Still little explored by Brazilians, the Jalapão it is one of the most beautiful destinations in our country. The natural wealth of this region is breathtaking, mainly because of the grandeur of the landscapes. At dunes, waterfalls and rock formations they form simply wonderful scenarios. The crystal clear waters and the boilers are two other characteristics that will make you fall in love with the place.
This type of trip is more geared to people who enjoy ecotourism, You know? Still, if you want to take a different tour, this is a great alternative. THE rusticity and simplicity are what make the experience enjoyable. It is a walk even a little like Boipeba, but with a little more adventure!
If you are looking for a destination to relax and get closer to nature, you can now add Jalapão to your Wishlist on a trip. To make the most of your trip, I have selected some essential tips. You can be sure that they will make all the difference at the time of planning and also during the tours 😉
How to get
Jalapão is approximately 300 km from Palmas, east of the state of Tocantins. The region is quite extensive, so it is important to choose your stopping points before you go. As it is a more remote area, the only way to get there is by car. In that case, you can rent a vehicle in Palmas towards Ponte Alta or Mateiros. Ah, remembering that it depends on your choice of initial destination!
The roads in Jalapão are difficult, so be sure to rent a 4 × 4 car. Otherwise, you will have a lot of problems during the whole journey (at the risk of even getting stuck).
There is no use going after luxury accommodation in Jalapão! As I told you, rusticity is one of the main characteristics of this trip. That is, the accommodations are very simple, but they are still comfortable. For those who are open to new experiences, camp Korubo it is one of the most different options.
They have several tents and physical facilities, and the camping follows the safari style. If you are looking for a more reserved accommodation, it is better to opt for some inn, as the camp is done in a group. The Pousada Santa Helena is one of the most sought after there.
When to go
Jalapão is that type of place that can be visited at any time of the year. The region is very hot and the temperature always stays around 30ºC. Still, if you want to escape the rain, just avoid the months of October to April.
Another advantage of traveling in the dry season is that the roads are less slippery and the sunset is even more charming. School holidays and extended holidays are also not usually the ideal time, as places are very crowded. If you have a more flexible schedule, give preference to other days 😉
Like everything else in Jalapão, the gastronomy of the region is also very simple and without sophisticated restaurants. However, all the dishes are very well seasoned and with that taste of homemade food. As there are not many options for places to eat, plan as much as possible to make your itinerary according to the location of the restaurants. Two of the best known in the region are Fazenda Estrela and Fervedouro do Rio do Sono!
What to pack
Go prepared to be very hot! As much as in winter you feel a little cold at night, the climate in this region is always hot. The ideal for this type of temperature are very light and comfortable clothes, especially considering that you will be hiking and walking a lot.
Depending on the trail, pants are essential to avoid possible injuries and insect bites. Waterproof bag and jacket are always welcome, mainly because of the waterfalls or the rains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a cap and sunglasses, okay?
There are so many options for trips through Jalapão that it is even difficult to choose which ones will be included in the itinerary. Some of the most sought after by tourists are undoubtedly waterfalls. Cachoeira da Velha and Formiga are the best known. Still involving water, the boilers are other must-see points. Among the most visited are Alecrim, Buritizinho, Glorinha and Bela Vista!
Like Dunes of Jalapão they cannot be left out of your route either. The golden sand, in contrast to the blue sky, forms a scene worthy of film. It is very worthwhile to go there at dusk! The sunset seen from the dunes is wonderful and the experience is unforgettable.
Speaking of sunsets, there are other places to take your breath away when it comes to watching the sunset. THE Serra do Espírito Santo, for example, is a rock formation with an incredible view. The path is very tiring, but I promise you will not regret it.
AN Holed stone it is also another super special corner of Jalapão. The climb to get there is more peaceful and the landscape is as beautiful as the mountain. The sun’s rays pass through the rock holes and transform the landscape. It’s surreal!
Did you feel like visiting Jalapão? Paulo and I would love to go there, both because it is a different tour and also to have a greater contact with nature. Ah, if you like this type of trip, another wonderful alternative is Chapada dos Veadeiros!