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Parque Nacional do Itatiaia

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Itatiaia, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Best Nature between Rio and São Paulo

First national park from Brasil, the Itatiaia National Park mix the rich Altantic Rainforest (Mata... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Beautiful, worth a visit

Great trip to see a part of the famous Mata Atlântica, a tropical rain forest. Great for bird... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

First national park from Brasil, the Itatiaia National Park mix the rich Altantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica) with the high altitude flat land, two completely diferent environments. They are known as the low part (Parte Baixa) and high part (Parte Alta). Only 190km from Rio (2h30)...More

Thank Mazeva
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great trip to see a part of the famous Mata Atlântica, a tropical rain forest. Great for bird watching too.

Thank Jun T
Reviewed September 15, 2016

A good walk with plenty of waterfalls to view. Unfortunately we were a bit limited time wise but it was still a great experience. The trails were suitable for most people with only a few little tricky points. Managed to see a few monkeys, who...More

Thank James T
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Great waterfalls... really clean place!! It`s possible to spend one entire day walking through the trails and visiting different waterfalls.

1  Thank Marina P
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Its a spetacular place to visit, with a lot of waterfalls, birds, monkeys. The region is so beauty and have a lot of trails to do.

1  Thank Sericogusman
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Visiting during the week, and during low season was absolutely awesome. The first day, I hiked to "Los tres picos" and did not see a single person the whole day. The second day I saw 2 people. The trails are relatively well marked and the...More

Thank ctd1978
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Everything organized, clean, beautiful. You can visit a little museum and go down to see the lake, but for other tracks you have to spend a period walking or stay overnight. For that it must be 5 stars.

Thank Fabiana F
Reviewed April 28, 2016

When you think of climbing in this Park , you only remember of Agulhas Negras, and the Prateleiras Last week we visited the Pedra do Altar through the 5 Lagos path It was very special if you like different sceneries. The comoetition to get a...More

Thank norbafreund
Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went several times to the park, to climb the peaks, but also to hike around. There are many hikes you can do to the waterfalls. A must do when you are in the area. Some hikes require a guide.

Thank Gino V
Reviewed April 29, 2015

A must-see! Great opportunity to be in touch with nature and enjoy beautiful landmarks! Waterfalls are worth a bath

Thank Daniele P
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Assaf F
April 13, 2016|
Response from Arthur N |
You can take a bus in rio going to Resende-Rj or Itatiaia-RJ, there you'll need to get a taxi.
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November 25, 2015|
Response from Arthur N |
You can expeact a cold weather, during winter temperatures can go below 0 celcius. Bring warm clothes. There are lots of hikings trails you can take a 1 hour hike to a 2 days hike.
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