Parque Estadual do Caracol, Canela

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Parque Estadual do Caracol features the world-famous Caracol Waterfall, widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most spectacular falls. The waterfall is formed by the Caracol River and drops from a height of 130 m (426 ft). Situated in the middle of a lush forest, the base of the waterfall can be reached by a steep 927-step trail, which is well-maintained and marked. Nearby you can visit an observation tower, featuring a convenient elevator and offering panoramic views of the area. Cable car rides are also available, providing tourists with a unique opportunity to photograph the waterfall from the air. A top choice for families with small kids, the park includes numerous picnic spots and a small restaurant. To find out how to plan a trip to Canela, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Apparently this site is normally overrun with tourists (one observation platform had a max capacity of 75!) We went in the middle of the week and it was extremely peaceful. Beautiful falls... 
    Apparently this site is normally overrun with tourists (one observation platform had a max capacity of 75!) We went in the middle of the week and it was extremely peaceful. Beautiful falls...  more »
  • The Natural Park is gorgeous and the cable car journey is very fun. The trail with plastic animals is a bit of a time waste but the wood sculptures of animals that you can play with must be fun for... 
    The Natural Park is gorgeous and the cable car journey is very fun. The trail with plastic animals is a bit of a time waste but the wood sculptures of animals that you can play with must be fun for...  more »
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  • Stunning view of the main Caracol waterfall. There's another viewing platform which you can pay extra to go up, but the regualr one (included in the entry fee) is already spectacular. There's also a nice trail alongside the river with impressive views of the smaller falls.
  • Great place to walk and get some fresh air during this pandemic.

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