Parque Estadual do Caracol, Canela

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Parque Estadual do Caracol features the world-famous Caracol Waterfall, widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most spectacular falls. The waterfall is formed by the Caracol River and drops from a height of 130 m (426 ft). Situated in the middle of a lush forest, the base of the waterfall can be reached by a steep 927-step trail, which is well-maintained and marked. Nearby you can visit an observation tower, featuring a convenient elevator and offering panoramic views of the area. Cable car rides are also available, providing tourists with a unique opportunity to photograph the waterfall from the air. A top choice for families with small kids, the park includes numerous picnic spots and a small restaurant. To find out how to plan a trip to Canela, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Riding the “Eagle” is definitely a must. Other than that, it’s a good place for families with children.  more »
  • We visited as part of a tour. It was great. It takss a couple of hours to get there from Gramado but it is worth it. The canyon can be seen from several different places and view points. Fully...  more »
  • Nice weather required. Friendly staff. We went up the observatory (additional cost), but if you don’t feel like spending extra, you have a great view from the main pathway.  more »
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