Roteiro - Por do sol 6 dias
Roteiro das Grutas/ Pai Inácio/ fumaça / Vale do Pati.
Average walking time : 5 a 6 Hoursa a day
- Dificultty level : Mediun.
1st day: Fumaça Waterfall
2nd day: Capão, Gerais do Vieira, Cachoeira dos Cristais, Gerais do Rio Preto, Rampa do Pati, Igrejinha.
3rd day: Cachoeira dos Funis e Poço da árvore;
4th day: Going up Castelo Mountain or Cachoeirão
5th day: Vale do Calixto, Baixa Funda, Toca do Gaúcho, Rio Ancorados, Bomba.
1 first day: Fumaça Waterfall
The Fumaça waterfall is a unique spectacle in the world due to the grandiosity and majesty of the scenery. The trail that leads to the fall has its origin in diamond mining of last century spread in the hydrographic of the rivers Capivara, Palmital, Capivarí and Caldeirão. The trail to the top of Fumaça waterfall last - 6 hours of hiking. 12 km covered, level of difficulty average with double difference of 350 meters. The beginning of the trail that leads to one of the largest waterfalls in Brazil, with 340 meters of freefall is in the Campos, near the village. After registering in the Vale do Capão guide association we started the ascent, ascending slope of 350 meters, until we reach the plateau where we have a privileged view of the entire Capão Valley and the Sincorá mountain on the western side of the PNCD. Rich in bromeliads, orchids and cactus. In the dry season, from September to December, the waterfall is left with little water and the wind takes back the drops forming the famous "smoke".
2 snd: Vale do Capão - Vale do Pati
Departure at 8:00am and travel by car towards the village of Bomba, the start of the trail to Pati valley. We soon encounter the high plains of Vieira, with its innumerable creeks. These vast areas were explored by gold miners and cattle ranchers for almost a hundred years. Time for a pit stop and a dip in the Crystal pond. The route follows the mule trails and provides a wonderful vista of the Pati mountain range in one of the most secluded area of the national park. We’ll see natural rock vegetation, carnivorous plants, altitude orchids and evergreen plants. If you’re lucky you might see a pair of eagles! We stay at a local resident’s house (rustic experience – no electricity but with comfy bed and clean bedsheets). Food is prepared by the cook using locally grown products and vegetables.
Day 3 -
After a traditional breakfast we trek through Atlantic forest containing many typical« Jacaranda » and “Ipê” trees. The trail suddenly arrives at an incredible waterfall surrounded by enormous trees. Bromelia hang liberally from the trees creating a stunning rainforest scenario. We continue south, following the river until we bump into the old city hall of Pati, where we stop for a picnic by the river. Lodging at the house of another local, we watch the sun setting behind the Castelo mountain peak. Dinner is provided by our host
Day 4 -
There are two options at this 3rd day because wheather conditions it could be one or another,if its a rainny day the best option is Cachoeirão that means big waterfall It is 280metres high with a very nice view above the Valley we pass upon a rock trail rich of bromeliads and orchids these day usrain over than 23 waterfall appers around the valley, And on a sunny day gong up to the castle mountain top cross a small cave and enjoy one the best overview almost 360° view aroud the two besides Valley
Day 5 -
Early start to explore Castelo’s peak, the quartz fort that dominated the landscape the previous day. The trail becomes engulfed by humid rainforest where we hear the chants of « Arapongas », a white bird that we sense has been watching us for a while, as well as catch glimpses of the ruby-throated hummingbird, endemic to this region. Samambaia ferns and palm trees are ubiquitous in the valley whilst the Calixto waterfall cascades into a stunning natural bathing pool to both relax and take in this extraordinary setting. We then move on till we reach the high plains where we can see the whole panoramic mountain range. Amazing views appear before our eyes in the final hours of the trek that lead us back to Capão. Arrival time at the agency is 7pm.
Day 6 - This day stars with a 2 hours tour inside a cave Called "Torrinha" where is rich on speleological themes. Then spend the hottest part of the day on a very nice waterfall with a big swimming pool "Poço do Diabo" and have a lunch overthere then near to 4:00pm going up to Pai Inácio Mountain one of the spotlight at Chapada Diamantina to appreciate a sun set.
P.S. It is a tour by car and spend all daylong to do it.
- English speaking guide,
- 4 days trek; 3 nights in homestay accommodation with breakfast and dinner;
- 4 picnic lunches;
- Two-way transfer between the village of Capão and the start of the trek.
- Two nigths accomodation at Vale do Capão
- Tour by car taxes
01 person -- R$ 2800,00
02 people -- R$ 1800,00 per person
03 people -- R$ 1500,00 per person
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