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Chapada dos Veadeiros is an ancient plateau of some 1.8 billion years, making it one of the oldest rock formations on earth. Chapada dos Veadeiros is based in the Brazilian state of Goias. It is 655 square kilometres and is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The landscape is called cerrado here, similar to the plains of Africa. The climate is tropical, hot and semi-arid.
Chapada dos Veadeiros rock formations as well as being some of the oldest are full of quartz and crystals, many of which are exported to England and Japan. It also makes it a haven for alternative therapists and hippies. Chapada dos Veadeiros is an area also full of wildlife and diverse flora. Here you can find animals such as pampas deer (locally known as veado campeiro), marsh deer (cervo do pantanal), maned wolves (lobo guará), jaguar, and others like the rhea (ema), black vulture (urubu), seriema, tapeti,anteater (tamanduá), tapir (anta), green-beaked toucan (tucano de bico verde),capybara (capivara), giant armadillo (tatu canastra), and the king vulture (urubu rei).
One of the main attractions of Chapada dos Veadeiros are the numerous stunning waterfalls. You can take several treks through the national park to see some of the waterfalls. Other can be found on private estates where you can pay a small entrance fee to visit. This really is a great location for taking great photos. Whether photos of wildlife, photos of the flora, or photos of the beautiful waterfalls.
Besides dozens of waterfalls with heights reaching more than 40-storey buildings, Chapada dos Veadeiros has many canyons, such as Preto river, which crosses the regions and has wells of up to 20 meters deep.