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Getting There & Away

The two towns nearest the park are Barão de Cocais and Santa Bárbara. Note that the park gate is only open from 7am to 5pm (or to 9pm for pousada guests).

Pássaro Verde operates frequent buses from Belo Horizonte to Barão de Cocais (R$35, two hours, every two hours from 6am to 8:30pm). From Ouro Preto, Transcotta runs two buses Monday through Saturday to Santa Bárbara (R$34, 2½ hours, 7:25am and 1:45pm).

The daily Belo Horizonte–Vitória passenger train operated by Vale also makes a stop just outside Barão de Cocais, in Dois Irmãos (regular/executivo R$22/36, leaving Belo Horizonte at 7:30am and arriving around 9am).

From Santa Bárbara, Barão de Cocais or Dois Irmãos, a taxi takes roughly 30 minutes and costs around R$100. To reserve a taxi ahead of time, call Célio do Táxi.