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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TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful place, but the part we visited seemed a bit abandoned the plates were decayed, plus some view points are perfect.
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  • In the Itatiaia National Park "first environmental protection Park of Brazil" the visitor can find squirrels, toucans, monkeys, and you can also visit the Museum of fauna and flora.
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  • The Park surprised me by nature totally preserved and lush waterfalls. I had the opportunity to meet many wild animals on the tracks, such as squirrel, snake, lizard, birds and monkeys. The water falls is extremely cold, but as altitude decreases, the thermal sensation in the water is more pleasant. I couldn't do the longer tracks (for the spikes), but is very worthwhile book a full day to do the short trails and enjoy the waterfalls. I suggest taking lunch, bathing suit and comfortable footwear. The only thing better is access, since it is a BR, but very poor especially in the stretch of asphalt.
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  • 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 and peaceful place. Great for adventure seekers and family trips. Good for weekends.
  • Yet another beautiful place. If you like the outdoors you will like this park. Perfect for families.
  • Sacred place on Earth. There is so much to see and experience here.