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Check out this handy guide to learn how to get to Jalapão State Park and explore its surrounding cities. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to plan your tour and reach Jalapão with ease. From transportation options to tips on exploring different cities in the area, this guide has got you covered. Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure to Jalapão and discover its natural wonders!

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How to get to Jalapão State Park?

The closest airport to Jalapão is in the city of Palmas, capital of the state of Tocantins. There it’s the starting point to explore Jalapão. Direct flights are not always available, so be prepared for connections. Jalapão consists of nine municipalities, with Ponte Alta, Mateiros, and São Félix being the main destinations, making them the preferred bases for most tourists exploring the region. However, it’s important to note that there are numerous captivating attractions scattered throughout the area. Many people wonder about the distance between Palmas and Jalapão, but it’s important to understand that the tour through Jalapão is a circuit: you usually start on one side and finish on the other.

It’s important to note that access to the region can be challenging. The majority of roads in Jalapão are unpaved or covered in soft sand, which can pose difficulties for vehicles. Particularly during the dry season, when the sandy soil becomes even softer, there is a higher risk of getting stuck. To ensure a smooth journey, we highly recommend traveling with a 4×4 vehicle and an experienced driver who is accustomed to navigating these sandy roads. By taking these precautions, you can avoid any unexpected delays or missing out on the incredible experiences that Jalapão has to offer.

When planning your itinerary exercise caution and thorough research to ensure a well-rounded experience that includes the hidden gems of Jalapão. All our itineraries depart from Palmas to Jalapão, with various options for routes, available days, and activities.

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With many dirt tracks and uneven terrain, it is recommended to use 4×4 vehicles to go to Jalapão.

How to get from Palmas to Jalapão?

From Palmas to Ponte Alta
A 150 km journey on paved roads, following TO-030 to Santa Tereza do Tocantins and then TO-130 to Ponte Alta, the main gateway to Jalapão. This stretch typically takes around 2 hours to complete.

From Ponte Alta to Mateiros
A 160 km dirt road adventure, following TO-255. Expect an average travel time of 4 hours. Along this route, you’ll encounter the Serra do Espírito Santo, Prainha do Rio Novo, Cachoeira da Velha, the dunes of Jalapão State Park, and with a detour, Pedra Furada and Lagoa do Japonês.

From Mateiros to São Félix do Tocantins
A 78 km dirt road journey, following TO-110. This leg takes approximately 2.5 hours. It grants access to many of Jalapão’s fervedouros and also leads to Cachoeira do Formiga.

From São Félix do Tocantins to Lagoa do Tocantins
A 130 km combination of dirt and asphalt roads, with 70 km on TO-030 and an additional 60 km on TO-247 to Lagoa do Tocantins. Although TO-247 is undergoing asphalt paving, the project is not yet completed. This stretch takes you to Cachoeira das Araras and Morro da Catedral. The average travel time is around 3.5 hours.

From Lagoa do Tocantins to Palmas 
A 105 km journey on paved roads, following either TO-020 and BR-010 or TO-030. This route can be completed in approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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Are you ready to go on an adventure tour in Jalapão State Park? If you’re looking for more information, we’ve got you covered! Check out our ultimate guide, specially curated with all the precious information you need to make the most of your trip. It’s a valuable resource that will help you plan and enjoy your adventure to the fullest!So pack your bags and head to this hidden oasis for an adventure of a lifetime! At PlanetaEXO, we believe that every adventure we take can make a difference in sustainable travel! 😊 Connect with a local guide and embark on an unforgettable journey through the dunes, natural pools and waterfalls in Jalapão State Park. Book your trip now and get ready for an experience that will take your breath away!