Serra da Capivara National Park, State of Piaui

(5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Park is off the charts, majestic, awesome. Unfortunately the prices of transportation and guides are not very attractive for those who are alone. The hostel of the place is great with the honest price restaurant and great quality of food, but very little. I, for example, only learned of the existence of this viable alternative for my pocket when I was there. Still nothing shakes the magnificence of Serra da Capivara.
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  • The Park is a place where we can see all natural contrasts, vegetation relief and the cave paintings is wonderful. Recommend the track with accredited guides as it passes. The senário changes with the season, with the landscape in grays and in the wintertime with greenish tones. I super recommend!
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  • The Serra da Capivara is a few of the places that everyone should visit. You don't have to be just curious to know: archaeological landscapes vislumbrantes, trails of all levels (easy, peaceful accommodation to the more complicated and difficult), and an historical wealth for us, Brazilians, without equal! In the first place: to meet the Park you can only go with a guide, if you do not have any contact, coming to town you can several contacts. We went in 2 people and we stayed 2 days. Worth before closing, ask about the tours and the guide suggests, because from then you already have an idea of how it's going to be the ride. The Guide itself already gives some tips on tours depending on what you tell him (how many days will the tour, available to the people in making the tours and etc). Tip: the more you can extract from the Guide, cooler will be the tour (we close with the guide who worked in the initial excavations of the park along with the Niede Guidon, therefore he knew many places in the Park as the Palm of your hand and shared with us many stories of the Park). We were without a car, we close with the guide that had a car (more account close with tab with the car, since you don't need to close with a taxi for him to be following all day on the rides). Car is essential to have, because to get local us will drive to a point, and then walk on the trails to see the archaeological sites and the panoramic views. The all-day rides, leaving some 8:00 and driving home near the 7:00 pm (but it's all fixed before with the guide the best time-the sooner we leave, more time to enjoy the beauties of the Park). Comfortable clothes (t-shirts, shorts, shoes, hat, dark glasses), water (the more you take, the better, but also not worth overreacting to not carry as much weight in the backpack), sunscreen and insect repellent are also good to take (not to run the risk of returning the first outing made a shrimp lol). And bring cash, because there in the Park doesn't have much place that accepts card (if I recall, I don't even think it's rs) To enter the Park pay a conservation fee (but pay a fee per day, and you can pay the daily rate of 2 or more if you need). At the Park you will with the car until certain points, Park the car and go out for walking/hiking. Follow some of the places that remember the name: Boqueirão Holed stone, Canyon of the Capybara, Hell, the swallow Low among many other places/sites to meet. In addition the Ceramic Pole that ends up being the location of lunch (you pay a fixed price to eat at will) the ride and the location of the "shopping" to take souvenir (there only takes cash) (there is also possible to stay for those who want to stay closer to the Park instead of São Raimundo Nonato). At the most, would be a long time here writing about the Serra da Capivara National Park. Every year we see the news that the Park's closing, so worth the visit as soon as possible. If you have the chance, go! If not, look for the opportunity to meet, because you won't regret it!
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