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A ghost town... miners abandoned this once prosperous town when the diamond veins dried up. Xique-xique de Igatú, or simply Igatú, is a village of around 400 inhabitants, but in the peak of the diamond era by the end of last century it had over 9000. The attractions are the ruins of the old rock houses, some of which were still in use some decades ago. Nowadays adobe or wattle and daub houses prevail
Pai Inácio Hill
The treeking to its top takes about 15min, at 1240m of altitude. From there you’ll have some of the most spectacular views of Chapada, with a series of flat mountains that are so characteristic of this landscape. The end of the day light enhances the beauty of the relief even more. The sunset seen from there is a must!
Perhaps the most beautiful valley in the Chapada Diamantina National Park. The trek through the Capão Valley takes 3 days/2 nights and gets to the bottom of the Cachoeira da Fumaça (Smoke Waterfall). You’ll walk through the jungle and camp along the river on one of the most
spectacular ecologic adventures in the region.
The biggest and probably the most beautiful waterfall of Chapada. The gateway to this wonder of nature is the town of Mucugê, in the south of the Park. 80km from Mucugê is the entrance of the farm where is located the Canyon of Buracão, a deep and narrow valley, surrounded by stonewalls and beautiful vegetation. After 1,5 hour of tracking and smaller falls, we reach the bottom of the valley. The first image is the wonderful the Enchanted Falls, which waters comes out from the stonewalls and disappear when touch the ground. But the best is reserved to the end. After swimming 100m back the river we achieve the Buracão Falls, a natural pool under a strong waterfall 96m high. All this effort is justified when you see this magic place.
CAVES - The underground of the Chapada Diamantina is as fascinating as the surface. The caves of the potholding or Speleological Park of the Iraquara, close to the town of Palmeiras, make one of the most important subterranean nets of Brazil. The most visited caves are the Lapão, Lapa Doce, the Azul, the Torrinha, the Buraco do Cão and the Pratinha.