Chapada Diamantina National
Best time to go: Rainy period is December to March... But it is a good time to see the waterfalls. If you want to avoid the crowd of high season, best time is April to May and August to October.
Please note: Prices are with group transfers and tours. Can also quote with private tours and transfers
3 Nights 4 Days - Start any day
1st Day: At 06:15am pick up hotel/airport and transfer to Salvador Bus station. Departure in a regular Bus to Lençois, gateway to Chapada Diamantina (7hs approx). Arrival at 2:00pm. Welcome by local staff and transfer to your pousada.
Depart at about 3pm for a 6km walking tour, starting from the Lençois city. Then, we walk to the high area of the city and start our way towards Serrano and Primavera. This is the local people’s hangout. It is an interesting place on the river where the floor is conglomerate rock which has been polished over millions of years. There are many natural pools to go swimming and get a hydromassage.
The water comes down its natural course and goes underneath the rocks and re-appears and goes underground and up again. After this we will go to the sandstone rooms. Long ago it was possible to see many different colors of sand but nowadays you will see white, purple and black. After we go through this labyrinth of sandstone we will head for the Little Waterfall that the people call Cachoeirinha. Here you can go in the water under the waterfall and get energized to go up the mountain to Primavera Waterfall. This waterfall is much stronger and the massage is great. After this we will go to the Lookout where you can get a view of the hills and the valleys and of course Lençóis.
2nd Day: We depart by car at 08:30a.m for a full day Chapada Diamantina highlight tour. First, we proceed by car to visit the Lapa Doce Cave. We’ll cross the 1km cave appreciating the rock formation, stalactites, stalagmites, columns with its million years of formation process. Then, we get in the car to Pratinha farm. A lake of crystal-clear water with tiny sea shells at the entrance of the cave creates an incredibly surprising oasis of beauty. A local guide can be hired to go snorkeling 120 meters (390 feet) into the cave with flippers and a flashlight. In the same area there is another cave called Blue Cave. It has this name because the sun rays enter at 2:00 o’clock pm and the light in the crystal water turns an unforgetable blue. Swimming is not permitted here. To end our day, we go for a 20min hike up to the peak of Pai Inacio Hill, having a 360º splendid view of the Chapada Diamantina. Enjoy the sunset!
3rd Day: At 08:00am we depart for a full day Sossego waterfall, with Lunch Box - 02 hours (7km) moderate trek through the canyons of Sossego River, stops for swimming and relax. At the end of our trail is the fantastic Sossego Waterfall, where we will have the lunch box. On the way back, we have the chance to stop at Ribeirao do Meio River for a little bit of fun at the natural tobogan. Night at leisure on your own. OV/BB
4th Day: Transfer to Bus station and regular bus ticket to Salvador on 8:30am departure. Arrival in Salvaor by about 4:00pm (sometimes delays are experienced) Welcome by our staff and driver only transfer to hotel or airport
Prices per person in US$ for Dec. 15-Feb. 29 + June-Aug. 2023 (with minimum of 2 people) (subject to currency exchange fluctuations)
2 Nights 3 Days - Start any day
1st Day: same as on 4 day in itinerary to left
2nd Day: same as on 2nd or 3rd day in itinerary to left
3rd Day: same as on 4th day in itinerary to left
Services regular packages 2 nights includes:
Driver only transfer to Salvador bus station; transfer Lençois bus station to pousada; regular 1/2 day tour Primavera+Serrano river; Regular full day tour highlights Chapada(Lapa doce and Pratinha caves, Pai Inacio hill; 1 lunch; ;tickets for regular bus Salvador/Lençois/Salvador; driver only transfer from bus station to Salvador hotel or airport; 2 nights local pousada + breakfast. Local bilingual guide during tours. Entrance fees.
Prices per person in US$ for Dec. 15-Feb. 29 + June-Aug. 2023 (with minimum of 2 people)
(check with us for current price because rates can change due to the exchange rate.)
Prices per person in US$ for March-May + Sept. - Dec. 14 2023 (except for holidays) (check with us for current price because rates can change due to the exchange rate.)
Services regular packages 2 nights includes:
Driver only transfer to Salvador bus station; transfer Lençois bus station to pousada; regular 1/2 day tour Primavera+Serrano river; Regular full day tour highlights Chapada(Lapa doce and Pratinha caves, Pai Inacio hill; 1 lunch; tickets for regular bus Salvador/Lençois/Salvador; driver only transfer from bus station to Salvador hotel or airport; 2 nights local pousada + breakfast. Local bilingual guide during tours. Entrance fees.
*Packages with 1 person depend on prior confirmation with minimum of 2 persons. Additional value for 1 person only in = USD 199 (Pkg 2 nights)
Prices per person in US$ for March-May +Sept. - Dec. 14 2023
(except holidays. subject to currency exchange fluctuations)
Services regular packages 3 nights includes:
Driver only transfer to Salvador bus station; transfer Lençois bus station to pousada; regular 1/2 day tour Primavera+Serrano river; Regular full day tour highlights Chapada(Lapa doce and Pratinha caves, Pai Inacio hill; 1 lunch; full day trekking Sossego waterfall + 1 lunch box; tickets for regular bus Salvador/Lençois/Salvador; driver only transfer from bus station to Salvador hotel or airport; 3 nights local pousada + breakfast. Local bilingual guide during tours. Entrance fees.
