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Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

Discover here the geosites that are within the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park.

Véu de Noiva Waterfall Geosite

Located close to the headquarters of the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, the Cachoeira Véu de Noiva geosite is one of the postcards of the region.

the attractive isself guided,open daily, with access from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

A 650-meter sunny trail with slopes leads to a viewpoint overlooking the waterfall and the valley of the Coxipózinho stream.

On the access trail, the visitor can observe molds and against molds of brachiopods, tentaculites and other marine animals that inhabited the region during the Devonian.

The site has a parking lot and control booth, visitor guidance, restrooms, drinking fountains, a souvenir shop and a restaurant.

Trail Difficulty:Light.

Véu de Noiva - Foto: Daniel Martins
Cânion da Cachoeira Véu de Noiva
Escarpa no Cânion Véu de Noiva
Placa na Cachoeira Véu de Noiva
Icnofósseis próximo a Cachoeira Véu de Noiva
Foto: Flávia Santos
Véu de Noiva - Foto: Flávia Santos
Véu de Noiva 3 - Foto: Carlos
Véu de Noiva 1 - Foto: Carlos

Route of Waterfalls and Trail of Fossils

The Circuit of the Waterfalls of the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park consists of a total trail of 8 km, with ascents and descents, passing through areas of transition between cerrado and gallery forest, following the stream Independência and refreshment at the 5 waterfalls: das Andorinhas, Prainha, Degrau, Pulo and Sete de Setembro, in addition to visiting the Casa de Pedra, a large passage in the rock formed by the water creating natural halls. For visitation, it is necessary to accompany a guide or driver authorized by the national park.

Fósseis de Braquiópodes e Tentaculites
Trilha dos fósseis

Ruiniform features – Hercules Florence

The geosite is located on the trail between Casa de Pedra and Morro São Jerônimo, on a long walk route with little shade. The integration between history and geodiversity is the main point of this geosite, which can be approached from the first paths made by the bandeirantes, and later described by explorers such as Hércules Florence, one of the great inventors of photography. Biodiversity is abundant on site and along the access trail. Accompaniment by tour guides or accredited drivers at the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park is mandatory.

Feição ruiniforme Projeto Geoparque 03
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Feição ruiniforme Projeto Geoparque 01
Feições ruiniformes.

Stone house

Access to the geosite is via trails, via Circuito das Cachoeiras or Morro São Jerônimo. The Casa de Pedra cave is the result of local geomorphological evolution, where due to differences in the characteristics of some rock layers, a system with differentiated erosion was developed. This geosite is registered as an archaeological site at the Instituto Histórico Artístico Nacional (IPHAN), being described as a location with rock inscriptions. The place is open all year round, but bookings must be made by a tour guide or authorized driver by 11:30 am on the day of the tour, with entry allowed between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm and departure by 5:00 pm.

Foto Casa de Pedra - Tania Mara 03
Foto Casa de Pedra - Tania Mara 02
Foto Casa de Pedra - Tania Mara 01
Foto Casa de Pedra - Izabel Cristina Pires 01

Valentine's Waterfalls and Cachoeirinha

This geosite is made up of two self-guided attractions in the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, whose visitation is controlled by the visitor's guardhouse, daily from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, leaving at 4:00 pm. A partially sunny trail of 1100 meters leads to Cachoeira dos Namorados, formed by the Piedade stream, and 200m later is located the Cachoeirinha formed by the Coxipózinho stream. There is no tourist structure in the town, not even toilets and drinking fountains. The closest support structure is located at the National Park Headquarters. Due to easy access, excellent observation conditions and carrying capacity, the site is suitable for educational activities, but it is also a consolidated tourist attraction, where spa and contemplation activities are developed.


Stone Town

Access to the Cidade de Pedra geosite is via the MT-251 and MT-020 highways, towards the district of Água Fria. The integration between geodiversity and biodiversity is visible along the entire route. It is common to see flocks of scarlet macaws flying over the walls, and tapir and jaguar footprints along the way. Burrowing owls, seriemas and emus frequent the plateau savannah. To visit Cidade de Pedra, you need a 4X4 vehicle and accompaniment of an accredited guide or driver. There is no support structure on site, such as toilets and drinking fountains. Like the other attractions located in the National Park, Cidade de Pedra is open all year round. 

Cidade de Pedra - Mirante
Cidade de pedra Projeto Geoparque 04
Mirante Cidade de Pedra Foto Paralelo Tour
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Cidade de pedra Projeto Geoparque 01
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Cidade de pedra

Morro São Jerônimo

The Morro São Jerônimo geosite is a guided attraction in the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park. The long walk route is carried out on a trail of about 8 km (16 km round trip) with slopes, slopes and a small climb and the accompaniment of tour guides or accredited drivers is mandatory. The limit of visitors to Morro de São Jerônimo is 36 per day, with up to six visitors per guide. An alternative way of visiting this geosite is the Travessia, a tourist attraction approximately 23 km long divided into two days of walking and an overnight stay in a location called Casa do Morro. The crossing connects some of the most important and popular tourist attractions and trails in the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, such as: the Trail of the Véu-de-Noiva Waterfall, the Waterfall Circuit, the Época Waterfalls (temporary), the Morro São Jerônimo and the Carretão Historical Trail.

Morro São Jerônimo
Fotos morro de São Jeronimo 03
Fotos morro de São Jeronimo 01
Vista do mirante no geossítio Morro dos Ventos.
Fotos morro de São Jeronimo 02
Fotos morro de São Jeronimo 04

Rooster crest

Crista do Galo is a guided attraction in the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, with access via MT-251, followed by back roads and a short but steep trail, which allows access to the top of the attraction. The place is open every day of the year, requires prior scheduling with a tour guide or accredited conduit, with entry allowed from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and departure by 5:00 pm. The closest tourist structures are located at the headquarters of the national park. This attraction is recognized for allowing the visitor a 360º view of the landscape. In addition to the rich biodiversity, the site is also close to the Claro River, another attraction in the park where visitors can go diving and other activities.

O sítio de geodiversidade Crista do Galo.  verificar
Crista do Galo
Crista do Galo
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