The train trip lasts 2h30min. The departure is at Emilio Ribas Station (the main - if not the only!!! - train station in Campos do Jordão) and it goes to the Santo Antonio do Pinhal (a neighbor city) Station by the highest railroad in Brazil (1743m).
During the trip, guides will explain to you the peculiarities of the fauna and flora of the region.
Check timetables at the train station and make reservations a few days in advance.
"Morro do Elefante" (Mount of the Elephant) is probably the highest point of the city. The view is very beautiful and makes the mount worth a visit. Except this, sincerely, there´s nothing up there (only a small elephant statue, but this will only suit kids who love to take a picture next to the elephant).
The access can be by car (about 5 or 10 minutes from the city center) or by cablecar, which is much more amusing!!!
It is possible to bath on the waterfalls at Horto Florestal. When I went there I saw a few brave people doing it...
I call them brave because the water was FREEZING (and I went there on a very hot December day!!!)!!!
I would´ve tried it if I had bathing suits and towels but unfortunatelly I hadn´t so I could only get a brief taste of it...
There´s probably a specific translation for the word "horto", but unfortunatelly I don´t know it.
Basically it´s a huge park with tracks in the bushes and beautiful (although small) waterfalls. There are also restaurants and gift shops in the "park".
It was a 40 minutes walk to get to the waterfall on the picture, which is the shortest track of the park. I didn´t have much time so I couldn´t try the other ones...
THIS PLACE IS WORTH A VISIT!!!
This is a beautiful palace that shelters paintings of brazilian artists, such as Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti and Portinari, and furniture from the XVII and XVIII centuries.
Opened Wed-Sun from 10h/12h and 14h/17h.
There´s a place in the park where they grow many types of flowers, specially orchids.
They also sell the most varied types of plants, from fruits to flowers.
Just walked on to the lift by chance,did not know there was a chair lift here,after a short queue I was on top of the hill looking down to the city to tell the truth it is better down there.
There were butterlies everywhere... unbelievable!!! I hadn´t seen so many butterflies in all my life...
Ducha de Prata ("Silver Waterfall") is a waterfall with bridges all over it and gardens around it.
Not a "must see activity" I´d say... there ain´t much here...
This is the great view of the city.
You can see the lake, the small streets and a little bit of the alpine architecture of Campos do Jordão.