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Serra da Capivara National Park

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Address: State of Piaui 64770-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 558633230541
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the prehistoric...

Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the prehistoric men.

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Serra da Capivara National Park

In the state of Piauí, in a very isolated area the "Serra da Capivara" national park has an amazing organization and really nicely taken care of. They have some Amazing Rupreste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Sacha H
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

In the state of Piauí, in a very isolated area the "Serra da Capivara" national park has an amazing organization and really nicely taken care of. They have some Amazing Rupreste paintings with some carbon evidences of the population who lived on the area with more than 40 thousand years... It could mean that this region has evidences of the... More 

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1 Thank Sacha H
Rio de Janeiro
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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... More 

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Dongguan, China
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582 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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.

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Thank Vitor G
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Serra da Capivara is simply beautiful. Huge sandstone cliffs are raised up from the ground with ancient rivers and faults creating spectacular ridges leading to explorable canyons and platforms for wonderful panoramic views. The cave paintings can be at times underwhelming after making some of the long treks, but most are very quirky and interesting. To make the most... More 

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Teresina, PI
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88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Primitive, virgin, untouched, rich...Remains of the primitive men in the Americas, pre historical paintings all at hand, you will never be so close to them in any other place. Giant animals, saber teeth and a bunch of fossilized animals to see. A well equipped museum with all necessary descriptions. Excellent guided tours. Poor hotels, and even poorer restaurants but that... More 

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Boston
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the best sites I have ever been to in the Americas. Its infrastructure is impeccable, organized, clean and rich in rock paintings and archaeological information. It is also a great place for bird watching. To visit the site, you need a guide, which is really appropriate considering the importance and size of the site. I was... More 

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Thank BostonWordly
Brazil
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159 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I could not believe my eyes when I saw all the many sites and very ancient rock art. No wonder it is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Our guide was brilliant and he did show us many details of the ancient art work explaining all about the types of paintings, period of time etc. Nature is very impressive as well.There... More 

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