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Minas Gerais

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WELCOME TO MINAS GERAIS

The fortunes of Minas Gerais were built on Brazil’s 17th and 18th century gold rush, when its mines were producing nearly half of the world’s gold.

Just an hour’s flight inland from Rio de Janeiro, this Brazilian heartland features a landscape of lush valleys, mountains, rivers, lakes and immense fertile plains. The towns of Ouro Preto, Diamantina, Tiradentes, and Mariana have the finest examples of Baroque art and colonial architecture in the country.

After a day or two exploring the winding cobbled streets and picturesque churches of Minas Gerais, head out into some of Brazil’s most enchanting countryside, riding or walking along old gold trails and taking a dip in the waterfall pools.

TRAVELLING DEEPER

We suggest staying on a working fazenda, to soak up the famous Minas Gerais hospitality, and we have found a few absolute gems.

Stay in a private lodge ideal for those who enjoy riding, or a charming eight-room farmhouse dating from 1715, set in the rolling hills of the Ibitipoca Reserva. Get in touch with our experts to plan your trip.

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