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 t...
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...
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 Fer...
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 o...
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!