Agulhas Negras Peak, Itatiaia

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At 2,791 m (9,157 ft), Agulhas Negras Peak, or Black Needles Peak, is the fifth highest mountain in Brazil, and the highest point in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Although the climb to the very top isn't the easiest of undertakings, the base camp Abrigo Rebouças is the highest point in Brazil that you can reach in a regular car, so you are guaranteed spectacular scenery no matter your fitness. If you do make it to the peak, you will be rewarded with a far-reaching, mountainous vista; lush tropical vegetation, pierced here and there by the spiky rock formations that give the peak its name. To visit Agulhas Negras Peak on your holiday in Itatiaia, and find out what else Itatiaia has to offer, use our Itatiaia trip maker site .
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  • September 2, 2017
    One of the best experiences! I wasn't expecting the level of difficulty of the climb (not trail, is climbing and abseiling). Even so, it was great! Special thanks to Reginaldo, our guide, responsible for effectively make us up. It wasn't him, it would not be possible. Thoughtful, stimulating, worried, anyway, 100%! A humble, good-hearted person. Contact him: (35) 99225-4303. Recommend with my eyes closed.
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  • August 18, 2017
    An unforgettable adventure, the place is gorgeous and the connection with nature is inexplicable. Some tips, it is important to get there early as and distributed passwords, I got it around 6:30 and our guide had already caught the password, there's place to leave your car and is pretty safe, speaking of car prepare to take a big road route pretty bad but it will be worth it. Overall between ascent and descent took on average 5:00, so get there early and with great service.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Recommend if the weather is really good. The trails are relatively quiet, but if you have back pain, knee or without anti-slip sole ... don't do trails, visit the Museum that you will enjoy too.
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