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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Where to stay in Ouro Preto

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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  • Half day is perfect to spend there!! It is a good plan to see other space of Ouro Preto. The landscape is unbelievable!!  more »
  • Interesting place. Short begginers level hiking rout. The view on the trail is really beautiful. It takes about 15 minutes to reach cachoeira from cars parking place. By walk from Ouro Preto it would ...  more »
  • Outside of town. Did not expect it to be so beautifull. Off the dirtroad, straight into nature. We came for the waterfall. It's underground. A bit of a climb down and a little crawling. Down a ladder ...  more »