When in Brazil, one of the most gorgeous places to visit is the Chapada Diamantina. Once renowned for the diamond mining operations there, it is now a national park of untold beauty.
One can go hiking and see the gorgeous mountain vistas or caving and even snorkel in some of the underground lakes in the caves.
You can kayak or canoe the lovely Pratinha Lake or even use a zip wire to fly across it. The water of the lake is so crystal clear that you can see up to 100 feet down!
Schools of fish and giant snails will enter you as you swim above them. This park is 580 square miles of beauty.
Flowers abound, monkeys can be seen and heard in the trees, the wildlife alone can hold anyone’s interest for hours at a time.
There are cactuses and orchids that are more beautiful than anything ever created in a hothouse. With so much to see and do, you might want to stay for more than a week to ensure that you have plenty of time to enjoy all there is to experience.
You will definitely want to bring a camera to take a lot of pictures so your friends and family will know that you aren't exaggerating about the whole thing!
Visit Lençóis, gateway to the Chapada Diamantina and spiked in the center of Bahia state, is like visiting a world apart. The enchantment with scenarios only even seen there can lead to a great trip to the center of yourself. The search for diamonds, which gave name to the region today has been replaced by anyone that wants witness some of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The drovers were replaced by another type of adventurers. Feel floating in clear water wells and cool off in the crystal clear waterfalls and exchange experience with other hikers in the evening, to decide what to do the next day. More than 40 trails on 152 hectares for all types of adventurers, with one thing in common: landscapes that make your jaw drop. The Enchanted Well was not baptized for nothing. According to the season and the time of day, the turquoise blue waters are cut by a sunbeam, one of the greatest spectacles of nature.
In addition, the Pai Inácio Hill has a privileged view of the entire region of the plateau.
For the adventurous the practice of extreme sports such as hang gliding's flights are ideal to break the routine and contemplate from the high the beauty that the nature has reserved.