Considered by many to be the most beautiful trek in Brazil, the Vale do Pati is a protected area in the Chapada de Diamantina National Park. At the Vale do Pati trek for 4 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.
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 4-day itinerary, Vale do Pati can also be done in 3 days, 5 days, or even longer.
Come live this unique adventure at Vale do Pati for 4 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 - Gerais do Rio Preto + Cachoeirão Lookout Duration: 8hrs | Distance: 16km
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 4 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 the Vale do Pati trek with a steep climb of about 1 hour and a beautiful view of the mountains. After a walk between plains, streams, and mountains, we will reach the Cachoeirão Waterfall lookout, 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 sunset, we will continue hiking until we reach Igrejinha, our first accommodation where we will enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by this Pati host family and have a deserved rest. 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: 6km
What a wonderful feeling is to wake up at Vale do Pati! After a well-deserved night of rest, we will have breakfast and prepare for the challenge of the day: 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 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.
We will continue our walk down a rocky and steep mountain followed by a beautiful trail through the forest until we reach the Cachoeira dos Funis, over 30 meters high, and a natural pool perfect for cooling off and recharging.
Contemplating the sunset, we will continue the walk until we reach the house where we will be staying, and we will enjoy a delicious homemade dinner prepared by Mr. Wilson's host family, followed by a well-deserved rest. Mr. Wilson was one of the first two to receive tourists in 1997, becoming a reference in Vale do Pati for hospitality and delicious dinners. Today commanded by the sons Nara and Wilton.
Day 3 - Calixto Waterfall or Poço da Árvore
Enjoy the last moments in this enchanted valley! Another day of adventure awaits us in this beautiful valley. After breakfast, we will have two options depending on the mood of the group.
Calixto Waterfall Duration: 6hrs | Distance: 12km If the group chooses Calixto, we will go through 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.
Poço da Árvore Duration: 5hrs | Distance: 8km For those who want a more relaxing day, an alternative is Poço da Árvore where we can cool off in its pool and waterfalls surrounded by greenery and canyons.
Day 4 - Pati Lookout and Gerais do Rio Preto Duration: 7hrs | Distance: 7km Enjoy the last moments in this enchanted valley! After a hearty breakfast, we will say goodbye to Vale do Pati and climb a 1 hour steep to reach again the Vale do Pati lookout, one last chance to get the perfect postcard picture or just contemplate its panoramic landscape.
We will walk for approximately 5h through the plains of Gerais do Rio Preto, a flat path with a beautiful view of the mountains of the region. After a stop for a picnic and a bath, we will follow our trail until we reach Guiné village under a beautiful sunset, ending this great adventure.
Join us on this lifetime experience in trekking Vale do Pati.
Total Distance of from 36 to 41 km in 4 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 4 days
Starts from R$ 1.633,00 per person, depending on the number of people in your group, car transfer logistics, and guides availability.
What is included?
Experienced English-speaking guide for 4 days
3 nights with a family with breakfast and dinner.
Transfer to the start of the trek from Palmeiras, Vale do Capão or Lençóis
4 picnic lunches during the trek.
