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Boat Trip through Xingo's canyon

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Address: Caninde do S. Francisco, Aracaju, State of Sergipe 49000-620, Brazil
Phone Number: (79) 3179-2771

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Henrique R
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Aracaju, SE
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Aracaju, SE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Aracaju, SE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

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Aracaju, SE
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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 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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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.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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.

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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 

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