Jalapao, lying in the state of Tocantins, is far off the tourist track but a destination of great beauty.
A rarely visited area most easily accessed through the airport at Palmas, Jalapao is a vast area of wilderness mixing cerrado forest, waterfalls, table-top mountains, white-water rivers, small cabloco villages, sand dunes and freshwater springs.
The area contains good wildlife viewing opportunities including rare Brazilian birds such as the merganser duck and the Spix’s macaw, the world’s rarest large parrot. Animals include the maned wolf and a number of large cats.
Jalapao offers great opportunities to get off the tourist trail for an expedition of discovery for those looking for an adventurous holiday to Brazil.