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Swimming in Waterfalls and Rivers Is the Main Attraction of the Trip to Chapada dos Guimarães

06/29/2017 - 09h44

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Bocaina do Inferno was the name of the original image associated with the Chapada dos Guimarães. The 86-meter waterfall became one of the "Véu de Noiva" (Bride's Veil) falls that gush through Brazil and were renamed by Archbishop Aquino Corea (1885-1956).

A common name for a waterfall without equal, surrounded by chapadian-type eroded walls. It had been closed to visitors since 2008, when a group of young people were taken by surprise by a sandstone landslide and a young woman was killed

Today it can be appreciated from behind railings and grates and the area has a restaurant, souvenir kiosks and a public-phone in the shape of a Macaw. Access to the lookout point is from the main entrance to the National Chapada dos Guimarães Park, at 50 km on highway MT-251.

Cars can be left in the parking area and there is a walking trail of 550 meters. Hats, sunblock and water are recommended because even in the Autumn, the vegetation is low and the place is hot.

The view of the Véu da Noiva is incredible. And it isn't even the most impressive part of this area which boasts of 450 falls, seven of which are inside the park.

There is an access via to other, more accessible beauty, beside the gate: Cachoeirinha and dos Namorados, one located 50 meters from the other. You can get to them by following the 1,200-meter trail by noon at the latest.

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Swimming in waterfalls and rivers is the main attraction of the trip to Chapada dos Guimarães
Swimming in waterfalls and rivers is the main attraction of the trip to Chapada dos Guimarães

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