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São Luís and Lençóis Maranhenses (with Santo Amaro, Barreirinhas and Atins) – 8 days and 7 nights




2 nights in São Luís, 2 nights in Santo Amaro, 1 night in Barreirinhas, 2 nights in Atins.

– Transfer in São Luís (shared), Transfers São Luís / Support Point (shared), Support Point / Santo Amaro (private), Santo Amaro / Barreirinhas (private), Barreirinhas / Atins (shared), Atins / Barreirinhas (shared), Barreirinhas / São Luís (shared).

– São Luís: City Tour (shared).
– Santo Amaro: 4WD excursion to Lagoa da Gaivota, Espigão and Betânia (shared).
– Barreirinhas: Tours in 4×4 to the best lagoons of the time (shared), tour in a fast boat through the Rio Preguiças with visits to Vassouras, Mandacaru lighthouse, Cabure and Atins (shared).
– Atins: Tour to the Canto do Atins (shared).

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Day by Day

  • DAY 1 – São Luís
    Destination: São Luís
    Disembark in São Luís and transfer to the lodging. Free time and overnight stay in the chosen lodging category.
  • DAY 2 – São Luís
    Destination: São Luís
    After breakfast we’ll take a city tour through São Luís. Walking through the streets of the Historical Center of São Luís is to experience literary and religious sceneries, taste the local cuisine and realize how well the “maranhense” people welcome the visitors! The city is an island that enchants with its beauty, legends, history, century-old streets, and colonial tiles. Return to the hotel and free time for rest. Overnight.
  • DAY 3 – São Luís / Santo Amaro
    Destination: Santo Amaro
    After breakfast we’ll board the minibus/van. After approximately 3 hours we’ll arrive at the support point, from where we’ll take a 4×4 through sand trails to the bucolic Santo Amaro, set of the movie Casa de Areia. We will be welcomed by the transparent Rio Alegre, which embraces the city along with the coconut trees and the dunes. After check-in and lunch (not included), we will visit the Lagoa da Gaivota circuit in a private 4×4 (dinghy), passing through the region of lakes and fields. We will walk up the dune that will give us a splendorous view of the Lençois, having the magnificent Lagoa das Gaivotas at our feet. It is worth a walk through the dunes and a swim in the translucent waters waiting for the fantastic sunset. Overnight in Santo Amaro.
  • DAY 4 – Santo Amaro
    Destination: Santo Amaro
    After breakfast and on board of our private 4×4 (jeep) we’ll get to know one of the most untouched and impacting regions of Lençóis Maranhenses. We will start with the Betânia Circuit through the village of the same name and the banks of its lagoon, where we will take a pleasant canoe ride to the gigantic dunes on the opposite side. The exuberant and overwhelming nature and the slow way of life of the residents will transport us to a dreamlike atmosphere. Return to the hotel in a 4×4 vehicle, free time and overnight in Santo Amaro.
  • DAY 5 – Santo Amaro / Barreirinhas
    Destination: Barreirinhas
    After breakfast we’ll take a private vehicle to Barreirinhas. The trip takes about 4 hours approximately. After check in and lunch (not included), we will take a tour to the impressive Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. On board of the 4×4 we will cross the Rio Preguiças by ferryboat and follow the sand trails for approximately 40 minutes until reaching the best lagoons of the season and their incredibly crystal clear waters, an irresistible invitation for a swim. Before returning to the lodge, we will experience the sunset at Lençóis Maranhenses, one of the most remarkable experiences that nature can provide. Overnight in Barreirinhas.
  • DAY 6 – Barreirinhas / Caburé / Atins
    Destination: Atins
    After breakfast and with our bags already packed we’ll be taken to the port where we’ll board in fast speed boats through the Preguiças River to the Caburé Beach. On the way, palm trees and mangroves are home to birds, reptiles and mammals. The first stop will be at the village of Vassouras, one of the many points where the dunes of the Pequenos Lençóis meet the Rio Preguiças. Monkeys and parrots make the party of the tourists who stop to refresh themselves with cold drinks served in the shade of the tents. We will then take the motor-boat to the Mandacaru lighthouse in the village of the same name, which from the top of its eight stories will reveal in 360 degrees all the exuberance of the place. We will continue to the village of Cabure and its inns and rustic restaurants, where we will have lunch (not included). Then we will cross the Preguiças until reaching the village of Atins. Free time and overnight.
  • DAY 7 – Atins
    Destination: Atins
    After breakfast we’ll go for a tour to Canto do Atins, a small village that serves as a gateway to Lençóis. We will visit the best lagoons of the season and stop for lunch (not included) at Luzia’s or Antônio’s restaurant, famous for their typical cuisine in the whole region. Then we will return to Barreirinhas and have some free time to stroll around or just rest at the hotel. Overnight stay in the chosen lodging category.
  • DAY 8 – Atins / Barreirinhas / São Luís
    Destination: São Luís
    On the last day we’ll have the morning free. The checkout in the hotel is done at noon. We’ll take a speedboat to Barreirinhas where it’s possible to have lunch (not included). At the end of the afternoon we will take a minibus or air-conditioned van to São Luís. End of services.IMPORTANT:
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São Luís and Lençóis Maranhenses (with Santo Amaro, Barreirinhas and Atins) – 8 days and 7 nights

History and ecological adventure are the themes of this itinerary that brings all the cultural richness of São Luís and the essence of the fantastic Lençóis Maranhenses. World Heritage Site, the capital of Maranhão is instigating in its centuries-old houses and its countless cultural manifestations such as bumba-meu-boi, tambor de crioula and reggae. In Lençóis, surreal landscapes will be observed in the Brazilian “desert”, full of crystalline lagoons. We will visit communities lost in time, untouched rivers, gigantic dunes, and multicolored lagoons. We will get to know up close what it is like to live in an area where nature rules, experiencing the immemorial way of life of the natives. Transformative and unforgettable experience. Segments: Ecotourism, adventure, culture and slowfood.


  • All accommodations with breakfast in the chosen category.
  • All land and nautical services and tours.
  • Travel insurance.


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