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|
TIPS BY JADER N. SANTANA
EXCERPTS TAKEN FROM MARIA-BRAZIL
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