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Vale do Alcantilado

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Address: Visconde de Maua, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 24-9-9264-5146
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Alcantilado cascades

Great outdoor activity where you can go up a 40 minutes trail passing by many beautiful cascades. The road there is not paved but it´s worth the effort. Any 2WD car can go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great outdoor activity where you can go up a 40 minutes trail passing by many beautiful cascades. The road there is not paved but it´s worth the effort. Any 2WD car can go.

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Rio de Janeiro
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We enjoyed visiting Maringá after many, many years, and find out that it remains a nice and small place for nature lovers. There is no urban life there, aside from small crafts stores and good small restaurants. People who live there care for the place. No littering, no noise on the roads that cross the villages. They keep it green... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a place for nature lovers. There are 9 waterfalls to see, two of them good for swimming. The track in the woods is good, not very hard if the weather is dry. Going up to 1.500 meters you can admire the amazing scenery of Mauá and Maringá mountains.

Thank GBaroni
Rio de Janeiro-Brazil
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Visit also the Motorcycle Museum located in the area. More than 100 two wheels to check. Visit to Alcantilado waterfalls is a demanding walk, that may take almost 2 hours for the whole tour, so be prepared.

2 Thank puhma
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A wandering drive on a dirt road brings you to this marvelous valley - with, as others have said, 9 waterfalls on one trail. A well-maintained path and a steep but walkable hike brings you some stunning scenery. As it's a private park you can take your dogs on leash along, and have a nice pastel and homemade cachaca at... More 

1 Thank Bryan M
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111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

One of the main attractions in Visconde de Mauá, the Alcantilado is a natural reserve where you can see in the same track nine different waterfalls and even bath in some of them (beware that the water is extremely cold even during summer). The track runs for 3.5 km (1.5 mile) with somewhat easy access to all waterfalls.

1 Thank AlexPira
rio de janeiro
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339 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It is a good place To Walk ahead. You Will see so many waterfalls, And anyone without a seriously health problem can do that. The views are fantastic, specially in a sunny day.

Thank sicarolina

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