Informations about some days in OP and BH area

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andrew1234
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06 Dez 2015, 20:31  

Hello, as I'm planning my next year trip to Brasil I have some questions about OP and BH.
1- I think to spend 1 day in BH. Is it enoughf?
2- Could it be a good idea to stay 5 days in OP and from there visit also Tiradentes, Conhongas, SJdR?
3- Could you recommend me some others interesting places?
4- At the end I want to go to Rio by bus. Is it bettere from OP or from SJdR?
5- As it seems Tiradentes is not so easy to reach by bus from OP, do you know if a can rent a car only with my European driving licence? Or do I need to have a special permission?

Many thanks.

Andrew.

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08 Dez 2015, 06:25  

Hi andrew!

1- I think 1 day its not enought. You can think in 2 to 3 days, depends on your travel speed.

2- I like more hte historic cities than common big ones. You shoud put in your bucket also Diamantina (and the Biribiri park), Serro and the Tabuleiro Waterfall. This is know as the Estrada Real complex, you can find lots os info on google or here http://www.institutoestradareal.com.br/en/

3- Done it.

4- Dont know.

5- I think you need a International Drivers License.
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tiagokxuera
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08 Dez 2015, 07:26  

Hello Andrew!

1) I would stay around 2 days in BH. The night in BH is amazing.
2) 5 Days in this area is good idea. You can visit many interesting places.
3) Like Top_Dog told you, Diamantina is also amazing place to visit.
4) I did a small research and find some bus schedule, like this website:
https://www.guichevirtual.com.br/rio-de ... AgJF8P8HAQ
Anyway, you can find more options if you try to drop in some other places. Perhaps through "Juiz de Fora" city.
5) I am not sure about European drive license. As I know, Both our countries are inside the "Viena Convention" and it should be easy to get this international license. I know many Brazilians that had drove in Portugal without international drive license. So, I think you can drive here too.

If you need any help, tell us.
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nathan_mg
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08 Dez 2015, 08:04  

Hi Andrew! I'm from a city near to BH. Let me try to help you... At first, sorry for my english ::hãã2::

1 - BH is an interesting city, you can visit it in 2 or 3 days if your travel will be long, but, if your travel will be short, I tell you to spend more days in the historic cities. This way, you can spend 1 day in BH, then move to Ouro Preto (OP). Other option is to stay about 5 days in BH and visit the places I recommend on answer number 3.

2 - In OP, i think you can visit all places in 2 or 3 days, spending more days if you like to enjoy the city. Tiradentes is smaller than OP, in 1 day you can visit all the city, by foot. I suggest you go from there to SJDR by train, it's a beautiful travel in about 30 minutes. SJDR it's bigger than Tiradentes, but the historic downtown is small. I think you know, SJDR stays at 15km from Tiradentes, by car.

3 - Staying in BH, I recommend you to visit Sabará (my city), it's a historic city at 25km from BH downtown. You can move to there by bus, taxi, or rent a car. If you rent a car, I suggest you go to the "Serra da Piedade", it's a beautiful mountain at 40km from Sabará, you can reach the summit by car, where have a church and a astronomical observatory. (Google this places :wink: ). Other beautiful and interesting place is the Inhotim Museum ( http://www.inhotim.org.br/ ), also near to BH.

4 - I think that's no difference. There's 2 links with the days and times that bus to RJ from the 2 cities:

Ouro Preto: http://www.ouropreto.mg.gov.br/portal_d ... a-onibus/4

SJDR: http://www.guiadelrei.com.br/informacoe ... de-onibus/

5 - There is a link from our transit department that can help you: https://www.detran.mg.gov.br/habilitaca ... trangeiros

You can send me an direct message, if you need more information or any help when you come.

andrew1234
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08 Dez 2015, 10:11  

Dear All,

many thanks for your help to me. My questions were about my part of travel in MG. Thanks to your last suggestions I have adjusted my itinerary. So it could be:
Arrival to Sao Paulo directly to BH by flight
BH: 1 full day
by bus to OP
OP: 3 full days (included visits to Congonhas?)
by bus to Tiradentes
Tiradentes: 1 full day
by taxi to SJdR to take the bus to Rio
RIO: 3 full days
by bus to Paraty
Paraty: 2 full days (or is it enough 1 day?)
by bus to Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo: 2 full days
Flight back to Italy

I would be happy to have your comments before to define the final itinerary. As my trip will be from end July to half August I think it is better to book soon ....Rio already done.

Ciao.

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08 Dez 2015, 10:26  

In Paraty you cannot miss the Tindade village, if you have to choose, Trindade is better than paraty.

You are doing almost the Estrada Real path, just with a jump to Rio, any city in between is awesome.

Did you heard of Itatiaia national park and Visconde de Mauá?
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08 Dez 2015, 12:03  

andrew1234 escreveu:OP: 3 full days (included visits to Congonhas?)


Congonhas isn't near from OP, and don't worth the logistics.

andrew1234 escreveu:Tiradentes: 1 full day
by taxi to SJdR to take the bus to Rio


Please forget the taxi and consider the Tiradentes train to SJdR . You'll thank me for it. ;)

https://www.google.com.br/search?q=mari ... 4Q_AUIBygC


andrew1234 escreveu:Paraty: 2 full days (or is it enough 1 day?)


2 full days is enough.

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08 Dez 2015, 12:05  

top_dog escreveu: Did you heard of Itatiaia national park and Visconde de Mauá?


Ia indicar uns rolês desse tipo também, mas tive a impressão que ecoturismo não é a vibe dele, hehehehe.

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08 Dez 2015, 14:13  

nathan_mg escreveu:
andrew1234 escreveu:OP: 3 full days (included visits to Congonhas?)


I mean the taxi because probably the bus to Rio could be early in the morning, so maybe bettere a car. By the way many thks for your suggestions

Congonhas isn't near from OP, and don't worth the logistics.

andrew1234 escreveu:Tiradentes: 1 full day
by taxi to SJdR to take the bus to Rio


Please forget the taxi and consider the Tiradentes train to SJdR . You'll thank me for it. ;)

https://www.google.com.br/search?q=mari ... 4Q_AUIBygC


andrew1234 escreveu:Paraty: 2 full days (or is it enough 1 day?)


2 full days is enough.

andrew1234
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08 Dez 2015, 14:16  

nathan_mg escreveu:
top_dog escreveu: Did you heard of Itatiaia national park and Visconde de Mauá?


Ia indicar uns rolês desse tipo também, mas tive a impressão que ecoturismo não é a vibe dele, hehehehe.


I did not hear about them. They seem very beautiful, but no time for them this time, althought I love trekking. Ciao.



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