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COMPLETE Guide to Exploring Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil

COMPLETE Guide to Exploring Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil

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This blog is your ultimate guide to visiting Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil. It includes the best things to do, general info about the park, the best time to visit, and where to stay so you can easily plan your own trip there!

Before beginning my trip around Brazil, I had no idea I would venture inland to explore a vast national park filled with 1,000-foot sheer cliffs, the country’s second-tallest waterfall, and underground caves filled with crystal-clear water. I was so fixated on Brazil’s coastal cities and islands that I almost missed what is now one of the best things I did in Brazil.

However, after finding out about Chapada Diamantina National Park, both Bailey and I just had to visit. We didn’t know much about the park before we arrived, and to be honest, information on exactly how to best explore Chapada Diamantina can be hard to come by.

It’s not that Chapada Diamantina National Park isn’t a popular place to visit in Brazil, because it is. However, it is most popular among Brazilian tourists, not international visitors. But that’s another reason visiting Chapada Diamantina is so special!

On our trip to the park, we met so many Brazilians! We even met the nicest couple who are now good friends of ours, and we even enjoyed a Brazilian BBQ at their home near São Paulo – talk about a unique opportunity to get amongst Brazilian culture!

In this blog, we’re going to clear up everything you need to know about Chapada Diamantina National Park before you go. We’ve included all of the important information for tourists including where to stay, the best tours, and list some of the top attractions you should consider visiting while there!

About Chapada Diamantina National Park

Dan and Bailey sit at the top of Poco do Diabo, Brazil
Hanging out at Poco do Diabo in Chapada Diamantina National Park

Chapada Diamantina National Park is located west of Salvador in the state of Bahia. The park itself is huge and actually covers 38,000 square kilometers! The name “Chapada Diamantina” translates to”Diamond Plateau” because of the large number of diamond deposits in the region. Despite this, diamond mining is now banned in the national park.

The town of Lençóis is known as the gateway to Chapada Diamantina National Park and lots of tours to the park leave from this small town. From Salvador, Lençóis is 429 kilometers (267 miles) away and the journey by bus takes around 7 hours.

The scenery in Chapada Diamantina includes mountains, valleys, monoliths, caves, rivers, waterfalls, and some of the most breathtaking views in Brazil.

Most tours to the park from Lençóis are day trips that begin and end in Lençóis. However, there are many other tours such as hikes, that run for two to four days.

From the town of Lençóis though, any visitor can pick and choose from a variety of tours and even do a few free hikes that leave right from town.

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Getting to Lençóis (Chapada Diamantina)

Monkeys eat in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
So many monkeys in Chapada Diamantina

By Bus

Getting to Lençóis by bus is easy from Salvador. Buses leave from Terminal Rodoviário de Salvador to Lençóis with the company Rápido Federal / Real Expresso. The journey is 420 kilometers (261 miles) and takes around 7 hours. The price of the ticket costs $88 BRL ($16.35 USD) and you can buy the tickets online in advance on Busbud or Bookaway.

Important Info: For international visitors who want to book the bus in advance online, you may be asked to provide a CPF number. This is only on Brazilian documents. If you’re asked this, then book on the Quero Passagem website instead. This website only asks for the CPF number if you don’t un-click the insurance option. However, try Busbud or Bookaway first as they are in English!

There are three different times when buses leave from Salvador every day. They are 7:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 11:00 pm. From Lençóis back to Salvador the buses leave at 8 am, 1 pm, and 11 pm.

We jumped on the 1 pm bus. The bus arrived just after 8 pm (the buses are supposedly always late.) There was one stop on the bus journey for around 20 minutes. Here you can get off for a toilet break and food. After exiting the bus everyone was approached by tour guides and salesmen trying to book us on the next available tour for when we arrived in Lençóis.

We had already been told that it’s not a good idea to book through them as many aren’t official guides. It is best to book tours to Chapada Diamantina National Park once you’ve arrived in Lençóis.

Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo: You can get to Chapada Diamantina from both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, however, the bus journeys are both over 35 hours long! For that reason, it’s best to fly to Salvador first.

By Plane

Lençóis has an airport 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from the town. You can get flights here from Salvador with Azul Airlines. Flights only leave to and from Lençóis on Thursdays and Sundays. The flight takes just over an hour and they leave from Salvador International Airport.

All flights from other cities will stop in Salvador first. So, you can book a connecting flight if you’re coming from Rio or São Paulo.

