Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing | PlanetaEXO
From BRL 4,528.00 per person

Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing

From BRL 4,528.00 per person
Multiple Days
Accomodation Included
Meals Included
Group Size 2-10
About the adventure

Have you ever heard of Jalapão Brazil State Park? Disconnect yourself from the virtual world and connect yourself with nature, in a magnificent experience in the heart of Brazil. Located in Tocantins, Jalapão has the largest untouched portion of the Brazilian savannah, with beautiful deserted beaches, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, and turquoise waters. Such beauty in the midst of an exuberant fauna and rarely seen in other places such as jaguars, wolves, deer, armadillos, macaws, and tapirs.


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In this adventure, you will visit Jalapão and the Serra Geral do Tocantins, enjoying its main attractions, its valuable culture, and exuberant nature such as Formiga Waterfall, Encantado Canyon Waterfall, and Fervedouros, boiling pools with very clear water and fine sand, a unique attraction of Jalapão.



We will meet the hospitable Jalapenses, taste their delicious homemade food, and watch how the artifacts made of "Capim Dourado" (Golden grass), a trademark of Jalapão, are produced. An enriching experience that contributes to the sustainable development of the local community. Join us on this adventure to Jalapão Brazil State Park!


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Day by day


Day 1 - Palmas / Progresso Farm / Rafting / Praia do Buriti Pelado

Welcome to Jalapão! We will start our adventure by leaving Palmas at 7 am by car in a 5 hours travel, which will be 360 km of road, 150 km of asphalt, and 110 km of land. Then we will have the rafting instructions to start the first Jalapoeira crossing, through the waters, a 25 km descent, passing by rapids class IV to the beach of Buriti Pelado.


Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing

Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing



The Buriti Pelado beach is a wilderness location, excellent for stargazing and a bonfire to share the day's experiences and where we will make our wild camping and dinner. On this day, we recommend that you leave the hotel with your rafting clothes and shoes that can get wet. Footwear must be attached to the foot, flip-flops or similar will not be accepted, we recommend water shoes.


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Jalapao beach


Day 2 - Travessia da Velha / Prainha do Rio Novo / Jalapão Ecolodge

On this day we will travel a section of a 5 km stretch that shows the beauty of a river with its beaches, crystalline waters, and a preserved forest. Let's do the most exciting part of the rafting, with class IV rapids, and finish on the Prainha do Rio Novo, where we will relax by the end of the rafting.


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rafting jalapao

jalapão brazil state park


After a reinforced snack and after a brief rest, we will walk the first crossing on foot, the Travessia da Velha, a walk of approximately 13km (with an estimated time of 3 hours of active walking), passing through clean fields and paths, until we arrive at Jalapão Ecolodge, where we will camp on the banks of the river Soninho.


Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing

Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing



Day 3 - Cathedral Hill / Fervedouro Bela Vista / Soninho River / Fervedouro do Refúgio

Our activities start early in the morning today, at 4 am. On the third day, we will enjoy the sunrise at the Cathedral Crossing, we will make a small drive to the starting point of the walk, to climb Cathedral Hill, which has approximately 4.5 km. The name is due to the appearance of a cathedral format with impressive visuals. After the descent, we will continue our trip by car to São Félix, to go to Fervedouro Bela Vista.


Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing

Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing


The Fervedouro Bela Vista is the largest among all the ones open for visitation and has transparent and incredibly blue water. It is impossible not to be surprised by the color of the water and the beauty of nature that surrounds the space. After a rest, we will start the crossing to Boa Esperança Community, a walk of about 9 km to reach Mr. Adão Ribeiro's house, where we will have a typical Jalapoeiro lunch, filled with stories from the region. Afterward, we will check in at Glamping Refúgio Coração do Jalapão, where will have a free afternoon, to enjoy its many activities or just relax before dinner.





During our staying in the inn, we can go to one more beautiful Fervedouro, the Fervedouro do Refúgio, which is part of the Glamping Refugio Coração do Jalapão and is exclusive to those who chose to stay with them.





