Ouro Preto Travel

Mineral Tour

 

Rockhounding tours through the world’s largest mining province which is Minas Gerais State Brazil. Cut or rough imperial topaz, aquamarine, emerald, tourmaline, quartz, garnet, kyanite, euclase or any other mineral are the highlights of our service. Wholesale, retail, collections, mine visits guided by expert staff is part of this unforgettable tour. Brazil is said to produce the majority of the world’s colored gemstones. Furthermore, the low cost of labor in the country means that stones and finished jewels purchased in the state of Minas Gerais are cheaper than comparable products elsewhere.

Package of 9 nights and 10 days

Mineral Tour Package Itinerary Ouro Preto / Nova Era / Governador Valadares / Teofilo Otoni / Itaobim / Arassuai / Diamantina / Curvelo

Day 1 – Belo Horizonte Airport / Ouro Preto

Meet & Greet at airport in Belo Horizonte and transfer to Hotel in Ouro Preto, Imperial Topaz Capital  and largest Portuguese colonial style settlement in the world. Declared a mankind monument by UNESCO

} Overnight at hotel in Ouro Preto

Day 2 Ouro Preto

After breakfast drive to an imperial topaz mine. Gemstone found only around Ouro Preto. Late morning return to town for lunch.  Afternoom visit the wholesale rough and cut dealers and Mineralogy museum. Overnight in Ouro Preto

} Overnight at hotel

Day 3 Ouro Preto / Nova Era / Governador Valadares

Morning departure to Governador Valadares. On the way visit an imperial topaz mine in Ouro Preto and an emerald mine in Nova Era. Overnight in Governador Valadares

} Overnight at hotel

Day 4 Governador Valadares

Full day visiting wholesale and retail mineral dealers in town which is one of the most famous gem-trading centres in Brazil, that includes amethyst, chrysoberyl, brazilianite, topaz and quartz.

} Overnight at hotel

Day 5 Governador Valadares / Teofilo Otoni

After breakfast departure to Teofilo Otoni. afternoon visiting mineral wholesale dealers in Teofilo Otoni

} Overnight at hotel

Day 6 Teofilo Otoni

Morning and afternoon visiting mineral wholesale dealers in Teofilo Otoni, nationally and internationally rivals Valadares as the gem capital of Brazil. Extensive mining and gem trading for aquamarines, topaz, brazilianite and various forms of quartz take place in this town. Overnight in Teofilo Otoni

} Overnight at hotel

Day 7 Teofilo Otoni / Itaobim / Arassuai

After breakfast departure to Arassuai. On the way visit a mineral wholesale dealers in Itaobim

} Overnight at hotel in Arassuai

Day 8 Arassuai

Full Day visiting mineral wholesale dealers in Arassuai. Overnight in Arassuai

} Overnight at hotel

Day 9 Arassuai / Diamantina

Morning transfer to Diamantina town that holds the titles of Historical National heritage and world’s heritage by UNESCO. It’s one of the richest cultural and tourist itineraries of Brazil. Overnight in Diamantina

} Overnight at hotel in Diamantina

Day 10 Diamantina / Curvelo / Airport in Belo Horizonte

Transfer Diamantina to airport in Belo Horizonte. On the way visit a quartz dealer in Curvelo.

INCLUDED:

} 09 nights accommodation in hotel

} 09 breakfasts

} Services of a Brazilian bilingual tour guide

} Entrance fees to all mentioned sites

} All ground transportation in private vehicle

OPTIONALS:

Tours in colonial towns of Ouro Preto, Congonhas and Mariana. Gold mine, old fashioned train ride, organ concert

 

 

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