A GIFT OF NATURE IN THE
CENTER OF SOUTH AMERICA

chapada-aguas-do-cerrado-foto-jasmim CHAPADA DOS GUIMARÃES, located on the far western sector of the Guarani Aquifer, is a haven of beauty in the Brazilian savanna, a popular ecotourism destination in all the world, with caves, waterfalls and crystalline rivers, perfect rapids for canoeing, bike trails, beautiful lookouts, varied fauna with special attractions for birdwatching and more.

The waters are born in the paths along the valleys and ravines carved by nature, along hundreds of millions of years, where once was the bottom of a sea in the center of the ancient Gondwana continent, or else come down from the tableland forming waterfalls since the top of the sandstone walls reaching 300m, flowing into the Paraguay River Basin to feed the life of the Pantanal.

chapada-siriri-na-praca-edilon-santos The colonization, along with the gold mining in Cuiaba, began in 1720. A Jesuit Reduction was created in 1751 by the priest Estevão de Castro. Ended the Jesuit presence in 1759, the settlement became a village 20 years later, with the construction of Santana's Church, one of the oldest of Mato Grosso and registered by the Brazilian Institute of Historical Patrimony. The current area of the municipality is 6,249 square kilometers (with 2,518km2 of Environmental Protection Area) and it has a population of 17,799 inhabitants (2010 census).

The Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (PNCG), with an area of 32,630 hectares, was created on April 12, 1989 to preserve the Cerrado biome's ecosystems, as savanna, hillside and gallery forests, numerous archaeological sites, historical monuments and also headwaters of several rivers, in an impressive setting that excites the eyes and hearts of those who are fond to outdoors.

ECOTOURISM & ADVENTURE


NATIONAL PARK WATERFALLS
This circuit includes bath in 5 waterfalls, named 'Swifts', 'Litlle Beach', 'Rungs', 'Leap' and 'September Seven', as well as visit to the Stone House, curious little cave formed by stream passage. 8km trail.
National Park area, rr.

MOUNT ST. JERONIMO
16km total trail, in the midst of 'cerrado', surrounded with unique geological formations and going through a forest, then up to the top of the Mount St. Jeronimo, the highest point of the National Park, with sweeping views of the region.
National Park area, guided visitation.

RIO CLARO VALLEY
Sandy and bumpy road of about 5km to the headwaters of the Rio Claro course, with bath in the pleasant 'Tapir's Pond' and float with snorkel along an approx. 300m stretch to the 'Green Pond', in addition to a steep way up to the 'Cockscomb Lookout'.
National Park area, guided visitation.

STONE CITY LOOKOUT
10km under paving + 10km pure sand road, leading to a trail bordering the sandstone wall with 200m of height and its series of scarps and ravines, overlooking the Rio Claro Valley, Mount St. Jeronimo and hills descending towards Cuiaba (total walk 3km).
National Park area, guided visitation.

AROE JARI CAVE CIRCUIT
The Aroe Jari is the largest sandstone cave in Brazil, with a length of 1550m. It is 40km distant from Chapada (28km asphalt road bound for Campo Verde + 12km dirt road within farms) and located inside the Água Fria Farm. The Circuit of the Caves also includes a visit to the Kiogo Brado and Pobo Jari caves, the Blue Lagoon Grotto and the 'Almescla' Waterfall. Entrance R$ 65/p. Optional: transportation in a tractor-drawn wagon (R$20 one way, R$25 both ways) and lunch when back. (R$35/p). Private area, guided visitation (not included).
Private area, guided visitation..

ÁGUAS DO CERRADO FALLS
A group of 7 waterfalls of different sizes, which is visited in a total trek of 10km through the 'Cerrado' (Savanna) inside the Buritizinho Farm. The area is accessed by 28km paved road and 30km dirt road (18km beyond the Aroe Jari Cave area, at the Água Fria Farm). Entrance R$60/p (lunch included).
Private area, guided visitation (not included).

ROTA DO ÍNDIO FALLS
The Jamaca Valley is crossed by different streams, forming several waterfalls from which this trail gives acess 04 of them, the 'Fadinha', the 'Cipó' the 'Jatobá' and the 'Índio' falls, in a total of 3km trek surrounded by forest and with chance to see rare birds from this enviroment. Entrance R$35/p.
Private area, guided visitation (not included).

