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Xingo Canyons

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Address: Caninde do S. Francisco | São Francisco River, Caninde de Sao Francisco, State of Sergipe 49820-000, Brazil
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The canyons are not too long or high, but it is a nice day out sight if it is sunny. They have two swimming areas where u can spend some time. The boat tour costs around R$100,00... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 19, 2017
Beatriz O
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

The canyons are not too long or high, but it is a nice day out sight if it is sunny. They have two swimming areas where u can spend some time. The boat tour costs around R$100,00 and u can pay R$10,00 extra for a very short quick tour. Don't know if it is worth it!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

It’s very impressive/beautiful but nearly 4hrs to get there from Aracaju and 4hrs back makes it a very long day. I would suggest making it a two day trip and staying somewhere near Xingo as apparently there is a lot more to it that the hour long boat trip, hour swimming and hour back that you get – I spotted... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a good option if you have kids. For my wife and me it was too touristy. The staff was great and they do a nice job. We just felt like cattle being herded around.

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Aracaju, SE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

If you come to Sergipe and don't take this trip, you have wasted your time. The canyons are among the most beautiful places I've been in Brazil. The boat trip is fun and safe. Guides will explain things only in Portuguese though.

Thank Henrique R
Recife, PE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

It's a very beautiful trip through the area that once where canyons. After Xingó hydroelectric plant was built, it became a big lake, but in the last part of the trip "paraíso do talhado" there are still some nice canyons left. Lasts about 3 hours, 2 hours going by boat and 1 hour in talhado canyon to take a row... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

A great way to be close to nature in one of the most well known rivers in Brazil . Unforgettable and I strongly recommend this activity.

Thank Clarissa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

The boat ride through the Xingo Canyon, above the famous dam, is quite nice. We took a three-hour trip (one hour up the river, one hour stopped at a swimming hole, and one hour back). The scenery is lovely, the weather warm, and the swimming is enjoyable. My only complaint was that the tour boat packed about 200 people on... More 

Thank Rogers222
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, canyons are very beautiful and swimming in Sao Francisco river is just indescribable! The boat trip is long and there's just too many people. The only restaurant is crowded and the food is a buffet - which is a throw off if you think that the food sits there all day on a very hot weather. Coming from... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Nature in association with some man made modification, turned this place a beautifull one to visit, you will travel thru the River up to a point where they have natural swimming pool, that range from 10 meters to 1.5 meter deep, however, you are protected by a large rope, and the small one is right in the middle of the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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