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PETAR - Parque Estadual Turistico do Alto Ribeira

Rodovia Antonio Honorio da Siva Km 13 | Bairro da Serra, Iporanga, State of Sao Paulo 18330-000, Brazil
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Beautiful, many nature wonders, but a bit far and crude

Beautiful waterfalls, trails and caves. If you love nature, definitely worth coming. But has a poor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andre F
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São Paulo, Brazil
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The best place to see caverns

Just nice park to hike, take a lot of photos, see the caverns and enjoy one nice weekend outside... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
RodrigoMonteiroTeixe
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Rodovia Antonio Honorio da Siva Km 13 | Bairro da Serra, Iporanga, State of Sao Paulo 18330-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls, trails and caves. If you love nature, definitely worth coming. But has a poor access road, only small towns around, far from civilization, simple hotels.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Just nice park to hike, take a lot of photos, see the caverns and enjoy one nice weekend outside the big city.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place should be compared with Iguaçu waterfalls as places you must see in Brazil in your lifetime. The PETAR has more than 400 caves but just a few are open for public visiting, and experience inside caves may depend on group size and fitness...More

3  Thank Herbert H
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

PETAR consists of 4 nuclei (Santana, Caboclos, Ouro Grosso and Casa de Pedra). Casa de Pedra is rated as the cave with the largest "mouth" in the world but tourists are no longer allowed in; so, you should consider visiting it only if you have...More

2  Thank josemont
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I feel sorry for those who go through life without seeing these caves! It's my second time in Petar and i had forgotten how amazing they are, what an experience it is to be inside each of these caves! You can travel abroad, travel with...More

2  Thank Fabiana F
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I always wanted to go there! Had this opportunity and didn't think twice. Everything was great since the time we got there. Guide tourists well-prepared, we learned a lot. The park is simply amazing, we stayed in the Nucleo Santana. Visited 3 caves and many...More

1  Thank Victor V
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Good if you like caves but poor infrastructure and lack of security, specially for elders. Some of the trails can be very very tiresome.

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We spent the first day visiting caves in the Nucleus Santana. All very pretty, some impressive. Regretfully there are strong restrictions on how far in the guides are allowed to take you, and the Casa de Petra no longer allows any tourists in at all,...More

1  Thank Javagurl
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

I went to some caves called Ouro Grosso and Alambari and they are fantastic! Our guide (Branco Lima) was the best and helped us with the directions and adventures. I overcame my limits and had one of the best days in my life.

1  Thank luaubr
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you are in Brazil and like hiking, enjoying nature, seeing beautiful waterfalls and exploring caves then PETAR is your place! My family and I spent 4 days exploring the park and had a great time. We contracted with Parque Aventuras who provided the itinerary...More

2  Thank Paul J
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Vincent E
18 December 2015|
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Response from Henri_R_F | Reviewed this property |
Mas não recomendo as trilhas para a sua filha de dois anos. Se ficar nas cavernas perto da entrada do parte poderá visitar mas vai ter que ter algum cuidado pois só uma caverna tem um piso regular construído de troncos e... More
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