Jalapão Experience (5 Days) – Tocantins – Ecoturism Paradise

Jalapão Experience is a tour already known for those who love ecotourism and adventure tourism. Located in the state of Tocantins, the region enchants with its abundant waters, plateaus and saws with savannah climate, as well as the cerrado landscape, with orange dunes, waterfalls, springs and impressive rock formations, a true paradise.

The Jalapão is a natural paradise of unending discoveries. This arid region offers scrubland vegetation similar to the savannahs and stunning scenario such as golden sand dunes up to 30 meters high, large plateaus, waterfalls, rivers with crystal clear waters, rapids, and many more surprises. Definitely a call for contemplation and adventure.

Every year, the number of Brazilians and foreigners who make the trip to Jalapão grows, and they venture to the north of Brazil in search of this, which is already one of the main ecotourism destinations in the country!

Jalapão Experience Highlights

  • Dicover this ecoturism paradise and arid region full of oasis;
  • Visit the local community of Mumbuca;
  • Explore waterfall, springs and natural pools;
  • Have the opportunity to pass through the Serra da Catedral and Morro do Gorgulho.

What is the itinerary of Jalapão Experience?

  • Day 1: Palmas, Capital of the Tocantins
    • Reception at Palmas Airport and Transfer to the Hotel in the Center of Palmas. You will enjoy a free day to get to know the surroundings of the hotel and the city
  • Day 2: Palmas X Mateiros
    • Departure at 7am from Palmas to Jalapão. Around 9am, arrival in Ponte Alta of the Tocantins, entry of the Jalapão. Quick stop to go the bathroom and supply. At 9am, we head to the first destination, Prainha do Rio Novo. Stop for lunch at the Restaurant Rio Novo (included), and then have free time at the restaurant. In the afternoon, we get to know the postcard of Jalapão, the dunes. Aroud 7:30pm, we arrive in Mateiros city and have dinner at the Beira da Mata restaurant (included). After dinner, we check in at the Hotel in Mateiros.
    • Your lodging will be at Pousada dos Buritis or similar.
    • Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 3: Jalapão
    • After breakfast, we head to the Fervedouro, a spring with a flow of water so strong that you can not sink. At 10am, we visit the community of Mumbuca, where we find handicrafts made of golden grass. We stop for lunch in the Restaurante Soninho (included). At 2pm, we go to the Cachoeira da Formiga (Ant Waterfall) with crystalline waters. At 5pm, we head back to Mateiros. Dinner at the Beira da Mata Restaurant (included). Overnight in Mateiros.
    • Your lodging will be at Pousada dos Buritis or similar.
    • Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 4: Jalapão
    • After breakfast, we go to São Felix do Tocantins, with a stop at the Fervedouro Bela Vista. At 11:30am, we have lunch break, at Bela Vista restaurant (included). At 1pm, we head to Palmas, passing through the Serra da Catedral and the Morro do Gorgulho, where we stop for photos. At 7:30pm, we arrive in Palmas. Overnight in Palmas.
    • Your lodging will be in Palmas
    • Meals included: Lunch
  • Day 5: Transfer to Palmas Airport
    • Depending on the hour of your flight, we pick up the luggage and board the vehicle to Palmas airport.

What’s included in Jalapão Experience?


  • Transfer in Palmas Airport x Hotel;
  • Road transport Palmas x Mateiros;
  • Visit to the Fervedouros;
  • Visit to the community of Mumbuca;
  • Visit to the waterfall of Formiga;
  • Visit to Serra da Catedral and Morro do Gorgulho;
  • Local guide assistance in Portuguese;
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in pre-determined restaurants;
  • Visiting rates on attractions;
  • 02 nights lodging with breakfast in Mateiros;
  • 02 nights lodging with breakfast in Palmas.

Not included:

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

Average temperature  and chance of rain in the region of Tocantins

Jalapão Experience Weather

What kind of gear do I need to go to Jalapão Experience?

  • Light clothing;
  • Long sleeve shirts;
  • Hiking pants;
  • Swimwear;
  • Waterproof hiking boots or wellington boots (the latter can be bought in Palmas for low prices);
  • Sandals/flip flops (Havaianas flip flops can be bought in Palmas for low prices);
  • Hat/cap;
  • Insect repellent;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Rain coat/cover or ponchos.

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 Jalapão Experience

How do I get there?

There are international flights direct to Palmas and a lot of national flights from all the main cities in Brazil. The airport in Palmas is PMW and has quite a standard infrastructure for such a remote place.

Is there transfer service?

Yes. In Pamas there is receptive service from the airport to the hotel.

Is it safe?

Palmas is the capital of the Tocantins 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.

What ages is it suitable?

The journey to the Jalapão Experience 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 walking. However it is not very demanding.

Do I have to do any training?

No need any training.

Will my cell phone work?

Yes, your cell phone will work on the Hotel and Airport.

Are there any wi-fi spots?

In the Hotel and Airport only.

What are the luggage restrictions?

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.



05 days package

1.750USD per person (for groups of 02 or more)

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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!

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  • Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil


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