Explore Brazil's prime trekking region of Chapada Diamantina
In 1842, in a remote mountainous area of Brazil’s northeast, diamond deposits were found, sparking a 20 year diamond rush and giving the region its name of Chapada Diamantina: Diamond Plateau. This is a region where flattop mesas rise above grasslands and crystal-clear waterfalls tumble over limestone escarpments dotted with caves and grottos. We explore a land carved by time and the elements and uncover its natural treasures, along with a history and culture which spans three continents. Set inland from the colonial capital, Salvador de Bahia, Chapada Diamantina's canyons and valleys may be little known but it is Brazil’s premier trekking destination.