When to come ?
All year round.
From november till April heavy rains can occur which makes the waterfalls even more spectacular. Even then there will be almost always some sunshine during the day.
From August to October , the dry season makes the waterfalls sometimes less spectacular.
In the Brazilian holidays ( from Christmas till carnival ) it can be crowded and a bit noisy on the most popular spots. This high season makes the accommodation more expensive.
From march to november the majority of the tourists are international travelers.
What to bring ?
- comfortable walking shoes or real boots
- sandals or flip-flops
- swimming clothes
- long trousers ( at night )
- sweater ( at night )
- rain coat
- light and comfortable clothes
- hat or cap
- photo camera
- mosquito repellent spray
- sunscreen high
- sun glasses
- water bottle
- basic medication
- optionally: sleeping bag, mat, tent, biodegradable soap
How to get there ?
From Salvador to Lençóis :
There are 3 daily buses from Salvador to Lençois. At 7:00, 13:00 and 23:00. The bus company is called Real Expresso / Rapido federal and the 420 km trip takes about 6 to 7 hours. The bus ticket costs around R$ 80. Tickets can be purchased at the online on busbud.com or other online bustickets companies. You need to change your online ticket into a real ticket at the desk in the bus station. More information can be found at www.realexpresso.com.br
Back to Salvador from Lençóis :
There are 3 or 4 daily buses from Lençois to Salvador at 07:30, 13:15, 23:30 and sometimes an extra at 23:50.
There is a regular flight operated by Trip/Azul Airline to and from Salvador 2 to 3 times a week .
For more information :
Airport Lençois: 75 3625 8100 /8825. Airport Salvador: 71 3204-1010.
It takes about 6 to 7 hours to drive the 420 km between Salvador and Lençois depending on road condition and traffic.
There is an alternative route via BA 052 or “Estrada do Feijão”. Shortly after Feira de Santana (12km) turn right to Ipirá. From there take a left turn and drive until Itaberaba. Doing so you can avoid the heavy traffic on the BR116.
Services in Lençóis :
Bank ( Banco do Brasil )
Market day: Monday and Friday morning
Shop with hiking gear ( expensive )
Shops with telephone cards and credit, hats, sun scream, sunglasses, jewels, souvenirs, postcards, books about the national park, …
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