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Serra das Paridas, Lencois

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Although only discovered in 2005, Serra das Paridas is considered one of Brazil's most important archaeological sites because of its remarkable preservation. The rocks at Paridas are covered with hundreds of prehistoric paintings, including human and animal figures, geometric shapes, and even unknown shapes resembling UFOs. Different layers of graphics suggest that the site was used by different groups in successive time periods, with current estimates suggesting the 'artists' lived some 9,000 to 12,000 years ago. Most visits to the site are followed by a trip to the nearby Mosquito Waterfall. Put Serra das Paridas at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lencois tour planner.
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  • Very interesting to see the cave paintings of this archaeological site. Is a private property and the visitation is permitted only with a guide. Q guide accompanied us explained that this appeal is not much sought after by tourists, but found it amazing! Should be more publicized. Is legal q is near the waterfall of mosquitoes, so you can make the site in the morning and go to the waterfall at lunchtime/evening. Unfortunately size apparently archaeological heritage does not receive the necessary resources to scientific research and better dissemination/valorisation of the place with the tourists.
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  • Amazing, in the Serra das Spawned we perceive as Chapada Diamantina is amazing, have a little bit of everything.
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  • For those who like to know more about the prehistory and interested in understanding a little about the people who lived in the region for thousands of years ago, the ride is extremely valid. It's a real natural history class to open. The local guide and protector, Railton, is a unique figure and certainly added a lot to the tour. To get is not very difficult and when we went on the road was in very good condition, despite being from Earth.
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  • Spectacular cave paintings
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  • Cave paintings!
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Where to stay in Lencois

Catering to backpackers and hikers who are preparing to embark on their trek into Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, Lencois offers an impressive range of accommodations, especially in the budget range. You can find friendly, well-priced inns and hostels scattered throughout town, as well as campsites to help you prepare for your days of sleeping on the trail. The town also caters to those seeking something more upscale, with a range of higher-end accommodations, many of which include swimming pools and other luxury services.
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