Crossing Vale do Pati Trek Chapada Diamantina 5 days
The Vale do Pati Crossing is considered by many to be the most beautiful trek in Brazil, a protected area in the Chapada de Diamantina National Park. During this Chapada Diamantina trek for 5 days, you will enjoy beautiful mountains, caves, plains, and waterfalls. A valley with preserved fauna and flora is ideal for those who like a good adventure with comfort and exuberant and breathtaking nature. Starting from the city of Guiné and finishing in Andaraí, this is the traditional route of the Vale do Pati crossing.
Vale do Pati is also home to a few families that offer their homes as a support point for guides and visitors, who enjoy their warmth and hospitality and their homemade food prepared on a wood stove. A simple accommodation, with comfortable bathrooms and beds, perfect after a long day of hiking.
At this Chapada Diamantina trek, there are different levels of difficulty, and can be done by all ages and personalized according to your group preferences. Besides this 5-day itinerary, Vale do Pati can also be done in 3 days, 4 days, or even longer.
Come live this unique adventure at Vale do Pati for 5 days.
The itinerary can change due to climate conditions or any factor that the host judges dangerous to the integrity of the group
Day 1 - Cachoeirão and Pati lookout
Duration: 8hrs | Distance: 19km
Welcome to Chapada Diamantina! Today we will start the journey of one of the most impressive treks in Brazil, the Vale do Pati trek for 5 days. A transfer will take us to the village of Guiné, the starting point for this adventure. We will do a briefing of the trip, giving instructions, demonstrating practices with minimal impact, and checking trail equipment.
We will begin this Chapada Diamantina trek, with a steep climb of Aleixo for 1 hour enjoying a beautiful view of the mountains. After a walk between plains, streams, and mountains, we will arrive at Vale do Pati lookout, one of the postcards of Vale do Pati, which presents visitors with a breathtaking panoramic landscape.
Then, we will continue our walk until reach Cachoeirão, with a spectacular view of almost 260 meters with another beautiful view of the valley above. In times of rain, its walls impress with the formation of more than 20 waterfalls, making this place even more magical.
Contemplating the landscapes on the way, we will continue hiking to the home of one of the families, at Igrejinha (little church) where we rest after a hearty and delicious homemade dinner typical of the region prepared with wood fire. The place is located next to a small and symbolic church of the Valley, considered one of the attractions of Pati, and has already held masses, baptisms, religious parties, and weddings for the community.
Day 2 - Morro do Castelo and Funis Waterfall
Duration: 7hrs | Distance: 7km
The song of the birds announces the beginning of another special day of this adventure. The itinerary of the day is to climb Morro do Castelo. Along a steep 2-hour trail, we will cross a beautiful forest until we reach a majestic cave. We will cross the cave from the inside with a flashlight until we reach the top of the castle overlooking the entire Pati Valley. After some time contemplating all the beauty and grandeur of the place, we descend back to the valley.
After a 2-hour trail, we will enjoy the Cachoeira dos Funis, over 30 meters high, and a natural pool perfect for cooling off and recharging. We will have a picnic break before we leave for our homestay, following a beautiful trail contemplating the sunset turning the mountains into gold, crossing rivers and untouched forest.
On this second night, we will rest at Mr. Wilson's house. He was the first to receive tourists in 1997, becoming a reference in Vale do Pati for its hospitality and delicious dinners. Today commanded by the sons Nara and Wilton.
Day 3 - Calixto Waterfall and Poço da Árvore
Duration: 7hrs | Distance: 12km
What a wonderful feeling is waking up at Vale do Pati! After a well-deserved night of rest, we will have a full coffee preparing for the challenge of the day: the Calixto Forest trail. One of the few places in Chapada where remnants of the Atlantic Forest can be seen. Lots of adventure in the ascents and descents surrounded by huge trees and rocks full of life. In the forest, you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful Cachoeira do Calixto, with 40 meters.
We will follow the trail through the beautiful gorges of Vale do Pati, until we stop at the beautiful Poço da Árvore where we have lunch, rest, and refresh ourselves in its waterfall and pool.
At the end of the day, we will contemplate the sunset heading to Prefeitura (City Hall) where we will sleep and enjoy a delicious dinner. The house is commanded by hosts Jailson and Marta and has that name because it used to belong to city of Andaraí.
Day 4 - Cachoeirão Valley
Duration: 7hrs | Distance: 9km
After breakfast, we will start the trek around 8 am and go towards one of the most beautiful and well-preserved places in Vale do Pati. With ascents and descents along the banks of the Pati River surrounded by majestic canyons, the walk to reach the Cachoeirão base is very challenging and very worth it.
At our homestay, we will enjoy again a delicious dinner prepared by Mr. Eduardo's family, one of the Pati host family, and say goodbye to the starry sky on the last night at Vale do Pati.
Day 5 - Ladeira do Império and Arrival in Andaraí
Duration: 6hrs | Distance: 12km
Enjoy the last moments in this enchanted valley! After a hearty breakfast and saying goodbye to the host at the homestay, we start the day with a hike up the Ladeira do Império. After a stop for a picnic, we will follow our trail until we arrive in Andaraí around 2:00 pm, ending this Crossing Vale do Pati with renewed energies and happy to have lived such an adventure!
Join us in this Crossing Vale do Pati and experience an adventure for a lifetime.
Total Distance of 60 km in 5 days. This trekking is recommended for those who are in good physical condition to face some challenges: steep climbs and descents, taking off shoes to cross rivers, climbing over some rocks and walking long distances.
Price for trekking Vale do Pati 5 days
Starts from R$ 2.070,00 per person, depending on the number of people in your group, car transfer logistics, and availability.
What is included?
- Experienced English-speaking guide for 5 days
- 4 nights with a family with breakfast and dinner.
- Transfer to the start of the trek from Palmeiras, Vale do Capão or Lençóis
- 5 picnic lunches during the trek.
- Travel Insurance
What is NOT included?
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
- Drinks or anything else sold during the activity
What to bring to the trekking Vale do Pati?
- Backpack of at least 40L
- Trekking boots or appropriate shoes
- 1.5l water bottle or Camelbak
- Sweatshirt and pants for the night, as it can get cold at night in the Pati Valley
- Bermuda / shorts
- T-shirts 1 UV-protected t-shirt (optional)
- 1 pair of sandals/slippers
- At least 3 pairs of socks
- Headlamp + extra batteries
- Hat / Cap for protection Sun
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Get to know Brazil's most beautiful trek with an experienced local guide. Join one of our groups or pick your own date:
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.
Extremely well organized
The 5-day adventure through the Vale do Pati was amazing and extremely well organized. Our guide was very well familiar with the path and the environment and I felt constantly in good hands. This adventure was not only about the beautiful landscape, nature and physical activity, but it was also a culinary adventure of great brazilian food! It is truly a great, sustainable way of getting to know a very special part of Brasil. Thank you!