Serra da Capivara National Park, State of Piaui (PI)

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Serra da Capivara National Park is a national park in the Northeastern region of Brazil. It has many prehistoric paintings. The park was created to protect the prehistoric artifacts and paintings found there. It became a World Heritage Site in 1991. Its head archaeologist is Niède Guidon. Its best known archaeological site is Pedra Furada.It is located in northeast state of Piauí, between latitudes 8° 26' 50" and 8° 54' 23" south and longitudes 42° 19' 47" and 42° 45' 51" west. It falls within the municipal areas of São Raimundo Nonato, São João do Piauí, Coronel José Dias and Canto do Buriti. It has an area of 1291.4 square kilometres (319,000 acres). The area has the largest concentration of prehistoric sites in the Americas. Scientific studies confirm that the Capivara mountain range was densely populated in the pre-Columbian Era.
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  • I had email written prior to my arrival three four contacts that I had found on the Internet and asked for a tour. Replied hta one with many questions. After I had answered these, an answer never came. My hostel could not help unfortunately on a tour in the Park. Fortunately, was a Brazilian from a hostel around the corner also looking for "Help" and came in my hostel. He was also English. Super. We are together with the motor taxi ($40R) driven to the Park. My companion asked a guide to engage women in the visitor center. Phones do not work there. But it was followed by deeds - one is driven off with the scooter and came back with guide. The Guide costs $150R. With the motor taxi we drove into the Park from station to station. In 6 hours, we have seen incredibly much. First, we ran the Sitio do Meio way along and could admire it the first cave drawings. Then it went to Boqueirão Pedra Furada. We went also still directly to the Pedra Furada, so you stand directly before that and considered the small mountain with hole not only from above and Afar. We did stop at other stations - such as E.g. Toco Fumaca I and II. I believe in Toco Fumaca, we are then metal ladders, which were anchored in the middle of the mountains, looking up at the mountain. It was slightly nerve-wracking. The ladders were although stable, but some very steep and you could touch hardly some people, because they have become very hot by the Sun. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view. In between, we were still on a local, to strengthen a bite to eat and something to drink to buy. We finally went to another page from the Park. There we have Toco Martiliano, Toco there looked at Invencao and ran the Circuito da Pedra CAIDA. Sounds much - was only a short stop. Monkeys live on a rock. You can close approach to the drawings because bars are everywhere. At almost all trails we climbed high on mountains, to enjoy the views of the Serra Capivara. Not only the cave paintings are impressive - also the Serra itself with its mountains. Withdrawal has dropped us off our guide at a supermarket and is driven in a reception area, call us a motor taxi. Always take plenty of water. 2 liter have not enough for me. In General, in Piauí very trocken-and the Park is very dusty. You should have sunscreen on every case as well. Piauí is not only dry, but also extremely hot. Our guide could no English - I was glad that my companion has diligently translated - and he could tell much to Park unlikely. I've heard that the Park because of the new Government might be closed. You should therefore take this opportunity and still visit the Park. Bottom line: A successful excursion in the mountains with cave drawings.
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  • When visiting the Serra da Capivara National Park, we feel we can get back to a distant past, full of traces, of how people lived and left their recorded history.
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  • It's a wonder, unfortunately unknown to Brazilians. Have financing problems, when we were a few sentry boxes were closed and everyone spoke in completion of activities. In addition, the rock cavies (rodents that inhabit the Park) are multiplying wildly, depositing their droppings/urine on the historical relics. Gives the feeling of a wonder that, unfortunately, is getting lost. Go before it's over. Everything is beautiful, not only the engravings but even the landscape, but we liked especially the "Kiss" Panel, lit at night-is near the "pierced rock '. We went with the Cida Guide, we like her very much. We spent three days there, we saw the various saws, worth noting: it's not a cheap trip. In August 2016, we pay 150 reais per day through the (mandatory) and we never pay for Park because the guard of the entries didn't work (by financing problems).
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