Bus station.
Departure in a regular Bus to Lençois (7hs approx). Arrival in the afternoon. Welcome by local staff and transfer to your pousada.
Depart at about 3pm for a 6km walking tour, starting from the Lençois city. Then, we walk to the high area of the city and start our way towards Serrano and Primavera.
It is an interesting place on the river where the floor is conglomerate rock which has been polished over millions of years. There are many natural pools to go swimming and get a hydromassage.
After we go through this labyrinth of sandstone we will head for the Little Waterfall that the people call Cachoeirinha. Here you can go in the water under the waterfall and get energized to go up the mountain to Primavera Waterfall. This waterfall is much stronger and the massage is great. After this we will go to the Lookout where you can get a view of the hills and the valleys and of course Lençóis.
We depart by car at 08:30a.m for a full day highlight tour. First, we proceed by car to visit the Lapa Doce Cave. We’ll cross the 1km cave appreciating the rock formation, stalactites, stalagmites, columns with its million years of formation process. Then, we get in the car to Pratinha farm. A lake of crystal-clear water with tiny sea shells at the entrance of the cave creates an incredibly surprising oasis of beauty. A local guide can be hired to go snorkeling 120 meters (390 feet) into the cave with flippers and a flashlight. To end our day, we go for a 20min hike up to the peak of Pai Inacio Hill, having a 360º splendid view of the Chapada Diamantina. Enjoy the sunset!
At 08:00am we depart for a full day Sossego waterfall, with Lunch Box – 02 hours (7km) moderate trek through the canyons of Sossego River, stops for swimming and relax. At the end of our trail is the fantastic Sossego Waterfall, where we will have the lunch box. On the way back, we have the chance to stop at Ribeirao do Meio River for a little bit of fun at the natural tobogan. Night at leisure on your own. OV/BB
At 7:00am or 1:30pm transfer to Bus station and regular bus ticket to Salvador. Arrival in Salvaor by 2:00pm/8pm. Welcome by our staff and driver only transfer to hotel or airport
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