The heart of Bahia Brazil is occupied by the huge Chapada Diamantina. Approximately 400 km from Salvador. Chapada Diamantina is one of Brazil’s most glorious national parks, with plenty of options for hiking and trekking through gorgeous valleys, mountain plateaus,towering rock formations, vast plains covered with typical vegetation and enchanting caves. Today, its a great destination for trekking lovers, but the region was once occupied by treasure hunters. Hence the name, in reference to the exploration of diamonds(diamantina) in the region.
This phase ended in 1985, with the creation of the Chapada Diamantina National Park (152 thousand hectares), administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for environmental conservation (ICMBio). In the Park, one of the main attractions is the Morro do Pai Inácio, with a panoramic view of the entire Chapada. Tourism in the Chapada offers activities for different audiences and with varying degrees of adrenaline. Hiking trails, waterfalls, caves, wells and observatories.