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 around 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
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:
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 153 reviews)
Everything was organized perfectly
November 26, 2022
We had a perfect tour with PlanetaEXO. Unforgettable. Everything was organized perfectly. We had super lunches. The guide is the most perfect guide there is. The accommodations were beautiful and the food was delicious. We hope to see you again! Greeting Annemarie and Frans from The Netherlands 🙂
Frans van den Broek (Netherlands)
We loved the crossing of the Vale do Pati
November 21, 2022
PlanetaEXO was very clear, with important reviews from other customers that helped us choose our itinerary. The contact was fast and attentive – this also helped us to close the proposal. The payment was flexible for us, important for us to be able to go. About the itinerary, we loved the crossing of the Vale do Pati. We were very well received in all support houses (Igrejinha, Sr. Wilson and Jóia). The food was delicious in all of them, and the rooms had an adequate structure in all of them – we always stayed in a room just the two of us, with bed linen and towels. Even with bad weather, the guide was able to adapt to the path well, and we also managed to enjoy it more calmly in the support houses, knowing the history of the Vale do Pati and the patizeiros. The guide was always very attentive throughout the 5 days we spent together. He managed to understand our space, as well as keeping us great company throughout the days – he knew a lot about the valley, the biome, and the people – he treated all the locals with great respect, which made the stay much better. We feel good talking about various subjects. He demonstrated confidence in dealing with adversities, such as bad weather, and my boot that was completely unusable, which he knew how to patch well to allow us to continue the walk. He was always “keeping an eye” on us, even when we walked at different paces (Beta and I, with him always in a field of vision for both of us). Also, knowing that he is part of the volunteer brigade members made everything that much more engaging – his passion for preserving the valley was in every move. His care ranges from the immense risk of fighting the fire to the act of not letting the tomato seeds for lunch (which he carried alone for 5 days on his back) fall to the ground and, inappropriately, interfere with the environment of the valley. What used to be beautiful pictures of a Valley now gain face, name, history, and respect.
Teodoro Ferreira e Roberta Furtado (Brazil)
It was an amazing hike
November 20, 2022
It was an amazing hike. The guide was great and made sure we enjoyed the hike as much as possible.
Annelis de Voogt
The guide was a nice company
November 20, 2022
The host was a nice guy, who helped us during the trekking. We were not super well prepared, but he lend us a headlight and a walking pole. The guide also was nice company during the trekking.
The guide gave us a lot of confidence!
November 4, 2022
We loved the Pati Valley. The guide gave us a lot of confidence! Everything was super smooth and we will be back for sure!
Eduardo Barosso (Brazil)
The group made the adventure worthwhile
November 1, 2022
The guides were terrific guides in fact without one of them I would have not been able to do as much of the trek as I did. The terrain was very rocky and rugged which made it hard for me with one foot that lost some feeling. However, the surrounding area was beautiful to contemplate and our group was made of diverse but congenial individuals which for me made the adventure worthwhile.
Fred Richards (Brazil)
This trek was one of the most beautiful adventures we did
October 28, 2022
This trek was one of the most beautiful adventures we did. Many thanks to the guide for all the insides, for taking so good care of us and spreading so much joy on being in this amazing environment. Everyone who loves nature and trekking – 100% recommended!
Wonderful landscapes, waterfalls...
October 27, 2022
Our experience at Vale do Pati was amazing !! We saw wonderful landscapes, waterfalls… Our guide was very friendly and adapted to us. The pousadas were lovely with a lot of food options. We loved it and would definitely recommend it!
Impeccable organization and itinerary
October 24, 2022
It was all perfect. Impeccable organization and itinerary. Our guide was sensational. Helpful, a very good person, funny, in addition to getting to know Pati and his stories like no one else! We highly recommend it!! Congratulations to everyone involved in this experience!
Elisabeth e Bruno (Brazil)
PlanetEXO lives the mission
October 24, 2022
The experience of doing this trekking with PlanetaEXO was great because I was able to confirm, through the trail, and listening to people, that in fact, PlanetEXO lives the mission that was put in the proposal, and this reiterated our good choice 💜
In addition to the mission, he had a very careful look when assembling the trekking group, which also resulted in such a rich experience! More than beautiful peeps from the trekking 💜
About the guide, I felt very privileged to have had this one with us on this trekking 💜
The care for people, and the environment, with the inclusion of everyone there within the experience, made everything very valuable, I really appreciate it! On some occasions I got scared, and the guide with his eyes already identified and gave me the strength I needed to keep going up.
Your connection with nature and with the people who were together made this experience very special indeed, and I just have to thank you again! 💜
A serious company committed to the sustainable development of the local community
October 22, 2022
We are very happy to be doing Pati as PlanetaEXO, a serious company committed to the sustainable development of the local community. Either he guides us, he knows Chapada Diamantina as the palm of his hand, or he allows a very safe trail that is well planned in terms of physical effort and, apart from that, gives us a richer experience with all the information on fauna, flora, and all the history of the region.
