Take a look what our customers have to say after having an adventure in Chapada Diamantina with PlanetaEXO.
My guide made this trip very special
The days hiking Vale do Pati with my guide were incredible. He was my guide, cook, photographer, botanist, and storyteller. He made sure to adapt the trip according to my physical abilities, showed me his favorite parts of the Valley, and overall made this trip very special.
I would definitely recommend this tour!
The Vale do Pati hike was amazing! It’s such a special landscape and the views are magical! Our guide was great, we laughed a lot together, he knows everything about the area, makes delightful lunches and guides you with pleasure, peace, and attunement! The house where we slept was good, with really very good food and a nice place to stay the nights, I would definitely recommend this tour! Thanks a lot to our guide :)) and Planeto Exo!
A super good guide and on top an absolute gem of a person
Thanks for putting together a great individual tour for us with a fantastic guide. He is a super good guide and on top an absolute gem of a person! We had a fantastic time with his guidance. He really loves nature and his job and it shows!
It was a highlight of our Brazilian travels
What an amazing experience in the Chapada Diamantina! Our 4-day trek was a highlight of our Brazilian travels: the landscapes, the remoteness, the food, the cool paths, the nature. Lucas designed an itinerary based on our requirements and our guide did an amazing job showing us around and telling us about nature/flowers/animals. Everything was smooth and well organized. We wish we could have stayed longer!
The experience was 10/10 from beginning to end
Me and my girlfriend did the 4-day hike through Vale do Pati with PlanetaEXO and the most amazing guide. An absolutely amazing experience and easily one of our favorite hikes in the world, and one that we would recommend to everyone coming to Brazil. Don’t go to Chapada Diamantina without trekking through Vale do Pati with our guide. He is super friendly and knowledgeable about the park – and extremely patient while we took a million photos at the amazing viewpoints and waterfalls. He even adjusted the tour to our physical condition and needs. Sometimes we would stay hours at the same viewpoint exploring and climbing around, while many other groups would leave after just 15 minutes. He timed everything so we would be all alone at most viewpoints, which was amazing. And did we mention the incredible picnic lunch he made every day? The homestays were simple and lovely, with amazing home-cooked buffet food every evening and morning. We miss passion fruit juice already. As for PlanetaEXO, the experience was 10/10 from beginning to end through swift communication on WhatsApp. We were provided with all the relevant information exactly when we needed it, and questions were answered within minutes. Thank you!
PlanetaEXO's pre-trip organization and assistance were excellent
The three days in Vale do Pati was amazing. Fantastic guide, cozy accommodations with fellow travelers, and a lot of amazing hikes, viewpoints, waterfalls, caves, etc. The organization and help from PlanetaEXO before the trip were really great, so we felt completely ready for the trip when we started it.
A special and memorable experience
I had such a wonderful time- thank you to our guide and the team for a special and memorable experience. Excellent communication and attention to detail made every stage of the trek so good. The natural beauty of the national park was a tonic for the senses.
I highly recommend Planeta EXO
The trip was very well organized by Planeta EXO, Lucas was attentive to details, and always concerned about making sure everything was going well (and it did!). Everything included in the package was great and all the tips we received from Lucas for the rest of our trip were excellent. We also couldn’t have asked for a better guide. He gave us all the confidence we needed, was very cautious, has a very special relationship with the area, knows everything, has a great attitude, is a good person, and is professional. The guide certainly made us connect even more especially with the Vale do Pati. In addition, we were very well received at the support house, the food was amazing, with delicious dinners and breakfasts. Speaking of food, I cannot fail to mention the unforgettable and appetizing lunches prepared with care by our guide on the trails. I come back home with the certainty that I will go to Chapada Diamantina many more times, and certainly also to Pati. Nature is stunning, invigorating, and inexplicable. I highly recommend Planeta EXO. Thank you very much to everyone who provided us with such special days!
Much more was delivered than promised
The company was excellent from the first contact with the team until the end of the tour with the guides. The guides not only showed full mastery of knowledge of the region and trekking but also proved to be excellent people who welcomed us and taught us in the best possible way, mixing the theoretical knowledge of the Pati Valley with the wisdom of only those who live in the area could transmit. Much more was delivered than promised. I will definitely recommend Planeta EXO and the guides to my family and friends!
The guides are a massive asset to Planeta EXO
We had an unforgettable 5-day trek across the amazing scenery of the Vale do Pati. Our guides had an almost unbelievable depth of knowledge about the entire park and obviously cared very deeply about the preservation and protection of the landscape. They both were incredible navigators and guides. The houses and food provided authentic and delicious stays, which really helped us appreciate the culture of living in the valley. The guides’ efforts in speaking to us in English meant so much, and actually, by day 3 we were able to have full conversations. I think they will only get better at English the more he is exposed to trekkers from outside of Brazil, but they are already a massive asset to PlanetExo!
