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Numerous recreational activities available at the Diamantina National Park

Spanning over 152,000 hectares, the Diamantina National Park is located in the heart of Bahia. The park boasts of exotic landscapes, canyons, waterfalls and also a huge natural swimming pool. Ideal for eco-tourism, the Diamantina National Park was established in the year 1985 and consist of numerous ecosystems.

Accessing the Diamantina National Park is easy. The best way to reach the park is through Lencois. The park can also be accessed by plan from Sao Paulo or Salvador. Visitors can also go through Vale do Capao. The Vale do Capao or the Valley of Capao is close to several popular treks of the Diamantina National Park. The valley is home to people from different cultures from across the world.

English speaking guides are easily available. Some of the best treks from the Vale do Capao include:

Fumaca Waterfalls: it is a 4-hour trek and very popular. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Vale do Capao and the canyon surrounding the waterfalls.

Riachinho Waterfall: it is about 4Km from the entrance of the Fumaca waterfalls trek. Walk for about 200m and you will reach a natural swimming pool from where you can enjoy views of the Rio Preto Valley.

Purification Waterfall: this trek lasts for about 4 hours and continues till the end of the valley of Capao.

Valley of Paty
: this trek is considered to be one of the most beautiful treks in Brazil. The trek can last from 1 day to 6 days.

Morrao and Aguas Claras Waterfall
: this trek starts from the entrance of the Riachinho Waterfall and you can walk to enjoy views of the Three Brothers Hills.

Torrinha Cavern /Pratinha and Pai Inacio
: all these destinations can be visited in a single day if you travel by a four wheeler and have a guide. The Torrinha Cavern is among the most spectacular caverns of the region and here you can see unique formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Apart from these treks there are several other attractions in the Diamantina National Park. The Enchanted Well is a 61m deep lake with dark blue water. The Lapa Doce is another subterranean cave that has several stalactites and stalagmites. Do Lapao is a stunning cave made of quartzite about 3 hours from Lencois.

There are a number of recreational activities that people can enjoy while visiting the Diamantina National Park. Canoeing is one of the best outdoor sports that visitors can enjoy in the park. The best places to enjoy canoeing include the Capivari waterfalls and the Fumaca waterfalls. Most of the waterfalls and caverns in the Diamantina National Park are excellent spots to enjoy cascading and caving. Abseiling is an interesting sport especially for people who haven't practiced it. This can be enjoyed at the Lapao Cave.

Finding a masjid or halal food around the Diamantina National Park is difficult. Visitors can always carry their own food while exploring this beautiful park.

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    Numerous recreational activities available at the Diamantina National Park Spanning over 152,000 hectares, the Diamantina National Park is located in the heart of Bahia. The park boasts of exotic landscapes, canyons, waterfalls and also a huge natural swimming pool. Ideal for eco-tourism, the Diamantina National Park was established in the year…
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