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Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais

Colonial Brazil tour

13 days from CAD6,400pp

Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais
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Tour highlights

  • Experience the city of Rio and its highlights including Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

  • Walk the rolling cobbled streets of Ouro Preto and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Explore the historic center of Salvador and enjoy its vibrant rhythms and flavours.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Arrive in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in a private vehicle.

  • A full-day guided tour of the city's most famous sites, including Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.

  • Free day to explore Rio at your leisure — you could try a cookery class or perhaps arrange a tour of the city's historic neighbourhoods.

  • Today, you will travel in a private vehicle through the historic state of Minas Gerais to the charming colonial town of Tiradentes.

  • Free day to explore the historic center of Tiradentes with its museums and colonial churches. If you want to venture further afield, why not visit the neighbouring town of São João del Rei, a journey that can be made by steam train on certain days.

  • Transfer to Ouro Preto, perhaps the most famous colonial city in this part of Brazil, at the heart of the 18th-century gold rush.

  • Spend the day at leisure exploring the winding roads and picturesque churches of Ouro Preto. Once again, the nearby town of Mariana offers an interesting insight into the region's mining heritage.

  • Transfer to Belo Horizonte, and from Belo Horizonte, fly north to Recife and transfer to the nearby colonial gem of Olinda, a picture postcard town on the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Free day to explore the UNESCO World Heritage town of Olinda on foot — the historic center is very compact, with cobbled streets, baroque churches and quirky art galleries.

  • Take the short flight from Recife to Salvador, one of Brazil's most colourful and culturally diverse cities and center of Afro-Brazilian culture.

  • Enjoy a half-day private guided tour of Salvador's key sights, including a visit to All Saints Bay and the resplendent Baroque church of São Francisco.

  • Free day to further explore Salvador at your own leisure — there are countless ways to experience the town's culture, from cookery classes to folkloric dance shows.

  • Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Rio de Janeiro
Ouro Preto
Recife & Olinda

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