Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brasil - Ground Services
|Private Transfer - Belo Horizonte Airport (CNF or PLU) to Ouro Preto hotel|
Upon arrival at Belo Horizonte's Airport (CNF or PLU), your driver will be waiting for you as you exit the baggage claim area, holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you with your luggage and escort you to the vehicle.
The distance from the airport to Ouro Preto is 140 km (86 miles) and takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on traffic conditions. During the journey, you can relax in the comfort of your private vehicle and enjoy the scenic route. Your driver will drop you off at your specified accomodations. Exchange mobile phone numbers (Whatsapp is widely used) with your guide to easily reconfirm tour arrangements, and stay in touch during your visit.
|Ouro Preto, Mariana and Gold Mine Tour|
The tour begins in Ouro Preto, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and stunning colonial buildings. The city was once a thriving hub of Brazil's gold rush, and visitors can learn about the region's rich history through a guided tour of its many museums, churches, and other landmarks. Some of the most popular sites to visit in Ouro Preto include the Igreja de São Francisco de Assis, the Museu da Inconfidência, and the Casa dos Contos.
From Ouro Preto, the tour heads to the nearby town of Mariana, another historic colonial town filled with beautiful architecture and cultural landmarks. Visitors can explore the town's many churches, including the Sé Cathedral and the Igreja de São Francisco de Paula, as well as its charming colonial streets and lively marketplaces.
After visiting Mariana, the tour usually concludes with a visit to one of the region's gold mines, where visitors can learn about the mining process and see some of the tools and techniques used by miners in the past. Some popular gold mines to visit in the region include the Mina da Passagem and the Morro Velho Mine.
|Congonhas (Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos)|
|After a 1.5 hours drive from Ouro Preto we arrive at the town of Congonhas and the Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is a complex of churches and chapels built in the 18th century, featuring a series of 12 life-size sculptures depicting the Passion of Christ. These sculptures were carved by the renowned artist Aleijadinho, who is considered one of the greatest sculptors in the history of Brazil. The complex also includes a church with stunning interior decorations, including ornate wood carvings and beautiful paintings.|
|Private Transfer - Ouro Preto hotel to Belo Horizonte Airport (CNF or PLU)|
|The pickup date and time for your private transfer to Belo Horizonte's Airport (CNF or PLU) should be reconfirmed in advance so that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure for international flights, or 2 hours prior to departure for domestic flights.|