Visit Lençois & Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
A 45-minute flight or a seven-hour bus journey from Salvador takes you to the small and pretty town of Lençois, ready to venture into stunning scenery in Chapada Diamantina National Park.
The town of Lençois has its roots in mining, and whilst time and the weather have faded its colonial legacy, it is a lovely place to stay if you decide against camping in Chapada Diamantina.
Chapada Diamantina National Park
The National Park is an area of flat-topped mountains and forested valleys dotted with beautiful waterfalls and hidden caves, such as Poço Encantado, where the midday sun shines through a natural window, turning the water a magical electric blue.
Whether you explore on day trips from Lençois or have a full camping trip, you will be left with memories of spectacular vistas, orchids and hummingbirds, iridescent underground lakes and refreshing dips in clear, crisp waters.
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Accommodation choices for Lençois & Chapada Diamantina
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lençois & Chapada Diamantina. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
This is a great option for those wishing to be in a small peaceful pousada. The owners are very friendly and the pousada has a warm, welcoming feel.
The Pousada Canto das Aguas is a charming hotel with forty four pleasant rooms and lovely gardens, situated right next to the Lencois river.
Ideas for experiencing Lençois & Chapada Diamantina
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Lençois & Chapada Diamantina, and which use the best local guides.
Cachoeira da Fumaça is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Brazil, with a magnificent drop of 400 metres. In the driest part of the year the water doesn't actually reach the bottom, evaporating into 'fumaça' - smoke, on the way down.