Fascinating round-trip through Brazil's nature
Paradise Beaches & National Park Chapada Diamantina
Brazil from its most magnificent site! Experience the historical and cultural diversity of Salvador, one of the oldest colonial cities of America, center of the Afro-brazilian culture and UNESCO world heritage site. Travel along the coastline through the labyrinth of the mangrove forests before you reach the most beautiful beaches of the island Morro de São Paulo all the way down to Barra Grande where you can dive into crystal clear ocean water.Follow us into the heart of the state of Bahia and explore the old diamond miner trails, along stunning waterfalls in the famous flat table mountain area “Chapada Diamantina”.
This diversified adventure trip offers the perfect combination to experience a lively culture, be active, let your mind wander and enjoy the delicious, typical Brazilian cuisine.What about joining us on this adventure? Have a look at our detailed program description:
Optional activities: Horseback riding, diving, snorkel, Stand-up Paddle
13 Day Active ROUND TOUR with Guide
Paradise Beaches Barra Grande,Itacare & Nationalparks Chapada Diamantina
Day 01: Salvador de Bahia
After your arrival at the airport of “Salvador de Bahia” you will be picked up from our shuttle service which will bring you to your hotel. In the night you are offered a Caipirinha at the seafront of Salvador by our local team.
Day 02: Pelorinho/Mercado Modelo
Today you will visit the historical city center of “Salvador de Bahia”. There are many things to see and do – for example the area of Pelourinho (historic center), the lower city (cidade baixa), the harbor district, the traditional souvenir market (mercado modelo), the lively district of Barra, the seafront and its light tower (Farol de Barra). At the end of the day you are invited to a delicious welcome meal at a traditional, Brazilian Churrascaria.
Day 03:Morro de São Paulo
By good Seeweatercondition by Catamaran from Salvador dirickt in 2h do Island Morro do Sao Paulo.
Or We are traveling south nearby the coastline, passing many fisher villages, farms and along the Atlantic rain forest which is part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve. At Valencia another speed boat will be waiting to bring us in just 40 minutes to the island Morro de São Paulo making its way through the labyrinth of the mangrove trees.
Day 04: Swim, snorkel and ride a horse
On foot you will reach four different beaches, the most southerly is also the longest beach of the Morro island which offers an incredible view over the palm tree forest. Here you can take it easy and relax surrounded by wonderful nature – experience crystal clear seawater, go snorkeling and explore the beauty of the local underwater-world or just enjoy the sun while having a drink. Alternatively you can explore the island and the southern beaches by riding a horse. You will reach the highest point of the island on your horse enjoying a marvelous view.
After one of those dream activities you can visit a local restaurant, right at the waterfront and enjoy a delicious selection of fresh fish and seafood. In the evening we will go high up above the „Forte“ to experience an unforgettable sunset.
Day 05: Boipeba and Cairu
By speed boat we continue today our journey to the most southern part of the island. All year round it is very likely to see dolphins and turtles on this part of the tour – when you travel in the month of July or October you have even good chances to catch sight of humpback whales.
After about 45 minutes we will arrive on Garaupua, encountering a heavenly beach surrounded by a natural reef – offering once more the opportunity to explore the wonders of the underwater world. We continue to the offshore reef of Boipeba – Morere also known as the Polynesia of Brazil. We will have lunch in an excellent, typical Bahian restaurant with open air kitchen. You will be served fresh lobster with an artful pineapple, mango and coconut milk bedding. After visiting the village we will continue by speed boat to Cairu, passing numerous islands while traveling through a river labyrinth along the mangrove forests. Here we will visit the monastery „Convento de Santo Antonio“ which was build in 1654. From here we will reach a floating restaurant, whose specialties are dedicated to oysters.
Day 06: Barra Grande a natural paradise
Onward journey, following the road along the coastline to Camamu where another speedboat will be waiting for us for our transfer to Barra Grande. This peninsula is located at the third biggest bay of Brazil – a natural paradise with countless islands.
