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At Parque Estadual do Itacolomi, there are dozens of paths for those who enjoy trekking, while breathing in the fresh air. The Itacolimi peak is the highest point between Ouro Preto and Mariana, from which you will have beautiful views of twelve difference districts down below. It’s recommended to take the bus COOPEROURO, which will stop directly in the front of the entrance, and then start your hike up the 5.5 km (3.5 mi) ascent to the top.
Along the way, you will see springs, various viewpoints, Brazilian fauna, a breathtaking waterfall, and an open lake you can swim in. There is a restaurant you can dine at, but it’s advisable that you bring your own water and snacks for the hike. End your adventurous and active day with a visit to the Tea House. To visit Parque Estadual do Itacolomi on your trip to Ouro Preto, use our Ouro Preto day trip tool.
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Parque Estadual do Itacolomi reviews
This is a very nice park, with wonderful views and nice facilities. We were disappointed though that none of the park guides could take us to the Itacolomi rock, because it was close to their lunch... more »
We loved this hike! Beautiful nature and wonderful views - 100% recommendation! Just make sure you follow your hotels instructions on how to get there (do not use google maps- we got lost with it at.... more »
It’s a great state park to visit or camp out, with an abundance of flora, fauna and miniature waterfalls. It’s a bit of task to reach depending on which neighboring city you’re coming from and your means of transport (takes about 30min to an hour from Mariana, MG).. but it’s worth it.. recommend traveling with a lot of water, a few snacks and fruits..
Nice views from above. More than one trail going up.
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