About Vale do Pati
The Vale do Pati is located in the central region of the Chapada Diamantina National Park (PNCD). In the past, the region was responsible for food production (especially coffee) that supplied the mining operations, mines, and cities in the area. Today, it’s a haven for hikers seeking spectacular and breathtaking views.
You can visit Vale do Pati in just 1 or 2 days, but we believe that for a richer and more interesting experience, you should spend at least 3 days in the valley. Below, you can find itineraries for 3 days or more. Please note that the attractions within the valley may be altered based on each package’s individual logistics, including group fitness, weather, and other factors.
If you only have 1 or 2 days, please contact us, and we can arrange a shorter Vale do Pati experience for you.
About the Trekking at Chapada Diamantina
Trekking in Chapada Diamantina has its origins in the trails opened by miners who roamed this region for over two centuries in search of coveted diamonds. Today, we use these trails and the old ‘houses’ of the miners (known as ‘tocas’) as camping bases during our mountain expeditions. Some of these trails were used by cowboys and farmers (mainly in the Vale do Pati and Vale do Capão regions) who created routes for transporting coffee, milk, and other food throughout Chapada Diamantina and the wider Bahia region. These particular trails are more open, flat, and traverse open areas commonly known as ‘gerais.’ The trails within the Chapada Diamantina National Park, such as Mixila, Fumaça, Samuel, Engrunada, and Fundão, were explored exclusively by miners, making them more enclosed and rugged. It’s a true showcase of history, geology, as well as the stunning scenery we can admire during the hikes and stops. It’s also essential to note that all the listed treks can be interconnected, as we have extensive knowledge of the Chapada Diamantina National Park, enabling us to link most of the major treks in the region.