Serra do Lenheiro, Sao Joao del Rei

Serra do Lenheiro is located in Sao Joao del Rei. Take a look at our Sao Joao del Rei day trip website to schedule your visit to Serra do Lenheiro and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Sierra Lenheiro walk to the cave paintings was one of the best tours! I booked with the Agency Direction on routes and were guided by Jadir, super prepared and very attentive. The trail is very quiet and safe and the view ... Oh, the view! Breathtaking! The paintings are very few, but worth a visit Yes! It's a piece of our pre-history right in front of us. On the way back we stopped still in a small cave with peculiar rock formation and did a little climbing with our adventurer guide in helping! lol Walk more than recommended. The Agency is wonderful. Thank you so much, Susan!
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  • We went to visit the rock paintings of Sierra Lenheiro by São João del Rei. We hired the services of the Agency Directions on routes and had the Dalton as our guide (a staff person and very knowledgeable of local history). The hike/ascent is not too heavy, but I recommend not to elderly or very young children. Worth it!! By sight, by the paintings and history!
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  • My husband and I (we're not adept at making tracks) we love the ride. The degree of difficulty is low. Is in an area of climbing training and army need to go with a guide. We went with the company's Direction in Jadir Routes. Go with sneakers and comfortable clothes. Bring water. He leads you to the cave drawings. Pity that Brazil doesn't appreciate that and have no study about them. Just think of 5000, 9000 years. Also has no type of protection for the drawings, only a fence that does not protect them from vandalism, i.e. at any time drawings can disappear by any recklessness and if losing years of history. A shame.
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Where to stay in Sao Joao del Rei

Hotels in Sao Joao del Rei tend to be relatively small-scale affairs, and most midsize hotels inhabit old colonial buildings in and around the historical town center. You'll also find a range of bed and breakfasts, which range from multiroom complexes to family-run joints renting out their extra rooms. Smaller, more basic accommodations usually offer lower prices in exchange for fewer amenities. For an experience that combines family-run hospitality with the region's colonial history, consider staying at a "pousada"; these small hotels generally offer the chance to stay within a historical mansion or ranch, and offer plenty of amenities for a decent price. Most accommodations populate the blocks surrounding the city's main canal, within walking distance of the town's old bridges.
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