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“Not for the faint of heart”
Review of Fumaca Falls

Fumaca Falls
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USD 130.00*
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Day Trip to Fumaça Waterfall
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

As an occasional hiker this was a very difficult trail. You start out going straight up for about an hour. Then another hour to a very average falls. If you like to hike go for it. If this is your first hike stay home. Make sure you take water and food and money as there are vendors selling water on the trail. Be careful coming down as some of the rocks are very slippery and I watched many people slip and fall. I wore proper hiking boots but many people wore sneakers and even flip flops. The entire trip took about 6 hours. I would not do it again and frankly was not that impressed with the falls.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Really nice hike! Took about 2-2.5 hours going (starting in Vale do Capao) up at a decent pace. The first hour is a pretty good climb so be prepared! You don't need a guide to do this. Download the trail on Maps.me and you'll be fine. It's pretty easy to follow the trail. There is just one trickier part, so make sure you have maps.me. You can also take a guide if you really want. They will probably carry snacks and/or lunch for you and show you something I didn't see?? Who knows! Do you. But definitely worth the hike! It's beautiful!

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Definitely something to not miss while in Lençois. Great hike with beautiful scenery leading to the falls. Depending on the amount of rain, the falls may go all the way down, be pushed up due to the wind, or have very little water altogether.

Great place overlooking a drop of 1,000 feet from the top.

Wonderful hike not to be missed. About 2.25 - 3 hours going in, and 1.5 - 3 hours coming out.

Thank RobbNYC
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Chapada Diamantina State Park in Bahia is fantastic. Treks, waterfalls, nature, fantastic local cuisine.

Fumaca Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls in the region

Thank africanmatrix
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

In the beginning of March, the waterfall is almost dry, but I had luck: the rainfall provided enough water and I could see how the wind makes the "smoke" in this waterfall. I dare to say that this phenomenon is very unique! At least, I hadn't seen it before. Anyway, a beautifull rainbow was built, the sunny day and the smoke. I suggest to find a rocky to appreciate the view, the phenomenon, the valley, the abism... meditate is also a good choice. In my opinion, to feel the energy and contemplate is what matter! Anyway, in my group, the trekking was considered moderate or easy.

Thank SMonteiro
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