*Packages with 1 person depend on prior confirmation with minimum of 2 persons. Additional value for 1 person only in = USD 295 (Pkg 3 nights)
"Just completed the vacation part of our trip to Brazil and it was wonderful. The Chapada Diamantina part was the best and my wife agreed that we should return for another ecological vacation. Everything proceeded like clockwork and went very smoothly. Activities were tailored to our interests and abilities, and each day ended with a pleasant swim in a river or cave." Dave Sibeck
"The trip was amazing. The company was excellent and our guides were top notch. I would highly recommend them for any future clients of yours." Mark
"We had a really nice time in Chapada Diamantina and Lencois! Everything went as planned. All three days were wonderful and the guides were great! Perfect for us! We were also very happy with the hotel, Pousada Lavramor." Nora
"It went great, we really enjoyed it. The whole organization and arrangements were flawless and our guides were amazing. Truly amazing experience and I think we will definitely consider your agency for our next trip/hike in LATAM." Max
"the trip was great! Everything was well organized. We really liked our guide, Enrique a/k/a German. Sights were great, and Lencois was charming. Thanks very much!" Mia
"Yes, great thank you. Really fantastic place. Could have spent longer there! Thank you for organising." Chris
" It was lovely - the hiking was fantastic, although it did start to rain very very heavily on the last day resulting in flash floods, which was interesting! But Chapada is such a beautiful part of the world.Thank you so much for coordinating everything." Rosie
"It was freakin’ awesome! The hike into the falls almost killed me, but it was well worth it once we got there. We went to several falls and pools that were spectacular. We were picked up at our hotel on time and had an issue with traffic, but they got us to the bus and our tickets on time. The company at Lencois met us at the bus and the guides were professional. The hotel at Lencois was first class. And we were met at the bus station by our driver that took us to Praia do Forte.
Thanks for everything." Leonard
"We really enjoyed Chapada Diamantina, it was a great experience. Our guide Peter was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. He took great care of us and was patient with me as I was a little slower than my boyfriend!" Suzy
Pousadas: (quotes are with standard rooms)
Canto das Aguas
downtown location, Pool, Gardens and river view, Bar and Restaurant, massage room. Sustainable resources (solar power
separation of waste, certified wood from reforestation; reused wood). Garden view room with air conditioner, TV, phone, minibar,
bathroom safety box, wi-fi zone
Location 5 minutes walking distance downtown. Standard rooms have : Box spring king size bed, air conditioner, ceiling fan, TV, phone, minibar, bathroom, safety box;
Location 5min walking distance downtown. Social areas with TV room, reading room. Sustainable resources (solar power, certified
wood), internet access, and wi-fi zone. Rooms with ceiling fan, mini-bar, bathroom, balcony and hammock.
Alto do Cajueiro or similar
With its architecture integrated with the local geology and vegetation, it is just 10 minutes from the Historic Center, in a privileged region of Lençóis. Breakfast is served on a large veranda, surrounded by native plants and fruit trees. At the top, there is a spacious terrace, suitable for enjoying the sunrise and sunset, when the city lights come on and the moon appears behind the mountains.
More Full Day Options from Lencois (can add extra days or trade for other full day tour mentioned above - price will change
Fumaca Waterfall - It is unique and astonishing for its grandiosity and imposing scenery. With 380 meters(1,246.72 ft.) of free fall, it is the second highest waterfall of the world, behind only Angel Falls in Venezuela. During the season from May to September, the falling water levels are less abundant and the wind embraces the water drops and presents a smoky effect, which originated the name of "Fumaça".
Leave early morning to Capão Valley by car for 75 km. At the beginning of the trail there is a stop where you will learn about the work being done for the sustainability of the Capão Valley. Continue trekking 6km and arrive at the Waterfall. It is uplifting to look around, breathe deeply and fall into the mystery of creation. Enjoy the peaceful and quiet moment. The canyons through which the rivers cross by, is a natural refuge for the small palms of the dense Atlantic forest. On our way back, plus 6km trekking, we stop at Riachinho waterfall for a great natural pool; time for swimming before return to the Pousada
Marimbus Swamp - The Marimbus are flooded swamps of water bodies and at times called the pantanal of the Chapada Diamantina. They are situated between the cities of Lençois and Andaraí, and are comprised of two rivers: the Santo Antonio River and the Utinga River that include many lakes interlinked between them. The region is a natural ecological nest for numerous species of flora and fauna.
Depart for a 40min car transfer to the Remanso village, which used to be a slave shelter. Get on a boat for 1:45 hours through the swamp vegetation, coming across various species of animals: fishes, snakes, and specially land birds and aquatic birds, some of them endemic to this particular region.
We reach the Roncador waterfall, and it’s time for bathing; lunch at the farm. We return by boat back to the Village; then, by car to Lençois.