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Cachoeira Boca da Onca

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Address: Estrada para Bodoquena, Km 65, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
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Awesome place! Total time was about 4 hours, we stayed at each stop about 15 minutes, except for Buraco dos Macacos, a cave you swim into with an open ceiling. We were there for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome place! Total time was about 4 hours, we stayed at each stop about 15 minutes, except for Buraco dos Macacos, a cave you swim into with an open ceiling. We were there for about 30 minutes. The waterfalls are beautiful, and the water is crystal clear. Definitely not for those with leg injuries or physical limitations. The hike starts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The main waterfall Cachoeira da Onça is stunning. Take a swimsuit to take a dip in the crystal clear water. There's a long rapel descent off a wobbly platform as an option. Guides are very attentive and the lunch and natural pool back at the farm's base are worth it at the end of the walk. Don't go expecting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely day out in the jungle with opportunities to swim, rest and take pictures. Beautiful views. Perfect lunch is included in the fair price.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a tour organized in a farm to visit a number of waterfalls on the way, with the one named in the titles as the main attraction. To me, though, the highlight was reaching the ponds formed downstream, where the waters are calm and you can swim with the most beautiful fish without the need for any equipment. They... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is a very beautiful and accessible place to be in. The 4 km walking occurs mostly in man-built paths (usually with wood), so it is very easy to accomplish. There are a few (about 6) waterfalls, and you can swim in most of them. The 90 meters height rapel is optional, but astonishing. We just weren't lucky with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hiking and swimming at a beautiful place with breathtaking waterfalls. You can't miss the 'Buraco do macaco' (monkey hole), where you can swim to a hidden waterfall under the rocks. Now, if you're really wild, try abseiling the highest platform in Brazil. Breathtaking..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful place. However the guides force you to go at a slow pace, the majority of walkers being old or out of shape. The whole thing would take an hour and a half for someone who is in shape. In addition they don't let you wear flip flops even though you keep going in and out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a tour for trail lovers. The tour take 4 hours and you walk a lot, but the landmark is absolute amazing. There's many waterfall on the trail and the Buraco do Macaco waterfall is incredible, and you can swin on it!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Boca da Onca is a 4 hour hike that stops at 9 Waterfalls. In 4 of them one can go for a swim. The "Buraco Dos Macacos" waterfall is in a small cavern that one has to swim to through a low tunnel - great visual and fun. Boca da Onca is about a 1:30 hour drive (mostly paved roads)... More 

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Angela W, Proprietário at Cachoeira Boca da Onca, responded to this review

We appreciate your coments. It endorses our work and effort to constantly improve. The nature of Serra da Bodoquena is the protagonist of such scenic beauty. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

They took 20 people on a trail including babes in arms and small kids who they said in their announcements were prohibited. The greed of the operators will not serve them in stead. Guide was fantastic but staff at base were surly and inattentive. Average food, at best. Pity because the physical setting is spectacular. Other things can be done... More 

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