The Cerrado is one of the world’s oldest and most diverse tropical ecosystems which has served as refuge for several species during periods of climate change for millennia. Its two protected areas, the Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks, are home to many threatened and endemic species including the Pantanal deer, jaguar, maned Wolf, rhea, giant armadillo, giant anteater, capybara and tapir. The natural features of Chapada Dos Veadeiros are spectacular - the Rio Preto Falls are 120 metres high and the canyons in the park have depths up to 40 metres. Chapada dos Veadeiros is also the most luminous place on earth according to NASA due to the high levels of quartz crystal in its soil.
Travel to Cerrado Protected Areas
Organised group tours: Click here to see 8 tours to Brazil which may include Cerrado Protected Areas.