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Friday, May 29, 2015

HAVE A PENCHANT FOR INDIANA JONES´s QUESTS?


Then you ought to know the Serra da Capivara National Park, located in the northeastern region of Brazil, with many prehistoric paintings which depict animals, trees, beehives, and scenes of rituals, hunting, violence (even torture), sex, birth, etc.
The region used to be covered by tropical forests and the paintings are in places where the inhabitants would find shelter, in what Brazilians call "boqueirão" (gully, large cave) and "toca" (small cave, den).
The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There is an infinity of tours and trails available. The guides usually  charge the amount of R$ 70 for the day. It may seem a bit pricey, but it is worth it. He picks  you up at the hotel before 7 am and dropps you off after 18h.
There are trails for all tastes, from simple walks that can be done by children and elderly people (including wheelchair access) to more difficult tracks, about 5 hours long.
Photo by Jader N. Santana
For daredevils there is a climb up a giant wall with no lifeline, a thrilling experience. Before climbing the wall (in the Rodrigues Cauldron Trail), listen carefully to the guide's recommendations and make sure that you have no fear of heights

TIPS BY JADER N. SANTANA

EXCERPTS TAKEN FROM MARIA-BRAZIL










MORE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC / BRASIL




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