A wonderful trek in one of the most fascinating countries of South America, Brazil, starting from Vale da Lua and heading into the beautiful Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. This park was declared Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001 and is situated in a remote part of Brazil .This unique tailormade tour and holiday has been designed to take in the key highlights of the Chapada dos Veadeiros at a comfortable level for individual or group visitors. 
It's a tour for visitors wanting a moderate pace with hikes on steep and rocky trails to visit the wonderfull waterfalls with clear and fresh waters of the park.

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A wonderful trek in one of the most fascinating countries of South America, Brazil, starting from Vale da Lua and heading into the beautiful Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. This park was declared Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001 and is situated in a remote part of Brazil .This unique tailormade tour and holiday has been designed to take in the key highlights of the Chapada dos Veadeiros at a comfortable level for individual or group visitors. 
It's a tour for visitors wanting a moderate pace with hikes on steep and rocky trails to visit the wonderfull waterfalls with clear and fresh waters of the park.

Capped by the awesome sunrises and sunsets, it promises to make for an unforgettable experience. During this incredible route you'll have the chance to:

  • Trek in a path that is rarely walked, even by locals;
  • Admire massive waterfalls and swim in natural pools;
  • Enjoy some incredibble abseiling and zip line in an impressive natural landscape (optional)

Trip summary

  • Departure Brasilia
  • End Brasilia
  • Countries
    • Brazil
  • City
    • São Jorge
    • Brasilia
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrive, Vale da Lua
    Day 1

    Arrival at the airport in Brasilia (before 10 am). Transfer from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso (3 hours).  Lunch in Alto Paraiso. Guided tour to Vale da Lua, an extraordinary moon-scape of rock sculpted by the force of the São Miguel river. Transfer to São Jorge, 25 miles (38 km) away, and check-in to your chosen pousada. Visit to the relaxing hot springs at nearby Agua Quente. Dinner in São Jorge.

     

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  • 2
    Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park - Cariocas Falls
    Day 2

    Breakfast at your pousada in São Jorge.  Day hike of 6 miles (10km) in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, visiting the spectacular rock gorges, Canyon I & II, and the lovely Cariocas waterfalls on Rio Preto river. We will stop for a picnic lunch and we will pass through a range of high-altitude cerrado landscapes with their distinct flora and fauna. Late lunch in São Jorge.

     

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  • 3
    Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park - Rio Preto Falls
    Day 3

    Breakfast at your pousada in Sao Jorge.  Day hike of 5 miles (8km) in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. The circuit follows an old miners’ trail passing by the quartz crystal mines that gave rise to the settlement of São Jorge. Along the way you will see a wide range of vegetation typical of the high altitude cerrado.

    We will stop for a swim and hydro-massage beneath Pedreiras waterfall, one of the main attractions of the National Park, set in the rocky valley through which Rio Preto tumbles in a series of cascades and natural swimming pools. After a picnic lunch you will return along a small path shimmering with fragments of quartz crystal. Late lunch in São Jorge.

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  • 4
    São Bento and Almécegas waterfall
    Day 4

    Breakfast at your pousada in Alto Paraiso. Visit to São Bento farm, walking about 1.5 miles (2.5. km) to the lovely Almecegas first waterfall with its 150 ft (50 m) drop and then on to the smaller Almecegas second waterfall for a refreshing dip in the large natural swimming pool. Lunch in Alto Paraiso. Transfer to Brasilia (3 hours, pm flight). 

    Optional – ( depends on flight time / minimum 4 people )  
    Abseiling down the middle of the Almecegas waterfall, a descent of 135 ft (45m) over rock and water and into a large natural swimming pool below. Your safety throughout is carefully controlled by expert instructors so that this is an ideal baptism into the sport with no experts people.  
    Zip Line "Vôo do Gavião" (850m and 80m high) impressive National Park mountain range view. We use two parallel iron cable with a tandem pulley, it's an easy and passive activity.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation in São Jorge: 3 nights at either Pousada Trilha Violeta, Casa das Flores or Bagua;
    • Meals on a full board equivalent basis (breakfast, lunch or picnic lunch and dinner);
    • English-speaking guides, fully trained and accredited by ACV-CV and IBAMA on the basis of one guide per visitor group;
    • Activities (including all entrance and service charges) as described in the itinerary, based on the visitor group as a whole selecting one of the two options, Crystal Waters or Monkey Canyon.  
    • Return transfer by air-conditioned vehicle between Brasilia (hotel or airport) and the pousada (Alto Paraiso or São Jorge).

     

    Price does not include
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • International flights
    • Optional activities
    • For period of vacations and holidays, 20% increase in the value.