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. Use our Ouro Preto online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Andorinhas waterfall and other attractions in Ouro Preto.
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  • Without a doubt the most unique waterfall I've ever seen. His fall is between two large stones providing shade and a very reverberant sound. There is an iron ladder to gain access to water where it forms a shallow and small pool between the rocks. The trail is very quiet easy level only complicates on arrival at waterfall because the matter under a stone and the way up the stairs is quite narrow, making the passage of large groups and who wants to get back on track.
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  • I've never seen something like that, a waterfall between the rocks, magnificent and charming, I went from independence square walking RS, there's got to be available but the bath carried all my energy and is not so cold compared to of ilha grande in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • The waterfall is in the Park of the swallows, admission is free, is very worthwhile, an incredible view of beautiful mountains, rocks and this wonderful waterfall, which is well hidden among the rocks, to bathe, is not deep, very cold water because it lies between the rocks, to access there is some difficulty, because you need to spend beautiful rocks and down a ladder, but is very worthwhile.
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  • I hope it still exists. It's one of the most awesome places I've been in my lifetime. But it's been over 3 years... Cold water and rocks to go free running. Heaven, is that you?
  • Amazing also... if you want to go by yourself .. take a bus close to Tiradentes square.... take the bus Sao Sebastiao... drop of on Bau(ask the driver) You will walk about 30 minutes into the place with road... Nice view... Amazing falls and place...
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  • The Municipal Natural Park of the swallows is a pleasant location and little known to the public. Despite being an area of environmental protection still suffers from features to make it a better quality attraction. Since March 2016 the environmental Department of the Foundation Gorceix (/FG DEMAM) makes the environmental management of space, in cooperation with the Department of protected areas of the Municipal Secretary of Environment of Ouro Preto. Despite the partnership, lack basic infrastructure. The trails doesn't have security protections in most critical areas, such as support and railing as well as care of safety slips, depth, prohibitions of practices that use fire and the like. There's no health or survival guard, i.e. If you crash there, you're going to have a lot of trouble to get help. However, the natural beauty of the place is one of the points yourself. Down for meeting with the bride's Veil waterfall you will come across the crest of the falls, a wonderful view despite not being able to see the fall d ´ water. One of my attractions there is the small waterfalls 3 d ´ water that is very close to Headquarters. Although small, offers a great spot for a bath and a back massage. The picnic is required and you can spend hours there enjoying the day. For those who like to walk the trails on the rocks is another attraction. Take suitable shoes and will enjoy a good show. I think if you had a look more affectionate public bodies and the private sector could be one of the coolest Park of our State.
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  • Those seeking to go beyond the cliché programming of Ouro Preto's historical centre, visit this place is an effective choice. Place of unique natural beauty and secure. Has two way: for those who take the bus, you have to come down at some point and do a 1 mile trail. And there's the dirt road for with that teemina in the parking lot of the point of support that has toilets, water cooler and cafeteria.
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