Top 10 Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

March 13, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Alto Paraíso de Goiás, usually referred to as Alto Paraíso, is a municipality located in the northeastern region of the state of Goiás, Brazil. The city is located in the Chapada dos Veadeiros and, since 2001, in the environmental protection area (APA) of Pouso Alto. Alto Paraíso is about 220km from Brasilia/DF and 412km from Goiânia/GO. Alto Paraíso is located in the central Brazilian Highlands, a region characterized by the cerrado biome, also known as the Brazilian savannah. The region offers many natural and cultural attractions related to the ecotourism.
Restaurants in Alto Paraiso de Goias

1. Catarata dos Couros

GO-118 km 50 - Fazenda Boa Esperanca, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias, Brazil 61-9-8137-4030
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5 based on 989 reviews

Catarata dos Couros

Reviewed By smrgy - Sao Paulo, SP

Small and easy walk to reach this beeauty in the midle of pure nature. You can spend whole day and swim or walk around the river and search beautifull corners without no one. Natural jaccuzi anf refreshing watter, what else?

2. Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Fazenda Parida a 100 M da Go 239 Km 36 | Vila São Jorge, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias 73770-000, Brazil +55 62 3455 1114
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Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Located in the State of Goiás, 250 km (about 150 miles) from Brasília and 500 Km (about 300 miles) from Goiânia.

Reviewed By J0anned568 - Canberra, Australia

We were not able to spend much time in the Park. We drove from Brasilia - it was a 3 hr road trip and we arrived just on midday just as Park entry was closing. You need to exit the park arrow 5 pm and because you normally have to walk the trails, if you are not in by noon, then you will not be out in time.
The park guides are very friendly. We had to watch a welcome video (2 mins) to alert us to the trails and what we could not (and not do). We were too late for a guided walk. As one of our party was handicapped, we were allowed to drive to the nearest waterhole. This was about 3 km from the entrance. The road was very rough, and our 2 WD SUV almost did not make it up some of the steeper sections of the road. Most people have to walk the distance and end up at this water hole as part of the longer yellow walk.
At the end we parked and used a boardwalk to get to the river. What a joy! we all tripped off to our undies or swim suits (no nudity allowed) and had a wonderful swim in the tepid water. It is a bit slippery on the rocks so you need to be careful.
Beside the track were a fascinating variety of plants, a number with flowers. It was savanna country.
The general landscape is very beautiful with lone rocks or Mountains standing proud on the plain. It certainly would be worthwhile spending a couple of days here. The road trip from Brasilia was long but it was worth it.

3. Janela Lookout

Vila de Sao Jorge, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias, Brazil 6234551114
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5 based on 133 reviews

Janela Lookout

Reviewed By doedae - Berg

To do this hike, don't enter the NP but follow the signs to Abismo. You will have to pay R10 to get in. Follow the signs to Abismo and from there there will be an arrow to point the way to the lookout.
There are no more signs but only one path, so no problem. The trail is a bit harder than the ones inside the park but no problem if you're used to hiking. We went rather slow (hurting knee) and it took us 3 hours return (just walking time, without the stop on top). From the center of São Jorge it's 13 km return.
There is not much shade, bring plenty of water and enjoy the great view on top!

4. Almecegas I Waterfalls

GO-239 (Alto Paraiso-Sao Jorge) Km 10 | Fazenda Sao Bento, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias 73770-000, Brazil 6234593000
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Almecegas I Waterfalls

Reviewed By Roberta T - Sao Paulo, SP

When visiting chapada dos veadeiros this place is a must go. The almecegas 1 is beautiful and has a great a natural pool to swim. Particularly I though that the almecegas 2 is not worth the visit (not so beautiful and full of people smoking and drinking). The tirolesa "voo do gaviao" is amazing, I strongly recommend for all ages. Although not cheap (80 reais per person) is an unforgettable experience!

5. Carioquinhas Falls

Vila de Sao Jorge, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias, Brazil
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4.5 based on 160 reviews

Carioquinhas Falls

Reviewed By norbafreund - Sao Paulo, SP

The water was not that cold and one can refresh after a good walking trough a stony irregular path. When sunny the water temperature is perfectly bearable

6. Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio

Caixa Postal 44, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias 73770-000, Brazil
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio

Reviewed By elsie23 - seattle

Just checking out the acoustics in this place is a fascinating experience. The woman who owns it does Concerts and meditations here, and she is a very good musician and a kind spirit. Worth visiting

7. Macaquinho waterfall

GO-118 km 42 - Fazenda Santuario das Pedras, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias, Brazil
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Macaquinho waterfall

Reviewed By verena s - Sao Paulo, SP

We did more than look at the waterfall, we made a canyoning through the whole river, people who like these things should do it! But obviously the waterfall is a must!

8. Loquinhas Falls

Estrada Para Loquinhas, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias 73770-000, Brazil
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Loquinhas Falls

Reviewed By africanmatrix - africanmatrix

This is walking distance from Alto Paraiso 4 to 5 kilometers depending on where you are lodged.
I walked (uphill about 1 kilometer) there to find the property closed. Therefore, no access to the waterfall. There was a sign that stated that they were closed due to weather but it was not raining

9. Almecegas II Falls

GO-239, Alto Paraiso-Sao Jorge Km 10 | Fazenda São Bento, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias 73770-000, Brazil
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4.5 based on 332 reviews

Almecegas II Falls

Reviewed By africanmatrix - africanmatrix

This waterfall is located with the Sao Bento Ranch. The entry fee is R$30 per person which allow you access to the 3 Waterfalls on the property. This loction is great for a dip in the pools of the waterfall

10. Vale da Lua

GO-239 (Alto Paraiso-Sao Jorge) Km 35, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraiso de Goias, State of Goias 73770-000, Brazil 6181654082
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Vale da Lua

Reviewed By davidoffski - Leiden, The Netherlands

The geologic background of this area gives it a crater like look, which is definitely fascinating to see. You can find this place close to the town Alto Paraiso. You need to pay a small fee to see it. When it rains, take very good care because the rocks get slippery. Bring swimwear too because there are two nice natural pools to swim in.

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