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Chapada dos Veadeiros Highlights - 2013

Itinerary 2 - 3 nights, 4 days


This itinerary has been designed to take in the key highlights of the Chapada dos Veadeiros at a level comfortable for individual visitors. Crystal Waters is a tour for visitors wanting a more leisurely pace or less difficulty in walks and is suitable for children and older travellers or those not used to hiking. Monkey Canyon is for visitors wanting a more challenging tour with longer hikes and steeper trails and is suitable for more experienced walkers.


Monkey Canyon – Moderate Level


1st day – Arrive, Vale da Lua.

Arrival at airport in Brasilia (up to 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 view the sunset.

Dinner in  São Jorge.


2nd day – National Park.

Breakfast at your pousada in São Jorge.

Check-out of your pousada in São Jorge.

Day hike of 7.5 miles (12km) in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. The route passes through pristine cerrado to visit the Saltos do Rio Preto, a dramatic series of waterfalls cascading up to 360 ft (120m) into lush green gallery forest and forming natural swimming pools. We will have a picnic lunch and on our return you will be able to enjoy a swim and a natural hydro-massage at the Pedreiras waterfall.

Transfer to Alto Paraiso, 30 minutes, and check-in to your chosen pousada.

Dinner in Alto Paraiso.


3rd day – Macaquinho Valley.

Breakfast at your pousada in Alto Paraiso.

Our trip will begin with a drive of 25 miles (38 km) to the Eastern border of the National Park, to the top of the Serra Geral do Parana. At an altitude of 3,500 ft (1,500 m) you will enjoy fantastic views to the edge of the Chapada dos Veadeiros and down into the valley, Vão do Parana. We will drive on to Santuario das Pedras and then hike for 2.5 miles (4 km) along the valley into which the Macaquinho river has carved deep canyons out of the quartz rock and great cascades of pure green water plunge into natural swimming pools. We will have a picnic lunch, visit three waterfalls - Canion da Pedra Furada, Caverna and Dois Saltos, at which the Macaquinho and Fundao rivers meet - and then descend into a canyon with a dramatic 120 ft (40 m) drop.

Early dinner, a tasty home-cooked meal at the Santuario das Pedras farm.

Return to Alto Paraiso.


4th day – São Bento and Almécegas waterfall.

Breakfast at your pousada in Alto Paraiso.

Visit to the São Bento farm, walking about 1.5 miles (2.5. km) to the lovely Almecegas 1 waterfall with its 150 ft (50 m) drop and then on to the smaller Almecegas 2 waterfall for a refreshing dip in the large natural swimming pool.

Lunch in Alto Paraiso.

Transfer to Brasilia (3 hours, pm flight)


Optional – ADVENTURE CIRCUIT – Canopy, Abseiling and Zip Line – easy level.

We can do three adventure activities in the São Bento Farm.

Canopy Adventure, eight bridges in the top of the trees.  

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. Lunch at the waterfall. 

After the Abseiling we go to do the new adventure Activity,

Zip Line "Vôo do Gavião" (850m and 80m high) impressive National Park mountain range view. We use two parallel iron cable with a tanden pulley, it's easy and passive activity.  



This itinerary of 4 days, 3 nights includes:

  • Accommodation in São Jorge: 1 night at either Pousada Trilha Violeta or Casa das Flores;
  • Accommodation in Alto Paraiso: 2 nights at either Pousada Recanto da Grande Paz or Casa Rosa ;
  • 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).



  • While visitor groups will be dealt with as individual bookings and their particular wishes accommodated wherever possible, visitor groups may be combined where necessary, at the discretion of the local operator, up to a maximum of eight persons per guide. Itineraries may also be adjusted at the discretion of the local operator due to climatic or safety considerations.
  • Other languages can also be catered for (French, German, Spanish) at an additional cost, including native speakers if required;
  • Itineraries can be tailored to individual requirements (e.g. extensions up to 8 day, 7 night hikes are available) on request;
  • Special dietary requirements can often be accommodated if requested but extra costs may be involved;
  • Prices are based on a minimum group size of 2 persons; rates given for children apply up to ten years of age.

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See also

» Expeditions
Trekking - 8 days
Biking - 8 days
» HighLights
Highlights - Short - 3Days
Highlights - 4Days
Highlights - 5Days
» Adventure Activities
Rapelling in the Waterfall
Zip Line - 850m

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