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 travel 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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  • I visited only the lower part of the Park, Bridal Veil Falls, the maromba, Blue Lake and cachooira Itaporani! Blue Lake is nothing blue lol but very beautiful. Itaporani waterfall is a delight! Due to the rains, maromba complex wasn't so handsome but the Bridal Veil Falls ... ... most beautiful thing in the world!!! All the trails are easy to medium duration of 15 minutes.
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  • Wonderful place. Several waterfalls, several trails. To any person. From child to senior citizens.
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  • R$17,00 ticket per person. Students don't pay half price, just over 60 and children under 12 years of age. Within the Park, as you car goes up, stop your left at the first stop: "Mirante do last goodbye". The view is amazing. After leaving Belvedere you will arrive at the visitor center. There you will find an exhibition with the bugs that can be found in the Park. Enjoy to fill the water bottle, because it has a water fountain there. Leaving the Centre, you can walk, a trail, to the Blue Lagoon. It also has an optional trail, but I could only find a squirrel. I believe that most animals have nocturnal habits. Leaving you will drive for 4 km until you reach on the trails to the falls of maromba (easy access and excellent for bathing), Itaporani (560m trail, medium difficulty, mainly because the trail is often wet and slippery. I recommend not to elderly. It is also excellent for bath. A true paradise) and the bride's Veil (beautiful waterfall! Hard not to slip under the fall d ´ water. 260 m, easy trail, but for older people think it's a little tricky too). This was the tour that made in the lower part. I hope to come back and do the high end! Don't forget to bring insect repellent, that is very important!
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  • One of the best national parks nearby Sao Paulo and Rio de janeiro, with tons of waterfalls to visit and hiking trails of different complexity levels. You pay a small entrance fee and can do part of the trails by car. Super cozy restaurants to stay in cities like Visconde do Mauá & Matomba.
  • Always when I visit this place I get impressed. There are wonderful views from everywhere. During my last visit I took the trail called Rancho Caído, which was amazing!
  • Incredible natural reserve park, amazing views, idyllic villages offering excellent food and crafts, very friendly people.
  • A stunning and peaceful place to visit! Preserved atlantic forest, water falls, small and cozy cities. Wonderful!
  • Quite nice but far too expensive. One car with four people is USD 50 just to enter.
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