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7 days in the Chapada Diamantina, for an exotic Brazil

From the city of Salvador, we decided to go to the heart of the Chapada Diamantina, also called the green jewel of Brazil or the paradise of the trek.

by maëlleAbout Me:Passionate about trekking, horse riding, diving, surfing and always eager for new adventures! I like when the program travel is vague, because I'm convinced that it is not what you are looking for that makes the travel, but what you are n... read more

South AmericaBrazil6 days / September 2021

Highs & Lows

The Cachoeira da Fumaça, probably one of the most impressive waterfall I've seen!

Some places are really touristy, but you only have to walk another 10 minutes to find yourself almost alone in the world!

Itinerary Overview

Until 1996, the Chapada Diamantina was known as the cradle of diamonds, widely exploited by miners at that time. The extraction of precious stones is now forbidden, but we can still observe some stone seekers digging at the bottom of the rivers.

For us, the Chapada Diamantina was more like a breath of pure air, in the middle of nature. For 6 days we put on our hiking shoes to discover its giant waterfalls, its red but pure waters, its peaceful mountain paths and the bohemian and hippie atmosphere that reigned in the villages.

For an exotic Brazil, the Chapada Diamantina is certainly one of the best places for walkers and nature lovers!

  • 4 Nights: Caeté-Açu
    To be impregnated with the hippy and welcoming atmosphere of the village and enjoy the surrounding hikes
  • 2 Nights: Lençóis
    Visit this small colonial village and be close to fabulous excursions

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Make a trek over 2 or 3 days to be really in the heart of the Chapada Diamantina!

  • How was the food?

    All the local restaurants in the villages have their own atmosphere and offer different specialties!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    To make the most of the tranquility of the Chapada Diamantina, always walk an extra 10 minutes when you arrive at a place.

  • Packing tips?

    Hiking shoes, water, sun cream, and a small vest for cooler evenings.

  • Transportation Tips?

    For our part we rented a car to be totally autonomous, but it is possible to go there by bus or by plane from Salvador.

  • Booking details?

    We booked everything on our own, most of the excursions in the Chapada Diamantina are accessible without a guide!