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Pireneus state park, Pirenopolis

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The site of one of the last fragments of undisturbed Cerrado (tropical savanna), Pireneus state park is rich in biodiversity and ancient rock formations. Visit the second highest peak in the state to see 2-billion-year-old blocks of quartz and sandstone, which are home to many colorful lichens, rare cacti, and hundreds of species of orchids. Nearby are dozens of waterfalls, as well as three mountain peaks offering panoramic views of the Central Plateau of Brazil. Many trails around this area attract hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Whatever you choose to do here, don’t forget to bring a camera. If you stay for the sunset, which is highly recommended by locals, bring a warm sweater. Temperatures drop quickly once the sun goes down. To visit Pireneus state park and other attractions in Pirenopolis, use our Pirenopolis trip builder.
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As a major destination in its state, Pirenopolis offers substantial lodging options catering to varied clientele, from backpackers to families with kids. Possibly the best choice for most visitors, mid-range hotels offer clean rooms with TV, internet, air-conditioning, and laundry facilities. If you need more privacy, consider staying at one of the guesthouses, some housed in colonial-style residences and offering access to swimming pools and enclosed gardens.
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  • 9 members of my family hired a tour company to take us to this park. The road is unpaved and hard to transverse. We stopped at the "fan" overlook to see the city from above. Then we visited a medium s...  more »
  • Near Pirenópolis, is way for almost all the waterfalls in the city, is a must in the end of the day, the access is easy, old signage, more smoothly and still free. Worth every km, and besides being the second highest point in the State.
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  • To those who know you will always see more of the same. Unfortunately the drawing does not change. but I love this place to renew your energy.
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