Chapada Diamantina Bahia Adventure Vacation Package
Travel to the Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil. With this 4 Nights Personalized Adventure Package you will experience the Chapada Diamantina’s mountainous landscape containing hundreds of waterfalls, large caves with impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations, rivers with natural swimming pools and an abundance of magnificent flora.
The Chapada Diamantina is an area much like the Grand Canyon in the USA, but green and with many waterfalls.
Chapada Diamantina Bahia Adventure Vacation Package
This vast national park, spread over 1,500 km sq (932 sq miles), is one of the many natural wonders of the state of Bahia. The Chapada Diamantina’s mountainous landscape contains hundreds of waterfalls, large caves with impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations, rivers with natural swimming pools and an abundance of magnificent flora. The park offers superb trekking and walking through beautiful landscapes, full of valleys and mountains, with stunning views. The main town of Lencois, founded by the Portuguese in 1844, is a historical monument and a colonial gem, with many bars, restaurants and artisan shops.
Transfers and tours in private vehicles with your private English-speaking guide. Due to the nature of some tours the vehicles might not be air-conditioned.
Easy to moderate. The nature tours have a moderate adventure rating. Treks to some of the waterfalls require a reasonable level of fitness and agility. Not advised for children under 10 yrs. Tropical weather and direct sunlight demands sun protection and plenty of fluids.
Any group size.
Your private English-speaking guides will help you better understand and enjoy your Chapada Diamantina experience.
Day by Day Itinerary
This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.
Day 1 – Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
On arrival at Lencois airport you will be met by a private guide and taken to your hotel in the town center. After checking in you may want to relax in the hotel or maybe explore the village before dinner. Please note that flights from Salvador to Lencois occur only on Saturdays. Please plan your trip accordingly.
Day 2 – Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
Today your full -day tour is to Torrinha Cave, Mucugezinho River, Poço do Diabo (Devil’s Hole) and Pai Inácio Mountain. Your first stop will be to see Torrinha Cave, an impressive 70km (44 miles) long cave containing recently discovered rooms and galleries with rare geological formations, such as the famous Aragonite Flower.
After the 3-hour cave tour, you will move on to Pai Ignacio, a mountain overlooking the Chapada Diamantina, which has panoramic views of the valleys. The ascent is 20 minutes on foot and there will be a 20-minute rest at the top to admire the spectacular views. During the second part of your tour there will be an opportunity to swim in the Mucugezinho River and also the Devil’s hole, an enormous natural pool with a beautiful waterfall. A pack lunch is provided. At the end of the day you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 3 – Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
Your tour after breakfast today is to the Sossego Waterfall. This is a 7.5 km (4.7 miles) trek from the village of Lencois along an uneven riverbed and through a beautiful canyon. It is a fascinating and marvelous trek, at the end of which you reach the amazing Sossego Waterfall where you will be able to have lunch, swim and take wonderful photos. The trek back to Lencois is along the same path that you walked to get to the waterfall.
Day 4 – Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
On your fourth day in Lencois you will get to see the CapÃ£o Valley and the famous Smoke Waterfall. Cachoeira da FumaÃ§a is reputed to be the highest waterfall in Brazil, at 350 meters (1,148 feet). You will travel by vehicle to Capao (75 km) (47 miles) until the foot of the trail to FumaÃ§a, a trek of approximately 2 hours is required, which takes you across a lovely plateau covered in indigenous mountain vegetation.
Upon reaching the top of the waterfall, there are superb views of CapÃ£o Valley and if you are brave enough, you can lean over the cliff to see the waterfall below. It is called Smoke Waterfall because the water transforms into mist before reaching the ground, due to its incredible height. Lunch is provided during your rest to admire the views and the waterfall. Make sure you walk back up the Fumaca river bed and swim in the beautifully red colored water (the water is a transparent red due to the iron oxide content). On the way back from Capao to Lencois, you will have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing swim in Riachinho Waterfall.
Day 5 – Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
On your last day you will be taken on a morning tour to the Serrano River, you will also visit the famous Colored Sands Chamber and the Spring Waterfall. This tour is an easy walk out of the village along the Serrano River to see its waterfalls – ? Primaveira and Cachoerinha. Wear your swimming attire underneath your clothes, because you will have an opportunity to sit under the waterfalls and swim in the river.
On the same tour you will also visit the Colored Sands Chamber , which are purple-reddish colored caverns filled with multi-colored fine sands. You will probably have already seen many handicrafts in the village which use these beautiful colored sands. On your return you will check out of your hotel and be driven in private air-conditioned vehicle back to Salvador.
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Chapada Diamantina Hotel Options
- 4 star – Hotel Canto Das Aguas
- 4 star – Pousada Vila Serrano
- 4 star – Hotel de Lencois
- 4 star – Hotel Portal de Lencois
- 3 star – Pousada do Capao
- 3 star – Pousada Mucuge
Chapada Diamantina Tour Options
- Serrano River Tour
- Colored Sands Chambers and Spring Waterfall
- Torrinha Cave
- Mucugezinho River
- Poço do Diabo (Devil’s Hole)
- Pai Inácio Mountain
- Sossego Waterfall
- Capão Valley
- Cachoeira da Fumaça (Smoke Waterfall)
- Riachinho (little River)
- Cachoeira do Buracao (big hole Waterfall)