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PETAR - Parque Estadual Turistico do Alto Ribeira

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Address: Rodovia Antonio Honorio da Siva Km 13 | Bairro da Serra, Iporanga, State of Sao Paulo 18330-000, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Mother Nature at its best!

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... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Herbert H
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State of Sao Paulo
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7 reviews
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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 condition. I took my family (three adults and two kids - 12 and 4yrs) on... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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 spare time and/or really love trails. It is at about 8km from Iporanga and the... More 

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170 reviews
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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 all the luxury you can get and still will have seen nothing!!Really. We stayed at... More 

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Sorocaba, SP
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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 waterfall. Also, we did boia-cross by the river Betary, almost 1 hour going down that.... More 

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34 reviews
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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, even guided, so we opted out. Our second day we had the luck of getting... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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.

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Holly, Michigan
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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 and guide (monitor). We had Wagner as our guide and he was very friendly and... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is one of my favorite places on earth! The park has lots of options for caves and waterfalls, different types and levels of trekking in the middle of the jungle, lot of outdoor activities and amazing people! I have been there a bunch of times and it never get boring! If you want a hard level trekking I recommend... More 

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12 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

PETAR is like a huge complex of caves, and there is guidance to all of them. Well, not alllll of them, but most of the caves you can visit is astonishing tall rooms, with beautiful waterfalls and lot's of adventure. I'm glad I went to visit it.

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