Landcruising Adventure Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
January 1st, 2011 Ceramica near NP Serra da Capivara

In the parking lot of Hotel Serra Capivara, along the road leading north to Teresina.

January 1st, 2011 Serra da Capivara National Park - wild camp

Along the side of the road, well hidden behind bushes.

January 1st, 2011 Hotel Fazenda Lajedo de Pai Mateus

We enjoyed the place, interesting phenomena these boulders on a hill. Spent the night in the parking lot.

January 1st, 2011 Barra do São Miguel - wild camp

Peaceful rough camp just north of town.

January 1st, 2011 East of Arapina- wild camp

On route PE 585. Coming from the east it is the last part of the pleasant higher altitude (cooler nights), where we camped on the premises of a small restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

January 1st, 2011 Brejo do Madre de Deus

Beautiful meandering off-road to Piscina Brejo do Madre de Deus, with 3 swimming pools. Quiet night camping in the parking lot.

January 1st, 2011 Between Lizarda and São Felix do Jalapão

At least when raining only doable with 4x4. Lots of eroded tracks. Beautiful area for rough camping. This is just one of the many good spots for camping.

January 1st, 2011 Cachoeira do Formiga - Mateiros, Jalapão, Tocantins

Camping costs 10 reais pp, entrance to waterfall 5 reais. Toilet is hole in the ground behind a piece of plastic. Too much money for the facilities. But, the waterfall is worth a visit and swim.

Price: R$10 pppn R$5 admittance to waterfall

January 1st, 2011 East of Mateiros (Jalapão) - wild camp

Entrance fee for dunes: 5 *reais*. Couldn't spent the night in the dunes so we rough camped in front of the entrance. Quiet place

Price: R$5 entry

December 1st, 2010 Praia Patacho- wild camp

North of São Miguel dos Milagres. Awesome beach, camped majestically in all solitude among coconut trees.

December 1st, 2010 Camping / Balneario Vale das Cachoeiras

Camping / Balneario Vale das Cachoeiras, near the entrance of the town, is a good place to spend the night. Swimming pool and showers. Price: 25 *reais* for 2 persons and car per night.

Price: R$25 per couple + vehicle

December 1st, 2010 Beach Siribinha

North of Conde. Camped beautifully under the coconut trees along the coast. From Conde you drive to the coast and then northward along various fishing villages, where you'll encounter various great rough camps.

December 1st, 2010 São Christovão- wild camp

On the plaza, next to one of its many churches.

December 1st, 2010 Areia Branca

North of town is a sign Parque dos Falcões (Falcon Park). Turn right and follow a 3-kms dirt track to reach the park. Good place to spend the night but even more to meet José Percíllio and his marvelous prey birds, which he protects and trains.

December 1st, 2010 Pirambu- wild camp

A good place to spend the night but more to visit the Tamar project which by far and large is not as touristic as f.e. Praia Forte (Bahia). Between Dec-March turtles lay their eggs here and there is a hatchery as well.

December 1st, 2010 Hotel Colonia

In parking lot next to Hotel Colonial downtown (next to church NS da Correnta).

December 1st, 2010 Praia Lagoa Pau- wild camp

Near Pontal de Coruribe. Fantastic beach, with other other side a sweet water river to rinse. Just perfect.

December 1st, 2010 Praia de Croa- wild camp

Fish restaurants, quiet night along the beach, entrance to Praia de Carro Quebrado for 15 kms of beach driving, which is only possible during low tide.

December 1st, 2010 Praia Barra di Camarajibe- wild camp

South of São Miguel dos Milagres. Awesome beach, quiet night at the end of a dead-end street.

November 1st, 2010 Chapada Diamantina NP, Vale do Capão

On the westside of the park. Had an fantastic rough camp along a stream. Turn-off is difficult to find though, it lies on your left side a couple of kms before reaching the village of do Capão. (our GPS indicated: 'trilha dos rios claros').

November 1st, 2010 Alojamiento Sicancahur

Spent the night in the parking lot of Alojamiento Sicancahur, shower for 5 *bolivianos*. Friendly owner.

Price: Bs.5 per shower

November 1st, 2010 Chapada dos Veadeiros NP / Alta Paraíso

Spazenda (furnished farm and ecolodge). Between Alta Paraíso en Moinho Janet and Xavier renovated an old farmhouse and constructed a lovely ecolodge. Both are properly furnished and can be rented. It's a beautiful region as well as a good base to explore National Park Chapada dos Veadeiros and surroundings.

November 1st, 2010 Terra Ronca State Park

In northeast of state of Goiás and has more than 200 caves. Most need to be visited with a guide (can be hired in São Domingos). We found a great rough camp near a river across from a huge cave.

November 1st, 2010 Chapada Diamantina , Lagoa Pratinha

North of the park are various impressive caves / carvernes. We had a good place to camp in the parking lot of Caverne Pratinha, where you can swim in a crystal-clear river and visit two caves. Price: 10 *reais* per person per day.

Price: R$10 pp

November 1st, 2010 Chapada Diamantina NP, between Lençois and Andarai

Eastside of the park. There is an off-road linking the two towns. Coming from Lençois there is a perfect rough camp just before you cross the rivers a couple of kms south of Lençois.

October 1st, 2010 Mariana- wild camp

Parking lot of goldmine Mina da Passagem.

October 1st, 2010 Mariana- wild camp

Spent the night on parking lot of church on top of the hill. Quiet during week days, in the weekend not so quiet (evening visitors to enjoy the view). Good place from where to explore Ouro Preto.

October 1st, 2010 Brasília - wild camp

Parking lot next to a Parque Ecológico. Quiet spot.

September 1st, 2010 Estrada Parque- wild camp

Great camping spot, along waterfront and protected from dust from the road.

September 1st, 2010 Pesqueiro do Bill

South side Pantanal: Piraputanga. Campsite, quiet during week days, more lively during weekends and holidays with Brazilians enjoying their music. Price: R$10 per night (2 persons).

Price: R$10 per couple