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Lençóis Maranhenses – Delta do Parnaiba – Jericoacoara

7 days/6 nights

The breathtakingly beautiful dunes are the highlight of this 1550 km² national park. Wandering dunes extend up to 40 km inland. Thus, despite the relatively high rainfall (about 1500 mm), we find here the only desert of Brazil. The temperature varies between 16° C and 36° C. The wind is often strong. The water level of the lagoons in the national park changes; After a long dry period, several lagoons are sometimes completely dehydrated.

Day 1: Transfer from São Luis to Barreirinhas or straight to Atins

It is also recommended to travel directly to Atins and enjoy this special, still largely undiscovered place as a starting point for excursions!

Excursion to the Blue Lagune (“Lagoa Azul”)

Day 2: Speed boat trip Rio Preguiças and Lençois Maranhenses

Take a speed boat north on the Preguicas River. In the small village of Vassouras you will see the end of the dunes of the little Lançois Maranhenses and the magnificent mangroves. Another attraction of Vassouras are the monkeys. Continue towards Mandacaru. From the lighthouse, you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Rio Preguiças, the national park Lençois and the beach of Caburé. If you wish, you can have a cool drink with coconut. Several rooms and restaurants offer a lunch (not included). Back to Barrerinhas.

Continue (about 15 km) in a pick-up truck. The journey takes you on an adventurous sandy track between the cashew nuts and the park. Once there, you cross the dunes, which spread like a white bedsheet in front of you. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the freshwater pool and enjoy a spectacular sunset in the dunes before returning to Barreirinhas. Fast boat on the Rio Preguiça.

3rd day: Atins and Tutoia

Full day:
Today, you will go to Canto de Atins, where you will cross the dunes (about 1.5 hours). You will be rewarded with the fantastic green lagoon. Here you can take a well-deserved and refreshing bath. Several rooms and restaurants offer a lunch (not included). In this remote area, you feel at the end of the world. Back to Barreirinhas. From there, drive to Tutoia (travel time about 3 hours). Arrival at the Pousada.

4th day: Delta do Parnaiba (Delta das Amercias)

After breakfast, we will leave for Parnaiba and continue by boat through the magnificent Delta do Parnaiba, with 2700 km² the third largest delta in the world. The delta forms more than 80 islands in this area and is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora. The vegetation passes gently from the mangrove to the tropical jungle.

Day 5: Jericoacoara

After breakfast, we will go in 4×4 to Jericoacoara. This hike is not a normal transfer but once again an exciting and eventful day along beaches and white sand dunes like snow, including ferry rides, on the beautiful partially green lagoons where you can also swim (for example when before or after lunch at the “Lagoa da torta”). Arrival in Jericoacoara in the late afternoon.

Day 6: Jericoacoara

Jericoacoàra is known for its casual outdoor nightlife. Various local shops invite you to dance “Forro” depending on the day of the week. There are several great bars and restaurants. The beaches of Jericoacoara are among the ten most beautiful in the world, according to Washington Post! Treat yourself to the pleasures of the Brazilian sun with about 300 sunny days a year. Relaxation, peace, beach life, music, good food, and a unique dream landscape. One of the most beautiful resorts in the world.

Top ten: world-class beaches and gastronomy in Jericoacoara

Day 7: Jericoacoara – FOR Airport

Depending on the departure time of the flight, the transfer to the Fortaleza airport takes place. End of services at FOR airport.

Private transfers, small group excursions


Starting from USD 930 (depending on the hotel choice)

1.1. – 27.12.2021

Price per person:
based on 2 persons sharing a double room. Another number of persons or another routing on request
Exceptions: special prices for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter and local holidays
Date of departure: Daily

2 nights in Barrerinhas: Pousada Encantes do Nordeste *** category Eco Chalets or at Hotel Porto Preguiças Resort ***(*) category Apartment
2 nights in Parnaíba: Pousada Vila Parnaíba *** category Suite Delta Parnaíba or at Hotel Boutique Casa de Santo Antônio **** category Vila Colonial
2 nights in Jericoacoara: Hotel Villa Beija Flor **** category Suite Superior

Services included in the price:
• 6 nights in a double/twin room including breakfast and all taxes
• Small group excursions (Private excursions possible with extra costs)
• All excursions with English-speaking local guide
• Private transfers with a Portuguese speaking driver (English-speaking driver possible with extra costs)
• All taxes

Services not included in the price:
• Personal expenses such as food, drinks, etc.
• Tips for tour guides, drivers, etc. (voluntary)
• Travel insurance (eg baggage, cancellation, separate return trip)
• Airline tickets and airport taxes 

To bring:

• T-shirts
• Bermuda
• Jeans
• Long-sleeved shirts (light fabric)
• Lightweight pullover
• Rain protection
• Sports socks

• Sneakers
• Light hiking or trekking shoes
• Beach sandals

Useful items:
• Sunglasses
• Binoculars
• Flashlight
• Military knife
• Headgear
• Sunscreen (at least factor 30, you are very close to the equator!)
• Photo and video camera
• Mosquito repellent
• Swimwear

Subject to price and program changes