Experience and discover the most beautiful parts of the Chapada Diamantina National Park during this 3-day hike. The starting point for the tour is in the charming town of Lencois which has colonial architecture with calm cobblestone streets and places like cozy restaurants and bars. The trekking tour takes us through the scenic, beautiful Pati Valley where high waterfalls, dark caves and wonderful views are awaiting us.
Day 1: Arrival / Colonial Town Lencois
Length of hike: Approx. 7 km
Early morning we will pick you up from your pousada in Salvador and take you to the Bus station, where you head off on a 6-hour long drive to the colonial town Lencois. Once you arrive you’ll be picked up and taken to your pousada. In the afternoon we will take a relaxing hike to the Lencois River in which you will see the strange rock formations on the way. If you wish you can finish the hike with a cold drink in one of the bars around the old market square.
Accommodation: Pousada Vila Serrano (or equivalent)
Day 2: Hiking to the Pati Valley & Cachoeirao Waterfall
Length of hike: Approx. 18 km
During the morning the tour will begin by heading to Guine, a small city near to the Chapada Diamantina National Park and is the gateway to the Pati Valley, where our trekking will begin. We will trekk through a far, open landscape with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and the Rio Preto which invites you to take a refreshing dip. On the route we will also see the Cachoeirao (big waterfall) which is 300 Meters in depth. We will hike a bit more until we reach our accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Guest family | Meals included: Breakfast, Snack, Dinner
Day 3: Climb to Serra de Lapinha
Length of hike: Approx. 17 km
On this day we will hike to our next lodging, where will we leave our luggage behind and start our strenuous climb to the “Castle cave”. The Serra da Lapinha is located on the summit. At the top we will cross the 300 m long cave and enjoy a breathtaking view over the valley! Heading down we will take the same route we came, but then we will hike further to the Funis Waterfall where there will be the opportunity to take a refreshing dip.
Accommodation: Guest Family | Meals included: Breakfast, Snack, Dinner
The climb is only possible during dry weather. If it happens to be a wet day, your guide will plan an additional program for the day.
Day 4: Last Leg and Return to Lencois
Length of hike: Approx. 22 km
Our last stage of the trip leads us to the Valley of Capao. During the trip, we will cross the Rio Preto, as well as cut through the “Gerais do Vieira”, a beautiful, flat area with a stunning 360° view of the Pati Valley. On this day there is also the possibility to swim again, before the end of the trip, where our transfer back to Lencois awaits us.
Accommodation: Pousada Vila Serrano or equivalent | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Return to Salvador
Today you will head back to Salvador by bus. Depending on your wishes, you can take the bus at 6:30 am or 12:15 pm. Once arrived in Salvador you will be taken to your Pousada or directly to the airport.
Meals included: Breakfast
- 2 Nights at the Pousada Vila Serrano or equivalent
- 2 Nights with a guest family during the trekking tour
- All meals as listed
- Transfers in Salvador as listed
- Trekking tour as described
- English guide
- You must carry your luggage during the 3-day trekking tour on your own
- Your main luggage may be stored and left behind safely in Lencois
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