Hiking the Chapada Diamantina

By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter

BAHIA - “A guided tour?! If that’s what we wanted we would be in Lençóis right now piling into a bus with a pack of sheep,” I declared as I studied a map of the Chapada Diamantina, compass in hand. “Anyway, all we have to do is walk around that hill – nothing could be easier.”

The path was easy, as long as we followed it. It was marked with signposts just outside the town and except for a few minor forks, the going was fairly straightforward. So straightforward in fact, that we decided . . .

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