GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Chapada Diamantina (Portuguese for the "Diamond Plateau") is a region of Bahia state, in the Northeast of Brazil. The breathtaking landscape, its huge canyons with rivers of brownish waters, the high altitude grasslands, known locally as Gerais, innumerous waterfalls and a great extent of trails, makes it one of the best destinations in the country for the practice of outdoor activities.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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A decent national park, with an assortment of caves, rivers and waterfalls (none particularly interesting) which can be of interest if you are a city dweller with no trekking experience. The destination is particularly popular with weekenders travelling from the Sao Paolo megalopolis in search of a quiet natural place to relax.

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LENÇOIS

Lençóis is a former diamond-mining town in Bahia, eastern Brazil. It borders the vast Chapada Diamantina National Park, a mountainous area with forests, waterfalls and caves. The town’s cobbled streets are lined with 19th-century buildings. The Casa de Cultura Afrânio Peixoto displays works and personal items of Peixoto, a Lençóis-born writer. Across the Lençóis River is the whitewashed Senhor dos Passos Church.

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Chapada Diamantina - National Park - 3- Pratinha Grotto and lagoon - 9646 cover

NATIONAL PARK

Chapada Diamantina National Park is a nature reserve in eastern Brazil. At its northern edge, Paí Inácio Hill has panoramic views. Waterfalls include Fumaça, which evaporates in mist before reaching the ground, and Devil’s Pool, with black water, both in the north. The vast sandstone-and-quartz Lapão Cave is nearby. Lençois and Mucugê, old diamond-mining towns within the park, have colonial architecture.

LENÇOIS

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Lençóis is a former diamond-mining town in Bahia, eastern Brazil. It borders the vast Chapada Diamantina National Park, a mountainous area with forests, waterfalls and caves. The town’s cobbled streets are lined with 19th-century buildings. The Casa de Cultura Afrânio Peixoto displays works and personal items of Peixoto, a Lençóis-born writer. Across the Lençóis River is the whitewashed Senhor dos Passos Church.

NATIONAL PARK

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Chapada Diamantina - National Park - 3- Pratinha Grotto and lagoon - 9646 cover

Chapada Diamantina National Park is a nature reserve in eastern Brazil. At its northern edge, Paí Inácio Hill has panoramic views. Waterfalls include Fumaça, which evaporates in mist before reaching the ground, and Devil’s Pool, with black water, both in the north. The vast sandstone-and-quartz Lapão Cave is nearby. Lençois and Mucugê, old diamond-mining towns within the park, have colonial architecture.

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