Both my wife and I had a fabulous time trekking in the vale de Pati… we thought that Planeta EXO were professional and everything worked like clockwork. The accommodation and food were superb, our guide was knowledgeable and considerate and nothing was too much trouble. In addition, the service provided Pre and post the trek was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Planeta Exo to anybody who is looking for a company that not only gives back but also provides a first-class service.
The best experience of my life
It was the best experience of my life. I went with the expectation of trekking in Chapada, but it was far beyond what I could have imagined. And I can say that I was guided by the best professional I’ve ever met! Congratulations Planeta Exo, you were sensational from beginning to end.
Immersion in nature
Amazing 5 days… this immersion in nature, the good vibe of the team, the amazing people who welcomed us… as well as the waterfall, and the view,… it was really a second but even stronger experience!!! Thank you so much to our guide, for the relaxed attitude, his sharings, his smile, and his flexibility!!! (What a great change for Cachoeirão por baixo). Thank you to the whole group for the conversation, the silence was so present and divine! the hiking and sharing… Thank you so much! Great guide! A truly good person.
Incredible experience that I intend to relive
When PlanetaEXO was recommended to me, I didn’t think I would identify so much with its proposal. It is a serious company that strictly complies with what it offers. The guide was wonderful, with a lot of experience, commitment, and good energy. It was an incredible experience that I intend to relive.
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The beginning of a promising future.
I work as a driver for PlanetaEXO, and I have experienced the entire creation of the company since the beginning. Their objective has always been to offer more people an experience in the natural beauties of Chapada Diamantina, especially Vale do Pati, valuing guides, transport, and accommodation of the locals. I realize that the recognition of the work of the partners is a strong point and I am very grateful to be part of EXO. As I’m the one who takes the visitors to the beginning of the trail, I’m always listening to their satisfaction for having chosen this company. I can see it’s just the beginning of a promising future. Thanks, EXO!
Guides have their work valued and recognized
The biggest difficulty for the guides is working in partnership with tourism companies. Although they always provide work, most of them pay prices below the market, which makes competitiveness difficult and does not encourage the appreciation of our work. The guides are the ones who lead, take care of and teach the visitor about the history, culture and local habits, in addition to being the most important link to guarantee safety and success in the execution of the trail. However, it is possible to have a balance and PlanetaEXO is proof of that, the guides have their work valued and recognized.
The best work environment
PlanetaEXO for me is synonymous with joy, appreciation, and seriousness. When they look for me to do the guided tour, I feel I’m in the right place, because I do what I like with a company that gives me the proper support and also values me. This appreciation that the guide deserves makes it the best possible environment, even being called by them I have complete freedom and autonomy to do my work with my standards. PlanetaEXO came to innovate this scenario in that the guide makes a lot of effort and doesn’t have the due recognition, a company that Chapada Diamantina needed.
I just have to thank you!
PlanetaEXO has arrived to value our guide work. In any other tour company, our work is very undervalued, with a value well below the market. The guide is not just there to guide you, he has a lot of knowledge of local stories and tradition, in addition to the care and guidance, he gives you at all times. But with PlanetaEXO we are being rewarded and valued. With this partnership with PlanetaEXO, I improved a lot financially, and I managed to finish my house in Vale do Pati. I just have to thank you for this connection.
I feel more motivated and connected.
Since I started working with PlanetaEXO I realized that the proposal is different from conventional companies. The remuneration for our work and the seriousness and competence in planning and logistics stand out. But in my opinion, the most important thing is to value the guide as a person, not as a mere piece of logistics. The way we are introduced to customers, including the possibility of talking before the walk, is very different from other companies. I feel more motivated and connected.
Thank you for believing in us
Planeta EXO began operating in Chapada Diamantina as a local trekking company, sustainably developing local tourism, seeking to be a reference in service and serving as an example for the Chapada Diamantina community. He arrived and showed that it is indeed possible to value the professional leader of tourism.
It is quite common in other companies that the guide feels undervalued, because most of the time, if not all, the partnership is just one-sided. And the guide, one of the main actors in this great scene, is left out of the picture in terms of appreciation.
At EXO, treatment is humanized, the values of a good professional are respected, the daily rate is fair and everyone works happily. Everyone wins without a doubt. The guide for having this appreciation, EXO for having professionals committed to the entire process; the tourist, for having a professional who is happy with the work he is doing.
I wish EXO success on the journey and thank you for believing in us.