Xingo Canyons, Caninde de Sao Francisco

#1 of 26 in Parks in State of Sergipe
Canyon Nature / Park
It is hard to imagine, as you sail through Xingo Canyons, that water was only introduced to the area during the construction of the hydroelectric plant nearby. The red-orange granite rock formations are, however, over 60 million years old and, at 50 m (164 ft) tall, are breathtakingly beautiful. Tour boats expertly navigate the canyon walls until you reach an area of emerald-green water designated for swimming, where a statue of São Francisco faithfully watches over you. From this point, you can take a canoe and explore the cliffs up close, including a beautiful cave known as “The Carved Grotto”. Use our Caninde de Sao Francisco holiday planner to arrange your visit to Xingo Canyons and other attractions in Caninde de Sao Francisco.
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  • view our largo São Francisco River, confined between two walls of rocks, making it very narrow and very deep is an unforgettable vision. This ride cost 100 Reais per person and that lasts 3 hours, the catamaran has a basic service of bar with cold beer and some snacks. Charges up to 180 passengers on its two floors. It's worth it.
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  • One of the most beautiful I've ever done, was tiring cuz out of Maceió (4hs), but worth much ... beautiful landscape ... yields excellent pictures, I highly recommend. The boat doesn't scale.
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  • I did not expect such a wonderful place to visit. The tour is nice. swimming with all the safety in the river was a good experience. The view of the canyons was amazing.  more »

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