Cachoeira da Fumaça
The Cachoeira da Fumaça is one of the most famous attractions of the Chapada Diamantina in Bahia It is situated in the Vale do Capão region, which is found between the Lençóis and Palmeira areas. It is considered to be the second biggest waterfall in Brazil with 360 m of free fall. To get to the Cachoeira da Fumaça in the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina you will need to drive around 75 km to the beginning of the path to the waterfall. Walk for about 2 hours to the Serra da Larguinha, through the Campos da Fumaça until you reach the top of the waterfall. The Cachoeira da Fumaça boasts an average height of 1000 m and is really one of the must see points of the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina. Adventure lovers can also try the walk known as “Fumaça Por Baixo” (Under the Smoke) where you can see the Cachoeira da Fumaça from above and then take a shower in it’s falling waters. This trip takes an average of 3 days, and you can choose to walk and then sleep in tents or in caves, and you will wash yourself in the refreshing waters of the waterfalls (without using soap of course!). To make the hike to the Cachoeira da Fumaça you must go with a guide as this walk is considered to be the most difficult in the Parque da Chapada Diamantina.