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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

- Guide
- Transportation by car or van

Not included:
- Personal expenses
- Entries in the attractive
- Meals and 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.

This is a really great ride, where we know more about the treasures that were long hidden beneath our feet. One can say that there is a fantastic and fascinating underground world, which makes us feel like a trailblazer who sets eyes on treasures for the first time that most people simply ignore the existence. 

The Gruta Rei do Mato which has 220 meters long and with a drop of 48 meters was open to the public in 1988. It is an attractive and imposing in its four halls are observed stalagmites, stalactites and limestone cascades of incredible visual. The fourth hall of the cave formations rare stand out as two slender columns perfectly cylindrical and made of beautiful harmonic calcite crystals, with an average diameter of 20 to 30 cm and height of approximately 20 meters. Formations of this type, according to geologists, are only found in the cave of Altamira in Spain. The modern design of lighting, specially designed for the cave and that was the position of Cemig off automatically after the passage of the visiting group, avoiding temperature variations that affect the cave's ecosystem. A tourist attraction! 

The Maquiné Cave was discovered in 1825 by Joaquim Maria Maquiné farmer, the landowner at that time. It has been scientifically explored in 1834 by the Danish naturalist Peter Wilhelm Lund who then showed the world the natural beauty of rare perfection. In Lapa Nova Maquiné Peter Lund first discovered fossil bones which highlight the Similodon Populator (tiger-tooth saber-) and Nortrotherium Magnuinense (giant sloth). With seven halls operated a total of 650 m and a drop of only 18 meters.The preparation of lighting and walkways allow visitors to enjoy the wonders of the cave by a journey accompanied entirely by a local guide. The Maquiné Cave has the direct responsibility of its genesis and evolution of the action of water on the limestone, which will be wearing. To the extent that the rock is eroded, they form underground galleries known caves. Brimming with natural decorations presents one of the finest collections of speleothems, form due to the deposition of calcite. The principal found speleothems are stalactites, stalagmites, columns, curtains, and travertine dams. The Maquiné Cave has an infrastructure for visitors, offers two restaurants, restrooms and handicraft shops.

  • 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: (6.00 PM)


Meeting on the arranged place and departure for the tour within 15 minutes of scheduled time at maximum: The visiting 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 - Meeting of participants in the meeting agreed 
09:15 - Departure from transport to the Gruta Rei do Mato - Sete Lagoas 
10:00 - Arrival in Sete Lagoas and visit the Rei do Mato Cave. 
11:00 - Transfer to Cordisburgo. 
11:30 - Arrive and visit the Grotto Cordisburgo Maquiné. 
12:30 - Lunch. 
14:00 - Transfer to Museum Guimarães Rosa. 
14:30 - Visit to the museum. 
15:30 - Departure from transportation to return 
17:00 - Arrival 

* 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 consider 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 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

This tour is suitable for people of all ages. Most of the shift is made in the vehicle and so the difficulty level is very low, but in small portions of the walking surface is irregular and can be slippery, so you must wear shoes and comfortable non-slip.

In the rainy season is advisable to bring with him a raincoat and umbrella. 

As is done in part by a walk outdoors is recommended to use sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Bring camera for taking beautiful photos of the city, make that pass by places with breathtaking panoramas.

Avoid bringing the tour jewelry and valuables. We are not responsible for items left in the vehicle or in places visited.

Enjoy every minute of your ride.

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 privative tour, please contact us.