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“No need for a guide. Don't do it if it rains!!!!”
Review of Fumaca Falls

Fumaca Falls
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US$130.00*
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Day Trip to Fumaça Waterfall
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 8 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 only one path and probably other hikers. The hike itself is probably pleasant if the sun is out, and the views must be spectacular, we barely saw anything, because it was pouring from the heavens.

If it rains, really really think twice if you want to do this. We were well prepared, with good hiking boots, hiking pants and rain pants on top, rain jackets and ponchos if we needed them. Our bags were waterproof. However while we had ben told that we should prepare for rain, nobody told us that we would have to walk through almost hip deep water (well less really, in between knees and your bottom). We has managed to keep dry until that and three days later our shoes still haven't recovered from the water we had to march through for a good hour.

Thank Pixxidix
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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!

Thank Christine W
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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 a few trails and it's safer" -my advice - dont listen to them. Our pousada owner tried to convince us to take a guide for 30 brl each. we asked a few locals and everyone said there's no need and they were right!

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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

You can get the local buses of the town of Capão and head to the trail. A steep one hour climb and an hour of flat walking but it is well worth the hike! Just stunning. In rainy season, there is a river you have two wade through so bring flip flops!

Thank Liam006
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

This visit to the falls requires a 90 km drive from Lencois and then a 6 km hike to the falls. The first 1 hour is very steep and hot and so go early in the day.

Thank BCsaralou
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