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Chapada Diamantina National Park, Vale do Capao, Palmeiras, State of Bahia 46960-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An easy two hour hike with a lovely view as the payoff. Worthwhile if you are in Vale do capão, make certain you arrange a guide!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If trying to decide which hike to do in Chapada, this should definitely be at the top of the list. The various landscapes that you pass through to get to the spectacular waterfall and valley at the end are equally fascinating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meeghan Z
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This was by far the highlights of my trip to Chapada Diamantina National Park I hired a skilled guide from 'Trilhas Chapada' who took great care of as we made our 2-hour trek to the Fumaca Waterfall. This was quite hard as you go through...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sun2011017
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice hike in the mountains. We did it with our two kids aged 6 and 9 in about 2 hours one way. You do not need any guide or GPS or any other information to do it once you are at the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank machopicchu
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

As an occasional hiker this was a very difficult trail. You start out going straight up for about an hour. Then another hour to a very average falls. If you like to hike go for it. If this is your first hike stay home. Make...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank MollyJJM
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Really nice hike! Took about 2-2.5 hours going (starting in Vale do Capao) up at a decent pace. The first hour is a pretty good climb so be prepared! You don't need a guide to do this. Download the trail on Maps.me and you'll be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Definitely something to not miss while in Lençois. Great hike with beautiful scenery leading to the falls. Depending on the amount of rain, the falls may go all the way down, be pushed up due to the wind, or have very little water altogether. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RobbNYC
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Chapada Diamantina State Park in Bahia is fantastic. Treks, waterfalls, nature, fantastic local cuisine. Fumaca Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls in the region

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 20 March 2017

In the beginning of March, the waterfall is almost dry, but I had luck: the rainfall provided enough water and I could see how the wind makes the "smoke" in this waterfall. I dare to say that this phenomenon is very unique! At least, I...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SMonteiro
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

It is a 1h15 drive from Lençois (we rented a car from salvador). We did the hike without guide. The beginning of the hike is quite clear. The trail goes up for like 40 min, then you arrive on a platform, there it is a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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23 February 2015|
Response from Thiago_Frota | Reviewed this property |
Jacob, this is a good time , not much rain. But I advise you to contact the guide, it will tell you if it's a good time of year for the waterfall.
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