Cachoeira da Fumaça

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Fumaça Waterfall.

The Cachoeira da Fumaça ("Smoke Falls", once known as "Glass Falls", after the pilot who discovered it in 1960) is a waterfall in Bahia, Brazil. It was believed to be the country's highest waterfall until Cachoeira do Araca was recently discovered in the Amazon. This waterfall is known as Cachoeira do El Dorado. It is 353 m high.

The waterfall is located in Chapada Diamantina, an attractive region for adventurers, named that way because the tiny water flow is sprayed by the wind before it touches the ground, 380 meters (more than 1000 feet) down from where it first fell. However, depending on the season, it can be completely dry.

There are two ways to reach it: from above, walking 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) from the ecological base placed in the Vale do Capão, or from below, after a three-day trek starting from Lençoís, Chapada's best-known city.


In the film Dhoom 2, there is a scene at the waterfall where Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai) is dared to jump off without any support mechanism in order to gain Aryan's (Hrithik Roshan) trust. She does so only to have him leap behind her with a bungee cord.

Coordinates: 12°36′10″S 41°26′52″W / 12.60278°S 41.44778°W / -12.60278; -41.44778