Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (8 days) – Brazilian Cerrado

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is located in the center of Brazil, near Brasília the capital of the country. Composed of interesting abstract rock formations, reveals magnificent waterfalls over 100 meters high with bracing rock pools for swimming. It’s located in the Brazilian Cerrado, an ecossystem that is home to many exotic wildlife such the giant anteater, jaguars, armadillos and specially birds like macaws and toucans.

This Chapada dos Veadeiros travel package was designed to offer the best of Brazilian Cerrado: typical food of the region, history and culture, relaxation amid nature, magnific waterfall showers and swimming on the natural pools, hike in the Cerrado, checking the interesting rock formations, get to know local populations and understand why some villages believe to be an alien gateway.

Stay in local lodges, go on the amazing tours, enjoy wildlife and have fun!

Highlights

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park Highlights

  • Lodging in local farms and inns;
  • Waterfall showers and natural pool swim;
  • Brazilian Cerrado hikes to observe scenario and wildlife;
  • History and culture tours;
  • Local restaurants with typical food.

Itinerary

What is the itinerary of Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park?

  • Day 1: Transfer Brasilia x Chapada dos Veadeiros
    • Reception at Brasília airport (BSB), transfer to Pirenópolis village (around 150km/90 miles), check-in the lodge and go for lunch in a typical local restaurant.
    • Meals included: Lunch
  • Day 2: Local city tour & Bonsucesso Farm waterfalls
    • Enjoy a historical and cultural city tour, with visit to the main monuments of the eighteenth and nineteenth century and lunch at the village. After lunch, board the transfer to visit the Bonsucesso farm and its complex of 6 incredible waterfalls.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 3: The Abade reserve and the Pirineus state park
    • Let’s head to the Abade reserve. There we will enjoy a circular hike of 2,5 km (1,55 miles) between fields and forests of Cerrado biome and visit 4 waterfalls where you can shower and swim.
    • Then we head to the Pirineus state park, to hike up the hills, between the veredas (local flora formation) and interesting rock formations of millions of years. We finish the day at 1.400 meters of altitude in the second highest peak of the central Brazil.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 4: Buddhist Monastery and The Waterfalls of Dragons
    • We will visit a Buddhist temple in one of the most unspoilt regions of the Cerrado, the Várzea do Lobo, where we’ll hike through riparian forest and wet fields, to make our way to the fantastic complex of eight waterfalls named Waterfalls of Dragons, with beautiful quartzite walls.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 5: The villages of Alto Paraíso & São Jorge
    • Time to board the transfer for a 360 km (220 miles) trip to Alto Paraíso village, where we’ll have lunch and then move on to São Jorge village to check in at the inn.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 6: The cascades of São Bento farm
    • Let’s head to São Bento farm. There we’ll hike between the Cerrado rocks and veredas in search of the best waterfalls and cascades. Our first stop is at the waterfall Almecega I, with colorful walls, crystal clear water natural pools, lookouts and viewpoints. Then, we move on to Almecega II and Cachoeira São Bento. Late lunch in São Jorge village.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 7: Canyons & the waterfall of Cariocas
    • In this day we visit the canyons to access its trails. We will visit Canyons 1 and 2 with large quartzite walls and several natural pools. Then hike 3 km (2 miles) to the waterfall of Cariocas, where the black river collapses in a 30 meters fall. Lunch in São Jorge village.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 8: The Valley of the Moon & Return to Brasília
    • Our last destination is to close with the golden key! Valley of the Moon is part of a private farmstead along São Miguel River, presenting exotic formations similar to lunar craters, that have been sculpted by the waters for millions of years. Our lunch will be in Alto Paraíso village and then we’ll return to Brasília.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusions and Exclusions

What’s included in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park?

Included:

  • Round trip transfer from Brasilia
  • Inns and Lodges on the villages
  • Several activities as described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guide (Portuguese & English)
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Taxes to the attractions

Not included:

  • Airline tickets (can be included under request)
  • Travel insurance (can be included under request)
  • Other optional tours
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks or food not described as included
  • Any item not described as included

Weather information

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Packing List

What kind of gear do I need to go to Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park?