In the evening we will visit the outermost corner of the peninsula and will be served a delicious meal directly at the beach. A magical place to celebrate today’s sunset.
Day 07: The islands of Bay off Camamu
After a relaxing night we are on our way for an authentic Escuna tour to the islands of Bahia de Camamu – a truly spectacular place. From Barra Grande we will reach Coroa Vermelha, a sandbank in the middle of the bay. If we are lucky we might spot some turtles. We will go on to the island of Pedra Furado, a natural phenomenon which left the stones of the entire island hollowed out. We travel deeper into the bay where we maneuver through the mangrove swamps, passing fisherman on their traditional dugout canoe’s, before we reach the island of Sampinho. Here awaits us a traditional, generous seafood dish. On our way back to the accommodation we can marvel at one of the most impressive sunsets.
Day 08: Resting day on Barra Grande
Today you will have time to rest and to explore the beaches of Barra Grande. Take a walk to the natural pools of Taipu de Fora-praia de Inglese which is just 6km away. Bring your snorkel gear and discover the beautiful natural pools at low tight. If you wish you can catch a jeep, which will bring you back on a bumpy sand road.
Day 09: Traveling to the Chapada Diamantina national park
By speedboat we are heading back to the mainland from where we will continue into the interior of the Bahia state. After driving for about 6 hours we will reach the boarder between the Atlantic rainforest and the dry „Sertão“ - the brazilian scrub landscape. After a filling lunch we continue our journey through this bizarre landscape until we reach Lençóis, the colonial town in the heart of the Bahia state.
Lençóis is listed as a protected, historical site which has a population of only about 6000 inhabitants. In the evening you stroll cozy through the romantic alleyways, encountering lots of bars and street coffees. Next we will enjoy an extensive dinner.
Day 10: Half day excursion following the diamond trails
Starting from Lençóis on foot we will encounter the diamond trails along the Serranio. Following the river upstream we will soon find the first beautiful natural pools with a great view back to Lençóis. The „Salão de Areia“ is our next stop, a unique, colorful sandstone labyrinth. Heading further upstream we will find another, bigger natural pool offering a great moment to dip into the water. The locals named this area after the comet „Halley“. Now we are leaving the trail and continue our way in the riverbed, balancing and hopping from stone to stone. Soon we will another steep trail which will lead us to the spring waterfall – the „cachoeira da primavera“. An ideal place to receive a refreshing and relaxing natural massage. We continue a bit further uphill before we reach a majestic viewpoint high above the valley and the town of Lençóis.
Day 11: Caves, waterfall and table mountains
By car, we go from Lençóis to the river Mucugezinho and after a 20-minute walk, we reach the natural pool "Poco do Diabo" (devil's hole) with its marvelous waterfall. If you feel like a little adventure, you can be transported directly from the waterfall and into the devil's hole by zip-line! Rappelling is also possible or you just take it easy and go for a swim and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After a short climb back up we cross the Serra do Sincora by car. Once on the other side of the mountains, the landscape changes noticeably. There is a dry lot where many cacti can be seen. Our next stop is "Gruta da Lapa Doce", the second largest limestone cave in Brazil with impressive limestone formations (Stalactites and stalagmites). The cave extends 42km across. We will cross 900m in the cave; and, upon exiting, we will find a typical regional restaurant with a buffet. There, we can eat chopped cactus (palma) or green bananas with pieces of meat (de Godó banana) as well as other specialties. After lunch, we continue by car to the nearby "Gruta da Pratinha". Right next to the Gruta Azul (a 180m deep cave lake with deep blue water)
Finally, we drive to Pai Inácio, a table mountain which is the symbol of the Chapada Diamantina. After a 15-20 minute steep climb, we enjoy the great view of the plateau and wait for the spectacular sunset. After we descend, we go back to Lençóis.
