São Francisco Canyons

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This tour is a great step for eco and adventure tourism in Bahia.
The São Francisco Canyon, a region rich in water sources, cliffs and waterfalls, crosses two states, Alagoas and Sergipe, providing an unforgettable tour.
This tour is appropriate for all kinds of visitors and is thus diversifying the scene of eco and adventure tourism in Bahia.
Summary of the Itinerary
1st Day: Paulo Afonso
We will arrive in Paulo Alfonso and check into the pousada.
2nd Day: Paulo Afonso/CHESF (Hydroelectric Company of San Francisco)
We will visit the Complex of Hydroelectric factories of CHESF, with its beautiful scenery and gardens, the highlight being the tram ride over the cliffs of the canyon. 
3rd Day: Paulo Afonso/Canyon of Rio do Sal
We will visit the Ecotourist Park Rio do Sal, a settlement in the municipality of Paulo Afonso, to board a catamaran and sail up the river São Francisco, taking in the stunning landscape, including the Ponte Dom Pedro II, a metal bridge which hangs between the walls of the canyon, and the Factory PA IV.
We return to the hotel for the afternoon, which is free. A walk in the Mangueiras and Artesanato squares is highly recommended.
In the evening, we head to Calçadão to enjoy the various bars, nibbles and live music on offer.
4th Day: Paulo Afonso/Rota do Cangaço/ Serra do Umbuzeiro
In the morning, we will visit the museum Casa de Maria Bonita, where the Queen of the Posse grew up, and which is cloaked in rumour and legend. We will finish the tour at the Serra do Umbuzeiro, the highest point of Paulo Alfonso, characterized by its typical caatinga vegetation and phenomenal rock formations.
We then go to Balneário Prainha for lunch, a great place to try the local specialities of the region and swim in the waters of San Francisco.
5th Day: Delmiro Gouveia and Piranhas, Alagoas / Canindé do São Francisco, Sergipe
In the morning we will head out on a journey which covers three states, Bahia, Sergipe and Alagoas. We will first visit the Factory Angiquinho, which, founded in 1913, is the first factory in the Northeast and tells the story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs to have lived in Brazil, Delmiro Gouveia, a fundamental figure in the development of the region. Afterwards, we will go to Piranhas, a historic city with a national patrimony, and which is over one hundred years old and boasts a stunning secular architecture. From there, we will visit the Museu do Cangaço, which tells the story of Lampião and his posse, and then on to the Cânion do São Francisco where we will hike through canyons with extraordinary sandstone formations to the stunning Paraíso do Talhado for a swim. We will end the day with a visit to MAX, the Archeological Museum of Xingó, and then return to Paulo Afonso for 5 o´clock. The evening is free.
6th Day: Paulo Afonso/Salvador
Return to Salvador for the plane home.
Optional activities:
Paulo Afonso, Bahia
·         Extreme sports: Rappelling and Ziplining
·         A hike up the the Serra do Umbuzeiro
·         An in-depth visit of the Factory of Agiquinho
Canindé do São Francisco, Sergipe
·         A boat trip to the Grota do Angico (where Lampião was assassinated)
 
Travel agency:
www.francistur.com.br; www.pauloafonso.tur.br
Paulo Afonso – Ba.

 

 
 
 

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