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