10 days – 9 nights

The Jalapão savannah and the Chapada das Mesas: in the wildest and least known region of the Brazilian hinterland, through vast desert expanses of the Cerrado and lush natural oases, the spectacular plateaus and canyons of the Chapadas, the exuberant waterfalls and the enchanting natural pools from the blue-crystalline color

OFF ROAD – ENGLISH GUIDE

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DAY 1 – Beginning of the program – Palmas

With domestic flight arrival in Palmas (the capital of the state of Tocantins) and transfer to the hotel: free time to familiarize yourself with the climate and solve travel arrangements: depending on the arrival time, excursion to the river beach of the city (optional and not included) where we will witness an exciting sunset over the Rio Tocantins; free meals

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DAY 2 – Palmas – São Felix

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, in the direction of the Cascata Das Araras and after lunch (included) continue in the direction of the Serra Da Catedral and in some of the numerous “Fervedoro” (spring water pool surrounded by vegetation) where you can do the swim before arrival in São Felix where you will spend the night and dinner (included)

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DAY 3 - São Felix - Mateiros

After breakfast departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, for another “Fervedoro” and to the waterfall “da Formiga” (considered the most beautiful in the region) until reaching the native village of Mombuca, where dried grass from the Capim Dourado (whose crafts are sold all over the world); visit of the craftsmen and after lunch (included) you reach the Great Dune, from where, with a short walk to the top, we could witness a wonderful sunset; arrival in Mateiros with accommodation in Pousada; dinner included.

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DAY 4 – Mateiros

At sunset possibility (optional and with supplement) of a 3 km walk (500 meters in altitude) to reach the Mirante della Serra do Espirito Santo (the Jalapão rock postcard) from where we could have a panoramic view of the region. After breakfast departure, with 4×4 jeep to reach Rio Novo, where we could take a refreshing river bath and relax on the beach; after packed lunch (included) continue to the Canyon from Sussuapara and at the end of the day return to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner (included)

 

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DAY 5 – Mateiros – Palmas

In the morning departure for Pedra Forada and, after lunch (included), the Roncadeira and Macaco waterfalls; continuation in the direction of Palmas where you spend the night (dinner not included)

 

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DAY 6 – Palmas – Araguaina - Carolina

Early in the morning transfer by private vehicle to the city of Araguaina (5 \ 6 hours of travel) and after lunch (not included), we will resume the journey towards Carolina (entrance gate of the National Park from Chapada das Mesas) with accommodation in the Hotel; meals not included

 

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DAY 7 – Carolina

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, along the Chapada das Mesas National Park with destiny to the spectacular São Romão and Prata waterfalls (the largest in the region): possibility of taking baths and walks among the lush vegetation; after lunch (not included) take the road back to Carolina, not before having made a short walk of 600 meters to the Portal da Chapada (postcard of the region) to witness an unforgettable sunset; free evening

 

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DAY 8 – Carolina

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, for the town of Riachão (100 km) with Encanto Azul destiny, where we could dive into blue and crystal clear waters (possibility of snorkeling); after lunch (not included) in the Santa Barbara tourist complex, we will visit Poço Azul, the Santa Paola, do Moreno and Santa Bárbara waterfalls; return to the hotel in Carolina and free evening

 

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DAY 9 – Carolina – Imperatriz

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, to reach the ecological complex of Pedra Caida where we will walk a path between the walls of a small Canyon to the wonderful waterfall of the Sanctuary: possibility of other activities on site (optional and not included); after lunch (not included) we continue the journey to Imperatriz where we stay overnight; free evening

 

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DAY 10 – Imperatriz – end of the program

Free morning and possible excursion (optional and not included) to the river beach on the Rio Tocantins; transfer to the airport for the return flight; meals not included. End of program.

 

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TRAVEL NOTES

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ADVISED FOR MINORS

GUIDE SERVICE

English guide during all program

TRAVEL PERIOD

Valid from march to October (the month of July must be quoted separately) with the exclusion of national or local public holidays (communicable after the request for membership)

BEST DAY TRIP´S START (first day of the program)

Whenever (but preference on saturday and sunday)

TRANSPORTATION

Off road 4 x 4 with private driver

VACCINATION NEEDED

None

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED

sun protection lotion, hat, rain coat, mosquito´s repellent, pants and long sleeve shirts, closed rubber sandals, tennis or trekking shoes, towel and personal clothing for the bathroom (during excursions)

