Flor do Vale - Alambique e Parque Ecologico, Canela

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Amidst breathtaking scenery, you will find Flor do Vale - Alambique e Parque Ecologico, where you can learn about the process of distilling cachaça, Brazilian rum. The place lies in a valley near Canela and has a yellow bus that leaves from the central square of the city every day. You can reach the distillery by car as well and there is a parking lot on site. Upon arriving, stroll down the natural path through the surrounding woods. The visit begins, with or without an accompanying guide (upon request), using the signs and explanations available in each building. The infrastructure is comprised of five different buildings, with areas for production, ageing and bottling, as well as a restaurant and an emporium selling all related product lines.

The guides take you through the whole process of making cachaca, which is completely natural. You can taste the different types of rum and even make a bottle of custom rum to gift someone. Be sure to schedule enough time to have lunch at their restaurant offering delicious food at great prices. For a little adventure, you can even try your hand at crossbow shooting. For Flor do Vale - Alambique e Parque Ecologico and beyond, use our Canela trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Canela vacation.
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  • The Park has 3 tracks and two waterfalls. The trails are easy, but with descents and stairs. Pay input R$15,00, entitled to a visit in a simulation of the manufacturing steps of cachaça and right at the end of the tasting. Then, the Observatory, the trails and waterfalls. Are beautiful!
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  • Amazing location and charming with a beautiful Waterfall, hiking and visiting .... great cachaça and liqueurs
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  • We were well attended, location a bit far from the Center, but it was worth the visit. I will be back more often.
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  • It's a beautiful place with a massive waterfall that you can actually get to the base. They advertise animals, such as monkeys and other native creatures, but I couldn't find any. You pay $15 per person if you want to go to their trails and to the waterfall. An extra $20 can buy you some archery practice. An extra $30 can buy you some gun practice. You can taste their traditional brazilian drink called "cachaça" (ka-sha-sah), which has 40% alcohol. You can also understand how the drink is made. They provide a booze bus to pick you up/drop off at the hotel if you want to try the drinks (cost varies). The roads there are unpaved with lots of potholes, so prepare your car for a dirt/dust fest. No one speaks English there.
  • Visit great! Very nice walk around the cacharia know the process to make cachaça. The location is very nice direct contact with nature features a gazebo where the photos are beautiful and for those who enjoy trails eh great too. I loved the visitation
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  • It was perfect. We had a good presentation of all and the place is too beautiful. For those who're honeymoon is pretty romantic.
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  • Great trails to waterfalls. Trails. Alembic and tracks very well looked after. In 3:00 you can make the whole visit, including the trails. Access road in good condition.
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  • Stay in Cinnamon/RS. In addition to providing a good cane spirit, there are other recreational activities, such as shooting with a bow and arrow.
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