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Ferradura Park ( Horseshoe Park)

At the 13 km marker on RS 466 (Caracol Road), Canela, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
00 55 51 282 4300
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Canela
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The park has a great landscape, and the belvederes are very accessible (2 min easy walk). Consider taking kids or elderly family members. There is a small zip line for children. The staff is very pleasant. You can take some time for exploring the trails, 4 h must be enough. The road is not paved, but is in good condition.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The walk down to the river cai is excellent and the waterfall amazing. The park itself is so much more relaxing than caracol though takes a bit longer to get to. The lookouts are absolutely amazing also and there are quite a few of them

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Sao Paulo
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Worth a visit, specially if you have time to spend there and even better if you are fit enough to walk up and down the trails!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautiful view. Went there on a drizzly day and had the place to ourselves with just the mists amidst the valleys, stunning. It had rained heavily the days before so we couldn't go down to the river itself, but even without this it was worth the R$8 each. The normal tours or buses don't go here so you'll have to... More

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

When you enter the park by car, after a reasonable drive through beatifull landscapes on the continuation of the Caracol road, which is partly unpaved, you don't even imagine the beauty of the view from the belvederes located inside the park. From all of them, you see the meandering river well below in the valley, and the forests and hills... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

National park, lot of wild life, nice landscape, I definitively recommend it if you are in the region

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went to Caracol Park and were already impressed by the view. Now, Ferradura Park is even better: breathtaking views over the Serra Gaucha. The place is about 15 km from Canela and by car easy to reach. The facilities there are very basic and this makes is so beautiful. There are even churrasco places where you can have your... More

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Recife, PE
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168 reviews 168 reviews
64 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Parque da Ferradura is a private nature preserve that has three lookouts to the Vale da Ferradura (Horseshoe Valley), formed by Rio Santa Cruz. You can walk trails in more than 500 acres of pine forests through hilly countryside. A strenuous two-hour trek reaches Rio Caí near its source. Spotting deer, anteaters, and badgers is quite common! Wonderful place!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The park itself has a very simple structure, but the view is amazing! If you have time and physical condition you may walk down to the river. But it really worht the visit!

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cancun
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

you can go for lunch, picnic walk and see a wonderful landscape and views

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