Some 120km north of Belo Horizonte, this is the largest, best known and most crowded of the caves in the area. Maquiné’s seven huge chambers are well lit for guided tours. Setelagoano runs buses there (R$35, 2¼ hours), leaving Belo Horizonte daily at 8:30am, plus 12:15pm on Sundays, returning at 4:20pm daily, plus 2:45pm on Sundays.