Jalapao State Park Jalapao State Park

One of the biggest adventure destinations of the country offers beautiful sceneries with waterfalls, sand dunes, canyons and enormous rocks.

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Jalapao State Park is close to Mateiros, about 300 km from Palmas, capital of Tocantins. Well-sought out for adventure tourism and ecotourism, the park holds unforgettable experiences.

The natural landscapes of Cerrado, the Brazilian savannah, features rivers, rock formations and numerous species of fauna, such as jaguars, maned wolves and macaws. For the adventurers, the park is ideal for canoeing, diving and rappelling.

The Formiga Waterfall is a charming green-water spring. The water is extremely clear and even at its deepest spots you can see the white chalky sand. The waterfall is in a private area and you must pay for the visit. To get there, drive from Mateiros through highway BR-225 towards Sao Felix. It’s 36 km of dirt road.

You will also be enchanted by impressive canyons, such as Suçuapara, clear-water waterfalls, such as Formiga and Velha, and fervedouros, natural hot springs with bubbles that prevent you from sinking.

Key information and tips

Hire a local guide to visit the Park.

There is no phone reception or public phones in the region.

The best period to visit is from May to September.

Take a first-aid kit in case there is an emergency.

Take extra tires for the road.

Duration of the Visit
Minimum of 2 days
+55 (63) 3534-1008 / +55 (63) 3534-1102
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Tourist Guides
Tocantins Tourism


Jalapao State Park – Mateiros, Tocantins State

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The best way to get to Jalapao State Park and move around is by four-wheel drive vehicles (4WD). This map can be useful.

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