Have you ever seen a beautiful waterfall that was completely hidden from travellers? It was a real pleasure to explore such an off-the-beaten track place as the Lavras Novas waterfall in Brazil. It’s a short ride from Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais region, ideal for a day trip.
Experiencing the Lavras Novas waterfall
The weather was perfect and there was absolutely no other tourists with whom we would have had to share the small but beautiful Lavras Novas waterfall. There was a small pool at the bottom of the fall, that was welcoming to enjoy a quick bathe. The surrounding area was rather surreal with a big clearance of soil in the thick forest. I have to say, it was one of my best unexpected experience in Brazil.
Read about another amazing waterfall-chasing trip at the Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil
We set off to a short hike through lush tropical forest from the tiny Lavras Novas village, where we travelled by hitchhiking from Ouro Preto. Actually, this was the only successful hitchhiking trip we did in Brazil.
This is a picture post, so we are sharing some of our pictures from the trip below.
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