The Chapada Diamantina National Park (Diamond Plateau) is one of Brazil’s great natural treasures, covering an area roughly the size of Belgium. Home to some of Brazil’s most stunning scenery, the vast National Park is a mix of table-top mountains, deep river valleys, a multitude of waterfalls, picturesque towns of Lençois (the gateway to the park), Mucugê, Igatú and the deep verdant Vale do Capão. Trails opened by prospectors during the diamond rush in the 19th century now form the basis for excellent hiking to suit all biotypes throughout the park, trails that offer wonderful views of the park’s tremendous natural beauty.