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Mother of the Forest Trail

The Sanctuary has an interpretive trail of 1,530 meters, partially with wooden pavement to protect the  forest substrate and the non-formation of erosions due to human trampling.


Its route takes place under the crowns of centenary trees of the primary riparian forest.  bordering the Vagafogo River. Counting with a natural pool of clear and drinkable water where it is possible to have a delicious bath and a relaxing massage in the small waterfall,  several and strategic rest points were built, thus allowing the observation of birds, monkeys, terrestrial animals, orchids, bromeliads and an infinity of species typical of the cerrado.


Through the route of the interpretive trail, all the senses start to interact with the environment, causing the concrete world to cease to exist and give space to the contemplative meditation that everything is interconnected. The trees, the flowers, the smell of the forest, the natural sound of the birds and the falling waters lead us to a harmonious connection with all nature.

 Come experience this emotion!


JATOBÁ - Mother of the Forest

Jatoba (scientific name: Hymenaea courbaril)

The origin of its name comes from Tupi and means “tree with hard fruits”. In the past, it was widely used by indigenous peoples in moments of meditation, as it was believed that the fruit brought mental balance (recent research has shown that the fruit can actually bring benefits to mental organization) Thus, jatobazeiro came to be considered a Sacred Heritage Brazilian.

The species can reach an average of 40 meters in height and 2 meters in diameter, with a record of up to 95 meters in height.

Flowering occurs in the dry season of the year and fruiting occurs around 4 months later. Its fruit has a hard shell and on average has two seeds. Inside, the pulp is a yellowish green powder with a strong odor, which is edible, being rich in iron and suitable for people who have a high degree of anemia.

Jatoba sap obtained by drilling the trunk is a powerful Organic Strengthening Tonic, being widely used against cough, bronchitis, lung disorders in general and also as a hepatoprotector, vermifuge, diuretic, energetic    (aphrodisiac) and, strengthening the immune system.

The origin of its use comes from a millenary pre-Columbian culture and according to the people of the forest (Indians and Caboclos) its use was already made thousands of years ago by the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs.

The jatobá wood is one of the most valuable of all species in the world, being widely used for construction in beams, doors, clubs, boards, in addition to being used in art objects, decorative pieces and luxury furniture.

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