Bruno Tosta Abrahão (Brazil)
The best experience in Brazil
October 20, 2022
“First off, we had an amazing experience in Chapada Diamantina. The views are amazing and it is a great hiking route. The nature is so diverse, you go from plains, to woods, to small pieces off rainforest, to mountains and caves. Second, we couldn’t have enjoyed it as much as we did thanks to our wonderful guide. He is a walking encyclopedia. He knows everything you want to know about the region and more. He is a super enthusiastic and social guy. He will show you the best spots you can only find with a guide and he will help you get the best pictures, so you can brag with them at home. So far the best experience in Brazil. Would recommend to anyone.
Thanks to EXO and the guide, our trip to and from Chapada Diamantina went smoothly. They really care about you and will help you in any way.”
Arno & Mary (Belgium)
A very exciting experience.
October 19, 2022
Our guide was very committed to his work and to the place. It was a pleasure exchanging knowledge and experiences with both him and the couple who shared the trip.
Thank you for the remarkable experience!
October 16, 2022
We had such a truly incredible time on our trek. Going into it we were extremely nervous as this was our first multi-day trek and we weren’t unsure of how we would handle it physically. But our guide was so patient and kind and while we were certainly the slowest participants in our group we were never made to feel like we were holding others back. We felt safe, well cared for and we would do it again in a heartbeat! Hoping someday to return to Brazil and cannot wait to book more adventures through this company. Thank you again for the remarkable experience! It was truly the main highlight of our 7-week trip in Brazil!
Tawni Duhamel (Canada)
The lunches and dinner were great as well!
October 9, 2022
We had a great time, it is an amazing experience! The combination between hiking and relaxing at the waterfalls is nice. The lunches and dinner were great as well, we did not expect that is could be so good! Our guide informed us every time how long the hike would take, how much water we needed etc. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Larissa Cordewener (Netherlands)
We had unforgettable days there!
September 27, 2022
The experience was absolutely incredible. The guide supported us all the time in everything we needed, he knew Pati, the animals, and the vegetation in depth. More than leading us, he was a teacher about the region, about respecting the very sacred place we were in and its history. I learned a lot from him and we had unforgettable days there.
Paula Marjorie (Brazil)
One of the most incredible experiences I've had!
September 26, 2022
Discover Vale do Pati was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had! I was accompanied by a native guide, whom I met through PlanetaEXO. I only have praise and gratitude for the organization of the crossing and for the care shown in aspects ranging from food to overcome my limits. I highly recommend this experience and I’ll come back with the certainty of wanting to relive it again! Many thanks to the PlanetaEXO team for their support and a special thanks to our guide from the heart!
Maria Alice Castanheira (Brazil)
Very satisfied with the support by PlanetaEXO
September 19, 2022
I was very satisfied with all the support and care offered by PlanetaEXO since we made our first contact. Entering the sanctuary of Vale do Pati with the guide who accompanied me was very precious. He showed impeccable work, was very careful, and shared a lot of knowledge of this sacred land. I felt very welcomed and safe in the preparation, during the experience, and after the immersion. This trip was a milestone in my life and I’m grateful for the high-level professionalism that supported me to make this dream come true.
Diana Vieira (Brazil)
The experience was unique!
September 15, 2022
Gratitude is the word that describes my 5 days experience immersed in Vale do Pati. From the first contact, the speed and assertiveness in the negotiations impressed me. The experience with the guide was unique, I learned a lot from him, from apiculture to recognizing fruits, plants and animals. The guy has great wisdom. Finally, the receptivity, affection and attention at the end of the trail. Once again, thank you very much PlanetaEXO for the remarkable experience.
Sebastião Patrocinio (Brazil)
PlanetaEXO made the trip perfect!
September 10, 2022
PlanetaEXO made the trip simply unforgettable. It was the best trip ever, and PlanetaEXO made the trip perfect. All the service before, during and after the trip was wonderful. The guide, who became our friend, was the best of the trip and we miss him every day, and we miss the experience we had with PlanetaEXO, every day. I’m ready for the next adventure! Miss you, see you soon!