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This 12 day tour will show you Lençóis Maranhenses (with Santo Amaro, Lagoa Bonita and Atins), Delta do Parnaíba (with red ibis watching and Feijão Bravo Bay), Barra Grande,Guajiru and Jericoacoara.
This is an impressive off-road trip through one of the most unique regions of the globe, the Route of Emotions – Jeri, Delta, and Lençóis Maranhenses.
Fantastic landscapes such as the “wilderness” of Brazil, full of crystal clear lakes, the only open sea delta in the Americas and one of the prettiest beaches in the world will be visited on this tour, which combines ecotourism, adventure, sun & beach, culture, and cuisine.
You will visit 3 states in the Brazilian Northeast in modern 4×4 vehicles and speedboats, besides several activities such as walks, horse rides, panoramic flights, surf, kite and windsurf, bird and wildlife watching, besides interacting with local communities.
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Welcome To Brazil!Welcome to Sao Luis! For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for at Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport with a sign reading your name. Your private driver will drive you to your accommodation.
Marvel At The Lagoa De GaivotaAfter breakfast, you will embark on mini-buses towards Santo Amaro in the Lençóis Maranhenses. You will reach the village of Sangue, from where you will depart in 4×4 across trails of sand to the bucolic Santo Amaro, location of the movie Casa de Areia (House of Sand). You will be received by the transparent Rio Alegre, which embraces the little town along with coconut trees and dunes. After check-in , take an exclusive 4×4 to the Lagoa da Gaivota (Seagull Pond), passing through the region of lakes and fields. You will ascend by foot on top of the dune that will give us a splendid view of the Lençóis, with the magnificent Lagoa da Gaivota at your feet. It is worth to walk through the dunes and take a dip in the aquamarine waters waiting for the fantastic setting of the sun.
Discover The Otherworldly Lencois MaranhensesAfter breakfast and on board of our private 4×4 you will experience one of the most pristine and striking regions of the Lençóis Maranhenses. You'll start at Espigão (Spike), a region of long and high dunes which divide your attention between the beautiful Rio Alegre and the rich vegetation of the site. In the magical village of Betânia on the banks of the pond, you will take a pleasant canoe ride up until the giant dunes on the opposite side. The exuberant and overwhelming nature and the slow way of life of residents will elevate you to an atmosphere of dreams.
Travel To Lovely Lagoa BonitaAfter breakfast, depart in 4×4 towards the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. You will cross the Rio Preguiças by ferry and will go on for 40 minutes across the trails until a very huge and high dune. From the top, there is a striking view of the Lençóis and you can have an idea of its amplitude. After a 5-min walk through the dunes you will reach the famous Lagoa Bonita, an irresistible invitation to dive. After lunch (not included), you will explore the impressive Lençóis Maranhenses further. You will continue across sand trails until Lagoas Azul and Dos Peixes with their incredible and transparent waters. For those who want to explore the spectacular greatness of the Lençóis, the 20-min walk until the beautiful Lagoa dos Peixes is well worth it. Before we head back to the pousada, you will enjoy the sunset on Lençóis Maranhenses.
Visit The Scenic Cabure BeachAfter breakfast, and with all bags packed, depart for the port, where you will embark on fast motor boats up the Preguiças river until Caburé Beach. On the way, palm trees and mangroves are home to birds, reptiles and mammals. The first stop will be Vassouras, one of many points where the dunes of the Preguiças River meet the Pequenos Lençóis. Monkeys (“macacos pregos”) and parrots amaze travelers who stop to refresh themselves with cold drinks served in the shadows of the tents. You will follow continue on the motorboat to the lighthouse Mandacaru in the village of the same name, which on top of its eight floors will reveal a 360-degree view of all the exuberance of the place. You will then go to the small town of Caburé and its rustic inns and restaurants, where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will cross the Preguiças River to the village of Atins where you will stay for the night.
