Chapada dos Veadeiros

In the heart of the Cerrado, on the Brazilian Central Plateau, the Chapada dos Veadeiros attracts visitors from all over the world. Located in Goiás, this National Park shelters not only exuberant landscapes and singular rock formations of more than a billion years, or crystal clear waters, but also the largest community of quilombola remnants in the entire country, the Kalunga people, officially recognized as Brazilian historical and cultural heritage. Living there for more than 200 years, the Kalunga know the region like no one else. Each fruit and seed, each waterfall,  each valley. On a horseback they move through the vast savannah, crossing rivers and mountains, getting into places unknown by others. From the cerrado they take the raw resources to live and to create products that they sell to tourists. Working with tourism is nowadays one of the main sources of income generation for the entire region.

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