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“Impressive nature”

Parque Estadual de Vila Velha
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Vila Velha City Tour
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This area has beautiful rock formations created by nature itself. It is not possible to go there by your own car. You have to park your car at the visitors center and from there a bus takes you to the rocks. From there a guide walks you around and explains the history of the area. Another bus can bring you to a sink hole and lake, but these are less interesting. It all takes about a half day.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I went to Vila Velha about 15 years ago and it's nice to see how the Brazilians stepped up and made some changes to reinforce preservation of this state park. Our guide ended up being a childhood friend of my dad's back in the 50s in Ponta Grossa, that was pretty cool. The walk around the ruins is a nice little scenic workout. The furnas and lagoa dourada are an ok added bonus. This park really should be a must visit if you're in the area, a trip that only takes about 3-4 hours.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a must see place! You really need to go there to see by your self. It is close to Curitiba and can be made in a one day trip (some agents in Curitiba offer one-day trip service) or you can rent a car in Curitiba and drive about 90 km towards to Ponta Grossa. Easy to find and roads are excellent.
The local geology and nature of rocks are unique and have shapes that can be associated to different animals or objects (grail, chicken, camel and coke bottle).
Once inside the park (free access) you can by the tickets for each guided visit you want (3 visits).
The posters are bilingual, but not all guides speak english :(
I strongly recommend the visit. This is a must see attraction!

1  Thank CCCoutinho
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

tour accompanied by scientific knowledge, guides to explain the origin and age of the geological formations

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The park is very interesting, there are two options of trips. Both of them require some walking so I wouldn't advise to bring small children. You can take beautiful pictures and there is a guide to help you go through the track. I wouldn't recommend to go on cold or rainy weather since it's a very open space.

Thank Jaqueline F
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