Discover Brazil, one of the most intriguing countries in South America, with this unique trekking tour, holiday and adventure in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, listed among Unesco Heritage Sites, and offering sensational landscapes, waterfalls, mountain ranges and wildlife. 

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Discover Brazil, one of the most intriguing countries in South America, with this unique trekking tour, holiday and adventure in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, listed among Unesco Heritage Sites, and offering sensational landscapes, waterfalls, mountain ranges and wildlife. 

This tailormade holiday itinerary 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 wonderful waterfalls with clear and fresh waters of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

Here are some of the highlights of your tour and journey:

  • Explore Vale da Lua or Moon Valley, an incredible moon-scape  that will absolutely leave you breathless
  • Tour of the splendid waterfalls of the park with the chance to try abseiling and zip line
  • Visit to a local farm

Trip summary

  • Departure Brasilia
  • End Brasilia
  • Countries
    • Brazil
  • City
    • São Jorge
    • Alto Paraiso
    • 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
    Cataratas dos Couros
    Day 4

    Breakfast at your pousada in São Jorge. Transfer to Alto Paraiso, 45 minutes away, to your chosen pousada. Transfer of 57 km, 1:30h drive on off roads.  We'll visit the most impressive Chapada dos Veadeiros waterfalls complex, Couros Falls, walking approximately 1.5 kilometers bordering the Rio Couros to the top of the canyon, where the river falls into several plates, inside a huge canyon with approximately 300m down, forming several waterfalls and pools.

    We'll descend to the middle of the falls, where it is possible see above and below the complex. Return to Alto Paraíso in the afternoon. Late lunch in Alto Paraíso.

     

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  • 5
    São Bento and Almécegas waterfall
    Day 5

    Breakfast at your pousada in Alto Paraiso. Visit 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 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
    • Accommodation in Alto Paraiso: 1 nights at either Pousada Recanto da Grande Paz, Casa Rosa or Casa da Lua
    • 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
    • Flights
    • Tips
    • Optional activities
    • Personal expenses
    • For period of vacations and holidays, 20% increase in value.