BRIDAL VEIL WATERFALL
After a 550m access trail, one reaches the viewpoint to the Coxipó River falling from 86m high, in this waterfall surrounded by huge sandstone walls and gallery forest, forming an unforgettable setting.
Free access to the waterfall lookout, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

CACHOEIRINHA & NAMORADOS FALLS
The visit to the 'Cachoeirinha' and 'Namorados' waterfalls is self-guided, after signing an entrance book and starting the trail near to the National Park's entrance gate (total walk 2.5km).
Entrance from 9:00 to 12:00AM, departure until 16:30PM.

SKY HEIGHTS LOOKOUT
Located 13km from the city, the 'Alto do Céu' (Sky Heights) is a rocky lookout that offers panoramic view of the huge plain and the cities of Cuiaba and St. Antonio Leverger, with good angle to watch the sunset.
Private area. Entrance R$20/p.

MARIMBONDO & GELADEIRA FALLS
'Marimbondo' (Hornet) and 'Geladeira' (Refrigerator) are two waterfalls within different private grounds, with a charge for admission. Just follow signs. Turn right at km5 on the dirt road to Cachoeira Rica Village and go 3km further to Marimbondo, 5km to Geladeira.
Private area. Entrance R$7/p (each waterfall).
RIVERSIDE RESORTS
Half way along the road linking Cuiabá to Chapada (total 61km), several private resorts as the 'Estância Fênix' (km44), where one can also ask for a local food meal in the restaurant. Margining the National Park, they give chance for a good swim in the crystaline water of the 'Paciência' stream and 'Claro' river.
Private area. Entrance/parking R$15 p/vehicle.

ECOTOURISM AGENCIES

Biodiverse Brazil Tours | Chapada | MT | Brasil
BIODIVERSE BRAZIL TOURS
Daily tours to National Park, Aroe Jari Cave and other attractions. Also canoeing and birding. Included bilingual guide and 4WD vehicles. Tours packages up to 1 week in Chapada, full board, all fees included.
+55 65 98123 9897 +55 65 99985 3151mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 3301 1961 telephone
 
Chapada Explorer | Chapada | MT | Brasil
CHAPADA EXPLORER
Daily departures to National Park, Caves, Índio, Águas do Cerrado, Canoeing. Bilingual guide and transportation included. Packge reservations for your staying: lodging, food and tour fees included.
+55 65 99928 8154 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 33011290 telephone
 
Agencia CHAPADA OFF ROAD | Chapada | MT | Brasil
CHAPADA OFF ROAD
National Park daily tours, Caves Circuit, Rota do Índio and Águas do Cerrado Falls. More options available | Bilingual Guide | Transportation . Tours packages, all fees included.
+55 65 99313 4422 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 3301 2441 telephone        MORE ABOUT
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Eco Turismo Cultural | Chapada | MT | Brasil
ECO TURISMO CULTURAL
Daily tours to all Chapada's attractions: National Park, Aroe Jari Cave Circuit and more. Bilingual guides, transfer, meals, fees. Complete tour packages suitable to your preferences.
+55 65 99678 4606 +55 65 99621 6334 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 33011393 telephone
 

The Chapada's Ecotourism Agencies are small companies and individual entrepeneurs registered with CADASTUR and licensed to offer daily group outings as well as multi-day tour packages with full board rates, transportation and attractions included in Chapada and also to other destinations. They are enabled to issue the voucher, necessary to gain access to the guided tours of the National Park. Some agencies have offices in the city, others operate only over the internet/telephone. The agency may or may not offer personal insurance, ask your operator when hiring a tour.

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ASSOCIATED ECOTOURISM GUIDES & CONDUCERS

The Regional Guides have Embratur credentials and are registered in CADASTUR and licensed to guide in the whole Mato Grosso State. In Chapada dos Guimarães, there are also conducer s, enabled to guide tourists in the National Park area and other attractions. Both are enabled to issue the voucher, necessary to gain access to the guided tours of the National Park. Here you will find a list of the associated guides and conducers.

