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Boat Trip through Xingo's canyon

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Address: Caninde do S. Francisco, Aracaju, State of Sergipe 49000620, Brazil
Phone Number: (79) 3179-2771
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The boat trip is on the lake formed by the Xingo's dam. A huge area of blue and clear water, surrounded by hills until the canyon, where between high cleefs you can swim in a safe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Aracaju, SE
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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The canyon is ok, beautiful, but the visit consists on one hour boat trip to get to a stop where people are allowed to spend one hour swimming at a super crowded limited area and for r$10 can take a small boat that won't take you further than 300m. If you are staying close to the canyon, I would recommend... More 

Thank AnaPG
Aracaju, SE
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The boat trip is on the lake formed by the Xingo's dam. A huge area of blue and clear water, surrounded by hills until the canyon, where between high cleefs you can swim in a safe area. During all the year, the water is in a good temperature. In summer is great!!! The boat is simple but safe, comfortable, with... More 

Thank Walbertcar
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Many people are absolutely correct - the journey, through uninspiring Brazilian landscapes and towns is LONG! It is definitely 3 hours each way. But the experience there, on a sunny day (yes you are being warned - if rain is forecast, for that length of journey, don't go), is very good. I can't say excellent, because obviously the Grand Canyon... More 

1 Thank mrrlstephen
Aracaju, SE
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

* If you're going to Xingo, don't miss the nearby town of Piranhas, UNESCO heritage listed, stunning views and you can swim in the river there, too. It takes 3 h to get here from Aracaju. Then 1 h on the boat to arrive at the swimming enclosure, then 1 h there, followed by 1 h to return. So you're... More 

Thank Fionezi
London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

If you go to Aracaju you can't not miss this tour. The views are amazing! You also can enjoy swimming in one of the most important rivers of Brazil, the São Francisco river.

1 Thank Flavio31
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect breathtaking views: this canyons is quite modest. The trip from Aracaju takes about five hours by bus then you spend about an hour in a boat before you can spend one hour in the pools. The trip is too long and uncomfortable to be worth it, but do try it if you like rough trips.

Thank MarianaMM
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This trip was well worthwhile as we stayed in Piranhas two nights. The river trip was well organized, comfortable seating, good hot snacks on board the catarmaran. The scenery is beautiful. All swimming is in a controlled floating dock. We had lunch at the end of the trip at the restaurant at the terminal, and enjoyed the tillapia fillets. Great... More 

Thank AlofGlencoe
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

it´s a far ride, between 2 and 3 hrs each way from Aracaju, but so wonderful!! The canyon mountais are so exotic looking and you can swimm in the canyon green waters.

Thank Maria Luiza M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Beatiful landscapes while sailing through the São Francisco river. Canyon is a wonderful place but it is only part of the overall beauty of the region. This is a lovely trip but if you make it as a one-day trip from Aracaju it may be get tiresome. Keep in mind it is a long trip (3-4 hours) from Aracaju. Best... More 

5 Thank Mconstantino
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Even though the river is beautiful and the swimming very enjoyable, Xingo is too far from Aracaju. That means you have to spend 3 hous to go and 3 more to return. The only restaurant is pricy and the food is not so good. Plan it carefully otherwise you will be disappointed.

Thank VinhasL

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