The Serra do Cipo is located 90 miles to Belo Horizonte soon after the town of Lagoa Santa in southern Serra do Espinhaço in the watershed of the river basins San Francisco and Doce state of Minas Gerais Brazil.
The diversity of its vegetation is very high and many species are found only there.
The fauna is representative and is home to several endangered species. To preserve this natural heritage the Serra do Cipo National Park was created. Altogether there are a hundred thousand acres of forests and savannas rocky fields besides rivers waterfalls canyons and caves preserved archaeological sites.
The infrastructure for the tourist today has commercial establishments such as pharmacies, supermarkets, bakeries and police station, health center, fire brigade also structured camping.
You can perform numerous walks and enjoy great entertainment by the beautiful landscapes of the Serra do Cipo.
Check the list of some tours below:
*Trails of Slaves (Close to the hostel Banana Vine)
Walk the path of Slaves, old Drovers built the region to allow pack animals could climb the hill.
Arrival to the Mother D’Water, set of springs that form the Superb Stream and Waterfall Bride’s Veil.
Photo stop and rest.
Return the vehicle to shuttle back stopping at Mirante da Pedreira.
*Waterfall Bride’s Veil (Close to the hostel Banana Vine)
This waterfall is located in a club or ACM, easy access and one of the most beautiful of the Serra do Cipo. It is necessary to pay a fee to enter. The club has a swimming pool, parking football field, shop, restaurant .etc. Has more structured Camping Area region is 40m from Banana Vine Inn.
*Visit the pubs (Close to the hostel Banana Vine)
Pilgrimage by the best pubs of the Serra do Cipo, with snacks and drinks. A true City Night tour by the mining tradition, pubs and bohemia. Return to the lodge van.
* ATV ride
The ATV ride begins at the agency and follows a dirt road making a bridge crossing and some native forest regions to the Vine farm. The tour continues for a little rougher sections allowing the experience of trails situations with some topes through the Prainha and the gazebo. The tour is a must see and very safe adventure and ends with the agency van to the hostel return.
* Kayak tour
Starting 10:00 or 14:00, the more contemplative kayaks ride the Serra do Cipo, the Ford region of Lagoa, sailing the waters of the Falls of the Capybara, Cave and Sierra Morena, starting the strokes at Ribeirão Indequicé , all lined with trees full of birds, through Rio Parauninha, dammed by Usina Pacific Mascarenhas, owned by Cia Cedar and ending with the Ox stream, where we will break short walk 500 meters to an invigorating swim in the waterfall potion Ox.
We returned by the inverted way, with great possibility of capybaras sightings, otters, tortoises, marmosets and several species of birds.
Capacity of 08 people each time, in sit on top kayaks, polyethylene, autoesgotáveis, extremely easy to navigate and almost impossible to turn all doubles, with personal protective equipment (vests and helmets), as well as watertight containers for cameras. Total duration of 04 hours, including the shuttle and easy level, suitable for people of all ages.
* Waterfall Sierra Morena and Statue of Juquinha
Van ride to the statue of Juquinha past the 3 bridges of Dom Pedro II empire and contemplating the visual top of the mountain. Then on to the waterfall of the Sierra Morena to stop for swimming and lunch, beautiful waterfall formed by two crystal clear water falls surrounded by a beautiful natural garden and rock fields. Ride will end in centrinho with optional lunch. Return to the lodge van.
* Photographic Safari National Park Serra Cipo
Visit the Serra do Cipo National Park created in 1984 of extraordinary beauty. Short walk overlooking the lagoons to the lookout where we have a vision of Bocaina Valley and the hills of Flags. Return to the order of the National Park following for Tapiadas to tasting a delicious broth and walk in centrinho for visits and shopping. Return to the lodge van.
Meet the Serra do Cipo as the ancients did: the horse. The horseback tours offer unique opportunity to enjoy the local scenery with ease, providing moments of pure relaxation in nature. Horseback riding in animals tame, healthy and regular veterinary supervision.
Scripts of one or half a day with specialized driver monitoring.
