The Serra da Capivara National Park has around 214 km of perimeter and it is settled in three cities (São João do Piauí, Coronel José Dias, Canto do Buriti and São Raimundo Nonato. Its mountains, plains and valleys are part of the Brazilian northeast semiarid landscape with typical fauna and flora from the Caatinga (unique Brazilian semiarid biome with scrub vegetation).
In the park entrance there is an enormous sandstone wall with many caves and underground lakes. Among the 1,354 archaeological prehistory registered sites, 173 can be visited. They keep ancient rock paintings and prehistorical shelters from 60,000 years ago.
Among the most popular sites is the Pedra Furada - a 60 m wall; Baixão das Andorinhas – a cannyon with 125 m depth where swallows nestled; Toca do Caldeirão do Rodrigues with various paintings and Sítio do Meio above the valley level.
For its cultural and historical importance, the Park was classified in 1991 as a heritage by UNESCO.
The Park offers picnic areas with tables and benches
Wear sunscreen, a hat and light clothes due to hot weather.
Follow the licensed guide’s instructions.
Admission fee: R$28.00 / R$14.00 (Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazil).
Free Admission: seniors and children under 12 years old.