North East of Brazil is one of the nicest experiences of Brazilian National Parks, in the center of Bahia.
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The Chapada Diamantina National Park is a 1,520 km² national park in the center of the State of Bahia, which is also refered to as the "Brazilian Grand Canyon".
The park is located between 41º35’-41º15’W and 12º25’-13º20’S, about 450 kilometers inland from Salvador.
The region is semi-arid, however it has no shortage of water, from the many rivers and streams. On average, the altitude of the park is between 800 and 1000 meters above sea level, although parts are as high as 2000 meters above. The highest point of the entire state is located here at 2,036 meters.
The park is typified by hills, mountains, valleys and monoliths, with few plains.
Let us be completely clear about one thing: the nature in this National Park is absolutely overwhelming.
By the way the name of the park originates in the fact that the region was known for it’s mining activities (diamonds and gold) and as a matter of fact “Chapada” means “layer” (of diamonds in this case).