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We offer mineral tours through the world's largest gemological province which is Minas Gerais State Brazil. Rough or cut Imperial topaz, aquamarine, emerald, tourmaline, amethyst, citrine, garnet or any other mineral are the highlights of our service. Wholesale, retail, collections, mines visits guided by expert staff is part of this unforgettable tour.

Brazil is said to produce 90% of the world's colored gemstones. Furthermore, the low cost of labor in Brazil means that stones and finished jewels purchased in the state of Minas Gerais are 20% to 40% cheaper than comparable products elsewhere.

Tour Itinerary 08 Days 07 Nights

Day 1 - Belo Horizonte Airport / Ouro Preto

Meet & Greet at airport in Belo Horizonte and transfer to Hotel in Ouro Preto (World's Imperial Topaz Capital). Also largest and most homogeneous portuguese colonial style settlement in the world and declared a mankind monument by UNESCO.

} Overnight at hotel in Ouro Preto

} There will be time to explore the town. Click Ouro Preto to see more about monuments

} Optional tour at the colonial town of Congonhas coming from airport

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

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} Overnight at hotel in Nova Era

Day 3 - Ouro Preto / Nova Era / Governador Valadares

After breakfast 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

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} Overnight at hotel in Teofilo Otoni

Day 4 - Governador Valadares / Teofilo Otoni

After breakfast full day visiting wholesale and retail mineral dealers in town. Late afternoon departure to Teofilo Otoni. Overnight in Teofilo Otoni

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} Overnight at hotel in Teofilo Otoni.

Day 5 - Teofilo Otoni / Arassuai

After breakfast half day visiting wholesale and retail mineral dealers in Teofilo Otoni. Afternoon departure to Arassuai. On the way in Itaobim visit a wholesale mineral dealer. Proceding to Arassuai. Overnight in Arassuai

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} Overnight at hotel in Arassuai

Day 6 - Arassuai

After breakfast full day visit to wholesale mineral dealers in Arassuai. Overnight in Arassuai.

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} Overnight at hotel in Arassuai

 Day 7 - Arassuai / Diamantina

After breakfast morning time to finish visiting wholesale mineral dealers in Arassuai. Afternoon departure to Diamantina. Overnight in Diamantina

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} Overnight at hotel in Diamantina

Day 8 - Diamantina / Curvelo / Airport in Belo Horizonte

After breakfast visit one mineral dealer in Diamantina. Departure to airport in Belo Horizonte. On the way last stop in Curvelo to visit a  mineral dealer. End of our services at the airport.


Included: Transfers, 06 meals, ground transportation in vehicle with air conditioning, 07 hotel overnights with breakfast, airport porterage and visits as mentioned. Specialized tour guide assistance throughout the tour

Not included: Personal Expences, hotel extras, gratuities for hotel staff, guide, driver

tours packages

Price under consultation. Let us know when planning to come, how many passengers and preferably accommodation type (single, double or triple room)


Tour Guide Brazil - Alameda Eponina Ruas, 99 - Ouro Preto MG Brazil - Phones : 55 31 99067717 / 55 31 88910751 / 55 31 35523868


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