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Explore the very best of Brazil’s north-eastern coast on this 9-day adventure discovering the region’s incredible diversity, mighty dunes and picture-perfect national parks.
Discover the complex ecosystems of the Rio Preguiças and the Delta do Parnaíba waterways and climb the towering dunes in the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park on this incredible holiday which begins in the historic city of São Luís and ends with a relaxing stay in Jericoacoara.
Day 1 - São Luís
Day 2 - Barreirinhas / Atins
Day 3 - Atins
Day 4 - Tutóia / Parnaíba
Day 5 - Camocim
Days 6 - 8 - Jericoacoara
Day 9 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in São Luís and transfer to your centrally located hotel. We recommend you spend the rest of your day exploring the World Heritage listed historic centre, with its cobbled streets and colourful colonial mansions.
On your way to Atins you will stop off at Barreirinhas, scenically located on the banks of the Rio Preguiças, where you will embark on a speedboat adventure to explore the many sites along the river. Pass expansive vegetation of palm trees and mangrove forests and the hamlets of locals who live upon the riverbanks. The boat ride will finish at the fishing village of Mandacaru, noted for its colonial lighthouse.
After disembarking you will carry on to Atins where you will spend the next two nights.
After a morning at leisure in Atins, you will head out in a 4x4 to visit the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. The 1500 sq km National Park is simply stunning with countless dunes spreading almost impossibly across the landscape. At certain times of the year, crystal clear lagoons are formed in the basin of the dune made valleys.
A full day to further explore the dunes, lagoons and rivers of the region. Travel to Tutóia by a combination of speedboats and 4x4s passing white sand beaches, mangroves and the dunes of Paulino Neves along the way. Tutóia is the embarkment point for your speedboat adventure through the incredible Delta do Parnaíba, a complex ecosystem and web of islands, deserted beaches and high sand dunes which exemplify the extraordinary diversity of this part of the world. You will have time to stop to swim in the crystal waters and climb the dunes at Morro do Meio.
Continue to Parnaíba city, home for the night.
Take the short drive to the small fishing and market town of Camocim further along the coastline. Your day here is free to relax and reflect on the natural beauty of the river and dune scenery.
Your last three nights in Brazil’s northern coast are spent in Jericoacoara. The scenery here is second to none with a seemingly endless coast of white sand beach and tropical waters, bordered by verdant parkland and towered by impressive dunes. Day 6 is largely a travelling day to get here but that is not to say there are no highlights. The ferry ride is beautiful, passing by numerous dunes, fishing towns and pristine beaches and you will arrive well in time to watch the sunset over Jericoacoara’s iconic dune of Pôr do sol.
Spend the rest of your time here at leisure.
You will transfer to Jericoacoara or Fortaleza airport for your onward flight.
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
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8 nights’ accommodation
Rio Preguiças speedboat river tour
4 x 4 half-day tour of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
Speedboat tour of the Delta do Parnaíba
Transfers and ferry rides as per itinerary
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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