Xingo Canyons, Caninde de Sao Francisco

#1 of 26 in Parks in State of Sergipe
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”. With our custom trip planner, Caninde de Sao Francisco attractions like Xingo Canyons can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I did the walk through an agency, although with a rental car in Aracaju. Is 210 km from the capital. If you're going to make the trip and back, consider the alternative of going with an agency. The ride leaves the 6:30 and back 7:00 pm. The site eh magico!!! Green eh anyway!!! Swim, even if it is less than 1 hour, in the Sao Francisco River, it's so worth it!! The ideal eh sleep a day la. So worth going with car.
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  • The place is beautiful, the catamaran comfortable and secure. The canoinha beautiful ride and the bath in the "pool" mounted on the river is a delight and also super secure. Wonderful energy. Gives p from Maceió to Aracaju or with path around 3:30-4:00. Or you can stay in the charming city of Piranhas, which is very close. The complex of the catamarans is great, clean but leaves much to be desired. The bathrooms are small and you lose a lot of time in the queue. Bad part: the Karrancas restaurant doesn't pay for everyone. $39.90 for the free buffet but the food did not like and I got sick after. Everything went badly explained about the possibilities of food, so I thought I just had that option. In fact you can order a la carte and eating snacks on the boat, paying for everything, it would have been better for me to not like so much and could choose best options and in my taste. I'm not even fresh for food, but the buffet, for example, fish had a put option with a lot of spine and fried.
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  • Beautiful place, long drive but worth it, the photos are beautiful, very excited, sell a CD MP3 in catamaran, it pays to buy really good.
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