Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Are you into TREKKING?

The Chapada Diamantina National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina in Portuguese) is a 1,520 km² national park in the Chapada Diamantina region of the State of Bahia, Northeast Brazil , about 400 kilometres inland from Salvador, the capital city of Bahia.




Chapada is a Brazilian word that means a region of steep cliffs, usually at the edge of a plateau. Diamantina refers to the diamonds found there in the mid-19th century. Many cave systems were formed by the rivers that run through the region. Several of these rivers run red due to tannin in the water. Both gold and diamonds have been found there.

 

Principal cities and towns in and near the park

Where to stay: http://www.alcinoestalagem.com/index1.htm
Reasonably priced and a remarkable breakfast.

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