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Chapada Diamantina

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Chapada Diamantina is an inland region in the state of Bahia in Brazil. It is famous of being centre of the diamond rush of 19th century.


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The Chapada Diamantina National Park is a 1,520 km² national park in the center of the State of Bahia, which is also refered to as the "Brazilian Grand Canyon". The park is located between 41º35’-41º15’W and 12º25’-13º20’S, about 450 kilometers inland from Salvador. The region is semi-arid, however it has no shortage of water, from the many rivers and streams. On average, the altitude of the park is between 800 and 1000 meters above sea level, although parts are as high as 2000 meters above. In this place is located the highest point of state in Pico do Barbado with 2,036 meters. The park is typified by hills, mountains, valleys and monoliths, with few plains. Let us be completely clear about one thing : the nature in this National Park is absolutely overwhelming...


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There is a load of things to see in Chapada Diamantina, known as the Brazilian Grand Canyon. Here is a list of must see's :

  • Lençois - ancient miner's village and portal of Chapada Diamantina
  • mount Morro de Pai Inaçio, know for it's typical 'post-card-views' that enlighten the Grand Canyon aspect
  • Valé do Pati, ancient coffee plantation valley, good for trekkings but also possible in 1 day
  • Valé do Capão, the typical 'hippie community valley'
  • Cachoeira da Fumaça, with 380m height one of the highest waterfalls in South America
  • Cachoeira do Sossego, after a difficult but very rewarding day's hike, a worthy swimming place under the waterfall
  • Cachoeirão, the most impressive waterfall (in volume), near Ibicoara
  • Cachoeira do Mosquito waterfalls, ideal to combine with the prehistoric paintings nearby
  • the cave area (more than 180km of caves) around Iracuara
  • mount Pico do Barbado, with 2.033m the highest peak of Northeast Brazil


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Trekking and hiking through Chapada Diamantina National Park.

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