A U.S couple has shared a video of a dizzying meal they shared on a picnic table suspended around 295ft (90m) over a thundering waterfall in Brazil
If you have a fear of heights, this experience would be no picnic.
A U.S couple has shared a video of a dizzying meal they shared on a picnic table suspended around 295ft (90m) over a thundering waterfall in Brazil.
In the head-spinning footage, Florida native Christianna Hurt, 28, and her rapper boyfriend ‘OnPointLikeOp’, also known as O.P, can be seen sipping on wine and tucking into a picnic spread while hanging over Cascata da Sepultura, a waterfall in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
It’s racked up thousands of views on Christianna’s Instagram and TikTok, with her followers quick to point out that it looks like a nerve-wracking experience. ‘You are so brave’ said user ‘iamdianedenise’, while ‘iamcurlybae’ declared: ‘I woulda lost my whole appetite.’ And ‘jericabrewer’ wrote: ‘ I would be so scared.’
But speaking to MailOnline Travel, thrillseeker Christianna, who had gone cliff-jumping the day prior as part of the couple’s tour of South America, admits she wasn’t frightened by the experience. To the contrary – the high-flying picnic experience was ‘a piece of cake’ for the couple, she says.
Christianna Hurt and her rapper boyfriend ‘OnPointLikeOp’ can be seen sipping on wine and tucking into a picnic spread while hanging over Cascata da Sepultura, a waterfall in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul
The waterfall lies around an hour’s drive from Caxias do Sul, a town known for its wine-making heritage
They booked the experience through local adventure firm Rota Aventura, which describes it as ‘a non-traditional picnic in the middle of the most beautiful waterfall there is’.
Detailing how she learned of the experience, Christianna, who runs an e-commerce education platform, reveals: ‘I was looking for things to do in Brazil that were different.’
She explains how they drove by four-by-four and dune buggy to reach the waterfall, which is around an hour’s drive from Caxias do Sul, a town known for its wine-making heritage.
The view of Christianna and her partner captured by the drone as it spins around the waterfall
One Instagram user said the couple was ‘so brave’ to try out the experience, which cost $450 (£352) and included photography and drone footage of the picnic
They needed to briefly walk through the river itself to reach the zip-line platform that’s been built into the waterfall’s edge, she reveals.
Christianna and her boyfriend were then strapped into a harness and took a seat on the picnic table, which was secured to the zipline. She explains that the Rota Aventura crew then ‘rolled’ the table along the zip line, leaving the couple dangling over the cascading water.
They then unpacked the picnic – comprised of fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers and small sandwiches – and poured glasses of wine for themselves.
Christianna and her boyfriend pose for pictures at Pedra do Telegrafo, a rock in Brazil’s Pedra Branca State Park, during their tour of South America. Though it appears as though the couple are teetering over the edge of the rock, it’s a trick of the eye
Detailing how she learned of the waterfall picnic experience, Christianna reveals: ‘I was looking for things to do in Brazil that were different’
Christianna admits: ‘It’s only about a 15-minute experience total… the experience is more about the scenery, not the food.’
The experience set them back $450 (£352) and included photography and drone footage of the unique picnic date.