Best national parks in Minas Gerais

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Explore the most popular national parks in Minas Gerais with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best national parks (3)
#1 - Parque Nacional Serra do Cipó
Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Serra do Cipó National Park is located in the municipalities of Jaboticatubas, Santana do Riacho, Morro do Pilar and Itambé do Mato Dentro. The unit protects several species of Brazilian flora and fauna threatened with extinction. Visitors can enjoy a variety of bathing options in waterfalls and natural pools with crystal clear water, the two main attractions of the park being the Canion das Bandeirinhas and the Cachoeira da Farofa. There are also many hiking trails, in which it is possible to observe the great diversity of flora and fauna, in addition to curious pointed rocks present throughout the area. For adventurers wishing to spend the night, the park offers pre-established camping sites. Currently, there is no entrance fee to enter the park. Show more
#2 - Parque Nacional do Itatiaia
Minas Gerais, Brazil
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The Itatiaia National Park is a located in the Itatiaia Massif in the Mantiqueira Mountains, between the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. The park protects important remnants of the Atlantic Forest Biome. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, rock climbing, flora and fauna watching, picnicking, camping, swimming in the waterfalls and biking in permitted areas. Fees: The single ticket is R$ 34,00. Brazilian visitors have a 50% discount R$ 17,00.Show more
#3 - Parque Nacional do Caparaó
Minas Gerais, Brazil
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The Caparaó National Park is located in the Serra do Caparaó, on the border of the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. Caparaó National Park is one of the mountaineering icons in Brazil and is home to the third highest point in the country, Pico da Bandeira, which is 2,892 meters high. In addition to it, five of the ten highest peaks in the entire national territory are in the Conservation Unit (UC). The park is also a relevant geological heritage and protects several endemic and endangered species of fauna and flora, in addition to protecting springs from three important hydrographic basins (Itabapoana, Itapemirim and Doce rivers). Visitors can enjoy various attractions such as visiting Pico da Bandeira and several viewpoints, valleys, waterfalls and beautiful natural pools. For lovers of hiking, the park has a wide system of trails, signposted, short, medium and long distance and with different levels of difficulty. The park also has four camping areas equipped with public restrooms, dishwasher, tables, benches and barbecue grills, located at the top of the Conservation Unit, for visitors who wish to spend the night.Show more