10 BEST Things to do in Chapada Diamantina National Park

1. Day Trip to Poco Azul and Poco Encantado

Bailey swims in Poco Azul in Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil
The water in Poco Azul is crystal clear!

Poco Azul and Poco Encantado are both underground wells filled with crystal-clear water that literally shines blue! Tours from Lençóis almost always visit both attractions in one day because of their close location to each other.

Poco Encantado was the first place we visited on our tour. At Poco Encantado we hiked into the cave to enjoy the views of the water and learn about how it was formed. Although swimming is not allowed at Poco Encantado, it’s still a cool place to visit.

Poco Encantado in Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Poco Encantado in Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

After that, we had a short drive to Poco Azul. For me, this was the highlight of the tour as I actually got to swim and snorkel in the cave’s water! After a quick shower, I grabbed a snorkel and was jumping into the crystal clear (but cold!) water in the cave!

Although 27 meters (30 yards) deep, Poco Azul appears shallow because the water is just that clear!

You can drive your own rental car to both of these spots and once there you will pay $40 BRL ($7.50 USD) for a 20-min swim with snorkel equipment and a life jacket included.

Instead, we did this day tour that took us to both caves (more info in the next section) so we didn’t have to deal with navigating around. It is one of the most popular routes to take when inside the national park and costs $69 USD.

If you have the time to stay for at least one more day I would actually recommend this $91 USD 2-day your instead because it will space out the 2.5-hour drive each way from Lençóis and allow for more time to enjoy each of the caves in addition to tacking on more activities including a hike to the Piscinas Naturais do Serrano River were you can cool off with a swim.

It is only about $20 USD more to go on the two-day tour versus the one-day tour so it is really great value! Your overnight stay back in Lençóis is not included in the price and will need to be booked separately.

2. Combo Tour to Morro Do Pai Inacio

Next up is arguably the best tour in Chapada Diamantina, it’s called the Caves Full Day Tour.

For those with little time, this is a great tour that not only visits my favorite place in the park, Morro Do Pai Inacio (Morro Father Ignatius) but also visits 5 other spots including a beautiful river an underground pool, a massive cave, and a beautiful waterfall – so you can see lots with little time!

You can book the tour I did in advance for $68.56 USD! While it will be a long day (10 hours) it’s clearly worth it if you don’t have much time in the area! Our tour also included lunch between activities and accident insurance.

Here’s a little more about each stop and photos to show you what to expect.

Mucugęzinho

The tour begins by driving 30 minutes from Lençóis to reach a trailhead which is where the tour begins. We walked for about 15 minutes until we reached the Mucugezinho River and from there we continued on for another 25 minutes over rocky terrain before arriving at the first main sight…

Poco do Diabo

The waterfall at Poco do Diabo, Brazil
Swimming at the waterfall at Poco do Diabo, Brazil

Poco do Diabo (aka Devils Pool) is the first place you visit on this day tour. At the pools, you’ll take a short hike along the Rio São José (São José River) before hiking down to a stunning natural pool and waterfall. Here you can swim and even climb the waterfall!

Gruta da Fumaca

Gruta da Fumaca (cave of smoke) is the third stop on this combo tour but if you go separately from a tour you can actually do this stop first and then hit the Gruta da Lapa Doce cave afterward as they are very near to each other.

This is a very tall cave with tons of different forms of stalactites and stalagmites and you will have the ability to get up close to them! It’s definitely a very impressive natural wonder that is cool to see!

Separate admission costs Gruta da Lapa Doce $40 BRL ($7.50 USD) each for a group of two and $30 BRL ($5.50 USD) each for groups of 3.

Gruta da Pratinha

Gruta da Pratinha, Brazil
Gruta da Pratinha, Brazil

Gruta da Pratinha was my least favorite stop on this day trip, but overall, not bad. This pool is more of a theme park and is privately owned. At the pools, you can choose to do a snorkeling tour in a cave, zip-lining, or just swim in the water.

We chose to just swim and enjoy a beer at one of the restaurants along the water. We also saw lots of monkeys here so keep an eye out for them!

Gruta Azul

Gruta Azul in Chapada Diamantina National Park
Gruta Azul in Chapada Diamantina National Park

Gruta Azul is only a quick stop on the tour. Here you’ll walk into a cave to view the stunning turquoise water below. This stop is really cool especially if you haven’t seen Poco Azul or Poco Encantado. Unfortunately, you cannot swim here.

