Chapada Diamantina Budget Group Tour
This option is for you that have 6 days (4 Full days tours) to explore the Park of Chapada Diamantina and want a budget package. You will see the great caves of the Park, the second largest waterfall in Brazil, regional gastronomy and culture, one of the most beautiful landscapes of Chapada, the Pai Inacio Hill, and the Swamp in the Park. It will be more than 15 tourist attractions in this program.
1st Day: Salvador/Lençois
At 06:15am: pick up hotel/airport by an English driver guide and transfer to Salvador Bus station. Departure in a regular Bus to Lençois (7hs trip approx). Arrival at 2:00pm. Welcome by local staff and transfer to your pousada, Overnight.
2nd Day: Full day tour: Marimbus Swamp + Roncador River + lunch
9:00am: we leave for visiting the Marimbus swamp. The first stop takes place 22km away from Lencois, in the village of Remanso (descendants of runaway slaves), where we start the walk by the Marimbus river, in an Environmental Protected Area, which will be crossed in canoe paddle, for 8km. After crossing, a short walking through the Roncador old farm until we reach the Roncador “cauldrons” and the natural swimming pools. Then, we will go on a short walk to the local farm restaurant for a descent lunch prepared by “dona Val”. Then, time to relax by the sound of the river on the edge of a large pit with white sand. Return to Lencois town by the same path.
Physical effort: 3 km walk; tour goes from 9:00am to 6:00 pm; 40 km car ride; /1 river bathing; easy level.
3rdDay: Full day highlights tour: Caves, Mucugezinho River, Devil’s Pool, Pai Inacio Hill + lunch
9:00am: Leave towards Mucugezinho River and its large natural pool and its waterfall.
Continuing, we’ll visit Lapa Doce cave (850m trekking inside the cave, enjoying the amazing rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites, columns from millions of years of formation process); Stop for lunch in the farm. Then, go to Blue and Pratinha Caves with its natural clear pool (optional snorkeling). To finish the day, back in the car for a short ride, we go to a 20min trekking up the Pai Inacio Hill (500mts). Great view of the tablelands with a 360º view from the area. Emblematic sunset in Chapada Diamantina! Night at leisure, on your own. OV/B/L
Physical effort: 6 km walk; tour goes from 8:00am to 6:30 pm; 150 km car ride; /2 stops for river bathing; moderate level.
4thDay: Full day Mosquito waterfall and Serrano River + lunch
The Mosquito waterfall, whose name referes to the small diamonds ever found in the region, is great for bath and short walk. After taking a refreshing bath in the waterfall, we will return to town, have lunch, Afterwards, we go to Serrano River and its natural pools. Then, time to visit the sand hall of colored sands. Visit also Cachoeirinha, Halley Pool, and Primavera waterfall.
Night at leisure on your own. OV/B/L.
Physical effort: 10km walk; tour goes from 8:30am to 5:30 pm; 80 km car ride; /4 stops for river bathing; moderate level.
5th Day: Fumaça waterfall
Departure from Lençois to Capao Valley, 1h car ride. We start our trekking going up for about 1h, then, trekking goes on a flat terrain until reach the summit of the Fumaça waterfall with its 385m of free fall (the second highest waterfall in Brazil). During the trekking, a great view of the Capao Valley and Morrao. Lunch box on site. Time to enjoy the view, then, return by the same trail to the car for a 5min ride to the Riachinho Fall for relaxing time. Return to Lencois. Night at leisure on your own. OV/B/L
Physical effort: 12km walk; tour goes from 8:30am to 6:30 pm; 80 km car ride; /1 stop for river bathing; moderate-Advanced level.
6th Day: Lencois-Salvador
At 7:00am transfer to Bus station and regular bus ticket to Salvador. Arrival in Salvaor by 2:00pm. Welcome by our staff and drv only transfer to hotel or airport. B
Packages may have different difficulty levels, and tours may be subjected to some changes due to weather conditions or other natural event in the park.
2017 Price per person in US$:
2017 Dates: JANUARY 14-19,21-26, FEBRUARY 05-10,12-17, 20-25, APRIL 02-07,11-16, MAY 04-09, 08-13 ,14 -19
Can open up other dates with a minimum of 2 people.
REGULAR PRE-SCHEDULED PACKAGE INCLUDES:
DAY REGULAR EXCURSIONS are up to a maximum of 15 people.
ACCOMMODATION USED IN THE REGULAR PACKAGES:
Lavramor or similar pousada: Location 5min walking distance to main street; social area for breakfast. Room with air conditioner, bathroom, TV.
SUGGESTION FOR WHAT TO BRING
ID. Bathing suit. Light clothes. Sneakers or hiking boot. Light sweter. Raincoat. Hat or cap. Long sleeves shirt with sunscreen to protect skin without polluting our rivers. Flashlight. Backpack for personal belongings. Money for extra purchases. Small towel. Drinking water. routine medication.
With up to 7 days in advance prior to the beginning ot the program we Will refund the total amount paid. With less than 7 days we will refund 80% of total value, and in case of cancellation less than 48h it will be considered an event of “no show”, and in that case, it will be no refund of the total amount paid.