In the park were identified over 200 species of orchids and found some of the most beautiful and rare trees of Brazil. This untouched nature is home for over 274 species of birds and 65 species of mammalians. You will see a lot of monkeys: Marmosets, Tamarins, Titis and other rare species like Nasuas, Pumas, Foxes, Tapirs, Lowland Pacas, Maned Wolfs and Tamanduas. There are different tracks that takes you to natural swimming pools and waterfalls. Every night a family of maned wolfs comes to dinner!
The sanctuary was a famous convent school, before it burned down. Nowadays it became a tourist attraction and you can stay the night in simple rooms of the abbey. Every night a family of maned wolf come to the steps of the church of the sanctuary. The visitors can take pictures and see those shy animals from closer. On our way to the sanctuary we take the train. It passes through interesting landscapes and small towns.
In the convent school studied some of the most renown Brazilian personalities. In the 19th century the convent was visited by the two Brazilian Imperators Dom Pedro I and Dom Pedro II to cure their diseases. The perfect climate and the mineral water attracted a lot of noble families for holidays.
Distance to the capital Belo Horizonte: 120km
Day-use including one way by train!
Private Tour: Every day! (Tariff includes entry fee and one way train ticket)
06:30AM – Meeting point: Hotel or Residence
07:30AM – The trains leaves the main station in Belo Horizonte at 7:30AM
09:30AM – Visit to the sanctuary
10:30AM – Short hike to a chapel and the nearby waterfall
12:00PM – Lunch
01:00PM – Optional: Longer Hike in the Atlantic Forest or visit to other attractions: Prainha, Banho do Imperador, the Historical Museum etc.
05:00PM – Transportation back by Van
07:00PM – Arrival at the Hotel or Residence