Note: If you would like to book this trip on blocked out dates within your desired season please check with us, as certain days are blocked out for local holidays and festivals during which prices can go up exponentially.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Bus Salvador to Lençóis
Make your own way to the Salvador bus terminal this morning in time to hop on the 7:00 am bus for a 6-hour ride to Lençóis. Upon arrival you will be met at the bus terminal by a representative who will transfer you to your accommodation. Get checked-in and enjoy the rest of the day in this picturesque colonial town at leisure. Overnight in Lençóis.
Day 2: Pratinha Cave, Lapa Doce Cave & Morro do Pai Inácio (B/L)
Wake up early and have breakfast at your accommodation this morning before embarking on a day trip to nearby Iraquara, the region’s cave capital. Your trip will begin with a visit to the striking limestone cave named Pratinha Cave with an impressive blue-water pool. Go swimming or snorkelling (optional) in the cave or soak up the sun outside during your free time here. Then your excursion will bring you to another beautiful limestone cave called Lapa Doce Cave with impressive columns, stalactites and rock formations. Have a delicious lunch at the restaurant here and then take a 20-minute walk to the top of Morro do Pai Inácio sandstone table-mountain for stunning 360° postcard views of the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Watch the sun sink over the horizon and then make the return trip to Lençóis as you recall the great memories of your spectacular day. Overnight in Lençóis.
Day 3: Fumaça Waterfall (B/L)
Wake up early again and have breakfast at your accommodation before being picked-up at 8:30 am for your day trip to Fumaça Waterfall. You will take a car transfer to the starting point of the trek in the Capão Valley. Begin hiking uphill for 2 kilometres, followed by another 4 kilometres along a flat track with stunning views of the scenic Capão Valley and surrounding mountains. As you arrive to the Fumaça Waterfall you will pass by a 400-metre-high lookout point for breathtaking views. Stop here to enjoy lunch and free time to relax and contemplate this natural beauty. Follow the same trekking route back to the car passing along a flat path followed by a 2 kilometre descent. Make a stop at the Riachinho River for a quick swim on your way back to Lençóis. Overnight in Lençóis.
Note: In dry season, the Cachoeira da Fumaça may have a very low water level or may be completely dry. In this case, you can choose an alternative hike or activity which can be organized directly with your local guide.
Day 4: Poço Encantado & Poço Azul (B/L)
Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning before getting picked-up for another exciting day in nature. Take a morning transfer to the Enchanted Well “Poço Encantado”, a massive limestone cave with a crystalline blue-water pool penetrated by rays of sunlight that illuminate the water up to 60-metres in depth. Your next stop will take you to another striking water-filled cave called Blue Pool “Poço Azul” filled with crystalline water perfect for swimming and snorkelling (optional). Have a delicious home-cooked Brazilian lunch before making your way back to Lençóis for the afternoon. Overnight in Lençóis.
Day 5: Bus Lençóis to Salvador (B)
Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then say goodbye to the magical Chapada Diamantina National Park and its surrounding caves. You will be transferred to the bus station in Lençóis, to catch the return bus to Salvador, where your trip will come to an end. We wish you a safe journey for your onward travels!