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“Fantastic waterfall.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salto do Itiquira waterfall

Salto do Itiquira waterfall
Rodovia GO 440 - KM 32 | Formosa, Goias, Brasilia, Federal District 73800-000, Brazil
(61) 3981-1234
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Ranked #7 of 115 Attractions in Brasilia
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Fantastic waterfall.”
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.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice trip through the countryside to the national park”
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.

Visited May 2012
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Brasilia, DF
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“Not quite in Brasilia, not really that cheap, but beautiful place”
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 beautiful and well-kept natural attraction - compared to many other waterfalls in Brazil, where one can actually interact with the water itself, not just watch from a distance (like Iguaçu Falls), this one probably has the best access, without, apparently, taking away from natural beauty or unduly invading nature. But, having visited this waterfall for at least 10 times over last 20 years, I see no reason for the higher and higher charges by the municipality. Sure they maintain it, but barely anything new has been done - in fact, a very simple children's playground was actually torn down over those years. I think the only real news over the years - except for the price hike - has been that they now accept credit cards for payment to access falls area.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful”
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

Visited February 2012
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Brasilia, DF
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“Incredible waterfall with an unreasonable entrance fee”
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 Cataratas do Iguaçu, one of the top tourist attractions in the world costs R$ 24,60 for Brazilians). I would think twice about going there just because of it - not because it is not worth it, but beacause it IS a rip-off.

If you can, avoid weekends and holidays, or otherwise arrive early. For a different point of view (from up), there are trails from private properties that lead to it, just look around the web for them.

Visited February 2012
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