Alto Paraíso de Goiás

Alto Paraíso de Goiás provides visitors with lots of colors, local beliefs, and stories. Visiting this astonishing destination translates into an experience that includes not only nature, but also its different cultural nuances.

Right in the heart of Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, in the state of Goiás, lies a destination shrouded in magic and mystery. The city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás is renowned for its incomparable landscapes and waterfalls, which attract visitors from all over the world who come looking for a mystical experience.

Locally referred to as the “capital of the third millennium,” and sitting on a huge quartz plate, Alto Paraíso de Goiás is located within Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, one of the Brazilian sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Over 40 mystical, philosophical, and religious groups, which have settled in the region over the years, have turned the destination into a remarkable melting pot of cultures and beliefs, which include, among others, Catholic churches, Buddhist temples, and meditation centers.

The region has hosted some extraordinary events, one of which is the Meeting of Traditional Cultures of Chapada dos Veadeiros, which combines music, dancing, and faith. The festival brings together dozens of artists that take part in presentations, talks, and workshops, and offers visitors the opportunity to experience the customs of indigenous communities and other traditional Brazilian communities.

Another festival that attracts culture-loving tourists is the Kranti Alternative Festival, which combines multiple activities that involve arts, music, and sustainability. The festival includes lectures and other activities that provide visitors with a unique experience. An event called Gota Sat Som, which also takes place in Alto Paraíso de Goiás, provides participants with a sensory experience with music. The temple where the event takes place is shaped like a raindrop and offers weekly programs. It is definitely a mandatory stop for anyone who loves music!

There is always a cultural event happening in this wonderful city in the state of Goiás. Alto Paraíso has many more attractions besides the gorgeous local nature. It’s time to plan your visit and let yourself be amazed!

By Plane
+55 (61) 3364-9000
The nearest airport is Brasília International Airport (BSB). From there, visitors can rent a car and drive to Alto Paraíso, or take a taxi, bus, or ridesharing company to Brasília Interstate Bus Station.

By Bus
+55 (61) 99883-2237
The bus journey between Brasília and Alto Paraíso de Goiás takes approximately 4 hours. There are several different departure times and a couple of companies that offer the service. Please check details at the Brasília Interstate Bus Station.

 Personal Vehicles or Rentals
You can rent a car at Brasília Airport and make your way to Alto Paraíso de Goiás. It is a drive of approximately 230 km.

Ridesharing Companies
Ridesharing companies are a popular option for tourists who want to get to Alto Paraíso de Goiás and Chapada dos Veadeiros.

Personal Vehicles or Rentals
The best option to get around the city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás and the region of Chapada dos Veadeiros is by car, as some waterfalls and other local attractions are quite far away.

By Bicycle
Since the city of Alto Paraíso is not so large, getting around by bike is quite a good option. Visitors can take their own bikes or rent some in the city.

Useful Numbers

Tourist Assistance:
+55 (62) 3446-1159
Alto Paraíso de Goiás City Hall:
+55 (62) 3446-1249
Alto Paraíso de Goiás Tourism Department:
+55 (62) 3446-1159

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Local Weather

Chapada dos Veadeiros basically has two seasons during the year: a rainy season and a dry season. Since the region is located 1,600 meters above sea level, the average annual temperature is only 23°C. The best period to visit the national park and enjoy local adventure tourism is between the months of April and October. During this period, it hardly ever rains, there are still many flowers around the fields, and the waterfalls still display a great volume of water.