Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, Lencois

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The Chapada Diamantina National Park is a 1,520 km² national park in the Chapada Diamantina region of the State of Bahia, Northeast Brazil. The park is located between 41º35’-41º15’W and 12º25’-13º20’S; about 400 kilometres inland from Salvador, the capital city of Bahia.Chapada is a Brazilian word that means a region of steep cliffs, usually at the edge of a plateau. Diamantina refers to the diamonds found there in the mid-19th century.HistoryThe park was created in the 1985 in response to growing ecotourism.GeographyThe region is semi-arid, however it has no shortage of water, from the many rivers and streams. On average, the altitude of the park is between 800 and 1000 metres above sea level, although parts are as high as 2000 metres above. In this place is located the highest point of state in Pico do Barbado with 2,036 meters. The park is typified by hills, mountains, valleys and monoliths, with few plains.AccessWeekly flights by TRIP Linhas Aéreas links Horácio de Mattos Airport, the gateway of Chapada Diamantina, with Salvador da Bahia, the capital of the state. There are buses leaving the Salvador Bus Station daily.
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  • The PNCD is the best attraction in the State of Bahia, has rivers, caves, caves, waterfalls and the most beautiful landscapes. The attractions appeal to all audiences and all tastes, as well as the cuisine that is quite diverse.
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  • I took part in a hike to Aguas Claras. After two hours (partially due to the climate quite sweaty) walk through the wide valley with constantly new views on the mesas and different vegetation then the surprise: natural pools along the stream where you can swim deliciously. Here one should be jnbedint several trips or not better take a multi-day hike. The area is totally worth it!
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  • Stunning and magical place! Is one of the best eco-tourism options with the entire structure and security. Worth knowing!
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  • Amazing national park with great hiking, thousand foot waterfalls that dissolve into mist, and more. There are caves in the area with beautiful formations. Highly recommended.
  • Tons of great hiking trails. Exhausting but very rewarding.
  • The Park is gorgeous! I wish one could just trek freely without guides. They are waaay too expensive and completely unnecessary :P
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