Welcome to Vale do Pati.
A hidden retreat in the heart of Chapada Diamantina – the stunning Vale do Pati. If you’re looking for an adventure that combines majestic waterfalls, an authentic gastronomic experience, and close contact with nature, you’re about to uncover a destination that seems to have sprung from a fairy tale.
Located in the state of Bahia, Brazil, Vale do Pati is a natural gem that attracts adventurers from around the world. The trails, ranging from 3 to 5 days, offer a journey through breathtaking landscapes where every turn reveals a new wonder. Glistening waterfalls sparkle like pearls among the mountains, providing a refreshing respite after an invigorating hike.
In the heart of this magnificent region, a unique opportunity arises to immerse yourself in the local culture. The Casa dos Nativos, warm and hospitable, provides not only shelter but also an authentic culinary experience. Indulge in traditional dishes made with local ingredients, capturing the genuine flavors of Bahia. A true celebration of the senses, where food brings people together and enriches the journey.
However, the true star of this show is nature itself. Vale do Pati is a sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts, offering the chance to disconnect from the urban hustle and reconnect with the natural world. Every step provides an opportunity to absorb the serenity of the mountains, the gentle murmurs of flowing water, and the breeze that caresses the skin. A gentle reminder of how the simplicity of nature can rejuvenate us.
Pati 3 Days
For adventure enthusiasts with a keen spirit looking for an intense experience, our three-day trek through Vale do Pati offers an incredible taste of this paradise.
Pati 5 Days
Five days of deep exploration await those seeking a more thorough immersion in Vale do Pati.
Choose the number of days for this unique adventure you will have.
Imagine yourself in Vale do Pati.
If you’re ready to embark on an adventure that transcends conventional trails, Vale do Pati is the answer. Here, stunning waterfalls, an authentic culinary experience, and a deep dive into nature await. More than just a trip, it’s a journey that will touch your soul and rekindle your connection with the world around you. Get ready to create lasting memories in this hidden retreat in Chapada Diamantina.
What to bring to Pati?
Get ready for a 3 to 5-day journey through the stunning Vale do Pati. Don’t forget to pack all the necessary items in your backpack to make the most of this unique nature experience.
The most important thing is that it’s comfortable on your shoulders and has a waist strap.
It can be sneakers or hiking boots. Boots help prevent ankle sprains but should be broken in; wear them for a few weeks before the trek, as new boots often cause blisters and calluses.
Longer, thicker socks are important, ideally one pair for each day.
If possible, a windbreaker that can also serve as a rain cover.
For use at the natives’ houses and to give your feet a rest.
Bring small bills to buy drinks or other items that natives may sell.
Carry any routine medications you need. The guide doesn’t carry medications, and there’s no pharmacy inside. Another tip is to bring some andiroba or arnica ointment for muscle pain.
Bring at least 1.5 liters of water for the first day or buy water at the natives’ houses at night.
Pack light hiking clothes, swimwear, and sleepwear. Don’t overpack to avoid a heavy backpack. Some people bring quick-drying shirts to repeat clothing; you can wash them at the natives’ houses, and the thinner ones dry quickly. There’s often a question about wearing shorts or pants; you can choose, but pants offer more leg protection.
Bring a small, quick-drying towel; it’s small and you can use the same one every day.
The Casa dos Nativos runs on solar power, so don’t bring too many electronics. Take a charger, and a power strip (extension cord) can also be useful since there may not always be many outlets in the room.
Shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, soap, lip balm, body lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer (for use before snacking on the trail), insect repellent, all in small containers. Bring the minimum amount to avoid weighing down your backpack.
For yourself, your backpack, and it’s also a good idea to bring plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes in your backpack.
Before buying one, consider whether you’ll really use it. If you can use it, it can be a great help.
A cap or hat that also covers your neck is even better.
A small backpack; there will be days when you only need the small one, and you can leave the large one at the native’s house. This only happens for 1 or 2 days, so consider whether it’s worth it.
Some people use their phone’s flashlight, but if you’re buying one, a headlamp is better. The fewer things you have in your hands, the better.
Don’t overpack; the heavier your backpack, the more difficult it will be. Ideally, your backpack should weigh no more than 10% of your body weight, and even less if possible.