Note: If you visit on a cloudy day the water may not appear this shade of blue so keep your expectations low.

Morro Do Pai Inacio

Bailey sits on the edge of a cliff at Morro Do Pai Inacio in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
Morro Do Pai Inacio in Chapada Diamantina National Park

This tour visits Morro Do Pai Inacio for the last stop of the day so you can watch the sunset at the top.

Morro Do Pai Inacio (Morro Father Ignatius) is a viewpoint in Chapada Diamantina National Park and one of the most breathtaking places to visit in Brazil. You cannot come to the Chapada Diamantina and not visit Morro Do Pai Inacio!

On the tour, your guide will drive you up a large hill until you get out and hike up for around 30 minutes. The hike isn’t that hard and anyone with reasonable fitness could do it with ease! From the top, you can enjoy panoramic views of the park.

If you want to do the exact same day trip as us (that visits all of the places mentioned above) you can book the tour in advance online – for $68.56 USD I think it’s a pretty fair price for all the inclusions you get!

4. Swim at Ribeirão do Meio

Bailey posses for a photo in a natural infinity pool at Ribeirão do Meio
An infinity pool at Ribeirão do Meio

Ribeirão do Meio is a small waterfall and swimming hole located only a 2-kilometer (1.2 miles) walk from Lençóis. This means you can visit this waterfall on your own without a tour.

The hike to the falls is very easy, and along the way, there is a small shop selling sugar cane juice and snacks. When you arrive at the falls you can swim and take advantage of the natural pools.

If you want a little more excitement you can climb up the large rock face and slide down it (you’ll see what I mean when you get there!) I did this a few times with no injuries to show.

Overall, this is a great place to visit especially if you’re on a budget. I’d allow around 3 hours to walk to the falls, swim, and walk back!

Where: The easiest way to find the start of the trail is to ask a local. Alternatively, you can look at the AllTrails route or download the app Maps.Me. This map shows the start of the trail and where the swimming spot is located.

5. Gruta da Lapa Doce

Gruta da Lapa Doce in Chapada Diamantina NP, Brazil
Gruta da Lapa Doce in Chapada Diamantina NP, Brazil

Gruta da Lapa Doce (aka Lapa Doce Cave) is Brazil’s second-largest cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites (the calcium deposits that form towers in caves). It is a massive 42 kilometers (26.1 miles) long!

When we visited this was a stop on our day trip itinerary, however, at the moment (November of 2022) there are no single-day tours that mention stopping here. The good news is that you can visit Lapa Doce Cave on your own and as I mentioned above it is nice to pair in conjunction with Gruta da Fumaca (go here first) because they are in the same area.

The price of admission with a guide depends on which path you choose to enter from as there are a few different trail lengths. You can see the different options and prices here on the official website.

You’ll have to hike down to the cave via a long staircase before taking a tour through the cave and out the other side.

You’ll be given a flashlight as the cave is pitch black. It takes around 30 minutes to walk the entire cave with your guide. Along the way, you’ll learn about the cave and how it was discovered!

If you like adventure you can choose to add the cave repelling, otherwise you can enjoy food from the restaurant and there are bathrooms on-site.

4. Visit Cachoeira da Fumaça

Bailey sits on the edge of the Cachoeira da Fumaça waterfall in Chapada Diamantina National Park
Cachoeira da Fumaça waterfall in Chapada Diamantina National Park. Unfortunately, we visited during a drought so no water was running!

Cachoeira da Fumaça (Smoke Waterfall) is a 340-meter (372 feet) waterfall that was once thought to be Brazil’s tallest. Unfortunately, it’s the second tallest, but it’s still an amazing place to visit in Chapada Diamantina National Park.

The waterfall is best visited on a full-day tour from Lençóis and involves a 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) round trip hike up to the top of the waterfall. The hike isn’t a walk in the park and does involve quite the climb.

Once you reach the top you’re welcomed with breathtaking views of the valley, and if you’re lucky a waterfall! You can also crawl out onto a rock to take the photo you see above. It’s very scary and also a 340-meter (1,115 feet) drop so be careful!

Unfortunately for us, we visited during a drought so barely any water was running over the edge of the waterfall. However, the views from the top were still stunning.

