Jalapáo - Adventure and Nature in The Brazilian Savanna


Jalapáo - Adventure and Nature in The Brazilian Savanna


7 Days / 6 Nights

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Jalapáo is a biodiverse National Park in South America’s largest savanna and is home to natural springs, sand dunes and sparkling waterfalls. This ecological corridor, found in Tocantins and bordering Bahia, Piaui and Maranháo, is characterized by lush vegetation, orange earthen trails, sandy dunes and incredible lagoons periodically spread through the area. This paradisiacal zone is perfect for adrenalin junkies as well as nature lovers. Visitors are captivated with images of the unique “fervedouros”, which provide a constant up-flow of crystal clear water and are surrounded by tropical flora shading the perimeter. Many travellers never get beyond these pockets of paradise, but there is so much more to experience in this unique national park, including turquoise waterfalls and golden sand dunes.

Special features of our Brazil - Jalapáo - Radical Nature and Adventure Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Flora and Fauna, adventure, off the beaten path

Places to Visit:  Tocantins, Palmas.

Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights. 

Type of Service: Shared tour. 

Accommodation: 3 star accommodation at most destinations that you will visit. The pousadas have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is the first day of the tour! You will arrive to the airport in the City of Palmas. Our guide will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel for a free afternoon and evening.

    After breakfast at the hotel, our 4 x 4 will collect us to take us to the heart of Jalapão national park. En route, we Will be able to see the Serra da Muriçoca, giving us an idea of the park's immensity. We will make a stop at the Sussuapara Canyon to stretch our legs and enjoy some spectacular views across its lush vegetation. We will then head to the Novo Rio Quilombola community, where we will have lunch and interact with the community members. We Will then head to the dunes to watch the spectacular sunset, typical ...

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      Today we have an optional trek to the Fervedouro “Encontro das Águas”, for those who don’t mind an early morning! This is where the Río Sono and the Río Formiga, with their different colours and water density, converge. We will then return to the pousada for breakfast. After breakfast, we will head off on foot towards the Poços Encantados do Formiga, a series of incredibly blue pools, underneath the Cachoeira do Formiga. We will be able to bathe in the crystal blue waters and lush green t...

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        Today we have an optional hike for the more adventurous of us, to the Morro do Jacurutú to see the sunrise over the spectacular savannah. We will then head back to the Pousada for breakfast, after which we can enjoy the Fervedouro das Macaúbas for a relaxing soak. We will then have lunch in a local restaurant. In our 4 x 4 to Cachoeira do Formiga, we will head out in the afternoon for a refreshing soak in its transparent emerald green waters. We will then head to the Fervedouro do Ceiça, to experience the indescr...

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          After breakfast we Will head off to the community of Quilombola do Prata, where we will sample an organic sugarcane juice in the home of Mr Juraci. He will take us on a visit to his back garden patio and explain a little about his traditional way of life. We will then head out for a swim in the Bela Vista Fervedouro, after which, we will hike to Palmas to visit la Serra da Catedral. After a traditional lunch, we will head through the Quilombola community of Taboca to Ponte Alta, one of the most isolated in all of Jalapão. Here...

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            Today we will head out to the Encantado Canyon, where we will hike into the canyon for spectacular views of the canyon and its waterfalls. There is an optional activity to hang off the rocks for a different perspective over the canyon. After this visit, we will spend the evening at the pousada in Palma.

              Today is our final day after this incredible journey and we will take you to the airport for your onward flight home or on to your next exciting destination!

                WHAT'S INCLUDED

                • Accommodation, tours and services as per itinerary 
                • Meals and drinks when mentioned 
                • All transfers in air-conditioning transportation and include guide, except when otherwise mentioned. 
                • Mandatory hotel taxes

                WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                • Visits, services, meals and drinks not mentioned above 
                • Personal expenses 
                • International and domestic air flights (unless specified) 
                • TIP for the guide and driver 
                • Hotel and airport porterage taxes 

                Trip Preparation & FAQS

                Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                Part of our protocols involve procedures such as:

                -Hydroalcoholic gel in all the vehicles

                -Use of masks by our drivers, guides and recommendation for our clients;

                -Full-time cleaning of the vehicles (doors and all the most-touched surfaces) and the hands of our staff

                -Recommendation of bigger vehicles for groups to keep one seat free besides each guest

                -Individual headphones for groups to keep the necessary distance.

                We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                The official currency in Brasil is the Brazilean Real (BRL). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, intensifying our support for social projects, reinforcing our commitment to the development of our country, and adding community-based responsible experiences as we are also committed to support their recovery. In partnership with local NGOs, we launched our Sustainability and Reforestation seal, where for each apartment booked with us in the Amazon, a tree seedling will be planted in the forest. Our idea is to develop an increasingly conscientious tourism and help preserve this spectacular biome.

                Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446

                It is through travel that we want to give each individual the opportunity to reconnect and positively transform themselves, positively develop traditional Brazilian communities and promote Brazil as a responsible tourism destination.

                All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

                This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.

                For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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