Andorinhas waterfall, Ouro Preto

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Private tours take visitors to the pristine Andorinhas waterfall, located in Parque das Andorinhas, a large environmental protection area. Expert guides can lead you up a series of trails leading to this waterfall, which is famous for its rock formations creating a sort of small cave. These ancient stones attract hundreds of swallows each summer, prompting locals to call this site the "Waterfall of the Swallows." Keep in mind that in order to enter this cavern you will need to go down a short ladder, so comfortable clothes and soft shoes are highly recommended. For those looking for less adventure and more relaxation, the park also offers a variety of activities, like swimming, sunbathing, , and picnicking. Our Ouro Preto trip itinerary planner makes visiting Andorinhas waterfall and other Ouro Preto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 9, 2017
    worth walk, recommend going up to the maximum point of car, bring a bathing suit and a camera!
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  • July 29, 2017
    We were stopping in ouro preto and we wanted to do something fun, look on the internet and showed me this cachoeira... We were there (complicated road, there is that pass through the city, climb the hills and pass through each neighborhood) and when we arrived the careless super entry, and ugly the way... And it is not the big thing this leap, the truth that was not what I expected. It would never do.
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  • July 19, 2017
    There's no way to go in Ouro Preto and not visit this beautiful work of God. Very sensational view the waters pass under huge rocks.
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While it may not be possible to stay in one of the town's grander Baroque buildings, there are plenty of characterful places to sleep in Ouro Preto. In the center, find old town houses converted into small hotels and pousadas (guesthouses)--all located close to the main cultural attractions. If you look slightly farther from the center, you can find accommodations perched up in the town's hills, offering extensive views of the historic center and its proud architecture. In this established tourist destination, you'll find luxury and budget options to suit a range of tastes and requirements.
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