Day 4 - Fervedouro Encontro das Águas / Fervedouro Buritizinho / Formiga Waterfall

After breakfast we will start our 12km hiking to Fervedouro Encontro das Águas, an amazing hike in the middle of the Cerrado full of incredible views and borders the river during its route. The source of this Fervedouro has high pressure and it is very difficult to sink even with someone else pushing you down. With a unique spring, this Fervedouro is ideal for those who want to feel intensely the fluctuation so famous in this rare phenomenon of nature.


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buritizinho fervedouro jalapão



Then, we will continue our hike for more than 4 km to reach the Fervedouro Buritizinho, with extremely transparent and intense blue water, which stands out as one of the most beautiful in Jalapão. After a short rest and reinforced snack, we will follow Formiga Waterfall, a trail of approximately 8 km, considered one of the most beautiful in Jalapão, with its emerald green waters that provide a relaxing and refreshing bath for the body. One of the most desired and beautiful for bathing, diving, and floating. At the end of the day, a transfer will be waiting for us to take us by car to Mateiros, where we will have dinner and overnight in Glamping Refugio Coração do Jalapão.



Day 5 - Espirito Santo Mountain Range / Dunes / Quilombo Curicaca

We'll start the day early, at 4 am, with the ascent to the Espírito Santo mountain range viewpoint and enjoy a spectacular sunrise. We will climb 200 m and walk another 600 m so that we can watch the sunrise and later continue for another 3 km to reach the top of the mountain, where we can contemplate the natural beauty of the erosion in the space.


Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing

Jalapão Brazil State Park Crossing


Then, we will make a cautious technical descent of 7 km down the mountain range of Espírito Santo until we reach the famous golden dunes of Jalapão, a beautiful scenery with golden orange sands, surrounded by mountains and springs to enjoy this authentic landscape of the jalapoeira region.



Soon after the visit to the Dunes, we will go by car to Rio Novo Community, a traditional Quilombola Community in Jalapão Brazil State Park, and have lunch at Mr. Adélio's Curicaca restaurant. After the rest, we will continue to Ponte Alta by car for dinner and overnight.



Day 6 - Enchanted Canyon / Arch of the Sun / Return to Palmas

We will leave towards the Enchanted Canyon, but not without first getting to know another postcard of the region, the Pierced Stone, a huge sandstone sculpted by wind and rain. Then we will go to Encantado Canyon, a 2.5 km trail, a place of rare and unique beauty, at some times of the year there are more than five waterfalls that can be seen from the same place, and we will take a walk inside the Canyon for about 1.5km.


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After we have lunch we will go by car to Pedra Furada, the last attraction of our experience, one of the most beautiful sunsets in Jalapão.  Then we will come back to Ponte Alta, scheduled to arrive at 6 pm.


Sunset pedra furada


Join us on this adventure to Jalapão Brazil State Park.


What is included

  • Transportation in Jalapão in a 4x4 vehicle departing from Palmas and also as a support during the whole expedition;
  • Accommodation in single, double, or triple rooms (does not include accommodation in Palmas);
  • Meals – full board with an appreciation of regional cuisine (breakfast, lunch,
    dinner and lunch on the trail. Except for drinks);
  • Mineral water during the journey;
  • Entrance to attractions;
  • English-speaker guide;
  • Travel Insurance;
  • Visit and interaction with traditional communities;
  • Snack on the trail (cereal bars, cookies, dried meat paçoca and/or fruits and nuts).


What is not included

  • Does not include accommodation and food in Palmas;
  • Does not include optional tours;
  • Any other items not mentioned under inclusions.


Requirements & Additional Information

  • The schedule may suffer unforeseen changes due to weather conditions or any factor that the guide deems to compromise the physical integrity of the group. always follow the guide's guidelines;
  • Inform the guide in case of dependence on medicines or health conditions;
  • Prices are subject to change at any moment. You must send an inquiry to receive an official offer. Confirmed reservations are not subject to price changes.



