The 33,000-ha (81,545-acre) Parque Nacional Chapada dos Guimarães is located in the tablelands that mark the western edge of the Brazilian central plateau. It has several excellent walks to waterfalls and caves, or you can hire guides to lead you on overnight excursions. The two exceptional sights inside the park are the 60m (196ft) Véu de Noiva (Bridal Veil) falls and the Cidade de Pedra (Stone City).
The lookout perched above the impressive, free-falling Véu de Noiva is Chapada's most dazzling place, while the Cidade de Pedra has wonderful vistas and rock formations reminiscent of stone temples.
The climate in the region is semi-humid, with average annual temperatures of 24ºC, and highs of 30ºC and lows of 18ºC. The rainy season is between the months of December and April. In the winter, from June to September, the outlook points can be foggy, jeopardising the view.
How to get there:
By Road: Take MT-251, or the Emanuel Pinheiro Highway. The Park headquarters is 13 km (8 miles) from the city of Chapada dos Guimarães and 55km (34 miles) from Cuiabá.