Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Itatiaia

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Parque Nacional do Itatiaia is a perfect slice of Mata Atlântica, the dense Atlantic rainforest that graces the eastern coast of Brazil. As you leave the roar of the traffic behind and immerse yourself in the sounds of rushing water, birdsong, and the wind in the trees, you will feel like you are entering another world. Adopted as a World Biosphere Reserve, Brazil’s oldest national park is home to more than 400 species of native wildlife including both endangered and endemic species like the woolly spider monkey and lion tamarins. You can take a guided tour through the jungle, and see the serenely beautiful Lago Azul and the spectacular waterfalls Véu de Noiva and Itaporani, just three from a long list of natural phenomena you can explore. Back at the visitors’ center, there is an interesting national history museum. Itatiaia means "many-pointed rock" in the Tupí language, and, home to the jagged Agulhas Negras, one of Brazil’s tallest mountains, is a fitting name for the park. Our Itatiaia vacation planner makes visiting Parque Nacional do Itatiaia and other Itatiaia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great trip to see a part of the famous Mata Atlântica, a tropical rain forest. Great for bird watching too.  more »
  • A good walk with plenty of waterfalls to view. Unfortunately we were a bit limited time wise but it was still a great experience. The trails were suitable for most people with only a few little tricky...  more »
  • Great waterfalls... really clean place!! It`s possible to spend one entire day walking through the trails and visiting different waterfalls.  more »
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  • Awesome treks in the park, for bouldering lovers. Look for Agulhas Negras and Pratileiras. Can be done without a guide if you have a good level, a rope and harness are necessary for Agulhas Negras, too.
  • A completely different environment if you use the north west entrance. Warning the 12km road can be very bad. Warning 2: Arrive early the last entrance is around 2pm. You must leave the park by 5pm. This may change during they year so it is best to chemo in advance.
  • The most beautiful place of the region. Everyone should visit it while being anyplace near here
  • Beautiful waterfalls and very nice hikings
  • Yet another beautiful place. If you like the outdoors you will like this park. Perfect for families.