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    Customer Reviews

    4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 39 reviews)

    In love with Jalapão

    May 25, 2023

    This was a great and exciting trip! Im travelling 4 months through Brazil and this Jalapao tour was the biggest adventure! The rafting was amazing, challenging and relaxing (the floating in the River). The first night on the camp site on the river was like a dream site. The guides were all week with us and they cooked, accompanied the hikes, cared for hurt feet and expressed their love for Jalapão in the way they talk about nature in Jalapao. You could really feel how they work with love and care for us the group and the surroundings. The nature in Jalapao is amazing, we were swimming in waterfalls and fervedouro’s (clean water springs) and hiked in beautiful landscapes. There are not many foreigners travelling in this area, it felt like a special place. I would very much recommand this trip! Would do it again 😉 We also had a great group and had a lot of fun together. Thanks so much to all the guides and of course: Planeta Exo Team!

    Katharina Bongaertz (Netherlands)

    All chosen with great care to provide a unique experience

    March 21, 2023

    Excellent experience in Jalapão: a week of learning with the locals, their traditions, and way of life, in addition to the natural beauties and attractions of the region. Congratulations to our guide and his professionalism, good humor, availability, and permanent encouragement to the group, which allowed the trip to be fully enjoyed. I thank the company for the service provided, with clarity and practicality from the first contact. Itinerary (with trails and rafting), transfers, transport, trails, accommodation, meals, attractions/activities/tours – all chosen with great care to provide a unique experience to the visitor who wants to know Jalapão in its fullness.

    João (Brazil)

    Very transformative in personal terms

    March 20, 2023

    I just got back from Jalapão. It was an incredible experience. A true immersion in nature and community. Very transformative in personal terms, mainly, to get out of my comfort zone. And what to say about the guide…….an amazing person with a huge heart.

    Debora (Brazil)

    An immersion that rescues us what is really worth it

    March 19, 2023

    The experience of getting to know the traditional Jalapão, the people who are part of it, the smells, flavors, sensations… an immersion that rescues us what is really worth it. Stunning natural beauty, excellent accommodation, personal challenge, jungle bath, nature bath. I recommend it to everyone who wants to connect with nature, here people still challenge themselves in an adventurous place 🙂 Itinerary out of common sense, personalized experience. We joked that the entire Jalapao was reserved just for our group!

    Stafania (Brazil)

    Excellent company

    March 4, 2023

    Excellent company, with local guides who know the region very well and go far beyond the stunning scenery. They are hospitable, they teach us about culture and nature with the wisdom of those who belong and respect the place where they live. Thank you for the experience and I highly recommend it.

    Bianca (Brazil)

    I loved the experience

    March 4, 2023

    I loved the experience, but what I liked the most was the Fervedouros! I loved them! I don’t know how to swim and I managed to enjoy it a lot!

    Carla Castro (Brazil)

    Our guide was very attentive, and careful, he has in his essence a love for the place

    February 21, 2023

    I lived unforgettable days in jalapão, our guide was very attentive, and careful, he has in his essence a love for the place, and that’s why he was able to show us the places in a special way. The inns where I stayed are very cozy and clean. The route is long, and the roads are a little bumpy but they use the right car so it’s easy. If there is something I can say is that this whole experience is so worth it, the place is too beautiful.

    Isabel Dantas (Brazil)

    It was wonderful and unforgettable!

    February 13, 2023

    The expedition was perfect. We really enjoyed all days of the trip. It was wonderful and unforgettable! The guides are very experienced, attentive, and friendly. I highly recommend it.

    Daniela Roxo (Brazil)

    They have the proposal to promote integration with the natives of the region

    February 12, 2023

    It was an incredible experience provided to us. Far beyond the tours, they have the proposal to promote integration with the natives of the region. All of them are excellent guides, from describing the cerrado ecosystem to the best way to enjoy each attraction, always focusing on people’s safety. The inns we stayed at during the course were generally very good.

    Luciano Santos (Brazil)

    They do their best to deliver a unique experience!

    February 9, 2023

    We had an excellent experience! From the first WhatsApp contact until the end of the trip with the guides. I strongly recommend the company, they are distinguished professionals who love the region and do their best to deliver a unique experience!