HOTELS, POUSADAS & LODGES

Pousada Cambara | Chapada dos Guimarães | MT | Brasil
POUSADA CAMBARA
This is a small pousada with 08 apartments (AC, frigo, hot shower), located close to nature. The hosts Odenir and Genoveva are very friendly and their breakfast is varied and home-made.
+55 65 992076294 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 33011330 telephone
Pousada do Didi | Chapada dos Guimarães | MT | Brasil
POUSADA DO DIDI
Localized in an old neighborhood called Aldeia Velha (Old VIllage), where Chapada's first settlement started during 18th century. Calm and surrounded by woods in the vicinities. Apartments with AC, WIFI, hot shower.
+55 65 98117 5746 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 3301 1009 telephone
POUSADA CANTOS DA MATA | Chapada | MT | Brasil
POUSADA CANTOS DA MATA
Meet our small and cozy inn. Enjoy the voices of the woods, the songs of birds ... a special place for birders and those who like to be in contact with nature.
+55 65 99801 9517mobilewhatsapp   SAIBA MAIS
Pousada Villa Guimarães | Chapada dos Guimarães | MT | Brasil
PARK LODGE
Located near the border of the National Park of Chapada dos Guimarães, a great option for those who desire contact with nature from the first moment of the day. Offers full board to guests.
+55 65 99671 6876 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 3682 2800 telephone
 

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RESTAURANTS & MORE

BISTRÔ DA MATA  | Chapada | MT | Brasil
BISTRÔ DA MATA
restaurant open at night, near the border of the tableland, with beutiful view of the plains and Cuiabá city lights. Special regional dishes with fish and other recipes. +55 65 98421 8810 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 3301 3483 phone
Av Morro dos Ventos
CANTINHO DA GULA | Chapada | MT | Brasil
CANTINHO DA GULA
Small restaurant near the Santana's Church, at the Central Park. Specialized in barbecue 'meat on a stick', using also chicken, cheese and other options, dressed with rice, manioc 'farofa' and vinagrette. Also serves soups and more. Open at the evening.
+55 65 992076294 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 33011330 telephone
PIZZARIA MARGHERITA| Chapada | MT | Brasil
PIZZARIA MARGHERITA
This pizzaria is a good choice; its crispy slim pizza full of varied covers, can be served on the front tables or at the pleasant backyard with naif decoration. Also for home delivery.
+55 65 99293 99430 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 3301 2121 phone
R Fernando Correa 924
restaurante Véu de Noiva | Chapada | MT | Brasil
RESTAURANTE VÉU-DE-NOIVA
Traditional restaurant, inside the National Park, not far from the Bridal Veil Waterfall's canyon, Chapada's postcard. Specialties are the fish ('munjica de pintado' is our suggestion) besides the 'galinhada' (countryside chicken-and-rice). Open until 4:30PM.
+55 65 992076294 mobilewhatsapp
+55 65 33011330 telephone

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RESTAURANTE BA GUÁ
+55 65 3301 2831 phone
Estrada do Mirante KM01
CAFÉ NA PRAÇA
+55 65 99968 7006 whatsapp mobile
Praça Dom Wunibaldo Galeria
RESTAURANTE CASA DO CERRADO
+55 65 99308 9300 whatsapp mobile
Rod Cuiabá-Chapada KM56 (a 5km de Chapada)
PADARIA CONFRARIA DO PÃO
+55 65 3301 3281 phone
R Cipriano Curvo próx. à Igreja
SORVETERIA DELÍCIAS DO CERRADO
Praça Dom Wunibaldo 464 Galeria
RESTAURANTE FELIPPE
+55 65 3301 1793 phone
R Cipriano Curvo 598 Centro
SORVETERIA FRUTOS DE GOIÁS
+55 65 3301 2426 phone
R Quinco Caldas 132 Centro
RESTAURANTE GAROA
+55 65 3301 1027 phone
Praça D.Wunibaldo
RESTAURANTE POPULAR
R Cipriano Curvo 683
RESTAURANTE SAMAMBAIA
+55 65 3244 9213 phone
Av Ernesto Bouret de Melo 68