They no longer offer the same tour as we did so instead you have two options. You can drive straight to the trail entrance for Cachoeira da Fumaça and once you are there you can choose if you want to hire a private guide near the entrance or go at it alone.

If you aren’t an experienced hiker it is best to go with a guide otherwise prepare yourself for a steep 4-5 hour round trip hike.

Note: If any of the guides try to persuade you into booking a tour with them don’t feel pressured to do it. It is free to enter this park and it is common for people to go both with or without a guide based on their preference.

Make sure you start before 1 pm in order to complete the trek before the park closes. The earlier you can go is better anyways to avoid the midday heat. I’d suggest bringing at least 1.5 liters of water, some sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

5. Mirante do Pati

Views from the Vale do Pati viewpoint
Views from the Vale do Pati viewpoint

Vale do Pati (aka Pati Valley) is one of the most breathtaking places to view in Chapada Diamantina National Park. Although the Vale do Pati is commonly hiked on a 3 to 4-day trek, you can also visit the stunning viewpoint called the Mirante do Pati (pictured above) in just one day.

I personally wasn’t up for the 3-day hike so I decided to hike the trail to the viewpoint instead. We left at 8 am and drove to the start of the trail. After a quick stretch, we began our ascent to the viewpoint. Each way it was around 6 kilometers (3.7 mi), but on the way there, we had to climb up to the viewpoint which was tiring.

Once we made it though, we had the best seat in the house! The views are spectacular and must be seen to be believed!

Now even though I didn’t do the full 3-day trek, to me, just visiting this viewpoint is one of the best things to do in Chapada Diamantina National Park!

If you are in the mood to commit to the multi-day hike it might just make the most sense to book a tour and see more of Pati Valley! This particular 3-day tour from Lençóis includes your 2 nights of accommodations in a simple native house, dinner and breakfast at the native’s house, and an experienced guide. Hiking equipment is not included.

You will see many gorgeous waterfalls, have 360-degree views from Morro do Castelo, climb through caves, and finally reach the top of Cachoeirão for those breathtaking views of the valley!

You can reserve your spot online in advance here for $422 USD.

6. Cachoeira do Sossego

Cachoeira do Sossego waterfall in Chapada Diamantina National Park
Cachoeira do Sossego waterfall in Chapada Diamantina National Park

This waterfall is another great tour or self-guided trip. Cachoeira do Sossego is around 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Lençóis and is accessed via the same trail as Ribeirão do Meio, however, it is much further.

Reaching the waterfall takes just over two hours. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful 15-meter (49 feet) waterfall and a deep swimming hole. When we were there, people were jumping off the cliffs but we would only recommend this if you can see the bottom.

If you do go on your own without a guide, it’s best to take a map just in case. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, then you can book a cheap guided tour in town.

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7. Cachoeira da Primavera

Cachoeira da Primavera is an easily accessible waterfall only a 45-minute walk from Lençóis. Unfortunately, I never made it there but I’ve heard it’s great for those on a budget looking for something to do around Lençóis.

You can find this waterfall and the map to get there on AllTrails. Along the way, there is also another small waterfall called Cachoeira do Serrano. Since this place is so close to Lencois, it can get really busy so it’s best to visit first thing in the morning to beat the crowds!

8. Cachoeira dos Mosquitos

Cachoeira dos Mosquitos Waterfall
Cachoeira dos Mosquitos Waterfall

If you’re not much of a hiker, then this next waterfall is perfect! Accessed by a vehicle almost the entire way, Cachoeira dos Mosquitos is a must-visit! From the car parking lot, it only takes 15 minutes to reach the waterfall (although the climb back up is tiring!) As you walk down to the falls there is a stunning viewpoint that overlooks the waterfall.

If you don’t have your own car you can book a tour out to the falls from Lençóis or online. Currently, the only one available to book online in advance as of (November 2022) is a part of this 3-day tour or 4-day tour. I will say these multiday tours are a great way to combine all the best sights and activities!

Even with your own transport, it costs $15 BRL ($2.80 USD) to visit. Payment is made on the access road to the falls.

Although the falls are not very good for swimming, it’s basically the perfect place to have a shower in nature!

Cachoeira dos Mosquitos is often called one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Chapada Diamantina National Park. I personally don’t agree as I think that others (listed below) are more beautiful.

Hot Tip: Visit at lunchtime when the sun is high. This way, the falls will get lots of sunlight. We visited in the afternoon and it did get a little cold!

