Gruta da Lancinha

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Location: Municipality of Rio Branco do Sul, 30 km from Curitiba.
(-25.168101, -49.286411)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Speleologyriver cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=2,800m
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Gruta da Lancinha, Rio Branco do Sul - PR 83540-000
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2006 Monumento Natural da Gruta da Lancinha created.


Gruta da Lancinha is located in the mountain region of Açungüi, which was named after Rio Açungüi. The karst area in dolomitic limestone of the Votuverava formation of the Açungüi Group has numerous caves. The most important are the caves of Itapicuruçu, das Fadas and Lancinha. For some reason Lancinha, which is an undeveloped river cave of the Rio Ribeirão da Lança, is considered a show cave. What they mean is probably that it is not illegal to visit the cave. However, the cave has a 1,700 m long river passage and the visit is wet and muddy, and requires caving equipment and some caving experience. We actually do not support visiting the cave.

If you want to do so check if there is a local caving club which does a visit of the cave. Never go into caves unaccompanied, always seek the help of a guide or experienced person. Keep the cave clean, do not remove or break anything, do not smoke in the cave.