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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
Phone Number: 15355218753
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Victor V
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

This national park is located south of the state of Sao Paulo. It took us about 6 hours by car (around 300 km) using a mix of crowded highways and local roads not in the best conditions. There is a limited choice of places to stay, but the trails are very interesting through the Atlantic forest, through rivers , roots... More 

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