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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  • A beautiful place with a magnificent landscape, one of the most important sights of the city, overlooking the entire city,
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  • We drove and the access is not easy. We got a very steep hill. I found the entrance of the complex well, compared to the value of tourist place. The waterfall at that time I was with little water but had beauty. The month of September was very dry. They said there were other trails to other places, but we were in a hurry.
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  • We did rappelling down waterfall (bring a flashlight, because at a certain point the descent goes dark). Some points of descent were removed the clamps. There's also the stone of the alligator that besides the amazing view is a true work of God. The place is very top.
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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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