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Northern Brazil Extension

10 Days FROM USD 2,635

Overview

Discover the best of Brazil’s state of Bahia on this ten-day Chimu Adventure discovery of Northern Brazil. You will begin your sightseeing in Chapada Diamantina National Park, where you will hike to see a number of waterfalls including the country’s second highest waterfall, Cachoeira da Fumaca. From this inland paradise you will head to the coast to the city of Salvador and immerse yourself in Afro-Brazilian culture. Finally, you will complete your journey with some free time on the beaches of Morro de Sao Paulo, just off the coast of Salvador.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

Trip Code: BRTSBAD

Travel Style: Extension package

Location: Brazil

Flights: Ask us about booking your Internal flights with your International flights to/from South America to save money by creating an 'airpass'. Contact us for more information. 

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Explore Chapada Diamantina National Park including Brazil’s second highest waterfall, Cachoeira da Fumaca

  • Visit Brazil’s previous capital city, Salvador, and revel in its Afro-Brazilian cultural influence

  • Take a tour to the Itapagipe Peninsula and visit the Church of Our Lord of Bonfim, one of Salvador’s most popular landmarks

  • Relax on the beaches of Morro de Sao Paulo on the island of Tinhare

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Travel from Lencois Airport to your hotel located within the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Your accommodation is your base for exploring the national park after your arrival and over the coming day. Chapada Diamantina means ‘diamond plateau’ and has a number of highlights for visitors including natural caves with clear swimming holes, Brazil’s second highest waterfall (Cachoeira da Fumaca) and a broad variety of wildlife and flora. Your hotel is located near the mining town of Lencois on the Lencois River and it’s also worth exploring the town’s historical centre.

Arrive in Chapada Diamantina National Park

Take a guided walk in Chapada Diamantina National Park. You will visit a number of the park’s main attractions including the Serrano, Cachoeirinha, Primavera and Cataratas Paraíso Waterfalls. In the evening you will also take a walk to the Ribeirao do Meio River where there are a number of swimming holes and waterfalls people often choose to slide down.

Chapada Diamantina National Park

Today you will hike to the top of Brazil’s second highest waterfall, Cachoeira da Fumaca (also known as Smoke or Glass Falls). While there’s not always a huge amount of water due to drought, the 340 metre tall waterfall is worth visiting to see it disappear deep into the canyon. Cachoeira da Fumaca falls were discovered by George Glass and only recently lost its position as Brazil’s highest waterfall thanks to the more recent discovery of Cachoeira do Araca in the Amazon.

Chapada Diamantina National Park

You will travel from your hotel in Lencois to the city of Salvador. Located in the state of Bahia, Salvador was once Brazil’s capital and is known for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture. As a result, you’ll find a city rich in culture, cuisine and colonial architecture. One of the must see districts at the heart of Salvador is the neighbourhood of Pelourinho. This historical centre has cobblestone streets, large squares, ornate churches, colourful buildings and a number of Caipirinha bars.

Lencois to Salvador de Bahia

Bonfim, Ribeira and Boa Viagim Beach. You will visit Bonfim, where you will see the Church of Our Lord of Bonfim. One of the most visited churches and landmarks in Salvador, the church is unique in its worship of African Yoruba beliefs and inside you will find colourful ribbon offerings for wishes and blessings. Next stop is Monte Serrat which is home to a thriving market where you can shop for souvenirs and panoramic views of Salvador.

Salvador Panoramic tour

Take a day to explore Salvador’s many attractions. Perhaps use today to venture to the historic centre of Pelourinho. Meaning ‘whipping post’ in Portuguese, Pelourinho was once the location of a slave auction. Despite its sad past, the area is now a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture thanks to the Olodum drummers, musicians and dancers who perform in the streets and squares of this neighbourhood.

Salvador free day

From Salvador port you will travel by Catamaran to Morro de Sao Paulo. Located on the island of Tinhare, Morro de Sao Paulo is a tropical beachside village where tractors and wheelbarrows form the main form of transport. The village has a number of shops and restaurants and plenty of palm lined sandy beaches on which to kick back and relax.

Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo

Enjoy a free full day to relax and enjoy Morro de Sao Paulo. If lying on First, Second, Third or Fourth beach isn’t your thing. Perhaps spend the day on a dolphin or whale watching tour or enjoy ziplining. At the end of the day ensure to watch the sunset from the town’s lighthouse, Farol do Morro.

Free day in Morro de Sao Paulo

You can never get enough sunshine so spend the day enjoying more of what Morro de Sao Paulo has to offer. Alternatively take a boat tour to Boipeba Island, just south of Morro de Sao Paulo, where you can spend time kayaking or swimming at its beaches and natural pools.

Free day in Morro de Sao Paulo

You will board a Catamaran from Morro de Sao Paulo back to Sao Paulo where you will be transported to the airport to fly to your next destination.

Depart Sao Paulo
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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Other meals where stated
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in the itinerary

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Flights between Salvador and Lencois only operate on Thursdays and Sundays. Any other day, the transfer will be by car (6hrs approximately) from or to Salvador.

    Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
     

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

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Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

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