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.
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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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.