Description and pricing
The Pati valley is considered one of the most beautiful treks of Brazil. Disconnect 5 days from the rest of the world and reconnect with yourself and the surrounding nature.
For who ?
This 5 day hike is recommended for those who want to see the full Pati valley (Vale do Pati). You are in a very good physical condition to face some challenges : steep climbs and descents, taking off shoes to cross rivers, climb over some rocks, walking long distances.
Your guide may have to change the itinerary depending on the weather conditions. Some parts can get really tricky or even dangerous.
This description is written for a trekking under normal weather conditions.
Your guide brings cereal bars, fruits and cookies as a snack and makes a lunch with bread, cheese, tomatoes, etc..
Overnight in houses
A night in a house of locals is an adventure on itself. Your guide knows the locals well and will bring you in contact with them.
You sleep in a simple and clean bedroom.
In a shared bathroom you can enjoy a cold shower and use a normal toilet.
The buffet breakfast and buffet dinner are ALWAYS delicious ! As the locals are self sustainable they make their own bread, cakes, juices, tea, etc… They use strictly vegetables from their own garden.
In the high season there are always other groups of tourists in the valley and it is nice to tell stories about your hiking experiences.
In the low season it can happen that we are the only group that overnight in the houses.
>500 m uphill | 600 m downhill
>5-7 hours | 15 km
>1 h 10 min on rough rocky trail
>1 steep descent
We leave Lençóis by car at 06:30. After 1 hour of asphalt road and 1 hour 15 min of dirt road we arrive at 09:30 on the beginning of the path to the Pati valley.
Big part of the first day is on a plateau with no trees at 1300 meters ( 4200 feet ). Use a good hat and lots of sunscreen !
After a climb of 40 min we arrive on a wide plateau. When it rained the night before the only difficulty is the water on this flat trail. Sometimes we will need to take of shoes to cross a small river. It is exciting to approach the Pati valley with every step. After approximately 1h 45min you are about to see one of the most breathtaking views of your life ; it is called the “Mirante do Pati” ! It is like you step into a film !
After a good lunch with one of the best views of the Chapada Diamantina mountains, we continue our trek.
We go for a late afternoon dive in one of the delicious waterfalls of the Pati valley.
Dinner will be served around 19:30.
>450 m uphill | 450 m downhill
>6-7 hours | 20 km
>20 min on rough rocky trail
>1 steep descent
Today it is time to know the great Cachoeirão valley. We start the day early because we need to walk around 20 kilometers. We begin the day with a climb of about 250 m , big part of the day we walk on nearly flat trails or downhill but nothing too technical.
Around 12:00 we will arrive on the great canyon of the Cachoeirão valley.
Stunning pictures can be taken here !
In the afternoon we go back to the Pati valley, normally there will be time for an extra swim.
Dinner will be around 19:30.
>500 m uphill | 700 m downhill
>5-6 hours | 14 km
>2 h 30 min on rough rocky trail
>1 steep descent
Depending on the weather conditions we will go in the morning to the “Castle mountain” and the afternoon to the waterfalls. This description is written with the “Castle mountain” in the morning.
After a delicious breakfast at 07:30 , we start our day hike at 08:30. We take only a light backpack for this day. We need to climb for 1h 30min. The climb is mostly in the forest with lots of big rocks and some muddy places. In extreme weather conditions this climb is too dangerous. When raining, the risk of accidents increases.
On the “Castle mountain” or “Morro do Castelo” you will have again a stunning view.
It is worth the climb and sweat and tears ! On top of the “Castle mountain” we need to climb some difficult rocks to get to the other side of the mountain for another great view!
There is a little surprise on top of this “Castle Mountain”!
The descent is even more difficult than the climb but there are some trees to hold on.
In the afternoon we go further down the Pati valley. The path is not difficult and you will have a bit of time to relax and swim in the beautiful waterfalls of the Pati valley.
The group decides today what the program will be. You had to walk a lot the last 3 days, you can choose for a more relaxing day, staying at the delicious natural swimming pools and walk to the next local’s house, 1 hour and a half away. You can choose to visit the Calixto waterfall ( 4 hours extra ) or to visit the bottom of the Cachoeira waterfall ( 3 hours extra ). It will all depend on your condition.
If necessary your group can split for a few hours, one part of the group will stay at a natural swimming pool and the others will go with the guide.
>250 m uphill | 550 m downhill
>4-5 hours | 13 km
>1 steep descent
Today we will climb out of the Pati valley and have the last stunning views of this great valley. We start the day very early because we need to avoid the hot sun on the trail to Andarai. Around 12:00 we will arrive in Andarai where a car/jeep will bring us to the Blue pool or another extra attraction on peak days.
We will be back in Lençois around 17:00.
- Transport Lençois – Guiné ( Day 1 ) & Andarai – Lençois ( Day 5 )
- Qualified guide
- very good food : 4x breakfast | 5x pick nick | 4x dinner
- Walking boots or very good shoes ( preferable water proof )
- Sandals ( for the nights )
- Sweater ( for the fresh or almost cold winter nights 14-18 degrees )
- Rain jacket
- Medium backpack ( for your own gear + some small food supplies for lunch )
- Sunscreen ! ! !
- Hat ! ! !
- Swim suit
- Water bottle ( we drink the very clean water of the rivers )
- Be aware that you will be hiking for 7 hours every day if you choose this trek !
- Weather conditions : Under extreme weather conditions the Castle mountain is not possible to visit
-With lots of rain, the path to the falls is full of water.
- Big part of the trails are between 1000 m and 1300 m and have almost no shadow ! Lots of sunscreen and a good hat !