Caverna Aroe Jari (Morada das Almas) or Ghost Shelter in Bororo language is one of the most beautiful places to see in Chapada dos Guimarães. An 8km trail facilitates access to the gigantic sandstone grotto stretching over a 1,550 meter-long area, which is the largest in Brazil.
The trail is jam-packed with attractions. The stone bridge offers a magnificent view of the walls and 2.5km further you will come across a magical, sparkly spring that turns into a majestic waterfall, which if you don’t normally deal too well with heat, is ideal to help you cool off and recharge your batteries. The waterfall feeds a pond that lies right in front of a big stone canyon.
Three big blocks of stone make the magnificent entrance to Caverna Aroe Jari. Not surprisingly it was named the Ghost Shelter, as only 200 meters inside the cave and pitch darkness will surround you unless you have a lantern on you, which will help you see where you’re going and allow you to enjoy the view.
Close by, there is a restaurant where you can always enjoy a nice meal for a more than reasonable price (R$ 35 per person), depending, of course, on the time of your tour. The walk takes more or less 4 hours, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. The place is truly magical, so it is worth the effort. Imagine an escape into nature and tranquility, a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city where you can meditate and find inner joy. Make sure though you take plenty of water along with you to stay hydrated, after all Brazil is hot, wear light clothes and don’t forget your hat! You can always throw some fruits or cereal bars in your knapsack to snack on and enjoy your outing in every way.