Chapada dos Veadeiros is a natural paradise hidden in the Brazilian highlands

For real outdoor enthusiasts, the best that Brazil has to offer lies beyond its famous beaches. Hidden away in the interior of this vast country are a wealth of national parks, including the stunning Chapada dos Veadeiros in the Brazilian highlands. Located in the state of Goiás, just 150 miles north of Brazil’s federal capital, Brasilia, this natural paradise is a haven for adventurers seeking secret waterfalls, spectacular vistas of Brazil’s tropical savanna, and, if the rumors are to be believed, potential supernatural encounters. The Cradle of Water Photo: vitormarigo/Shutterstock Chapada dos Veadeiros rests atop an ancient plateau two billion years in the making. An intricate system of converging rivers and streams has carved out a geological legacy which gives the region its second name: the Cradle of Water. Waterfalls cascade through rocky canyons and verdant valleys in their hundreds, making it impossible to pack visiting them all into a single itinerary. Some are easier to get to than others. Three waterfalls, including the mightily impressive Almécegas I, are accessible via Fazenda São Bento, a private farm a mere ten-minute drive from the popular backpacking town of Alto Paraíso de Goiás. But the best of Chapada’s natural wonders are reserved…

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Chapada dos Veadeiros is a natural paradise hidden in the Brazilian highlands

Updated: July 20, 2021 — 10:26 am