Poço Azul is a cave with crystal blue waters, and is one of the most popular routes in the Chapada. You can swim, or rather float, in this hypnotizing cave. This underground pool was the scene of paleontological studies in 2005 when they found more than 3,000 fossils of prehistoric animals, which makes it the largest submerged paleontological site in Brazil.
Xique-Xique de Igatu
Known as the city of stones, Igatu is one of the most beautiful cities in the Chapada. A place where the houses, gardens, church, walks and walls are all made of stone, it is impossible not to feel like you have travelled back in time. Here you can visit the beautiful ruins and enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of the village that was once one of the most important mining towns; it once had a population of 15,000 people, but now has only 400 inhabitants.
|Total distance of tour||300 km by car|
|Equipment||Hiking shoes, clothes, bathing suit, hat and water|
|Difficulty||Easy – a short walk|
Observations: Children under 12 years old cannot enter. Avoid using sun creams and insect repellent.
|Day trip||1 day or ½ day|