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Brasilia & Chapada dos Veadeiros

3-6 Nights

Your tour of Brazil takes you first to the Brazilian Mid-West, arriving in the purpose-built capital city of Brasilia. After chance to look at the Niemeyer-designed buildings and city plan, you head into the interior. Chapada dos Veadeiros is a national park in the Cerrado ecosystem, with mountains, falls and expansive vistas of the high plains. You can also extend the tour to the mountain towns of Goias.

Your tour of Brazil takes you first to the Brazilian Mid-West, arriving in the purpose-built capital city of Brasilia. After chance to look at the Niemeyer-designed buildings and city plan, you head into the interior. Chapada dos Veadeiros is a national park in the Cerrado ecosystem, with mountains, falls and expansive vistas of the high plains. You can also extend the tour to the mountain towns of Goias.


  • Destinations: Brasilia & Goias - Chapada dos Veadeiros
  • Duration: 3-6 Nights
  • Trip Style: Traditional
  • Activities: Ecotourism

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : Arrive in Brasilia
You arrive in Brasilia, the purpose-built capital of Brazil, after flying over the Mid-West high plains. From the air you can pick out the aeroplane shape of the city, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. After transferring to your hotel, you will be taken on an afternoon tour of the city, visiting the concrete and glass constructions. Perhaps the most impressive is the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its fabulous stained-glass windows. The Santuario Dom Bosco also uses arches and glass to impressive effect. The Congress building and the Palacio do Planalto are essential sights, which can be seen from above by helicopter flight or from the tall Television Tower.
Day 2 : Into the Cerrado
After breakfast in Brasilia, you head into the interior. Goias State is the high plains, located in the middle of Brazil. The ecosystem of this type of tropical savannah is home to a vast variety of plants and animals, many of them endemic to the Brazilian bushlands known as the Cerrado. After three hours, you stop for lunch in Alto Paraiso, the gateway to the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. An afternoon outing takes you to the Vale da Lua, where rocks sculpted by the Rio São Miguel form a valley landscape reminiscent of the moon. Continuing to Sao Jorge on the edges of the park, you check in before a wonderful cerrado sunset.
Day 3 : Falls & Hot Springs
After breakfast in, you head into the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park for a hike of around 8km amongst the high altitude cerrado vegetation. The trail was originally used by miners to access the quartz crystal mines in the area, which led to the founding of Sao Jorge. The Pedreiras Waterfall is just one of many falls cascading down the Rio Preto, with the chance for a swim in the natural pools and a hydro-massage from the falls. After a picnic lunch you return along a small path shimmering with fragments of quartz crystal. The day finishes with a visit to the relaxing hot springs at nearby Agua Quente before you return to Sao Jorge.
Day 4 : Rio Sao Miguel
The Rio Sao Miguel borders the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park with two of the main attractions. From the Raizama Conservation Reserve, a 3km circular trail takes in views of the 40m Raizama Canyon, with its forested banks. The Morada do Sol Trail alongside the river is a 3.5km hike through canyons and cascades. Lunch is a picnic on the banks of the river besides one of many natural swimming pools of crystal clear water. There is the chance to spot cerrado wildlife too, with maned wolves, anteaters and armadillo amongst the park residents. After finishing the hike, the afternoon ends with the 45min road journey to Alto Paraiso.
Day 5 : Sao Bento & Almecegas Waterfalls
An 8km hike takes you to Portal da Chapada, through forests and typical cerrado landscapes. A stop for a swim beneath the Sao Bento Waterfall comes before another trail of 2.5km takes you to Almecegas Falls, the first with a 50m drop, the second with a large natural swimming pool. Three adventure activities are available, with a Canopy Adventure high up in the trees; an option for abseiling 45m down the Almecegas Falls into the pool - the descent is done with expert instructors; The Flight of the Hawk zipline is an 850m descent above the canopy with fantastic views of the cerrado and the hills of Chapada dos Veadeiros.
Day 6 : Flying Away from Brasilia
In the morning you can enjoy breakfast in Alto Paraiso amongst the cerrado birdlife and then a wander around the small town, famous for its crystals and with a slightly hippy atmosphere. After lunch, you begin the road journey back to Brasilia, connecting in the capital with your flight away. This tour of Brasilia and the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park can also be shortened by a night or two, or extended to the mountain towns of Goias, such as Pirenopolis, Cidade de Goias and the hot springs of Caldas Novas. You can also combine it with other destinations such as the Pantanal and the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park.
PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * US$ 2,225 US$ 2,550
Domestic Flights **


Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Brasilia & Goias
Chapada dos Veadeiros

 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

April - May - June - July - August