Hidden Treasures in Chapada

THE DESTINATION

chapada diamantina em salvador na Bahia

Photo: Açony Santos

Located approximately 400km from the capital Salvador, in the heart of Bahia, Chapada Diamantina is known worldwide for its magnitude in natural beauty such as caves, wells, hills or the hundreds of waterfalls that permeate the National Park. It’s the land of welcoming and kind-hearted people that with their simple way of life, live in harmony with nature.

THE EXPERIENCE

Photo: Açony Santos

This tour is ideal for those looking to add authentic experiences to nature tourism, experiencing the day-to-day lives of people who live and keep this environmental heritage. You will be enchanted by stunning waterfalls together with the typical hospitality of the countryside. Take the opportunity to participate in local activities, such as baking with grandma’s of the village, harvesting the fruit of the trees and enjoying a handmade coffee. We will visit land reform settlements in the surrounding area and learn about the happy life and the history of resistance of those who make a living from agroecology, proud to be from the countryside.

Principais destinos da Vivejar

Highlights

  • The waterfalls
  • “Casa de farinha” Traditional food production
  • The history and stories
  • Vegetable gardens
  • A visit to a traditional community
  • The local cuisine
  • Agroecology
  • Ecotourism

Itinerary

DAY TO DAY

Day 1 | Transfer from Lençóis airport or bus station to the hotel. Dinner and an overnight stay in Lençóis.

Day 2 | Enjoy breakfast and then we will leave for Poço Azul, a lake of crystalline waters inside a cave, about 20 meters deep. After taking a swim, we will leave for a delicious homemade lunch in the Rosely Nunes community, listening to lots of tales and stories of the locals. In the afternoon, we will visit the Flour House (Casa da Farinha) managed by the Motherhood Association and Prevfogo, the forest fire brigade of the Federal Ministry of the Environment. After getting to know the life of the community, we will have dinner and stay the night in Baixão.

Day 3 | After breakfast we will learn how to make a typical food produced with cassava grown in the region: chimango – bread made with a very tasty starch which has already become the main product of a small local company managed by young people in the community. We continue the day with a visit to plantations using agroecology techniques (without the use of pesticides), where we will harvest some produce to take with us, ensuring nutritious and flavoursome foods throughout the trip. Lunch in the community and time for a swim in Rio Una. In the afternoon we will visit the Europe settlement and enjoy a delicious dinner made with local foods. After the meal, we continue to the town of Cologne, where we will spend the night.

Day 4 | After breakfast, we drive to the beginning of the trail (approx. 1h 30min) by the Bom Jardim waterfall, a treasure in the region with an impressive 80m height. After a dip in the waterfall, we return by the same trail to a family home where we will have a delicious regional lunch in the backyard. After lunch, we will learn the traditional way of making one of the most popular sweets in northeastern Brazil: rapadura. Ending our experience, we return by car to Lençóis where we will stay one night.

Day 4 | Breakfast and transfer to the airport or bus station.

Accommodation during the trip - Home stays / or a simple inns

Important Information

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Transfers to and from the bus station and/or airport in Lençóis
  • Private vehicle during the trip
  • Professional guides
  • All tours and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Conservation & preservation fees
  • 4 overnight stays in local houses or simple inns
  • Meals as mentioned: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Airline tickets
  • Busticket
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Other meals and items not mentioned as included

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