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Pickup info

Tourism Office of Aliar Turismo - Rua Conde de Bobadela (known as Rua Direita)  No. 31 / room 02 – City Center - Ouro Preto

Contact us and ask about the possibility of the pick-up at your hotel or other point to be arranged.

Booking notes

This includes:

     • Guide

    • Transportation

    • Entrance to the Sanctuary.

 Not included:

  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

Price valid only for guided tours in Portuguese. For guides in English or other languages please contact us to check the value and availability.

Considered a wildlife sanctuary, has an architectural complex of historical and cultural priceless value, includes the Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens sanctuary and a college of the eighteenth century, where passed by important personalities in the history of Brazil, as the Presidents of the Republic Afonso Pena and Arthur Bernardes.

Founded in 1774 by Irmão Lourenço, the Caraça Sanctuary was donated by Dom João VI and the Missionários Lazaristas. There were built the first seminar and the first neo-Gothic church in Brazil, worked as a boarding school, closing their doors in 1968, according to a devastating fire that destroyed their facilities.

In 1978, an agreement was signed with the Fundação Brasileira de Conservação da Natureza, and in 1982, with the Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento de Florestas (now IBAMA), when the former seminary received the designation of Natural Park. This agreement, however, lasted only about five years, returning the responsibility of their owners. In 1994, Caraça became a Private Natural Heritage Reserve, consolidating its role as a religious and ecological sanctuary. Among the attractions of the park stand out waterfalls, rivers, lakes and caves, accessible by trail, and a diversity of plants and animals around the shrine.

  • Group size: from 1 to 4 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Tourism Office of Aliar Turismo - Rua Conde de Bobadela (known as Rua Direita)  No. 31 / room 02 – City Center - Ouro Preto

    Contact us and ask about the possibility of the pick-up at your hotel or other point to be arranged.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Tourism Office of Aliar Turismo - Rua Conde de Bobadela (known as Rua Direita)  No. 31 / room 02 – City Center - Ouro Preto

    Contact us and ask about the possibility of the pick-up at your hotel or other point to be arranged.

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (4.00 PM)

Itinerary

Meeting on the arranged place and departure for the tour within 15 minutes of scheduled time at maximum: The visit of the monuments and attractions will respect the dynamics of THE destinations and the logistic of the day maybe are able to change to meet the carrying capacity of each place visited.

09:00 - Departure from the hotel or other meeting point agreed with the agency, supervised by one of our guides.

10:15 - Arrive at the Caraça Sanctuary, walk to the waterfall of Cascatinha, with easy access trail, distance to be traveled approximately 2 km.

11:00 - Arrival at waterfall, time for contemplation and bath.

12:30 - Walk back, along a 2 km trail.

13:15 - Arrive at the restaurant for lunch.

14:00 - Free time to explore the Sanctuary, the Museum of Sacred College and the Pinacoteca.

15:00 - Departure from the Caraça Santuary.

 16:00 - Arrival to Ouro Preto. Landing in a hotel or other agreed point in the city. End of our services.

* Other attractions can be visited and some ones can be replaced without interfering in the conduction of the tour. 

Cancellation Policy

General Policies:

Cancellation due to majeure force: If the weather would prohibit the ride or the occurrence of natural disasters, political crisis, or similar that would prohibit the ride, it will be rescheduled for another date compliant. If we cannot transfer the date, the money will be refunded after subtracting the costs already defendants and grants for the agency (guides, logistics, etc.).

No show / cancellation: Cancellations made with 03 (three) working days in advance will be refunded in full after subtract the transaction fees. For cancellations made with 02 (two) working days in advance, the money will be refunded after deduce the payments already done by the company (outsourced services) and non-refundable. In 01 (one) day or less in advance will be considered no-show, and will result in total loss of the amount deposited.

Delay: Our tours are conspicuous by their punctuality. The tour will starts at the agreed time and if the participant is not present will be considered no-show. If you have any unexpected, contact us and explain the delay, we maybe can wait for you (maximum tolerance of 10 minutes).

Children: Children 0 to 05 years with their parents are free of charge (one child per adult's going in their parent laps and not valid for travel). Children from 06 years to be considered the total value.

Children policy

Children are allowed to ride.

- For policies about gratuity or half price tickets in churches and museums, please see with the establishment their own policies (each attraction has its politics).

- Ride is not recommended for infants, there are small stretches of walking and can be uncomfortable for parents to carry the baby.

- By occupying the seat in the transport the child paid as an adult, regardless of age (ask us for a children seat in advance if needed).

Participant Guidelines

- The use of clothing and comfortable hiking shoes. We recommend using sunscreen

- Bathing suit

- should remember that in Ouro Preto and neighboring towns, given the differences in elevation, is frequently reach low temperatures throughout the year in the winter bring warm clothing advised

- The itinerary can be changed according to weather conditions and / or for reasons beyond our will.

Other Disclosures

This is a collective tour. In the tour could participate together in the same group different kind of people but with the same interest to know the places and enjoy the tour. Enjoy that moment also to socialize and tell us about any inconvenience.

To maintain the quality of our tours we work with groups of up to 12 people. For larger groups we prefer to divide into two or more classes. If your group is larger or you want a private tour, please contact us.