Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights in Salvador
- 1 night in Lençois
- 3 nights in Chapada Diamantina
- 5 nights in Peninsula de Maraú
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive in Salvador
On arrival at Salvador airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
Included: Transfer, hotel
Days 3 & 4: Salvador
You have now two full days to explore the old colonial city of Salvador. We suggest strolling through the colourful, historic centre, locally called Pelourinho and perhaps taking another day to visit some of the beautiful beaches that are on the outskirts of the city.
Included: Breakfast, hotel
Day 5: Salvador to Lençois
This morning, you’ll be collected from your hotel and driven by private transfer to Salvador airport for your flight to Lençois. Once you land, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel.
In the afternoon, we’ve included a guided tour and walk to Morro do Pai Inacio, the stunning vantage point at 1,220m in Chapada Diamantina National Park. It’s a rocky trail, but not too difficult, and your reward for the walk is the spectacular views over Bahia from the summit!
Included: Breakfast, transfers, domestic flight, private tour, hotel
Days 6 to 8: Pati Valley Trek
For the next three days, we’ve included one of Brazil’s most famous and beautiful hikes through the Pati Valley – far away from towns and cities. The trek crosses rivers and rocky trails, so you’ll need a good level of fitness and to come prepared for the hike. Depending on the season you’ll have the opportunity to take a dip to cool off along the way!
Accompanied by a private guide, you’ll be trekking for about 6-7 hours a day, with your guide providing food and drink along the way.
For a more authentic experience, we’ve included local homestays for your first two nights and your host who will also provide a delicious local dinner. On the last day, your trek continues to Igatu where you’ll check in to the hotel for a night.
Included: Breakfast, private guide, all transport, accommodation
Day 9: Chapada Diamantina to Peninsula de Maraú
You will be collected in the morning from your hotel and driven by private transfer to Lençois airport where you will connect with your flight to Ilheus. Once you land, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel.
Included: Breakfast, transfers, domestic flight, hotel
Days 10 to 13: Peninsula de Maraú
After your trek, we’ve included four full days to relax and enjoy the stunning Peninsula de Marau with its golden beaches and palms.
Marau is one of those rare places in the country’s coastline that remains untouched and pristine. At more than 40km in length, the peninsula shelters wild, deserted beaches, lakes, mangroves, natural swimming pools, waterfalls, rivers, forests and wildlife – an untouched paradise that begs to be explored.
We’ve included some outdoor activities which you can choose to take on any day - all on a private basis. Take a boat trip, visit natural pools, where you can snorkel, swim or sunbathe with a few beach bars on hand to help you relax. Then you can explore the laid-back fishing village of Barra Grande and stroll under its palms, banana plants, cashew and mango trees. Plus you’ll have plenty of free time for you to explore at your leisure.
Included: Breakfast, private transport and tours, hotel
Day 14: Depart Peninsula de Maraú
You will be collected in the morning from your hotel and driven by private transfer to Ilheus airport where you will connect with your onward flight back home.
Included: Breakfast, private transfer, international flight
Day 15: Arrive UK
Why not add in a stopover?