Enjoy A Day At An OasisYou will make a short stop for photos at the Oasis of the Rio Novo (New River), the beginning of Pequenos Lençóis. You will pass through Paulino Neves and its streets displaying their white sand and its wooden bridge over the Rio Novo. Secondary roads will lead you to Lagoinha. Then you will navigate on to Tutóia, where you will take the speedboat with which you will cross the Delta do Parnaíba and its majestic labyrinth of islands, such as Igoronhon, Paulino, Caju and Canárias Islands, where we will stop at Morro do Meio for a quick walk on the giant dunes of Caju Bay and a swim in the waters of the Parnaíba River. The guarás (red ibis), a beautiful bright red-colored bird can be seen by the hundreds at sunset. Upon arrival at the port of Tatus, from where we will be transferred to the hotel in Parnaíba.
Spend Time Exploring IslandsAfter breakfast, transfer to the Porto de Tatus, where you will embark on a speedboat through the majestic maze of islands in the Delta of Parnaíba. You will make a short stop for photos in the dunes of Ilha Grande de Santa Izabel. You will explore the Igarapé dos Periquitos, following its narrow channel flanked by mangrove vegetation. You will walk through the Igarapé dos Poldros, which divides the islands of the Poldros and the Canaries. In this stream sightings of animals such as monkeys, alligators, iguanas and birds beyond number are common! After 35 km of paved road, you will arrive at charming Barra Grande beach, with its quiet and clear waters. A paradise for kitesurfers from around the world, who come there in search of the trade winds that blow there constantly.
Make Your Way To JericoacoaraAccording to the tide, you will leave Barra Grande and make your way to Jericoacoara along 115 km of asphalt until the raft, at the mouth of the River Coreaú, with which you will cross it to reach the white dunes and carnaúbas palm trees in Camocim’s Island of Love. The 4×4 will follow the waterfront until the beach of Tatajuba. You can descend the Funil dune using sandboarding planks leased at place (not included). In the Torta Lagoon you will be delighted with the small hammocks over the water and the fruits of the sea curious “live” menu from Didi’s restaurant. The second ferry crossing will take place on the Guriú beach, with its green-water channel and the cemetery of the mangrove trees. You will follow the waterfront to Jericoacoara where you will arrive in time to enjoy the sunset on the famous Duna do Pôr do Sol (Dune of the Sunset), the daily ritual of residents and visitors of the place.
Enjoy Lagoa De ParaisoAfter breakfast, enjoy a tour off the beaten track at Lagoa do Paraíso and Lagoa do Coração, visiting the Pedra Furada (Holed Stone), another of Ceará’s postcard landscapes , which you will reach after a 20-minute walk from the Duna do Serrote. On the Lagoa do Paraíso, the vibrant colors of the place refer to the Caribbean paradise: white and very fine sands are confused with the green of the ground vegetation and coconut trees which in turn frame the turquoise crystal-clear waters. An excellent variety of bars and restaurants are available here.
Explore Jericoacoara At Your Own PaceExplore Jericoacoara At Your Own Pace
Be Amazed At Guajiru BeachAfter breakfast, depart in 4×4 through the trails until the seaside at Praia do Preá, where after 14 km of secondary roads you will reach pavement. You will go through several small towns like Acaraú and Itarema until you reach the sands of the beaches of Icaraí da Amontada, Apiques, Caetano, Baleia and Mundaú, where the ferry will take you to the Guajiru Beach. Throughout this coastal stretch of blue sea, the dunes and coconut trees will guide you through small fishing colonies interspersed with beaches and sophisticated luxury houses, in a breathtaking landscape which is typical of Ceará’s coast. This route may change due to the tide.
Farewell, Brazil!According to the tide schedule, you will continue your adventure to the mouth of the Trairi, which you will cross by ferry. Reach beautiful Lagoinha beach, where you will make a strategic stop for pictures, bathing and lunch. You will follow soon after drive on asphalt to the beaches of Cumbuco and Icaraí, already in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza. Transfer to the airport. Safe travels home, and visit again soon!
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Private transportation, except when specified
Breakfast unless otherwise specified (there is no guarantee that you will be served breakfast if you leave the hotel before 6AM)
Lunch and dinner, as stated in the itinerary
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Visits and excursions, as mentioned in itinerary
Round-trip International flights
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Optional activities such as walks, horseback riding, panoramic flights, surf, kite and windsurf, bird and wildlife watching, besides experiencing local communities.
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