Located in the oldest geological part of the continent, the Araí plate, formed 1.8 billion years ago, Chapada dos Veadeiros (Veadeiros tableland) is the most luminous point seen from the Earths orbit, according to NASA. The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Goiás State was created in 1961. It is situated at varying altitudes between 1,300 and 1,500 mt (4265 and 4921ft), which act as watersheds of the Maranhão and Paraná river basins.
Of the existing fauna, the lobo-guará, deer, rhea, king vulture and various species of sparrow hawk are worthy of noting. Being an area of incomparable beauty, Chapada dos Veadeiros is interesting to visit both in the dry season (May-Oct) and the rainy one (Nov-Mar). Because of the amazing energy present in the region, it attracts people interested in mysticism and ecotourism. This vast savannah , is literally covered by a layer of quartz crystal. It is also famous for its waterfalls, hiking trails and unforgettable landscape. Here, nature remains untouched by civilization, thanks to IBAMA, environmental institutions, the local community and the local public administration.
The region is the worlds oldest tropical ecosystem and is considered to be the richest in biodiversity of all the worlds savannas. It was declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001, the region is a sanctuary for a precious natural environment (a distinct biome) that is considered to be the richest of all the worlds savannas, with an estimated 10,000 species of plants. The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is uniquely important in protecting high-altitude cerrado landscape and flora. This is a great land for the active traveler, birdwatcher and botanist. Relax afterwards dining on the fruits of the land and soaking in the magical atmosphere as night falls or the day breaks.