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Pico das Agulhas Negras

Created in 1937, the Itatiaia National Park is considered the 1st National Park of Brazil. Located in the Serra da Mantiqueira, the site includes the municipalities of Itatiaia and Resende in the State of Rio de Janeiro, as well as Bocaina de Minas and Itamonte in the State of Minas Gerais.


At its peak, Pico das Agulhas Negras, the area ranges between 600 and 2,791 meters, with a relief formed by mountains and several rocky elevations. In the region of the Itatiaia Plateau, or Upper Part, it is possible to find high-altitude fields, in addition to the suspended valleys, where many rivers begin.


Finally, in the Lower Part, it is possible to see impressive vegetation composed of waterways and a series of spaces where visitors can cool themselves off.


We developed the infrastructure of the Itatiaia National Park to promote maximum safety and convenience to tourists during their visits.

Learn more about the services offered to our visitors.

• Visitor’s Center

It’s a space for visitors who want to ask questions and learn more about the routes, trails, attractions, services, and security issues while visiting the park. The Visitor’s Center has a snack bar, souvenir shop, and exhibitions.

• Food & Beverage

To ensure energy and stamina during the tour, it is vital to eat and hydrate as well.
The park has in the Lower Part a restaurant, the Cafeteria Campo Belo, the Visitor Center, and the Lago Azul Cafeteria, which sells drinks and food for consumption on-site and during the walk along the trails and crossings.

• Parking

Space is available for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, vans, minibuses, and buses, according to the price list for each category.

• Guides

Itatiaia Nacional Park has a list of authorized guides, who are responsible for assisting tourists and ensuring the best experience during their visit.
Among their functions, we highlight: to ensure safety, to provide information, and to guide people about the best practices on site.
Hiring a guide is not mandatory but is recommended by our team.





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UPPER PART

     

Pico dos Cones

• Difficulty: Medium

• Distance: 1,5km from Marcão Station


Pedra do Sino

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 8 km from Rebouças Shelter


     

Pedra do Altar

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 3 km from Rebouças Shelter


Pedra da Maçã & Tartaruga

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 2.5 km from Rebouças Shelter


     

Pedra Assentada

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 4 km from Rebouças Shelter


Ovos de Galinha

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 6.5 km from Rebouças Shelter


     

Couto – Prateleiras Circuit

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 3 km from Marcão Station


Cinco Lagos Circuit

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 200 meters from Marcão Station


     

Chapada da Lua

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 2 km from Rebouças Shelter


Cachoeira Aiuruoca (Aiuruoca Waterfalls)

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Duration: 3 h 30 min.


     

Prateleiras Massif

• Difficulty: Moderate at the base / Difficult at the summit

• Distance: 2.5 km from Rebouças Shelter (Prateleiras Base)


Agulhas Negras Massif

• Difficulty: Moderate on base / Difficult on the summits

• Distance: 1.5 km from Rebouças Shelter (Agulhas Base)


     

Morro do Couto

• Difficulty: Moderate

• Distance: 3 km from Marcão Station


Cachoeira das Flores

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 600 meters from Rebouças Shelter


     

Asa de Hermes

• Difficulty: Moderate and difficult

• Distance: 3 km from Rebouças Shelter


LOWER PART

     

Maromba Complex

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 4 km by road from the Visitor Center.


Cachoeira Itaporani

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 4 km of road from the Visitor Center. There is also a 640-meter trail, starting from
the Maromba Complex Bridge


     

Cachoeira Véu da Noiva

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 380-meter trail from the Maromba Complex bridge


Trilha dos Três Picos

*Attention! To take this route, complete the Responsibility Form at the park’s gate, the Visitor Center, or the Maromba Complex.

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 2.5 km, from the Visitor Center to the entrance and then a trail of 5.5 km


     

Poranga Waterfall

• Difficulty: Medium

• Distance: 1.5 km from the Visitor Center; there is also a 600-meter trail from the entrance until you reach the waterfall

 


Lago Azul

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 500 meters from the Visitor Center


     

Poço Espelho do Céu

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 1.2 km from the Visitor Center and 700 meters from the Blue Lake


Cachoeira Itupi

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 1.4 km from the Visitor Center and 900 meters from the Blue Lake


     

Visitor Center

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 4.5 km from the entrance gate –access by car


Pedra da Fundação

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 3.5 km from the entrance gate


     

Mirante do Último Adeus

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 2.5 km from the entrance gate


VISCONDE DE MAUÁ

     

Cachoeira Santa Clara

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 4.5 km from Praça do Escorrega


Pico do Maromba

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 8 km from Praça do Escorrega


     

Cachoeira dos Macacos

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 300 meters from Praça do Escorrega


Cachoeira do Escorrega

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 50 meters from Praça do Escorrega


CROSSINGS

     

Travessia Ruy Braga

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 22 km from Rebouças Shelter / 1 or 2 days


Ruy Braga Crossing – Água Branca

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 4 hours from the Lower Part, 7 hours from the Upper Part


     

Travessia Rancho Caído

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 27 km from Rebouças Shelter / 2 days


Travessia Serra Negra

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 32 km from Rebouças Shelter / 2 days


LODGING & ACCOMMODATION

     

Camping

• Difficulty: Difficult

• Distance: 3 km from Marcão Station


Abrigo Rebouças

• Difficulty: Easy

• Distance: 3 km from Marcão Station


How to get there

Lower Part: from Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, the visitor should take the Presidente Dutra Highway (BR-116) to Itatiaia (exit 318). Continue for another 5.5 km by BR-485 until the gatehouse.

Upper Part or Plateau: take the exit from the Presidente Dutra Highway in Engenheiro Passos (exit 330 A), then drive another 26 km by BR-354 to Garganta do Registro (Minas Gerais-Rio de Janeiro border). After this access, 14 km more of dirt road, by the Rodovia das Flores, to the Marcão Station, which provides access to the main attractions of the Upper Part or Plateau.

Visconde de Mauá: coming from Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, the visitor should take the Presidente Dutra Highway (BR-116) until exit 311 (Penedo direction), continue along the RJ-163 road for another 40 km until you reach Praça do Escorrega.

From Belo Horizonte, take the Fernão Dias Highway and the BR-381 highway, passing through Caxambu and following the BR-354 to Garganta do Registro for the Upper Part or Plateau. In the Lower Part or Visconde de Mauá, take the Presidente Dutra Highway.

The concession

Our commitment to the Itatiaia National Park

In 2023, Parquetur took over the concession for the Itatiaia National Park and began to
manage the public use of the park, providing visitor support services.

The contract provides a 25-year concession and a commitment to preserve the environmental
heritage and improve infrastructure.

Click here for the Itatiaia National Park Concession Contract.