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8 DAY: Lençois Maranhenses & Parnaiba Delta

Spectacular freshwater lagoons in Lencois Maranheses NP
Relaxing in Pequenos Lencois
Collecting Acai berries in a farm on the Rio Preguicas
The Brazil Trip of your dreams for only
$ 1500 USD
per person
(2 to 4 people)

Book your Brazil tour
See more pictures of this Brazil trip in our photo gallery.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Areas: Brazil's Northeast
Style: Independent Tour
Tour Code: I08SLF
Departure Date:
Daily - you decide when to start

A fun trip that covers beautiful remote areas with sand dunes, lagoons, wild life and mangroves! Itinerary: Day 1-2 São Luís; Day 3 Lençóis Maranhenses National Park; Day 4 Rio Preguiças; Day 5-6 Paulino Neves / Parnaiba / Delta das Americas; Day 7 Fortaleza or São Luís; Day 8 Departure Day.

$ 1930 USD
for 1 person
The prices above don’t apply during Brazilian public holidays nor Carnival season.

Day 1 Arrival Day in São Luís
Arrive at any time. São Luís is the only city in Brazil founded by the French.

Day 2 São Luís
A walk around the Historical Centre is the perfect way to see the beauty of this charming colonial town rich in folkloric traditions. Enjoy dinner, the night life and the live music in the main square!

Day 3 Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
You start early in the morning. Beautiful remote scenery, 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. You will first visit the area called “Grandes Lençóis”, meaning “Big Bed Sheets” because of the appearance of the sand dunes. This is a stunning part of Brazil that few people have the privilege to visit.

Day 4 Rio Preguiças
A boat journey along the “Rio Preguiças” takes you to Caburé. Stop at Mandacaru Village – go up to the light house for an amazing 360-degree view and stop at Vassouras - part of which is called the “Pequenos Lençóis” or “Small Bed Sheets” – an Environmental Protected Area, where you may see some monkeys! You will spend the night between the river and the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 5-6: Paulino Neves / Parnaiba / Delta das Americas
Enjoy the unique simplicity of the farming communities you pass through on your 4x4 route…pigs, goats, and kids bathing in the river are some of the day-to-day scenes of this beautiful, pure area. You then get to Parnaíba – the second biggest city of the state of Piauí. The Delta das Americas, also known as Delta do Parnaíba, is the only delta to open into the Atlantic Ocean. A morning 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 you might see iguanas, snakes, crabs, monkeys, caiman and the beautiful scarlet ibis, without counting other bird species.
At the end of the day you will take a night bus journey to Fortaleza, the final destination of this tour. Or if you wish, you can take a bus back to São Luis the next morning.

Day 7 Fortaleza or São Luis
Arrive in Fortaleza or São Luis and check into your hotel. Enjoy the last day of the tour.

Day 8 Departure Day

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You may want to check out our 11-day option for this route:
11 DAY INDEPENDENT TOUR: São Luís to Fortaleza

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.

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.

All prices on our website are stated in $ American Dollars (USD). Please contact us prior to booking for prices in £ British Pounds (GBP) or € Euros (EUR). We do not accept other currencies.
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Activities Included
4x4 Trip to Lençóis Maranhenses NP;
Boat journey to Caburé;
Delta das Americas boat tour.

Food Included
Breakfast everyday and 1 lunch (Day 4). Allow around $40 USD per day for meals.

6 nights in guesthouses/ hotels based on a single, twin/double or triple room; 1 Day use of hotel/ guest house in Parnaíba (Day 6).

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

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

Group size & Staff
It’s up to you! Ideal for single travellers, couples or honeymooners and small group of friends (up to 4 people).
Independent tour without the presence of a Tour Leader.

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

Transfer/taxi to the bus station in Parnaíba (Day 6); and Transfer/taxi to the hotel in Fortaleza or São Luis (Day 7);

- 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; Tips/ service fee charged in restaurants (normally 10% on top of the bill)

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