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cascade de la Fumaca

Practical information about cascade de la Fumaca

  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Waterfall
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
From Capão, seven hours into Bahia by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of cascade de la Fumaca

Eva Martin Travel writer
181 travel articles

Brazil's highest waterfall, located right in the middle of the Chapada Diamantina

My suggestion:
Pay no attention to the touts: the walk is easy to follow, so you won't need a guide.
Summary:

The Fumaça Waterfall("smoke" in Portuguese) is appropriately named. The combination of the fall's height and the wind means that the water never reaches the ground: it evaporates, forming a mist. It's impressive to see, to say the least!

Like all the sites to visit at Chapada, the spectacle is a magical one. After a two-hour walk offering exceptional panoramic views over the Capão Valley, you reach the highest point on the hike: the viewpoint at the top of the falls, almost 400 meters high. Yes, very high indeed. The wind is strong up there, and the more courageous lie flat on the ground to get closer views of the waterfall. The overall view is stunning, and the vegetation lush. Once you get there, you'll understand why this is the most visited spot in the area: it's quite simply magnificent.

This is yet another example of how Brazil has so much more to offer than just its beaches! It's a huge country, but if you do decide to go to the North, be sure to include this wonder of nature on your itinerary.  You won't be disappointed!

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