Day 12: Canoe, Waterfall & Swimming
This delightful tour begins with a 45-minute ride on a dirt road to the small village of Remanso, a former Quilombo founded by escaped slaves, where their descendants still live. From there starts an idyllic 1.5 hour canoe trip through the Marimbus-marsh (mini Pantanal), framed by the Serra do Sincora mountains. The wetlands region was formed by the convergence of two rivers (Rio Santo Antônio and Rio Utinga) and, it is particularly fascinating because of the varied flora and fauna. On the way, you can occasionally see birds and Capuchin monkeys. On rare occasions, you may catch a glimpse of capybaras and caimans. You will then take a 20-minute walk to an old country house, where lunch is served. Following the trail to the Roncador river, you will encounter great natural "jacuzzi" with several small waterfalls and slides. Here you can splash around and enjoy the panoramic view of the Chapada. We will then return to Remanso by canoe and drive back to Lençóis
Returning to Salvador in a minivan.Wihtaout Englisch spokend guide
• All the tours are insured with “Eco Trip Seguros”
• Qualified, knowledgeable, English-speaking Guide for all the round-trip (12 days)
• Day 01: Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel Salvador & Welcome drink
• Day 02: Side-seeing Tour & Welcome meal at a traditional, Brazilian, Churrascaria
• Day 03: Transfer by car to the Speedboat – Catamaran base. Transfer by Speedboat - Catamaran from Salvador to the island Morro do São Paulo (only possible with good weather conditions)
• All entrance fees on the island Morro do São Paulo
• Day 05: Speedboat Day round-trip to the islands Boipeba and Cairu. We will also visit the church “Convento de Santo Antônio” on Cairu
• Day 06: Speedboat transfer Morro do São Paulo – Valenca. Then we continue by car to Camamu and take another Speedboat Barra Grande. Fish and Lobster dinner at the beach
• Day 07: Escuna tour to the islands of Bahia de Camamu
• Day 08: Resting day on Barra Grande
• Day 09: Transfer by speedboat to Camamu. From here we continue by car to Lençóis Chapada Diamantina
• Day 10: Half-day excursion following the diamond trails nearby Lençóis
• Day 11: Cave, waterfall, natural pools and table mountains – the classic Chapada tour including transportation, local guide, all entrance fees and a delicious buffet lunch
• Day 12: Day Tour into the Pantanal, including paddle guide, canoe or row boat and life jackets (also for children), Lunch at a Cottage and admission to the Roncador
• Day 13: Car Transfer from Lençóis back to the airport of Salvador (without guide)
• 2 Nights at the Hotel Salvador, including breakfast
• 2 Nights at the Pousada Colibri on the island Morro de São Paulo, including breakfast
• 1 Nights at the Pousada in Boipeba, including breakfast
• 3 Nights at the Pousada Santana on Barra Grande, including breakfast
• 4 Nights at the Pousada Vila Serrano in Lençóis, including breakfast
• Day 4. Horseback riding, snorkeling equipment can be rented directly at the beaches of Morro do São Paulo
• Day 5. Beverages and lunch in Biopeba
• Day 6. Beverages and diner on Barra Grande
• Day 8. Snorkling at Tai pu de Fora and transfer by Jeep
• Day 11. Beverages, ZipLine (Poço do Diabo, Pratinha) and cave snorkeling (Pratinha)
• Day 12. Beverages
Pricing example for 2 or 4 people in the off season. Prices may change without notice. Optionally you can adapt the sportive activities according to your wishes. Please contact us before you make a booking. Like this we can prepare a detailed offer for your authentic travel experience. For bigger groups special pricing!
Price for two people in a double room in low season starting from: soon available
Price for four people in a quadruple room in low season starting from: soon available
Our tour guides speak English.
If you wish a tour-guide who speaks German or French please let us know with time!
We're looking forward to welcome you soon in Brazil :-)
Greetings... your Brasilien Adventure Team