  • Light clothing
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • Swimwear
  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals/flip flops (Havaianas flip flops can be bought in Brasilia for low prices)
  • Hat/cap
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Pre-booking information

Important things you should know before booking!

Important information
  • Before booking any product, check the risks involved, what’s included, the necessary equipment and the FAQ. If doubts arise, contact us.
  • When booking any tour, the tourist attests knowledge to the natural risk inherent in ecotourism and adventure activities as well as the activities risks. If you wish to understand more about the risks involved, contact us.
  • The excessive ingestion of alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs, as well as the carrying of weapons of any kind, before or during activities, is not allowed under penalty of exclusion of the participant.
  • The itinerary and the order of the tours can be changed due to the weather and/or adverse conditions inherent to the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
What are the vaccines needed?
  • Yellow fever is the only mandatory vaccine to enter Brazil, please check you country vaccine requirements.
  • We recommend Hepatitis B vaccine and the globally recommended vaccines: MMR (measles, rubella and mumps), DT (diphtheria and tetanus), polio, influenza and meningitis.
Do I need Visa?
  • Although most of the tourists can rely on fast and easy electronic e-Visas, depending on your country of origin a standard Visa can be required to enter Brazil.
  • Please make sure to verify the requirements before you travel for this is a responsibility of the tourist.

FAQ

FAQ Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

How do I get there?

There are international flights direct to Brasilia and a lot of national flights from all the main cities in Brazil. The airport in Brasilia is BSB and has good infrastructure.

Is there transfer service?

Yes. In Brasilia there is receptive service from the airport to Chapada dos Veadeiros.

Is it safe?

Brasilia is the capital of Brazil and as a big city it has problems as any other big city in the world. However, there is no need to be afraid. Just keep your belongings with you and pay attention to your bags and everything is should be fine. While in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, you will be in rural and natural areas, totally safe.

What ages is it suitable?

The journey to the Chapada dos Veadeiros is suitable to people of any age. As long as you don’t have mobility problems, such a case that we do not recommend this adventure, you will fully enjoy.

What’s the physical effort involved?

Some of the activities in this package involve physical effort, such as hiking. However it is not very demanding.

Do I have to do any training?

No need to be expert nor take any trainings.

Any wildlife risks?

Very remote risk. You will be inside the cerrado environment but in areas with visitation of humans (jaguars tend to be away). Although there are wild and poison animals around the chance of crossing very close to one of those is remote. If eventually you do, keep a safe distance and strictly follow the instructions of the activity leader. Wildlife is not the highest level risk in this adventure, other than slipping and falling while in waterfall area.

Where do we sleep?

Good comfort and high level inns have been selected. However, we should remind you that this adventure takes place in quite remote rural and natural areas. Do not expect luxury.

How do we get water?

It is possible to buy mineral water in most of the places we will visit. We recommend to bring a Squizze to fill it with water.

What do we eat?

During the hikes, we will have snacks. Then, we will have late lunch in the city/village, where local typical food with different types of meat will be available. There are options for vegetarians and vegans.

Do I have to bring cash?

Yes, consider that drinks are not included and you might want to buy local handcrafted souvenirs.

Will my cell phone work?

Yes, in Pirenópolis and the biggest villages of the Chapada dos Veadeiros, cell phones work.

Are there any Wi-Fi spots?

Yes, Wi-Fi service is available in most of the Inns.

What are the luggage restrictions?

No restrictions while in the Chapada dos Veadeiros. Please consider the airline luggage restricions.

Any packing tips?

Backpacking packs are recommended.

Who will I be travelling with?

This is not a private package and has daily departures, so there might be other tourists travelling with you.

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Prices

08 days package

2.140USD per person (for groups of 02 or more)

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Availability

This tour has daily departure

• Daily departure available

• Please consider that this tour requires booking 3 days in advance

Group type and promotions

  • Small groups (10 persons max)
  • Bilingual tour guides
  • Bookings for more than 5 persons, contact us!

Maps and Orienteering

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Destinations:

  • Brasilia, Capital of Brazil

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