"I wanted curved and sensual lines. The curves I see on the Brazilian hills, the body of a loved one, the clouds in the sky and the waves in the ocean," was what Oscar Niemeyer imagined when he designed the Brazilian capital. Brasilia was thus founded on remote lands of the country in the Planalto, the central plateau composed of hills and valleys and a big artificial lake, the Paranoá. The postmodern urban landscape contrasts with the natural beauty of the Cerrado, the savanna covering the high lands of the central plateau. The Cerrado is the second largest wild space after the Amazon Rainforest, with only 44% of the thousands of vegetation species classified at this time, which are not found anywhere else. This exceptional environment also shelters some of the rarest species in Brazil, such as the maned wolf, the giant otter, the giant tatu, the tapir or the giant anteater. The agriculture is expanding particularly fast in this area, but it is also an ecological and social disaster with the growth of immense soy plantation over the Cerrado. This immense central area is not very visited by the European tourists. But apart from the architectural interest of Brasilia, it also has wonderful natural and historical sites. The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park and the Cerrados spaces, surrounded with a circle of canyons and waterfalls, are great sites well worth your stay! There is also the Jalapao, unique and almost inhabited, combining cerrados, rivers, lakes and deserted areas covered with dunes. The most curious ones can ask for an excursion to the Ilha do Bananal, a vast river island at the heart of the Tocantins State.