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The Chapada

THE CHAPADA DIAMANTINA –A SUSTAINABLE DESTINATION

Charm and refinement, together with excellence in tourist services and natural resources and culture, make the Chapada Diamantina a perfect destination for those who wish to travel and have adventure but without putting to side the creature comforts and safety. The region offers complete infrastructure to welcome the tourists with hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels and camping areas. The region is noteworthy for its implementaion of efficient operations that promote conservation and efficient use of natural resources. Besides this, there are many different tourist agencies, specialized shops, and airport, banks, cyber cafés and great gastonomy offered by the many different restaurants.

Travelling in the Chapada Diamantina is an unforgettable and enchanting experience for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Chapada Diamantina, a surprising and unforgettable trip

A charming mountain atmosphere, excellent service and efforts to maintain sustainability, make the Chapada Diamantina the main destination for ecotourism and adventure tourism in the country. Nature worked her best in making this extensive area a beautiful wonderland. An incredible amount of trails will lead you to crystal clear pools of dark water, rivers, waterfalls, rapids, boulders, lookouts, valleys, caves and caverns with unique formations, blue lakes and plenty of places to go rafting and an extaordiary rich biodiversity that goes from pockets of dense rain forests and everything in between until the semi-arid rugged terrain of the Brazilian northeast where specimens of practically unknown flora and fauna can still be observed. Here you can see ancient rock formations beauiful beyond description. You’ll see why so many famous photographers come here to try to decipher such mysteries. In order to protect and conserve this natural marvel, the Chapada Diamantina National Park was created in 1985. With an area of 152,000 hectares (586 square miles), the park encompasses the towns of Lençóis, Palmeiras, Andaraí, Itaetê and Ibicora.

Outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, diving, spelunking (cave exploring) and rafting raise the adrenaline level of the tourists as they explore the park. At the end of every adventure there is always an inviting river or waterfall just waiting to provide a free massage.

The Chapada Diamantina is known for its natural beauty, but it also offers history and culture for those who want more. Come listen to the legends and stories that the first inhabitants of the area, the prospectors, keep alive as they recount the days when the precious diamonds ruled.

Towns

Conheça as cidades turísticas do circuito do diamante.

Andaraí

Andaraí

Andaraí is town full of many differnt attractions. One of the most famous being the village of Igatú. Founded in the 19th century, this village of stone and its ghost town ruins are snuggled in the hills above Andaraí.

Lençóis

Lençóis

Lençóis is located in the center of the Chapada Diamantina. For this very reason is it the best point of departure for getting to know the area.

Mucugê

Mucugê

Planted in the middle of the Sincorá mountain range, the town of Mucugê is 1000 meters (3280 feet) up and has a refreshing climate. It is rich in natural beauty and and interesting for its cultural and historical significance.

Palmeiras (Capão Valley)

Palmeiras (Capão Valley)

With a temperate climate, (the average annual temperature does not pass 19 degrees Celsius (66.2 degrees Fahrenheit), the magical Capão Valley, belonging to the municipality of Palmeiras, attracts people from around the world interested in nature, spirituality, health and adventure.

Photos of the Chapada

Caverna dos Impossíveis
Caverna dos Impossíveis
Cimitério Bizantino
Cimitério Bizantino
Gruta da Lapa Doce
Gruta da Lapa Doce
Morro do Camelo
Morro do Camelo
Morro do Pai Inácio
Morro do Pai Inácio
Poço Encantado
Poço Encantado
Pratinha
Pratinha
Ribeirão do Meio
Ribeirão do Meio
Rio Capivara
Rio Capivara
Salão de Areias Coloridas
Salão de Areias Coloridas
Serra do Brejão
Serra do Brejão
Três Irmãos
Três Irmãos