It's a sight to make most run in fear but some travellers are jumping at the chance to experience this extreme tourist attraction in Brazil.
It’s a sight to make most run in fear but some travellers are jumping at the chance to experience this extreme tourist attraction in Brazil.
Pedra Que Engole is a rock formation located above a river in Trindade, south of Rio de Janeiro.
The name roughly translates to Swallow Rock, and a video capturing the terrifying sight reveals the meaning behind the moniker.
Tourists flock to the rocks to slide their bodies through a tiny crevice.
Pedra Que Engole in Brazil translates to Swallow Rock
Allowing the gushing water from the waterfall to take them for a ride, they disappear into a small cave.
From the outside looking in, it appears tourists are being swallowed up by the slippery rocks.
But once inside, tourists zip down a natural water slide, eventually being shot out into the river below.
The hike back up takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Pedra Que Engole or Swallow Rock swallows tourists up between two rocks into a small, dark cave
Though fraught with danger, the attraction is increasingly popular with tourists from all over the world.
It has a 4.5 out of five star rating on TripAdvisor.
One reviewer wrote: “It’s awesome! It just literally swallows you! And then you swim underneath this big rock until you make it out of it. Did it twice.”
It’s not the only dangerous tourist attraction that continues to lure daredevils seeking cheap thrills.
Pedra Que Engole: Tourists clamber out into a river at the other side
Having re-opened in April, the famous Spanish attraction is a favourite amongst adventure travellers for its element of fear that comes from its dangerous history.
And at 100 years old and over 100 metres high, it’s clear to see why.
It is also known as the ‘Walkway of Death’, after several people lost their lives in 2000.