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12 DAY: São Luis, Lencois Maranhenses & Jeri

Lagoon in Lencois Marenheses NP
Cabure sunset
Dune buggy tour in Jericoacoara
The Brazil Trip of your dreams for only
$2300 USD
+ $250 USD 
Final Payment

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Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Areas: Brazil's Northeast
Style: Group Tour
Tour Code: G12SLF
History, sand dunes, lagoons, wild life, mangroves & beach paradises!
Itinerary: Day 1 São Luís; Day 2-3-4 Lençóis Maranhenses National Park; Day 5-6 Rio Preguiças / Paulino Neves / Parnaiba; Day 7 Delta das Americas; Day 8-9-10 Jericoacoara; Day 11 Fortaleza; Day 12 Departure Day.
REVERSE Itinerary (R*): Day 1 Fortaleza; Day 2-3-4 Jericoacoara; Day 5-6 Parnaiba / Delta das Americas; Day 7 Paulino Neves / Rio Preguiças; Day 8-9-10 Lençóis Maranhenses National Park; Day 11 São Luís; Day 12 Departure Day.

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Day 1 Arrival Day in São Luís
Arrive in the morning. São Luís is the only city in Brazil founded by the French. A walk around the Historical Centre is the perfect way to see the beauty of this charming colonial town rich in folkloric traditions. Welcome meeting @ 18hs.

Day 2-3-4 Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
We start early in the morning. Beautiful remote beaches, mangroves, oases with crystalline waters, white sand dunes, interesting fauna and migratory birds are some of the attractions of this 1550 square kilometer national park. We first visit the area called “Grandes Lençóis”, meaning “Big Bed Sheets” because of the appearance of the sand dunes. A 4x4 journey takes us through isolated, traditional fishing villages in this stunning part of Brazil, an area that few people have the privilege to visit.

Day 5-6 Rio Preguiças / Paulino Neves / Parnaíba
A boat journey up the “Rio Preguiças” takes us to a local community. There they make their living from the Buriti tree – the most important palm tree in the area. We will have the opportunity to see all the processes involved in making handcrafts and other products. We then navigate to Caburé with stops at Mandacaru Light House and Vassouras - part of which is called the “Pequenos Lençóis” or “Small Bed Sheets” – an Environmental Protected Area. Enjoy the unique simplicity of farming communities on our 4x4 route…pigs, goats, and kids bathing in the river are some of the day-to-day scenes of this beautiful, pure area. We then take a local public bus to Parnaíba.

Day 7 Delta das Americas
Delta das Americas, also known as Delta do Parnaiba, is the only delta to open into the Atlantic Ocean. A boat trip offers the chance to visit one of the biggest mangrove forests in the world which is 2700 square kilometers of islands, beaches, lagoons, sand dunes and mangroves! The delta is home to amazing fauna and with a bit of luck we might see iguanas, snakes, crabs, monkeys, caiman and the beautiful scarlet ibis, without counting other bird species.

Day 8-9-10 Jericoacoara
We reach Jeri in a 4x4. The bumpy journey is part of the experience! Beautiful beaches and rustic villages are part of our itinerary. Jeri is one of the few spots in Brazil where it is possible to see the sun set over the ocean. We go on a buggy trip to visit Lagoas Azul and Paraíso. You can ride a horse along desolate beaches, go for capoeira lessons or climb the sand dunes and try sandboarding. A good night life with lots of forró music waits for us.

Day 11 Fortaleza
A local bus takes us to Fortaleza. Enjoy the last days of your trip!

Day 12 Departure Day

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Additional Accommodation & Transfers
You can book your arrival transfer with us and add extra nights accommodation before or after your trip. Click here for details.

The itinerary presented is a guideline. Things may change with little or no notice due to local circumstances such as weather conditions, difficult access and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances, events or any factor that might put the safety or well-being of our clients at risk.

*For all tours/programs, “Force Majeure” applies, as explained in our Booking Conditions.

What is the Final Payment?
The Final Payment is a convenient and easy way for us to get cash to the Tour Leader to pay for some of the expenses during the tour. It is a nominal proportion of the funds that are required to run the tour. The Final Payment is in addition to, and not included in, the base tour price. The Final Payment must be paid locally to the Tour Leader on the first day of the tour. Go to our FAQ section to know more about it.

Are these tours for me?
Our goal is to make you live your trip, exposing you to some of the day-to-day situations of the places that we visit, providing not only an enjoyable trip, but also a life experience. If you don’t mind a bit of adventure, interacting with the local people, travelling on public buses, and if you care about the environment and the human side of things, then our trips are for you! Click here to see more about Our Way of Travelling.

What should I take?
Click here to see the "What to Bring" section in our FAQ.

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Activities Included
4x4 Trip to Lençóis Maranhenses NP;
Visit to local community;
Boat journey to Caburé;
Delta das Americas boat tour;
Buggy Trip to Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Paraíso in Jericoacoara.

Food Included
Breakfast everyday and 1 lunch. Allow around $40 USD per day for meals.

11 nights in guesthouses/ hotels based on a twin/double room.

Several 4x4 private and shared scenic journeys/ transfers through remote areas; Local public buses on occasions and boat journeys.

Where do we go?
States of Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará.

Group size & Staff
Min 4, Max 10. Tour Leader throughout and local guides on occasions.

Not Included
- Travel Insurance (mandatory)
- Visa fees (if required) and airport tax
- Any International Flights and additional flights to/from the beginning and end of the tour
- Arrival and Departure Transfers/taxis
- Optional Trips/ services available during the tour
- Meals, beverages not specified in the chosen itinerary, including items from the guesthouse/ hotel minibar
- Any other item/service not mentioned in the tour description
- Laundry, internet, phone calls & other personal expenses
- Tips to Local Guides and the Tour Leader; Tips/ service fee charged in restaurants (normally 10% on top of the bill)

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