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Chapada Diamantina Trek: Visit Pati Valley

On this trip you will be passing beautiful unexplored waterfalls and high plains with magnificent views. You will meet the local community, who is working towards the sustainable development of the region. Aside from protecting the environment, it generates a new and important income for the inhabitants of the National Park, who receive hikers in their homes with respect and kindness, and assure high standards of hygiene.

USD $416.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
2USD $416.00
3USD $352.00
4 - 6USD $306.00
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Enjoy a Fully Local Experience on a Chapada Diamantina Trek

Discover a Stunning Nature

Pati valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful treks in Brazil. It is a protected area within the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Inhabited by only 13 families, it is a beautiful place to observe a pristine and preserved nature. You can only access it by foot. Hiking along this valley involves walking in remote landscapes where there are no roads, and only mules to carry the load.

If you are looking for lonely places, spectacular and colorful nature in a place disconnected from the rest of the world, then this Chapada Diamantina Trek is waiting for you. Get ready to explore Pati Valley and its hidden beauty! You will hike on long distances every day, but around every corner you will discover something new.

Get to Know the Local Culture

Besides the amazing landscape and scenic places, you will also have the privilege to get to know the few locals living in this area. In addition to the impressive views and nature, visitors also get a direct contact with the local history and culture. You will learn about the way of life of these mountain people.

Lodging conditions will be basic: beds in ground floored dorms, cold showers, shared bathrooms, and meals taken on rough wooden tables, but these are always delicious. Nevertheless, you can expect a really warm welcome from the local people of the valley. They are always doing their best to prepare delicious food for their guests and have a comfy bed ready for you, so you can have a good rest. In addition, you also can find some beers or soft drinks in by solar-powered fridges. 

Highlights

  • See one of the most amazing views of your life; the “Mirante do Pati”
  • Go on a late afternoon dive in one of the delicious waterfalls of the Pati Valley named Funis Waterfall.
  • Enjoy a 360º panoramic view of the valley from the top of the Castle Mountain
  • Visit the stunning canyon of the Cachoeirão valley
  • Spend a night in a house with locals and enjoy 100% self-sustained meals

Tour Information

Duration: Starts at 08:00 am on the 1st day, after the overnight, and ends at more or less 18:00 pm on the 3rd day. You will be in Lençóis around 19:30 PM.
Start/End Location: Lençóis
Availability: Available all throughout the year.
Miscellaneous: Be aware that you will be hiking for 5 – 7 hours every day. It’s recommended for those that are in good physical condition to face steep climbs and descents, climb over some rocks, and walking long distances. It is then not recommended for small kids or older people that have not too much experience and physical conditioning. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Enter the Valley and get to know the local nature

500 m (547 yards) uphill | 600 m (656 yards) downhill
5-7 hours | 15 km (9.3 miles)
1 h 10 min on a rough rocky trail
1 steep descent

You will leave Lençóis by car at 08:00 am.  After 1 hour of asphalt road and 1 hour 15 min of dirt road, you will arrive at 09:30 at the beginning of the path to the Pati Valley.

After a 40 minute climb, you will reach a wide plateau.  The only difficulty on this flat trail is the water if it rained the night before.  Sometimes you will need to take off your shoes to cross a small river. After approximately 1h45 min you will see one of the most breathtaking views of your life; the “Mirante do Pati”!  It is like stepping into a film!

After a good lunch with one of the best views of the Chapada Diamantina National Park mountains, you will then continue your trek before going for a late afternoon dive in one of the delicious waterfalls of the Pati Valley.

A big part of the first day is on a plateau with no trees at 1300 meters (4200 feet).  Use a good hat and sunscreen!

Dinner will be served around 19:30.

Day 2: Climb the Castle Mountain and enjoy a stunning view 

500 m (547 yards) uphill | 500 m downhill
5-6 hours | 7 km (4.3 miles)
2 h 30 min on a rough rocky trail
1 steep descent

Depending on the weather conditions, you will go to the “Castle mountain” in the morning and to the waterfalls in the afternoon.  

After a delicious breakfast, you will start hiking at 08:30.  You will only need a light backpack for this day. You will climb for 1h 30min mostly through a forest with lots of big rocks and some muddy places.  In extreme weather conditions, this climb is too dangerous and may be cancelled. When raining, the risk of accidents increases.

On the “Castle mountain” or “Morro do Castelo” you will again have a stunning view.

On top of the “Castle mountain” we need to climb some difficult rocks to get to the other side of the mountain for another great view. This will be worth the climb! There is even a little surprise on top of this “Castle Mountain”. 

The descent is more difficult than the climb but there will be some trees to hold on to. In the afternoon the path won’t be difficult and you will have time to relax and swim in beautiful waterfalls.

Then you will enjoy your last night in this amazing valley!

Day 3: Sink into the nature before going back home

450 m (492 yards) uphill | 350 m (392 yards) downhill
6-7 hours | 21 km (13 miles)
20 min on rough rocky trail
1 steep descent

This day will start early because you will need to walk around 21 kilometers.  Begin the day with a climb of about 250 m and the rest of the day will consist in walking on nearly flat trails or downhill but nothing too technical.

Around 12:00 we will arrive on the great canyon of the Cachoeirão valley, where you will be able to take some stunning pictures

Then you will finish your Chapada Diamantina Trek and reach Lençois around 19:30.

What’s Included

  • Transport Lençóis – Guiné
  • Qualified English speaking guide
  • Lodging
  • Meals (excluded breakfast on 1st day + dinner on last day)

What’s Not Included

  • Lodging outside of the Valley
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks out of the buffet
  • Carriers

What To Bring

The Basics

  • Walking boots/shoes or very good shoes with good sole (preferably waterproof)
  • Sandals (for the nights)
  • Sweater (Temperatures can drop until 10 degrees in the winter).  In the summer temperatures will not drop lower than 15 degrees at night
  • Rain jacket or K-way
  • Medium backpack with minimal of 30 L (for your own gear + some small food supplies for lunch)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottle (At least 1 liter per person). You will refill it with the very clean water of the rivers.
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Insect repellent

Less Basic

  • Swimming gear
  • Extra dry socks (best in a plastic bag to prevent getting wet)
  • Money (you can buy a beer, a Coke or water in the local’s houses)
  • Waterproof bag or case for your electronic devices

Optional

  • Photo camera
  • Walking poles
  • Knee protection

Do Not Bring

  • Your own towel, you will get a towel for the shower
  • Books, glass bottles

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