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Rapids of Rio Preto, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil
Rapids of Rio Preto, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil
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The Cerrado Protected Areas comprise Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks in Brazil. They are one of the world's oldest and most diverse tropical ecosystems, being a refuge for several species that survive here through periods of climate change.

The Cerrado Protected Areas were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on 11-16 December, 2001. The site was recognised for its contribution in maintaining the biodiversity of the Cerrado Ecoregion. It is a stable species refuge where climate changes affect surrounding places. The site supports a number of endangered large mammals and a number of rare small mammals.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 14 0 20.5 W 47 41 4.6 in the state of Goiás
Inscription Year: 2001
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: IX, X

Location Map


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Visiting Cerrado Protected Areas

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go there. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sao Paolo with online booking facility.

How to get there

Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Park are two separate sites. The main gateway is the city of Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Book Hotel Rooms in Brazil and Worldwide

Click here also for a full list of hotels in Brazil or hotels worldwide. If you prefer budget accommodation in hostels, guesthouses or inns, check out hostels worldwide for budget accommodation providers with online booking.


Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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