The Chapada Diamantina National Park lies to the west of Salvador near to the small town of Lencois, a hours flight from Salvador. It is the highlight of inland Bahia and one of Brazil’s best national parks.
It is certainly a great place to go trekking in Brazil. The Chapada Diamantina National Park is made up of a number of escarpments dotted throughout the park, surrounded by forest, studded by caves and with an abundance of waterfalls. The pretty little former mining town of Lencois is the best place to base yourself and a number of day treks can be undertaken from here.
Alternatively there are other options for longer treks which are highly recommended such as through the Pati valley staying in small accommodation throughout the park. The small town of Igatu in the south of the park is a great overnight stop to see ruins of the abandoned mining town, described romantically by some as Brazil’s Machu Picchu, which has a lovely option for accommodation.
For visitors to Salvador seeking activities then this is the place to come and for those in search of a trekking holiday then be sure to make this part of your holiday to Brazil.