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Salto do Itiquira waterfall

Rodovia GO 440 - KM 32 | Formosa, Brasilia, Federal District 73800-000, Brazil
(61) 3981-1234
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Ranked #5 of 133 attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Description: Daily 9am-5pm
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Brasilia, DF
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would recommend to go to Itiquira , with family and friends, to get to know the tallest waterfall in South America. However the park only covers the lower part of the waterfall, the peak has an unbelievable site and it is reachable through land roads, there you can sit on the rock at the edge of the waterfall and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were travelling from Brasilia to Sao Jorge (to see the Chapada dos Veadeiros) and we did a little detour along the way to visit Itiquira Falls. Our guide for the Chapada commented that it is very unusual for international tourists to ask to visit Itiquira Falls along the way; everyone else seems to do it as a 'there and... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Excelent. The landscape is breathtaking. Everything works properly. Clean, beautiful, really nice. Just try to avoid the crowd in the weekends, but even that isn't so bad, because they have a limit of visitors each day.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We visited Brasilia and decided to drive to the national park one day. I really enjoyed the drive through the countryside. The national park is small with beautiful waterfall. Worth visiting. When you go take your swimming suit with you. You can have a nice dip in a pool lower down.

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Brasilia, DF
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Though I'm still suffering a little from my excessive courage of diving into the really cold waters of the Itiquira river. I see some people have already pointed out, very fairly, that if you have some time to drive out of Brasília for at least 1h30min one way (in other words, at least 3hs of travel), this is a very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Some say, if you have seen one waterfall, you have seen all. I beg to differ - Itiquira is worth a visit if you have half a day to spare. The area is beautiful and the waterfall is amazing

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Really: this is one incredible waterfall. It is listed as among the 10 highest in Brazil and it sure is one with excelent access and structure. If you are into waterfalls, rivers and just lazying around, you can't miss it. On the downside, it must be noted that the municipality charges a staggering R$ 18 for entrance (the world famous... More

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Brasilia, DF
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I would have rated it 2 stars if it were just for going into the park to see the waterfalls, but the hike up is just incredible. Very few people do it and it is quite tough. You will need proper hiking booths. There is a trail, but in parts you will need to pull yourself up by the roots... More

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Brasilia, DF
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

It is a beatiful and huge waterfall, but that is it. There is a park around it, but It is not that nice.

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BRASILIA
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Personally I do not much care for places like this. Too much of a risk of being mugged. If you have seen one cachoeira (waterfall) you have seen the lot. This one is pretty but nothing spectactular for well-travelled people like you. Better spend your time and money visiting Iguassu Falls, one the great sights of South America.

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