Discover the colonial treasures of Minas Gerais
and learn about Brazil’s history, travelling
along the ‘Golden Road’ that once carried the
riches of the region south to the coast.
Transfer from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto, a Unesco world heritage site. Stay at Solar do Rosario and discover the town's elaborately decorated baroque churches and fountains. (B)
Visit Congonhas and São João del Rei to see masterpieces by the legendary sculptor Aleijadinho. Continue to Tiradentes for 2 nights and explore the cobbled streets and quaint squares of this colonial village. (B)
Return to Belo Horizonte for an onward flight. or continue by road to Rio (five hours' drive - supplements apply). If time allows, we recommend a couple of nights at Fazenda do Engenho in the Ibitipoca Reserve en route to Rio to relax and explore the beautiful landscape of southern Minas Gerais. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. This is a suggested itinerary, which can be added to any tour of Brazil or further tailored to suit your individual needs, and does not include international or domestic flights.
Please refer to our tailor-made section or inquire for further details on hotels and extension options.
The Solar da Ponte is a colonial style hotel, centrally located in the heart of Tiradentes. The hotel is decorated throughout with antiques, and facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and...
Located on a small plaza by Nossa Senhora do Rosario church, the impressive building of Solar do Rosario is part of Ouro Preto's history. Entirely restructured, the hotel offers 41 rooms and suites with contemporary furnishings. Facilities include a charming bar, gourmet restaurant with wine cellar, a sauna and a swimming pool with views over the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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MGC2016: 4 Nights
The famous former capital of the state of Minas Gerais was founded in 1711. Its cobbled...
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