Tocantins in Brazil

Tocantins is not on the tourist track but it offers some of the most exciting opportunities for adventure tourism in Brazil's interior. Jalapão - an enormous wilderness of cerrado forest, table-top mountains, dune deserts, waterfalls and whitewater rivers - lies on the borders of Tocantins and Piauí. It is as spectacularly beautiful as the Chapada dos Veadeiros or the Chapada Diamantina but far less visited. The world's largest river island, Ilha do Bananal, lies at the southern end of the state. Its northern extremes are almost as rich in wildlife as the Pantanal and the interior of the island is home to numerous indigenous groups (who cannot be visited without authorization from FUNAI). The serra around the planned modern capital, Palmas, is covered with rainforest dotted with beautiful waterfalls. The northwestern corner of the state sees the end of the cerrado and the beginnings of the Amazon rainforest.

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