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Fumaca Falls

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Address: Vale do Capao, Chapada Diamantina National Park, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$110.00*
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Day Trip to Fumaça Waterfall
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Must do when in Lençois

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 bit tricky to find the trail. We downloaded maps.me upfront, so if you go without... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have only one thing to say: go even if it's dry. The view is breathtaking, Vale do Capão can really amaze you .We did the hike with our two kids ( 11 and 8 yrs old), it lasted 2h but they are quite used to it. The firs path of 1km is all climbing them it's eases out. Take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I guess I felt a bit disappointed with it because a) I thought you could bathe in it (silly me) and b) after such a long walk, it's quite tragic to find it nearly dry (only a little bit of water, not the dramatic falls you'd expect) but then again it was December. Therefore: 1. In December and other hot... More 

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Thank Leti H
Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

really really beautiful view after a slightly more challenging but nice walk up a mountain and over a plateau. It can be full during holidays and the waterfall can be small at the end of dry season. Ask or take a local guide before you go!

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Thank JanMergulhador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome hike. Not too challenging but enough to get a workout in. The waterfall itself is breath taking. Really interesting how the water doesn't hit the ground and just goes into smoke. There is also a place hidden you can go down to where you can enjoy sometime but the river that eventually flows down to the waterfall. Really cool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Such and amazing 3 days experience, the guide(see photo) was the best ever, a lot of experience and a great cook too. My head and my heart were clean after this trip into to the wild!!! Find this guide and you will safe and have a great time Joel Ferreira Lima!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We want as a one day trip without a guide. The only thing to keep in mind is to keep right in the middle part of the trek. Trek is nice and falls are spectacular. Definitely a must in Chapada de Diamantina. It's possible as a one day trip from Lencois even without guide: Get the 5 am bus to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice trek, but it is mor about the vies than about the waterfall. The half hour or so it is continuously up the mountain and then straight through the bush. At the end you have to cross a river. You don't really need a guide, if you have your own car to get here, since there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Spectacular view point from the top of Fumaca Falls. In order to be able to view the waterfall itself you have to crawl out onto the edge of the cliff top, overhanging the canyon. Although is a little scary, it definitely worth the views!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

It's a 2 hour trail , not easy but worth it! amazing views! Everyone goes there so there are many people walking the same way , so you cant get lost even if you want to. So NO need to take a guide - some pousadas and tour companies will tell you you should take a guide because "there are... More 

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