Welcome to Minas Gerais


Minas is also a place of magnificent natural wonders. The Serra do Espinhaço, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve running the length of the state, is just one of many refuges providing exhilarating outdoor recreation opportunities and critical habitat for endangered species from the maned wolf to the woolly spider monkey.

Add to this the cosmopolitan charms of Belo Horizonte, the fabulous flavors of comida mineira (the region's characteristic cuisine, cooked over a wood-fired stove), the intoxicating effects of Brazil's best cachaça (sugarcane alcohol) and the locals’ legendary hospitality, and it's hard to resist Minas’ seductive spell.


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$86.31 Private & Custom Tours

Belo Horizonte Private Half-Day City Tour with Liberty Place

Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel at approximately 9am. Hop in the car and make your way to the Pampulha Lagoon for a 9:15am arrival. Visit the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer and Casa do Baile, the church of São Francisco. Then, head to Mineirão Stadium, Casa de JK, the ex-president of Brazil, and the Museum of Modern Arts. Transfer to the Liberty Plaza, also known as Praça da Liberdade and possibly have a change to visit the Liberty Palace. Later, move on to the Pope Plaza, also known as Praça do Papa, and the Mangabeiras viewpoint. Pass the Afonsa Pena Avenue where the Arts Palace, Automobile Club, Music Conservatory, and Central Park await. Finish your tour at the famous central market, known for its souvenirs and typical food and drinks. Break for lunch at 1pm at one of the local eateries. Arrive at your hotel by 2pm.

$10.80 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Parque Guanabara Admission Ticket

Visit: Parque GuanabaraStill in the mid-1940s, young mechanic Paulo Pereira Dias began his long walk in the world of amusement parks, in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro, capital of the former state of Guanabara, working in a large park at the time. Self-taught, in a short time the talent for creation and construction of amusement equipment emerged in the young entrepreneur, and in the next decade he was recognized nationally for the quality and beauty of his toys. His entrepreneurial spirit and pioneer led him to found, in 1951, the Guanabara Center for Fun, a name that honors the land where it all began. Like most parks of its time, the Guanabara was itinerant, and was in almost all the cities of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, carrying their lights and their joy. He arrived in Belo Horizonte in 1964, staying in Avenida Pedro II, in 1967 in B. Carlos Prates and in 1969 in B. New Switzerland, ending up permanently settling in Pampulha in 1970. Guanabara's identity clearly reflects the image and spirit of its creator, with an obsessive preoccupation with the quality of the service provided, as well as the security, trademark of the company. Today with a 36m high wheel, MIRAGE, has become a tourist attraction of BH and still count on Sky Fall a tower with 55m of free fall, not to mention the mix with more than 18 toys for the whole family. We only have 1 option available. The amount you purchased will be replaced by a card when you present your voucher at the entrance. From there, the card will give access to the attractions and every time you use it, the cost of that specific attraction will be debited from your credit. Below, the amounts practiced: - prices in Brazilian Reais (US $ 1 is approximately R $ 3.70) • Children's toys: R $ 4,00 • Toys for the Family: R $ 5,00 • Crazy Dance: R $ 6,50 • Giant Wheel (Mirage): R $ 7,00 • Tower (Sky Fall): R $ 7,00 • Cataclysm: R $ 7,00 • Cine 6D: R $ 7,50 Your card can be complimented if you want to continue using the attractions.

$15 Tours & Sightseeing

Aluga Bike

Que tal um passeio mais light e livre. Oferecemos aluguel de bikes para você curtir Monte Verde em duas rodas com essencial da MTB lazer. Podemos dar sugestões de roteiros dentro da cidade com mapa ilustrado com rota indicada.  Inclui: Mountain Bike Aro 26 com quadro e mesa em aço robusto, câmbio 21 marchas, suspensão, pneus mistos (terra e asfalto) e freios V-brake para maior segurança; aluguel de capacete e luva NÃO SE ESQUEÇA Sugerimos calçados esportivo (evite calçado com salto), roupas leves e agasalho nos dias de frio. Protetor solar e hidratação constante também são indispensáveis. NOSSAS DICAS: Nosso mapa ilustrado dá sugestões de percurso leve com direito a desafio da "trilha escondida"!!

$120 Outdoor Activities

Wild Camping & Hiking in Mantiqueira's Forest

PRICE INCLUDES - Local guide follow-up - 1 meal (dinner) - 1 breakfast - 1 night in a tent - photos of the tour. DO NOT FORGET - During walking it is advisable to wear: light and light clothing (long trousers and mango blouse), swimwear, tennis shoes or trekking boots, thick socks and cap or hat; - Each participant must CARRY a backpack of approximately 40 liters, with personal belongings, enough light food for the whole trip, a canteen or container with water, a flashlight, extra batteries and lamps, a towel, raincoat, tent, sleeping bag and thermal insulation; - The ideal personal food for the walks: natural sandwiches, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, isotonic drinks, water and energy products; - It is advisable to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a good coat (gloves, hat) to protect against the cold. OUR TIPS: After dinner, under the starry sky, we can still enjoy the moment to record beautiful images. In a totally dark or dim environment and using a professional camera, our guide / photographer uses different light sources as if they were brushes to paint the scene. The result is amazing!!!

$58 Walking & Biking Tours

Bike Tour 20km (with Picnic)

In the Bike Tour the footprint is more adrenaline with a little more physical effort and beautiful scenery.  The departures is at 10:00h. The tour is done in the company of a professional photographer graduated in tourism, resulting in that we are able to explore the BEST images of our clients in Monte Verde, see examples above. PRICE INCLUDES:Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, mountain bike rental, glove rental, helmet rental, picnic style snack, ride photos DO NOT FORGETWe suggest sports shoes (avoid shoes with heels), light clothes and warm clothes on cold days. Sunscreen and constant moisturizing are also indispensable. OUR TIPS:Spontaneous photographs are taken without the person noticing that they are being photographed. The distraction with the beauty of the place offers our photographer excellent pictures of our travelers

$30 Tours & Sightseeing

Photographic Night Tour

Check out is at 7:30 p.m. and return is around 9:30 p.m. The tour is done in the company of a professional photographer graduated in tourism, resulting in that we are able to explore the BEST images of our clients in Monte Verde. PRICE INCLUDES:Transport in 4x4 vehicle, local guide, photos of the tour. DO NOT FORGETLook walkway and coat. The restaurants in Monte Verde are open all night, but orders in the kitchen must be made until 10pm. Then, schedule yourself to have dinner before or after the tour. OUR TIPS:Light Painting means "Paint with Light". In a totally dark or low-light environment and using a professional camera, the photographer uses different light sources as if they were brushes to paint the scene. The result is amazing!!!

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