Are you a fan of waterfalls and love destinations with an exuberant nature? Brazil has many options to enjoy a closer contact with nature, with areas still quite preserved and a lot of emotion.
In addition, they still say that waterfalls have the ability to purify energy. True or not, everyone agrees that a bath in these waters helps a lot to relax and forget about the problems and hustle and bustle of everyday life.
If you are planning your next trip and want to include a destination with more nature, then check out these 10 tips of Brazilian waterfalls that you need to include in your itinerary.
- 1 – Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais
- 2 – Cachoeira do Buracão, Chapada Diamantina (BA)
- 3 – Iguaçu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu (PR)
- 4 – Estancia Mimosa, Bonito (MS)
- 5 – Tabuleiro Waterfall, Conceição do Mato Dentro (MG)
- 6 – Santa Bárbara, Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO)
- 7 – São Romão, Carolina (MA)
- 8 – Cachoeira dos Garcia, Aiuruoca (MG)
- 9 – Casca D’Anta, Serra da Canastra (MG)
- 10 – Cachoeira do Frade, Ubirajara (CE)
1 – Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais
In 1950, Serra do Cipó was known as the “Jardim do Brasil” and this is no accident, as this is one of the most exuberant natural complexes on the planet.
There you will find countless waterfalls, as well as rivers, caves, canyons and lots of natural beauty.
The main waterfalls are: Cachoeira Grande, Cachoeira Farofa, Cachoeira Véu da Noiva, Cachoeira Congonha de Cima, Cachoeira do Gavião and Cachoeira da Serra Morena (from the image above).
2 – Cachoeira do Buracão, Chapada Diamantina (BA)
Cachoeira do Buracão is one of the most sought after destinations for ecotourism fans. Located in Chapada Diamantina, in Bahia, it has approximately 80 meters of fall.
Access is easy through a very quiet trail where you can bathe in the other waterfalls, such as the Orchids.
You can reach Buracão by crossing a wooden bridge of about 100 meters or crossing canyons.
3 – Iguaçu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu (PR)
The most famous waterfall in Brazil, located on the border between Paraná and the Argentine province of Missiones, could not be off our list.
The Iguaçu Falls form a group with almost 275 meters of waterfalls in the Iguaçu River and are located in the Iguaçu National Park.
Certainly a visit that you cannot fail to include in your list.
4 – Estancia Mimosa, Bonito (MS)
Bonito is one of the best known places in the country for the exuberance of its nature, with the famous blue grotto and many breathtaking waterfalls.
The most visited is the fall of the Mimoso River, with the possibility of 7 different baths – organized by different agencies.
In addition to this, you can also visit Boca da Onça, with 156 meters – which is the highest in the entire region.
5 – Tabuleiro Waterfall, Conceição do Mato Dentro (MG)
Minas Gerais is the land of waterfalls and, at 273 meters, this is the highest in the state and the third highest in the country.
It is located in Conceição do Mato Dentro, about 180 km from Belo Horizonte. The access, although not very tortuous, requires disposition, since the trail lasts approximately 1h30.
But all the effort is worth it, because in addition to the huge drop, the place still has a well for a refreshing bath.
6 – Santa Bárbara, Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO)
The road is long, but the view pays off, as Santa Bárbara is the second most visited waterfall in all of Latin America.
Located in Cavalcante, about 120km from Alto Paraíso, you will have to travel a few kilometers by car and go through dirt roads and streams.
In addition, you will need a guide to reach the waterfall and the scenery you will find is wonderful, with clear water and lots of nature!
7 – São Romão, Carolina (MA)
The city of Carolina, in the south of Maranhão, is famous for its beautiful waterfalls.
The São Romão waterfall is 70 km from the city and its access is a little more difficult, requiring a 4 × 4 car.
But the result is worth it, with a wonderful view of this beautiful fall of the Rio Farinha, a tributary of Tocantins.
8 – Cachoeira dos Garcia, Aiuruoca (MG)
Located in the south of Minas Gerais, this waterfall has a drop of about 30 meters and ends up in a great swimming pool.
Access is via a dirt road and it is more advisable to visit outside the rainy season (which takes place between December and February).
In addition to the Garcia waterfall, the site also has other attractions such as the falls of the Matutu valley.
9 – Casca D’Anta, Serra da Canastra (MG)
The Casca D’Anta is located in the Canastra National Park, created in 1972 to protect the São Francisco River and it is the biggest fall in the park, with 186 meters of fall going down a rock wall about 340 meters high.
The most used access is through the city of São Roque de Minas, which is only 8 km from the park’s main entrance.
10 – Cachoeira do Frade, Ubirajara (CE)
The Ubirajara National Park is located in the interior of Ceará and has attracted the attention of many tourists.
This is due to the large number of attractions that it has for ecotourism fans, with Cachoeira do Frade being the most sought after.
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