9. Explore Lençóis

The river and cultural market in Lençóis, Brazil
The river and cultural market in Lençóis, Brazil

There will be times when you’re not on a tour out in Chapada Diamantina National Park and just hanging out in the town of Lençóis. So, is there anything to do in Lençóis? Surprisingly, Lençóis offers some really cool places to shop, drink and eat!

For food, head to Lampiao Culinaria Nordestina for top-notch Brazilian cuisine. Or for a cheap eat, head to Restaurante O Bode. A large plate here is only $20 BRL ($4 USD) and it’s all priced by the kilo.

For shopping, you can’t miss the Cultural Market (aka Mercado Cultural). Here you can find an assortment of arts and crafts with everything from soaps to stoneworks. The market is really neat and a great place to get a unique souvenir!

Although there isn’t that much to do in Lençóis, there are definitely plenty of places to eat and socialize and night. Overall it has a fun atmosphere and is a nice town to enjoy in the evenings after you’re done touring Chapada Diamantina National Park!

10. Cachoeira do Buracão and Cachoeira da Fumacinha

Cachoeira do Buracão Waterfall in Chapada Diamantina National Park
Cachoeira do Buracão Waterfall in Chapada Diamantina National Park

I saved the best, and most beautiful, waterfalls for last! Both Cachoeira do Buracão and Cachoeira da Fumacinha are stunning attractions that are well off the beaten path simply because they’re really far from Lençóis.

In fact, you need to visit both falls on a 2-day 1-night tour and these aren’t cheap. Our trip out both falls cost us $276 USD, but wow, it was amazing!

Buracão falls were the first waterfall we visited and it was so stunningly beautiful. From the top, we got amazing views and then we headed down to explore. Once at the bottom, we suited up with a life jackets and swam through a canyon to the falls – it was a fun adventure!

Buracão Waterfall, Brazil
Buracão Waterfall, Brazil

We visited Fumacinha Falls on the second day of our tour. This waterfall was a little harder to get to and involved a decent hike, but it was so worth it! Fumacinha Falls must be visited on a guided tour as the waterfall is very hard to find and has no marked trail or signs. We literally pulled over on the road and just started hiking!

Our tour started at 8 am on the first day and ended at 9:30 pm the next day. We stayed overnight in a town called Ibicoara. There are other attractions visited on the tour but none compare to these two waterfalls – especially Buracão Falls (which was my favorite.) Our tour was with Diamantina Mountains and we really enjoyed it!

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Best Time to Visit Chapada Diamantina

Bailey relaxes at Ribeirão do Meio in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
Ribeirão do Meio

You can visit Chapada Diamantina National Park all year round, but there are two distinct seasons.

Rainy Season: November to April is the rainy season. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it makes the waterfalls even more spectacular. You will, however, need to be prepared for showers, so be sure to bring the right clothing (rain jacket!)

Dry Season: August to October is the region’s dry season. During this time Chapada Diamantina is dry and all the waterfalls around will have less water flowing.

The busiest time of year: The busiest time of year to visit Chapada Diamantina National Park is between New Years’ and Carnival (January to March.) This time of year is when Brazilians around the country take their holidays. I visited during this time and aside from the crowds, it was a great experience and we met lots of locals!

Where to Stay in Chapada Diamantina (Lençóis)

Hotel Canto das Águas
Photo credit – Hotel Canto das Águas

For exploring Chapada Diamantina National Park, the town of Lençóis is the best place to stay. From Lençóis you can do lots of hikes, join a variety of tours, and overall just have the best access to attractions.

Below are the best places to stay in Lençóis:

Viela Hostel

For those on a budget, Viela Hostel is the best choice in town. The location is perfect, the reviews are amazing, and it’s cheap! They have dorm beds mainly for $7 USD but they also have also a triple room if you’re lucky enough to snag it. There are lots of ways to be entertained here by either chatting with the other travelers, playing pool or darts, or taking the free bikes for a spin. For amenities there is a restaurant, bar, and shared lounge area.

You can check availability and book on Booking.com

Pousada Solar Azul

Pousada Solar Azul is a beautiful boutique hotel located only a few hundred meters from the main square of Lençóis, but still far enough out for some peace and quiet. The room rate includes a really good breakfast and the hotel grounds are stunning but a minimum of 3 nights stay is required to book. The hotel sits in the low to medium price range, expect to pay $67 USD a night.

