Day 1: Belo Horizonte. Belo Horizonte Airport reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Liberty, breakfast included. Rest of the day and night at leisure.
Day 2: Belo Horizonte - Ouro Preto. After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a morning city tour. Afterward, transfer to Ouro Preto. Overnight at the Pousada Classica, breakfast included. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Mariana. This morning you will visit Mariana, the first capital of the Minas Gerais State. Return to Ouro Preto for a regional cuisine buffet lunch. In the afternoon, tour Ouro Preto. Includes: (B, L).
Day 4: Congonhas – São João del Rei – Tiradentes. After breakfast, depart for Congonhas. Visit the prophets of soapstone, made by the well known artist Aleijandinho. Continue to São João del Rei. Visit the Saint Francis of Assisi Church, the Railroad Museum, and the Our Lady del Pilar Church. After lunch, continue to Tiradentes. Overnight at the Pousada Villa Allegra, breakfast included. Includes: (B, L).
Day 5: Tiradentes – Barra do Pirai. Visit Tiradentes and continue to Barra do Pirai. Visit the “Fazenda Taquara”, a farm with original furniture and portraits almost 200 years old. Sample local delicacies and have lunch. Continue to Pousada Fazenda Ponte Alta for dinner and overnight. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Barra do Pirai – Parati. In the morning, visit the Ponte Alta Farm. Lunch. Afternoon departure for Parati. Overnight at the Pousada do Sandi, breakfast included – 2 nights. Includes: (B, L).
Day 7: Parati. Walking tour of this 18th-century colonial city. Parati was an important stop when gold would come from Minas Gerais to be sent by sea to Europe. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Parati – Rio de Janeiro. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, depart for Rio de Janeiro. Airport reception and transfer to your Rio hotel. Overnight at the Excelsior Copacabana, breakfast included – 2 nights. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Rio. After breakfast you will have the choice of excursions: Corcovado or Sugar Loaf. Rest of the day at leisure. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Departure. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departing flight. Includes: (B).
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