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The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves are the best examples of Atlantic forest in Brazil. Covering a total area of 470,000 hectares, the reserves are contained in 25 protected areas. Much of it is on the Serra do Mar, a 1500-km long mountain range on the southeastern part of Brazil. They are the last remaining Atlantic forests and include densely forested mountains, gradually descending to wetlands and coastal islands, where there are isolated mountains and dunes.

The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves, during the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 29 November to 4 December, 1999.

Photos of Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves

Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Atlantic Forest, Brazil
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Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Author: Ângelo Antônio Leithold (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

What to See in Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 24 10 0.012 W 48 0 0 along the Atlantic coast of Parana and Sao Paolo states
Inscription Year: 1999
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, IX, X

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Visiting Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go there. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sao Paolo with online booking facility.

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Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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