Become a gem hunter on the roads of Brazil!
Brazil is sometimes referred to as a continent within a continent, because it is so vast. Moreover, it shares its borders with 10 other countries. All this space promises a stay rich in human and cultural experiences. The mix of cultures is reflected in its music, its gastronomy, and its art of living... You will have understood, a trip to Brazil is an adventure to be lived at least once in your life.
The fauna and flora of Brazil are exceptional, because of its diversity, and its soil is one of the most prolific in the world for gems. From the emerald mines to the tourmaline mines of Paraibas and the exceptional aquamarines of Santa Maria, come and live an exceptional stay with us.
This program takes place in groups of 6 people maximum. (Stay possible from April to September). A la carte program possible for groups of less or more than 6 people, also possible (on request).
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Day 1: Welcome at Belo Horizonte airport, transfer to your hotel then afternoon devoted to the visit of the city and the mineralogy museum.
Day 2: Full day course on gems, fundamentals, cutting optimization, heat treatments, negotiation techniques and customs law.
Day 3: Departure to Ouro Preto where you will visit the gold mine "Do Palacio Velho", as well as the art and craft market of the city.
Day 4: Departure in the morning for Nova Era, and its famous emerald mines, then you will reach Ipatinga, and discover an excellent lapidary, with 25 years of experience.
Day 5: Departure to Governador Valadares where you will visit several shops and gem traders.
Day 6: Departure for Teofilo Otoni, nicknamed "the world capital of stones", you will meet many local traders and lapidaries.
Day 7: Visit the city's permanent mineral show and meet the traders again.
Day 8: Departure for the aquamarine mine of Garimpos de Perdas near Teofilo Otoni.
Day 9: Departure to Belo Horizonte, night at the hotel.
Day 10: Rest in the morning, then departure in the afternoon for Bello Horizonte airport, for your return to Europe, or extension of your stay in Brazil.
This price includes, transfers from and to Belo Horizonte airport, hotel accommodation in single room, breakfasts, ground transportationEntrance fees, entrance fees for the monuments mentioned, guides, all visits, and administration fees.
This price does not include, the international flight from your country of origin(Return flight from Paris from 500 €/person), lunches, dinners, drinks, your personal expenses and additional purchases of stones, tips and possible taxes, as well as the individual insurance. (no visa required for French nationals).
For more information, please refer to our General Conditions.
Trained as a jeweler and Gemmologist at the GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gems. Fascinated since always by the stones, he does not cease to carry you in his world made of colors and travels.
With 20 years of experience in jewellery and gemology, as a trader for the Place Vendôme and with artisan jewellers between Asia and France, he puts all his trading experience and expertise at your service.
Gemmologist graduated from the Gem-A since 2010, Ingrid invites you to discover the fascinating world of gems. Passionate since her childhood about stones and travels, she will take you into a world of colors and sparkles, offering initiations to gemology.
Associated with jewellers and traders, which allows her to create extraordinary jewels with a wide choice of quality stones.
Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.