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“Brazil´s Best National Park”

Serra da Capivara National Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the prehistoric men.
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Breathtaking landscapes, endemic wildlife and the mysteries of the human occupation of the South American continent. Thanks to the great efforts of FUMDHAM (Niede Guidon and team), this is arguably Brazil's best National Park. It is, of course, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This amazing place is so well presented through well kept trails, good interpretation and well trained guides. You can visit it for its great archeological value, for the amazing hikes and views, for the chance to do adventure activities with stunning background, for the joy to observe wildlife (lots of endemic birds), for the friendly people and regional food and the opportunity to see how tourism can change a place.

You can do it the light way and do the easy trails (there is even wheel chair accessibility) or really explore.

Though it may seem remote, it is not that difficult to get to and once you are there, you will be will taken care of.

Really recommended and you can easily spend a week or more here.

Thank Vanezza
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

As a Brazilian interested in my country's wealth, I could hardly begin to imagine I would find such a dazzling place in one of the hottest and most underrated states in Brazil (Piauí). My visit to Serra da Capivara came as a great surprise and I enjoyed every minute of it. Those cave paintings and pre-historic findings are a priceless treasure and a gift to humanity. We were lucky to have Niede Guidon's archeologists as our hosts. They do a great job to keep the Park and the research going smoothly against all odds and despite the lack of support from public authorities to support the Park's activities. The local guides to the park are extremely knowledgeable and most of them are archeology graduates, although I believe not many of them speak English. São Raimundo Nonato and the Park are difficult to get to, but if you can I would rent a car to drive around as everything is quite far and not many guides have cars. You will need a 4WD to reach certain areas of the park. All the tours are well worth your while. Stay at least 7 nights to fully enjoy the sights and the hospitality of the local people. They're truly friendly and the food delicious!!

2  Thank JOHN-SP09
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Amongst the most dazzling natural and historical sights in the world. The rocky formations, the parietal art made by people who lived tens of thousands of years ago, the hikes through the unique Brazilian biome known as Caatinga, everything compounds into an unforgettable experience.
Though hard to reach (with no airport within a 300 km radius), the park is well equipped, with remarkable infrastructure and accessible guides. It is essential to visit the archaeological museums provided with groundbreaking technology and English translations.
The Park is most renowned for its archaeological sites, with countless illustrations of pre-historic humans and local megafauna, enough to keep you entertained for many days.
The landscapes are unrivaled, with monumental geological structures and curious wildlife.
Just don't forget to pack water, sunscreen and a hat, as the heat is extreme.

1  Thank cpsw2002
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

this park is well kept, as well as is possible to keep such a big area and complex wild structure.
Deserves a full day visit, all trials explored.
Weather is incredibly hot on summer, and hot all year around, be prepared since Piaui is the hottest state in Brazil.
I would advise to walk every inch on that, every place is unique

Thank 67ivans
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Reserve 2 or 3 days to visit the park. Most of the attraction you visit by car.
I loved. Really beautiful, organized and clean park.

Thank Vitor G
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