Véu de Noiva Waterfall
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes Mato Grosso, Brazil
Description of the Tour Route
The Véu de Noiva (Bride’s Veil) Waterfall, the principal Postcard in Chapada dos Guimaraes is located 10 km (6 miles) from the city of Chapada beside the administrative headquarters of the park.
An affluent of the Coxipo River, it drops 86 meters (282 feet). The immense walls of sandstone create one of the wonders of nature of the Brazilian tablelands. Originally called the Bocaina do Inferno (Bocaina is derived from the Tupi language, and Inferno means Hell in Portuguese), it was first called “The Bride’s Veil” by the poet Dom Aquino Correa in a tribute to the city.
You can visit the Véu de Noiva any of the year including weekends and holidays from 9h00 to 16h00; however, there is little protection from the sun, and for this reason we recommend that you avoid the heat of the day to visit. There are stretches downhill and uphill along the trail, and because of this you should have adequate clothing and footwear for hiking.
The return to the parking área is by the same route, making the total distance 1100 meters (3600 feet). The capacity is for 120 visitors at any one time. Due to the popularity of the site, it is sometimes necessary to wait for a time to enter the gate. When this occurs, the wait is usually no longer than 30 minutes. The Parque Nacional Chapada dos Guimaraes is a weekend hotspot for Cuiabanos looking to escape the heat of the capital. For this reason, to avoid crowds we recommend that you plan your visit to the park to avoid weekends and Brazilian holidays if possible. You can visit this area without being accompanied by a guide; however, it is also included in our Waterfalls Circuit Tour. Please contact us if you have any other questions.