Known as the Jalapao desert, the National Park was created to protect an ecosystem that has waterfalls and rivers, dunes, forests, ponds and so much more, perfect for all the activities we have prepared for you.
Come and visit Jalapao Brasil, a place that’s 300 km from Palmas, capital city of the state of Tocantins. The vegetation in Jalapao is a mixture of scrubland and savanna, with rivers, waterfalls and plateaus, it gives the perfect combination to spend amazing days adventuring. The climate in Jalapao is warm/hot, about 30ºC during the day, cooling to around 18ºC at night, it’s the perfect temperature for all the activities we have prepared.
Spend 7 days trekking, kayaking, swimming in waterfalls, sleeping in a Safari Camp, relazing in natural pools and so much more that Jalapao Brasil has to offer.
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Start and end Location: Palmas, Brazil
Availability: Year Round
Miscellaneous: There’s no age limit, you just need to be wiling. The activities are of a moderate rate, making your day comfortable, not tiring. Minors (in Brazil less than 18 years old) must only come with their parents or a responsible person.
Friday: Arrival in Palmas, reception and transfer for accommodation at the inn Pousada dos Girassois. Overnight stay.
Sunday: After breakfast. The great adventure starts, this first part of the trip is done in good paved roads and takes about 3.5 hours, this will be the last few hours before we enter the tracks and unpaved roads in Jalapao. After lunch stop in the small town of Ponte Alta, we will head towards the mysterious Serra Geral and leave civilization behind. Our first stop will be at Suçuapara Canyon, a refreshing place where water flows from cracks in rocks and the humidity is contrasting with the dryness of the landscape. After a couple more hours on the road, Jalapão is finally at site, revealing all its greatness. Arrival at the end of the day at the Safari Camp, where our staff will welcome the guests, show the facilities and give some safety instructions and tips on how to deal with wildlife the lives on the area. Dinner and overnight at the Safari Camp. Overnight stay.
Sunday: After breakfast, tour to the Mirante da Serra (Mountain Belvedere).This wild and mysterious place is the most unexplored and beautiful “Chapada Mountain” (mountains that are completely flat on its top) of the Brazilian Outback. Along the trail (four hour trekking) lots of beautiful sites can be seen including a great view of the Dunes and rio novo valley. Pumas and Jaguars live in the area; sometimes it is easy to see their footprints in the sand.Return to the Safari Camp for lunch. The afternoon will be free to enjoy the campsite and surrounds. Dinner at the Safari Camp. Overnight stay.
Monday: After breakfast, we will be on the road all day long and will only return to the Safari Camp at night. Besides all the beautiful landscape surrounding us, we will visit Pozo do Fervedouro. A powerful spring surrounded by banana trees planted by the ancient Indians that lived on the region. Due to the water pressure flowing from the underground, it is impossible to sink, giving the incredible sensation of floating on air. After all the fun and surprises provided by this incredible spring we will go to Cachoeira da Formiga (30 min. from Fervedouro) a waterfall which forms a crystal-clear emerald green water natural pool, the mild temperature of the water is always an invitation for a relaxing swim and lots of fun. After lunch, departure to Mateiros, a village where we can buy handicraft made with Capim Dourado. Return to the Safari Camp and have dinner.
Tuesday: After breakfast in the morning, there will be instructions on how to use the kayaks. The river beach in front of the Safari Camp is where we will start going down Novo River. Wild and pristine, Novo River is one of the last drinkable water rivers in Brazil. Its sandy bottom forms beautiful beaches allowing us to stop for swimming and probably see tracks of the many animals that live on its boarder. Lunch at the Safari Camp .In the afternoon, we will go to the famous Jalapão Dunes. Formed by golden color sand, this natural sanctuary where you will see a huge “Chapada Mountain” that changes its colors when the sun is going down on the horizon, surrounded by an incredible forest of Buritis. A big palm tree, found only in the Savanna, it is home to several kinds of birds, parrots and to the big Blue Macaw, almost instinct in nature. The sunset, moon rise and the stars are simply unforgettable. Dinner and overnight at the Safari Camp. Overnight stay.
Wednesday: After breakfast, we will start our trip back to Palmas. On the way, we will visit Cachoeira da Velha, the biggest waterfall in Jalapao Brasil. Shaped like 2 horseshoes it has an amazing power. Behind its water curtain lives a group of big Swallow birds only found in this area. After some pictures of the waterfall (it is not possible to swim), we will head towards the little beach an extremely pleasant place, with friendly shallow waters, a perfect place to end our journey. After lunch, we will go to Ponte Alta for a 30 minutes stop.
Arrival at the inn Pousada dos Girassóis for overnight stay.
Thursday: After breakfast free morning, on a prearranged time transfer to the airport.
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