Trekking in Chapada Diamantina

Trekking is undoubtedly one the best ways to discover all there is to see in Chapada Diamantina, - the Diamond Plateau - a land of underground rivers, cacti and dramatic landscapes which is deservedly considered one of the most fascinating natural areas of Brazil.

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Key Stats

Flight from London London

12:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -4 hrs

Starting off in the charming colonial town of Lençois at the edge of the National Park, you can explore this beautiful region with your English-speaking guide.

During the trek you can choose to base yourself at a lodge in the town or in smaller, more basic accommodation along the way as you delve further into this breathtakingly beautiful area. Cool off in one of the many crystalline streams and pools as you walk through a landscape of craggy cliffs, table top mountains, plunging valleys and endless plains. Explore the underground caves, visit the country's highest waterfall or follow the ancient miners' trails; there are endless things to do and see here so you'll have no problems filling a few days in the region.

If you do choose to stay in Lençois and do day trips from here, you'll be surprised that despite being in the middle of the wilderness, this sleepy town has some lovely accommodation and restaurants dotted around.

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Original Highlight

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If you’re really lucky, and a Led Zeppelin fan, you might bump into Jimmy Page, the band’s guitarist, who decided to put down roots here and is a regular in some of the bars.

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Where to stay

Uxua Casa Hotel

Uxua Casa Hotel

Wonderfully situated in Trancoso's historic Quadrado, its grassy town square which is lined by colourful former fishermen casas, Casa Uxua Hotel is one of Bahia's finest luxury hotels, and a firm favourite of Original Travel.

Villa Bahia

Villa Bahia

Villa Bahia is a charming, small hotel in the historical city of Salvador.

Txai

Txai

With each bungalow built individually on stilts and spread out among the coconut groves, the maximum amount of privacy and tranquillity are ensured at the Txai resort.

Convento do Carmo

Convento do Carmo

As Brazil’s first luxury historic hotel this beautifully restored convent not only boasts a sense of grandeur thanks to stone flagged floors and age-old cloisters, but beautifully incorporates subtle elements of modernity.

Estrela D’Agua

Estrela D’Agua

Estrela D’Agua is a charming pousada set within extensive tropical gardens situated just outside the hip town of Trancoso.

Pousada Etnia

Pousada Etnia

Etnia Pousada is a stylish and chic boutique hotel, cleverly combining its simple contemporary design to its natural settings.

Canto das Aguas

Canto das Aguas

Canto das Aguas is a charming hotel situated on rough granite rocks, in the curve of the beautiful Lencois River.

Kiaroa

Kiaroa

Remote, but not remotely uncomfortable, Kiaroa is one of Brazil's finest eco-lodges.

Alcino's Pousada

Alcino's Pousada

This wonderfully restored 19th century colonial mansion offers ultimate simplicity with all the charm of a boutique hotel.

Casa do Amarelindo

Casa do Amarelindo

Casa do Amarelindo is a charming hotel, built within in a fully restored 19th Century building in the heart of the Pelhourinho.

Vila Naia

Vila Naia

Vila Naia is designed to resemble a traditional fishing village, but we're pretty sure your average Brazilian seafarer doesn't live in such style.

Villas de Trancoso

Villas de Trancoso

Trancoso, Bahia in the Brazilian North-east is the hippest beach destination in South America.

Villa Itapororoca

Villa Itapororoca

This luxurious private 25 acre estate, with 500m of beachfront, is just five miles from Trancoso’s famous Quadrado, or main square.

Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Butterfly House is a chic beach front hotel. Located on the Maraú Peninsula surrounded by vast beaches, wildlife, freshwater lakes and World Heritage-listed rain-forests, it is the perfect place to retreat to.

Tutabel

Tutabel

This chic yet bohemian boutique hotel sits in a beautiful beach side location near the historic fishing village of Trancoso and its authentic Brazilian atmosphere is apparent, and amplified, through the use of open spaces, outdoor lounges and colourful decor.

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