Historic Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais is famed for its cobbled streets, colonial buildings and large ornate churches.

Ouro Preto is built on a series of steep hills, full of churches, and is steeped in fascinating history. Exploring this city is a delight, where only a few modern buildings snap you out of colonial times. The cobblestone streets lead you past decorative fountains, statues, charming churches and mansions. Looking up at the steeples and domes of coloured tiles, it doesn't take much to imagine yourself back in the 18th Century. Founded in 1711, Ouro Preto was the former state capital, the early gold diggers believing this to be the elusive El Dorado. It is here you can see the work of the famous sculptor, Aleijadinho, his most prominent pieces being the façade of the Carmo Church and the Church of Sao Francisco de Assis.

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" Ouro Preto " by Pedro de Carvalho Ponchio - licensed under CC BY

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  1. Day 1 - Flight: London to Rio de Janeiro

    Day 2 - Tour of Rio de Janeiro

    Day 3 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

  2. Day 4 - Travel to Paraty

    Day 5 - At Leisure in Paraty

  3. Day 6 - Travel to Ouro Preto

    Day 7 - At Leisure in Ouro Preto

  4. Day 8 - Travel to Iguassu Falls

    Day 9 - Tour of Iguassu Falls ( Brazilian & Argentian Sides )

  5. Day 10 - City Tour of Manaus

    Day 11 - Travel to Remote Amazon Lodge

    Day 12 - Rainforest & Wildlife Excursion

    Day 13 - Visit Local Community

  6. Day 14 - Morning Excursion, Return to Manaus & Travel to Brasilia

  7. Day 15 - Walking Introduction to Salvador da Bahia

    Day 16 - City Tour of Salvador

    Day 17 - At Leisure in Salvador

  8. Day 18 - Travel to Praia do Forte

    Day 19 - At Leisure

    Day 20 - At Leisure

    Day 21 - Return Flight to UK

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