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10-day report in the Chapada Diamantina, one of the places he wanted to know for years to encompass various wonders of nature in one place: waterfalls, caves, canyons and cliffs.
What I did not know that the Chapada is much more immense than I could imagine. Despite having mounted a 10-day script, I could not see even half of all the beauties that this place provides. Certainly back in a new opportunity to further explore these landscapes.
If you've read this far and are disappointed thinking that in 10 days will not know much of the Chapada Diamantina, cheer up!
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The choice of the base city, packages or car rental and all visited destinations:
The Chapada Diamantina
It is a region protected by the blades Chapada Diamantina National Park (created / declared in 1985), consisting of 24 municipalities over approximately 50 610 km2.
And right now already comes the first question?
Em qual cidade firmar base para conhecer os principais pontos turísticos?
My choice was the city of Linen because of the proximity to the airport and it is considered one of the main outlets for the attractions of the region.
I came to think about the possibility of signing the basis of two different cities, however, I packed one great price of lodging in Bed sheets and had no time to plan the script. I decided to simplify and stay only in sheets.
Although tiring, starting sheets can arrange tour packages to visit even the most distant postcards (like Buracão Waterfall in Ibicoara).
Just as a reference, to establish base hears much talk also:
Vale do Capão, Mucugê, Ibicoara, Andaraí e Igatu.
I chose to arrive in the city by plane because it was coming from Sao Paulo.
I took a ticket to Sheets, who makes a connection in Confins (Belo Horizonte) to exchange plane.
Como o Aeroporto da cidade é super acanhado, apenas aviões turbo hélice fazem pousos lá.
Este foi o real motivo da conexão.
Another option would be to land in Salvador (430 km from the city of sheets, and complete via bus / car).
The first flight in a turboprop no one forgets:
Rent a car? Hire packages?
I'm always rent car adept to brave the cities.
Mas, posso afirmar que para a Chapada Diamantina a minha opção de contratar pacotes de turístico acabou sendo mais vantajosa (e menos cansativa).
If you're used to the roads of São Paulo (Bandeirantes, Castelo Branco, immigrants) and think in Bahia and the Chapada you will find the same infrastructure ... I have bad news.
Many of the roads are in bad condition and you do not develop good speed.
Um trajeto de 200 km nestas estradas, pode representar até 4 horas de locomoção. E você dividirá a pista com muitos caminhões de carga e em alguns lugares sem opções seguras de ultrapassagem (por exemplo o caminho para Ibicoara).
Daily for car rental in 2016 was on average of R $ 220.00.
Generally, a 3-day tour package (including transportation, guide and snacks) cost R $ 550.00.
As I was alone, the account was easy.
O pacote valia mais a pena e escolhi de olhos fechados.
After meeting the conditions of the roads, signs and the distances I was even more happy with my choice ... lol
The selected packages and tours
There is a basic package you will find all the sheets of tourist agencies and consists of 3 days of sightseeing. I chose the agency CIRTURBecause it was also my own lodging.
The package of R $ 550.00 per person for three days included visits to:
Rio Mucugezinho, Devil's Pool, Cave of Lapa Doce, Pratinha, Blue Grotto and Pai Inácio Hill
(percurso de 150 km em carro ou van, considerando ida e volta)
Waterfall Smoke and Riachinho
(percurso de 150 km em carro ou van, considerando ida e volta)
Charming and well pit Blue
(percurso de 300 km em carro ou van, considerando ida e volta)
My idea was after this tour, choose the next scripts.
It includes a ride to the waterfall Buracão in Ibicoara for $ 350.00.
(percurso de 550 km em carro ou van, considerando ida e volta num só dia).
I would have known also Marimbus (a kind of Pantanal region) and several other trails and tours.
However, falls into a logistical problem.
My trip was 10 days.
I used the first day to see the city of sheets, view tour options, etc.
Depois, foram 4 dias utilizados nestes passeios incríveis acima.
O dia de partida também era praticamente morto.
Me remaining 4 days.
Um dos outros passeios que me interessava, a travessia do Vale do Pati, eu não teria condições físicas naquele momento e além disso havia outro problema. As saídas são programadas e não são diárias.
The drive to Marimbus that was only one day could not close classes with sufficient number of people.
I noticed that the city linens lives a cycle of approximately five days, which is the average time that some tourists are, because the interval between flights leaving the city sheets (which are also not daily).
So I ended up getting a bit stuck in the final days, but took advantage to know the nearest destinations.
The city of Sheets
It emerged in the mid-19th century, in the year 1844, with the exploration of diamond deposits in Mucugê region.
However, in the 20th century with the scarcity of diamonds, entered into major financial crisis.
A partir de 1973 foi tombada como Patrimônio Nacional e este foi um dos primeiros passos para o desenvolvimento do turismo na região.
From 1985 with the creation of the Chapada Diamantina National Park the number of tourists grew, and in 2010 was considered the fourth consecutive time as one of the top 10 tourist destinations in Brazil.
The city is great option to firm base.
Possui restaurantes e bares (que geralmente funcionam a partir das 17hs, afinal durante o dia os turistas estão na estrada). Mesmo assim, é fácil almoçar na cidade se você resolveu descansar um dia.
You can also find grocery stores for shopping.
Some places now accept debit and credit cards.
Apenas fique atento para sacar dinheiro. Em 2016 a cidade possuía apenas 1 agência e caixa eletrônico do Banco do Brasil, sendo impossível sacar dinheiro de outros bancos.
That's it, now follow the unique posts with key points that I met:
The Waterfall of Smoke in the city of Capon, in the Chapada Diamantina is the second largest in Brazil with a waterfall of 340 meters!
Walking one day by various natural beauty of Chapada Diamantina
1 day ride to the Enchanted Well and Blue Well in Chapada Diamantina