*Board waterfall with lunch
Transportation by car to the order of the Court of Ribeirão the Municipal Park in the village board. 2-hour walk to the waterfall of the Board for swimming and rest. The waterfall of the Board is the highest of Minas Gerais and the third largest in Brazil, with 273 meters of free fall.
Return to the village board for lunch. Ride will end in centrinho with craft shops. Return to the lodge van.
*Waterfalls Swallow and Hawk
2-hour walk by Bocaina Valley to the waterfall of the Swallows, with bath and contemplation of nature. In return, passing for swimming and lunch in the beautiful waterfall Hawk, crystal clear waters protected by a large rocky outcrop that forms its fall.
Ride will end in centrinho with optional lunch. Van return to the beautiful general ..
*Lapinha Sierra with lunch
Visit the village of Lapinha da Serra, a privileged place for its exuberant nature, surrealistic landscape and unique beauty, has numerous waterfalls and a large dam. The Lapinha allows appreciation of the beautiful visual for the Pico Cruise and Pico do Breu.
Boat trip to the cave paintings, returning to the village to visit the Permaculture Center (Ecovida) San Miguel. Stop for lunch in the village of Lapinha da Serra. End of the tour in centrinho with craft shops. Return to the lodge van.
*Walk Lapa Sucupira
Arrival at Lapa Sucupira with walking to the Parauninha riverbank and visit to the cave paintings dated between 8-15 thousand years. Ride will end in centrinho with craft shops. Return to the lodge van.
Beautiful walk 3 hours to the Valley of the Traverse, located in the upper part of the National Park. The Traverse is a divisor of basins of the São Francisco and Rio Doce, wonderful place to observe the nature and geography of the region, with beautiful rocky outcrops. On the way, observation of cave paintings, dated 8-10 thousand years. Ride will end in centrinho with optional lunch. Return to the lodge van.
*Canoeing on the Vine
Ideal to enjoy the fauna and flora of the Liana Rio a privileged point of view.
Canadian canoe ride for two people in the Backwaters of Cipo River, to the person the small beach, stopping for swimming.
During the canoeing is very common to see capybaras and other wildlife. Visit the Great Waterfall, one of the most beautiful and well known waterfalls in the area.
Ideal place for those who want to know a little about the natural beauty, historical and cultural Serra do Cipo!
Out in the van of the beautiful General to visit the Lookout with panoramic views of the Serra do Cipo and Morro da Pedreira, peculiar rock formation that became an international mecca of sport climbing. Visit to the Farm Vine, which has existed since 1746 and preserves much of the history of the region.
Business for Sale Zeca, one of the first businesses in the region with over 100 years of operation and that maintains and preserves the traditional style of the time.
Visit the Serra do Cipo National Park, where we know the Space Visitor, swimming in the Rio Cipo and visit the Circuit of the Lakes and the Mirante das Lagoas, prime location for photos.
2-hour walk to the Congonhas Waterfall, with bath, snack and contemplation of nature. Located in the upper part of the National Park amid rocky fields, the Congonhas Waterfall has drop crystal clear waters, magnificent relief sloping rocks, scenic beauty and extreme preservation.
Ride will end in centrinho with optional lunch. Return to the lodge van.
Van transportation to Waterfall Cave, contemplated by the spectacular nature and beauty of your pool water crystal clear. Short walk with bath and rest at the waterfall and the natural pools overlooking the river Parauninha. Return stopping at Mirante da Pedreira. Ride will end in centrinho with optional lunch. Return to the lodge van.
*Valley of Peddlers
Walking in the Serra do Cipo National Park with entrance through the gate of the Bocaina and beautiful strolls through the Peddlers Valley to the waterfall Farofa with a break for swimming, snack and rest.
With its 270 meters fall distributed in three jumps and formed by the great stream, the Farofa is one of the most famous and visited waterfalls in the area and, together with the Bandeirinhas Canyon, can be listed as one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Sierra do Cipo. After the visit, visitors have the return transfer to the beautiful general.