    Nathalia Batista (Brazil)

    The program is unique

    January 20, 2023

    The experience was simply wonderful! From the beginning of the contact, they gave us the maximum attention, we had 2 calls to clarify doubts, details of the itinerary, and much more. The way they organize the script is unique. I had exclusive experiences, wonderful climbs, and views, I wasn’t in a hurry, and I spent an hour enjoying each boiler, it was all wonderful. The interaction with the local people is another unique point of the visit! We learned a lot from them. The food and the lodges are incredible. And of course, the guide was just sensational! I recommend 1000%

    Milena (Brazil)

    Punctuality, kindness, cordiality, everything perfect

    January 13, 2023

    I loved traveling with the company, punctuality, kindness, cordiality, everything perfect. At the last minute, I needed to take my 82-year-old mother and a specific schedule was made for her in a car so that I could take all the trips in another car with my husband. The team was very creative and my mother came back happy. My husband and I did the tours with a guide that we love. I strongly recommend

    Patricia (Brazil)

    Professional company

    January 3, 2023

    A professional company committed to responsible tourism. Great experience and highly recommendable. A highlight for the guides who are great.

    Paulo (Brazil)

    Culturally enriching

    December 24, 2022

    The experience in Jalapão was sensational and culturally enriching! We were able to have experiences close to Jalapão reality with the help of our guide, who took us to a cultural immersion and native cuisine. Our guide not only shared his knowledge about this wonderful place but also adapted our itinerary according to the weather and our needs!

    Beatriz (Brazil)

    The company killed it!

    December 24, 2022

    The travel was wonderful! A lot of organization, punctuality, and care with the characteristics and needs of each one of the group. The guide made the trip different, because, in addition to special moments in Jalapão and its unique beauty, he presented us with native culture, whether from the life of the regional people or with important knowledge about the cerrado, its fauna, and flora. I had fun and learned a lot. Unmissable! The company killed it!

    Cynara Coppola (Brazil)

    We came back without wanting to

    December 20, 2022

    All the tours were great, it’s hard to say which one was better, but the experience was increasing as the days went by, very satisfied with the schedule, accommodation, transport which was very good, and especially with our Guide, a very lively guy , took care of us, very attentive, patient, a professional, we came back without wanting to.

    Sergio Riquelme (Brazil)

    Without a doubt, my best trip of its kind

    December 20, 2022

    Without a doubt, my best trip of its kind. The landscapes, the script, the organization. Even the rain couldn’t stop it. A strong point of the trip: the concept of sustainable tourism with the integration of the local community into the tourist itinerary. The guides’ concern is to keep the place preserved. Respect for the residents of the region. Weak point: experiencing firsthand the unwillingness of politicians to give the bare minimum in terms of health and infrastructure for the region’s population. Getting sick or having an accident in Jalapão can cost you your life or a limb. About the organization, I only have praise. All partners were great with us. Our guide, a special being, is always very concerned. He rushed to help us, knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the place and gave us lessons. We will certainly return, perhaps on another version of the tour, with even more adventures and in a less rainy season, although it did not disturb us at all, on the contrary, fewer people, and more tranquility.

    Selma Riquelme (Brazil)

    Surpassed the expectation

    December 19, 2022

    A trip that surpassed the expectation. The trails and visits to quilombola communities were highlights of the trip. Highlight for the duo who guided us with excellence.

    Matthieu Péluchon (Brazil)

    Exceeded my expectations

    November 22, 2022

    Getting to know Jalapão with you made all the difference and the guide that accompanied us made the experience indescribable. Patient, welcoming, careful and knowledgeable about the wonders of Jalapão.

    The itinerary was perfect during these days and the accommodations exceeded my expectations…

    Simone Sena (Brazil)

    We had an amazing time!

    November 14, 2022

    The trip was incredible. Really well organized, and customized to our needs and itinerary. We had an amazing time, learned so much about Jalapão, and had a lot of fun. Our guide was so knowledgable and had always time on eye so we were not late and could really enjoy the four days.

    Kathrin Moosmann (Germany)

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