INCLUDED

  • English idiom guide (as better indicated in the Notes)
  • All transfers and excursions following the tour, in private with a local driver
  • All nights of hotel sharing a double room, included breakfast, between those listed at the end of this page (under availability on the chosen dates)
  • Admissions to monuments and places of tourist interest for a fee (shown in the itinerary)
  • All meals indicated as included (beverages excluded)

EXCLUDED

  • International or domestic flights to arrive or leave the cities of beginning or leaving the country (the first and last day of the program)
  • All meals (except if it´s specified differently in the program) and all beverages (even in meals included)
  • Tours adviced like a second option and extensions to the program
  • Private transfers and not programmed
  • Travel insurance (in case of death, accidents, medical expenses, repatriation or travel canceling)
  • Tips and everything not listed in the program

EXTENSIONS OF THE PROGRAM

Ceara

Possibility of a bathing extension, of 1 or more days, before and / or after programming, in one of the famous places on the coast of Fortaleza (Canoa Quebrada or Jericoacora), recommended city for arrival and departure of the international flight

Lençois Maranhenses

Departure from Imperatriz by scheduled flight to Sao Luis (the capital of Maranhao) from where we will begin, in 4 x 4, a visit to the Lençois Park, the Delta Rio Parnaiba and the coast to the famous tourist village of Jericoacora; land transfer to the city of Fortaleza from where you take the return flight

Amazzonia
Amazzonia

Arrival to the city of Manaus (the capital of the Amazon) from where, after spending a few days and doing excursions in the area (indigenous tribes, the beaches of the Rio Negro, the meeting of the waters, etc...) you will navigate along the Rio Amazonas, up to the city of Santarem; excursions to the Rio Tapajos Forest and the Caribbean beach of Alter do Chao; internal flight to Palmas from where the above programming starts

 

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Exchange rate with EURO = BRL 5,25

* values ​​per person in Euro to be reconfirmed at the QUOTE REQUEST, based on the exchange rate with the local currency (BRL) at the time of the confirmation of the program.

** indicative values, to be added to the Tour Prices and subject to changes without notice based on the availability of the rates and times shown above (see specification in the Travel Notes)

*** For different number of participants, to be requested through the QUOTE REQUEST

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WHY TRAVEL WITH HERMES

Security and tranquility

Throughout the programs there will be the virtual support of a bilingual English assistent (in some cases also as an guide accompanying ) who will be available 24 hours a day, planning and optimizing all the days of the itinerary: the traveler will have only the task of enjoying the holiday in the best way and without any concern.

Experience and professionalism

The organizer, as well as the guides , are resident in Brazil and consequently all the itineraries are well known because they are continuously tested and kept constantly updated.

Specific advice

All the destinations have been elaborated on the basis of the real knowledge of travelers’ expectations: what to visit and how much time to spend, which is the best route and how to get  there for better appreciate the itinerary, where it is worth stopping to taste the local dishes, the best season to leave… ..

Savings

All costs are reduced thanks to the absence of intermediaries in the sale of the programs and the purchase is made directly with the organizer; moreover, all terrestrial services (transport, overnight stays, etc…) are carefully chosen on the basis of the best value for money;

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PERCHÈ VIAGGIARE CON HERMES

Sicurezza e tranquillità

Durante tutta la programmazione ci sarà l’accompagnamento di una guida italiana bilingue che sarà presente e disponibile 24 ore al giorno, pianificando e ottimizzando tutte le giornate dell’itinerario: al viaggiatore rimarrà il solo compito di gustarsi la vacanza nel migliore dei modi e senza alcuna preoccupazione.

Esperienza e professionalità

L’organizzatore, come pure la guida accompagnante, sono residenti in Brasile e di conseguenza tutti gli itinerari sono ben conosciuti perché testati in continuazione e tenuti costantemente aggiornati.

Consulenza specifica

Tutti i destini sono stati elaborati in base alla reale conoscenza delle aspettative dei viaggiatori: cosa visitare e quanto tempo dedicarci, quale è il miglior percorso e mezzo di locomozione per apprezzare maggiormente l’itinerario, dove vale la pena sostare per gustare i piatti locali, la stagione migliore per partire…..

Risparmio

Tutti i costi sono ridotti grazie all’assenza di intermediari nella vendita dei programmi e l’acquisto viene effettuato direttamente con l’organizzatore; inoltre tutti i servizi terrestri (trasporti, pernottamenti….) vengono attentamente scelti in base al miglior rapporto qualità\prezzo.