You can check availability and book on Booking.com

Hotel Canto das Águas

Hotel Canto das Águas is the most luxurious hotel in Lençóis. I actually visited this hotel as some of my friends were staying there and it was beautiful. The pool is huge, the rooms are spacious, and it has an onsite bar! Rooms here start at $146 USD but it’s totally worth it!

You can check availability on Booking.com

BEST Tours in Chapada Diamantina

From Lencois you can choose from all different types of tours that head to the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Some are single-day adventures while other tours can last as long as a week! Many of the tours I’ve already mentioned through the content above but for the sake of clarity I have laid out the best tours here.

Aguas Claras Day Hike – a relatively easy and flat family-friendly trail through the Three Brothers Hills that provides great views of the landscapes from 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) up on Morrão Hill and finishes with a dip in a natural pool and a picnic lunch. It costs $56 USD and lasts between 8 to 9 hours.

Caves Tour – If you aren’t big on hiking consider this tour which goes to the most popular viewpoints inside the park.

Walk along the Rio Mucugezinho, swim at Poco do Diabo Waterfall, navigate through Gruta da Fumaca cavern, swim in the pure Fazenda Pratinha river, and inspect Gruta Azul’s bright blue waters before seeing the iconic Morro do Pai Inácio whilst teaching you facts about each area. This day tour definitely offers the most scenic stops which is why I think the $69 USD price tag is worth every penny.

2-day tour – similar to the caves tour hitting most of the same spots like the Morro do Pai Inácio viewpoint but in addition, you will also get to hike Piscinas Naturais do Serrano, go for a swim in Cachoeirinha, and visit the colorful Hall of Sands. For $90 USD it a worth a great value considering that it’s only $20 USD more than the Caves Tour for a full 2nd day of explorations.

4-day adventure – A great option if you have more time. It will visit a majority of the spots the other tours hit but will also include a visit to the charming village Vila do Remanso, a nature boat tour, seeing Serra das Paridas Archaeological Complex (a site of ancient rock paintings), hikes, and other natural pools! In my opinion, this tour is such a good deal for all you will get to see and experience priced at $220 USD a person. It includes 3 lunches but you must book your accommodations separately.

Note: All of the above tours must be booked with a minimum of 2 people. For solo travelers contact the tour company separately to arrange another option.

Chapada Diamantina is a really unique destination in Northeast Brazil and one that nature lovers will truly enjoy on any one of the fantastic tours!

Thanks for reading!

Bailey and Daniel take a selfie in Chapada Diamantina National Park
Thank you so much for reading!

Chapada Diamantina National Park will forever be one of our favorite places we visited in Latin America. The landscape in the park is just that breathtaking and for us, it was definitely one of our Brazil highlights!

Thanks so much for reading our blog about Chapada Diamantina. We really hope it’s helped you plan your upcoming trip to the region. Please, if you have any questions, leave us a comment below so we can get back to you!

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charlotte

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Hi i love your blog post about Chapada Diamantina , I just wanted to ask how many nights you think is enough to dedicate to this area? Would staying three nights in Lencois be enough in your opinion?

Thanks so much

destinationlesstravel

Friday 17th of December 2021

Hey Charlotte,

So glad you like the blog! Three nights is a nice amount of time to explore a few places. If you really love the outdoors you could do four just to see a few more places.

We spent much more time than that in Chapada purely because we wanted to see the entire area so we could write about it.

Thanks Daniel

Mike

Thursday 14th of October 2021

Hi Dan and Bailey! Thank you so very much for your story on visiting Chapada Diamantina. I'm just starting to plan a Brazilian adventure and was looking around for places to visit (I've been to Brazil before, but there's so much more to see!). You've convinced me to go to Chapada Diamantina! :-) I LOVE your story - it's perfectly written with just the right amount of details/facts, and really beautiful with the pics, too. Many people out there write words, but fewer are actually able to convey meaning and significance. Excellent! Marvellous! I'll be looking out for more of your stuff! I wish you both happy travelling! Mike, UK.

destinationlesstravel

Thursday 14th of October 2021

Hey Mike!

That's so awesome to hear. Chapada Diamantina is a hidden gem in Brazil and every time I meet a Brazilian and tell them we visited they are shocked but very happy. You will love it!

Thanks for the kind words. Daniel