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Buracao Falls

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Address: | Chapada Diamantina, Ibicoara, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number:
77991446985
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Magical - Careful with Google Maps

It was really hard to get here from Lençóis, seen as you can't always trust Google Maps, especially if you set it to avoid motorways and tolls. Yes, seeing the country side is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was really hard to get here from Lençóis, seen as you can't always trust Google Maps, especially if you set it to avoid motorways and tolls. Yes, seeing the country side is much prettier but when it takes you to a road that's not really a road, it's rocks, stick to tarmac. Might be best to set it to... More 

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Arezzo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I went there on a day trip with Chapada Adventure Daniel and it was the best day in the Chapada Diamantina. The fall is amazing in itself but the experience of swimming in the canyon and seeing it appear from behind the corner is magic!! The hike to get there is easy. The only downside is that it is a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I've travelled quite a bit, but visiting "Cachoeira do Buracao" was definitely one of the most amazing things I've ever done!!! I've seen some beautiful pictures of this place, but none of them can truly capture the beauty of the place!!!! When the guide we hired (Pablo Guerriero - AMAZING guide!!) included this tour in the itinerary he suggested for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The guides say to see this waterfall last - and the reason is once you experience Buracao you'll think all the other waterfalls aren't that great. Seeing this waterfall is truly an experience 1. it's hard to get to - lots of traveling on dirt roads and it requires a medium intensity 1 hour hike 2. once you are there,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

This is the best waterfall experience that we have ever had. You are required to have a guide to enter the park. Our pousada in Ibicoara was able to arrange an English- speaking guide, Andre, for us. You first hike through various ecosystems until you reach a few smaller falls. You then jump in the water and swim through a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

OMG! This was the BEST waterfall ever during our 8-day trip in the Chapada. No pictures can explain the feeling of having to finish the trekking in the water, swimming through the canyon. Absolutely amazing. I can't believe so many people go to Chapada and do not see this because "too far down from Lençois". Here is a suggestion: move... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

I went to many places in Chapada Diamantina in this trip. Some places I visited this time, even though I liked them, I don't intend to visit them again. Cachoeira do Buracao, however, is the place to come back many many times. It is wonderful and fun! I had never been in a place like that.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

It is not located in Lençois and you need a tour guide to enter the park. However, it is the great experience I had when visiting the area.

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Steinhausen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

The most beautiful waterfall which I have seen. Swimming through the canyon you suddenly see the waterfall and can even swim very close. The canyon is so amazing.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

A must-go place. If you are staying in Lencois, you will need 2 days. It is so beautiful that I recommend not to go first, or the other attractions will look not so attractive.

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