Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos, Teresopolis

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Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos is one of the foremost centers of trekking, mountain climbing and rock climbing in Brazil. Whether you are a novice walker or a seasoned adventurer, the park has something to offer, with extensive trails throughout the region that can take anywhere from a few hours to several days. The park covers a 110 sq km (42 sq mi) area of forested mountains rising from 145 m (476 ft) at its lowest point to 2,263 m (7,425 ft) at its highest. The area is abundant in natural springs and the unusual name--"Organ Mountains"--is believed to have come from early Portuguese settlers who thought that the rocky peaks of the mountain range resembled church organs. The most famous of these formations is the Dedo de Deus (God's Finger) rock, which resembles a left hand pointing towards the sky. It is 1,692 m (5,551 ft) high and can be seen in the background of the flag of the Rio de Janeiro state. See Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos and all Teresopolis has to offer by arranging your trip with our Teresopolis road trip site .
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  • It is worth separating a few moments and enjoying the wonderful view. Stop at the gazebo and enjoy every detail is essential.
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  • Place to breathe fresh air and walk a lot, in search of landscapes and nature. I went with my 5 year old daughter who walked throughout the suspended trail, a very easy trail on a very long wooden walkway, which arrives in a small rapids. The park is a place for practically all people, except those who do not like nature or who do not want to walk. The adventurers can make the crossing Peterê, which connects the two cities (Petropolis and Teresopolis) of several days. Couples or friends without children can search for better sights with landscapes and views of the peaks. Families can enjoy a picnic in the various areas available. The place is very conserved. We pay $18 per person to enter (give you a bracelet on the door). Car pays other $16. It has several parking lots in the park, only beware because the roads are narrow and I had several times to return from reverse so that other vehicles would pass.
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  • 57 Reales. That's the entrance price that a foreigner pays to go do a day hike up the Morro Açu, no guide. I had to turn back, since I made it a goal not to get robbed in Brazil. 57 is robbery. Nature isn't only for the rich.
  • I hiked from Petropolis to Teresopolis and it was one of the most technically difficult hikes I've done. There is this one part called the "little horse" where the only way to continue is to take your backpack off, grab the rock, swing your leg over the rock, and use your momentum to hoist your body on and over this large rock. Did I mention that this all takes place on cliff where is you fall you die? Yep! It was worth it and so incredibly beautiful but the trail is no joke! Doable if you do it in 2-3 days (carrying your camping gear) but a lot of altitude! I have hiked 36km/day in the snow, and found this hike to be a challenge physically and mentally.
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