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Planning your trip and still don’t know how long to spend in Chapada Diamantina National Park? Here’s what you need to know before making your decision.

Chapada Diamantina is the kind of destination where you could spend more than a month and do something different and amazing every day, and deciding what to do there and how long to stay is an arduous decision. To get an idea, considering only the National Park region, there are 152 thousand hectares, which protects hundreds of waterfalls, archaeological sites, and splendid geology, including the largest speleological collection in South America in Iraquara and the second highest waterfall in Brazil, in Vale do Capão. Check first where is located the city you want to stay.

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Lapa Doce Grotto, Iraquara

To get to know all of Chapada Diamantina, we used to joke that it would take two lives and a helicopter. Not having this option available :D, we suggest that you stay at least 7 days doing tours around the region, which would give you time to stay in two different cities and get to know the nearby attractions. There are cities in Chapada that are 5 hours away by car from each other, so we recommend staying in cities that are closer to the attractions you want to visit.

How long to spend in Chapada Diamantina?

If you have more time available and appreciate having exclusive days to rest or want to explore the region more, stay between 9 and 12 days at Chapada Diamantina. Thus, you can take longer trails, such as Vale do Pati, in addition to visiting more cities, even reaching the southern part of Chapada, which is less visited by tourists and extremely rich in nature. There’s a 6-day expedition around the National Park for those who have less time and want to visit the unmissable attractions. For those who have more time to spend in Chapada Diamantina, we suggest visiting the stone city of Igatu, to get an idea of ​​what the heyday of gold mining was like, and also reaching the city of Ibicoara to hike the trail to Fumacinha waterfalls, considered one of the most beautiful in the Park.

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Cachoeirão Waterfall in Vale do Pati trek.

But if you don’t have that much time to spend in Chapada Diamantina, don’t be discouraged, with just 4 days you can go straight to Vale do Pati and have an unforgettable experience in Chapada. Or also take just one day tour and discover beautiful and special places. Everything will depend on your disposition and the organization of your itinerary. Also consider looking at the weather forecast before traveling, so that you can make possible adjustments to the itinerary or come prepared to get wet on the trail, but on the other hand, see the waterfalls in all their splendor.

This post helped you decide how long to spend in Chapada Diamantina? If you are in doubt about what to visit, we made a post with the 10 attractions that cannot be missed on your trip to Chapada Diamantina. Live an adventure with PlanetaEXO and go with the best English speakers and professional guides and come to explore this National Park supporting local communities. Make traveling more sustainable one adventure at a time! 🙂

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