Cadeia do Espinhaço

Chapter 12

Chapada Diamantina

Andaraí

Andaraí, Bahia
12º 48' 26" S - 41º 19' 51" W
Alt: 405m

Andaraí, word from Andirahy, that in the Tupi-Guarani language means "River of the Bats". Andira: bat, Y: water, river. This name probably was inspired in the caves of the region.

I first visited Andaraí in 2003 - a tiring two day trip of 1500kms by car from Rio - my chosen gateway to the fascinating Chapada Diamantina.

The history of the region was marked by the rush for gold and diamonds, that practically surfaced on the ground, attracting thousands of prospectors and adventurers from all over. Although the tale of fortunes is over, the activity is kept alive by a small of group of enthusiasts.

Today, Andaraí is a peaceful tourist destination with many awesome attractions such as Povoado do Paty, Marimbus and Paraguaçu river. Over the years I have returned few times, always enjoying the majestic scenery, the fauna and flora, the food and the reigning peace. I recommend staying at the Pousada Ecológica.

In 2003 I found new bromeliad species in Andaraí: Sincoraea heleniceae (Leme, 2004) and Hohenbergia igatuensis (Leme, 2010).

Happy New Year!

Oscar - Dec2017

Andaraí - Street View


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Andarai
Andaraí
Andarai
Andaraí
Rio Piaba
Rio Piaba
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Pedras
Pedras
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Paraguacu
Rio Roncador
Rio Roncador
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Pousada Ecologica
Pousada
Ecologica
Eupetomena macroura
Eupetomena
macroura
Eupetomena macroura
Eupetomena
macroura
Eupetomena macroura
Eupetomena
macroura
Guinea pig
Guinea pig
Lagarto
Lagarto
Lagarto
Lagarto
Cyanocorax cyanopogon
Cyanocorax
cyanopogon
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tyrannus
melancholicus
Tangara palmarum
Tangara
palmarum
Turdus rufiventris
Turdus
rufiventris
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tyrannus
melancholicus
Amazilia lactea
Amazilia
lactea
Tangara palmarum
Tangara
palmarum
Tangara palmarum
Tangara
palmarum
Butterfly
Butterfly
Palmeira
Palmeira
Palmeira
Palmeira
Planta
Planta
Cacataceae
Cacataceae
Orchidaceae
Orchidaceae
Cachoeira
Cachoeira
Ferruginous water
Ferruginous
water
Prospector gold miner
Prospector
gold miner
Snakeskin
Snakeskin
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Marimbus
Hohenbergia igatuense
Hohenbergia
igatuense
Ananas
Ananas
Neoregelia mucugense
Neoregelia
mucugense
Sincoraea burlemarxii
Sincoraea
burlemarxii
Sincoraea burlemarxii
Sincoraea
burlemarxii
Sincoraea burlemarxii
Sincoraea
burlemarxii
Sincoraea burlemarxii
Sincoraea
burlemarxii
Sincoraea burlemarxii
Sincoraea
burlemarxii
Sincoraea burlemarxii
Sincoraea
burlemarxii
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Sincoraea heleniceae
Sincoraea
heleniceae
Vriesea lancifolia
Vriesea
lancifolia
Neglaziovia variegata
Neglaziovia
variegata
Neglaziovia variegata
Neglaziovia
variegata
Neglaziovia variegata
Neglaziovia
variegata


Chapter 12 Introduction

Pai Inácio

Lençóis

Igatu


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