12 km ( 4 h )
Asphalt road : 2 h
Dirt road : 1 h 40
Ecological footprint : Moderate
Our favourite !
Swimming in Riachinho waterfall
Chapada Diamantina receives lots of Brazilian tourists in the Brazilian holiday weekends.
Visit the Fumaça waterfall when you are back from the Pati Valley. Sleep one night in Vale do Capão.
Description & pricing
Fascinating views of the waterfall and canyon
A once-in-a-life-time experience on top of the second highest waterfall of Brazil.( 340 m /1115 feet). You can crawl to the end of the rock and look down into the deep canyon.
The walls of the canyon are about 400 meters high.
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Stunning table mountains on the way
The drive from Lençóis to the beginning of the hike is very beautiful. You will see some of the greatest table mountains of the region.
The trail to the waterfall has very wide views all the time. You will first see the “Morrão” mountain in the background and afterwards you will have a view to the beautiful “Capão Valley”.
We will drive on a dirt road. This is an adventure on itself.
- Do not book a visit during the Brazilian holidays !
- Be aware that you will be 4 hours in the car during this tour !
- Weather conditions : Nothing is perfect.
-The falls dry up after 2 weeks without any rain at all. Fortunately the views to the canyon remain spectacular !
-With lots of rain, the path to the falls is full of water.
- The path is between 1000 m and 1300 m and has almost no shadow ! Lots of sunscreen and a good hat !
The first part of the trail is very steep. The guide will adapt his/her pace to yours. Depending your own pace the steep part will take between 45 min and 1h 15 min.
After the climb the path continues almost flat for another hour.
At the falls, your guide will show you two incredible view points. Down in the river valley those little green plants you see are really the tops of tall trees and palms. The water does not reach the bottom of the valley, except after a heavy rain.
On the way back, we will stop at the Riachinho waterfall where you can take a refreshing dip in the natural pool. When bad weather we visit the center of the village of Capão.
- Qualified guide
- Packed lunch ( on request )
Entrance fee Riachinho waterfall
Chapada Diamantina is full of really bad dirt roads.
Some tours are more expensive because of the dirt roads.
Most roads are very difficult for normal cars. Some roads are only possible by jeep.
After heavy rains some roads are self-destructive.
A dirt road can easily break a car.
- Hiking shoes
- Sunscreen ! ! !
- Hat ! ! !
- Small backpack