Waterfalls in Brazil are among the largest fall systems in the world. People from all over the world visit Brazil to see them. Several popular natural tourists destinations in Brazil are famous due to their waterfalls and several of them have been declared as natural heritage sites. As the world’s largest river, Amazon, flows here, it is only natural that some of the unexplored waterfalls are housed here.
9 Most Magnificent Waterfalls in Brazil
To help you plan an excellent itinerary, you must have a detailed guide on all the waterfalls that you must see when in Brazil. So, without any further ado, here they are:
1. Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls are the waterfalls of the Iguazu River in Brazil and Argentina. Its a group of 275 falls in total shared by Brazil and Argentina. This group of falls has been declared as UNESCO world heritage site for its breathtaking natural beauty and a mesmerizing wonder it beholds. Many of the waterfalls cascade for over 260 feet and are also known for letting the largest volume of water to fall down among all the falls in the world.
2. Cascata do Caracol
This magnificent waterfall of Brazil’s Parque Estadual do Caracol is 400 feet in height. This spot can be labeled as the second most popular and attractive tourist destination in Brazil. There is an observation tower of 100 feet height which provides a breathtaking a view of this big and beautiful waterfall. There is also a cable car for tourists for them to get a magnificent aerial view. Walking on the forest trail around the fall which is spread over 50 acres is a divine and cherishing experience.
3. Cachoeira Santa Barbara, Chapada dos Veadeiros
Cachoeira Santa Barbara lies on the north of the park and happens to be one most loved waterfall. The route to this place is complicated and not straight, with the only possible route being from Alto Paraíso de Goiás and one needs to drive some 75 miles to the village of Eugenio. One of the best way to visit and tour the Santa Barbara is to hire a guide from Eugenio II, where these guides are teenagers from nearby Kalunga quilombo. The Cachoeira Santa Barbara is a breath taking 100-foot waterfall, with the water falling into a vivid turquoise pool covered by beautiful vegetation showing a piece of paradise.
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4. Véu da Noiva Waterfall
One of the most sought after destination that tourists never forget to visit while in Mato Grosso is this waterfall. This waterfall can rejuvenate you almost instantly. This is one of the major attractions of Chapada dos Guimarães National Park., where this is situated. This fall which is of 86 meters in length is originating as a mini strand from Coxipó River. This is gushing out from a sandstone walls to create a massive sized pond. The fall is best viewed from the viewpoint terrace build for tourists.
5. Almecegas I Waterfalls, Alto Paraiso de Goias
No matter whether you are a hiker or climber you will find Almecegas I Waterfallsto be an absolutely enthralling destination. Expedition to this exquisite waterfall which is actually on a private property will leave you all mesmerized. There are plenty of ecotourism guides which help you to access the fall from best view points and help you to navigate the part around the fall. One may have to shell out R$30 for accessing the view desks, but these desks provide perfect selfie points if you are a selfie lover.
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6. Cachoeira Almécegas, Alto Paraíso de Goiás:
Situated at south of the Chapada dos Medeiros National Park near to city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás. The falls in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Almécegas is mcuh easier to access as compared to the other waterfalls. Even a walk to Almécegas is kind of steep but short and after sometime, this trail takes one to a lookout spot, to witness the magnificent waterfall, before heading around to Almécegas itself. The pool that is situated right below allows one to swim underneath the cascade and enjoy the divine underwater beauty. The other waterfalls which one can witness in this area, including the Almécegas II and São Bento, are equally beautiful and worth a visit. Still Almécegas’ position cannot be taken by any other waterfall.
7. Salto Do Tororo
Then comes in Brazil’s centre-west region, Salto Do Tororo which is a rare example of an idyllic waterfall located very close to a major urban city. Even a short drive to Brazil’s capital of Brasília can take one to the region of Santa Maria, and from there this is in close vicinity. This name of this region is basically an indigenous word, which means small waterfall. This waterfall does not form any large pool for swimming and if you are planning to come here for a vacation, then you should take some time in hand as the place is huge and time consuming. Torero certainly makes up for the beauty it has regardless of its size with some beautiful landscapes and a lovely, soothing atmosphere.
8. Salto do Rio Preto
Never forget to visit Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park that is located in Goiás on your visit to Brazil. And once you visit this National Park you are suppose to visit this stunning pristine waterfall that is considered to be one of the major attractions of this park. You have to walk down a trail that is five kilometre in length to access this amazing waterfall.
9. Escorrega Waterfall, Visconde de Maua
If you are more into adventure travelling, this waterfall will seem to be way more than just a picturesque waterfall. This amazing waterfall that is found in the jungles of Visconde de Mauá is more like a water park. This fall originated in the year 1966, due to a massive downpour. If you intend to take a few dips, this lake is ideal. Moreover, never forget to pay a visit on the crafts stall that is held on weekends out there.
One of the main attractions of visiting Brazil is indeed its serene waterfalls. The divine beauty of those tranquil water bodies will indeed make your trip worth remembering forever. So never forget to get soaked in the magnificent sights of Brazil. Indulge into a soulful trip by visiting these waterfalls in Brazil. The experience will be sure shot a mind blowing one.
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