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Lençóis Maranhenses (with Barreirinhas, Atins, Queimada dos Britos and Santo Amaro) – Lençóis Maranhenses – Trekking (8 days and 7 nights)

Fantastic adventure by Lençóis Maranhenses, one of the most unique regions. Surreal landscapes will be observed in the Brazilian “desert” full of crystal clear lagoons. We will visit communities lost in time, untouched rivers, giant dunes and multicolored lagoons. We will know closer how to live in an area where nature is dictating the rules, experiencing the immemorial way of life of the natives. Transformative and unforgettable experience, indicated only for the strong of body and soul: HIGH DIFFICULTY level walk. Ecotourism, adventure, sun & beach, culture and slow food.
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  • Day 1 - City of Origin - São Luís

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    Arrival in São Luís and transfer to the chosen accommodation.

  • Day 2 - São Luís – Barreirinhas

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    After breakfast, we will embark on minibus (optional: overflight by the Grandes Lençóis) towards Barreirinhas in the Lençóis Maranhenses, in route lasting 3h30. After check in and lunch (not included), tour through the impressive National Park of Lençóis Maranhenses.
    On board of the 4×4 we will cross by ferry the Rio Preguiças, take the sand trails for about 40 minutes to the Blue Lakes and the Lagoa dos Peixes and their incredibly clear waters. Five minutes walk by dunes and we will reach the famous Blue Lagoon, an irresistible invitation for a swim. For those who want to explore the spectacular vastness of the Lençóis, it is worth the 20 minutes walk to the beautiful Lake of Peixes. Before returning to the inn, we will experience the setting of the sun in Lençóis Maranhenses, one of the most remarkable experiences that nature can provide.

  • Day 3 - Barreirinhas – Atins

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    After the breakfast, and with bags packed, we will be driven to the port where we will board the fast flying boats through the Preguiças River to the Caburé Beach. En route, palms and mangroves are home to birds, reptiles and mammals. The first stop will be in Vassouras, one of the many points where the dunes of the Pequenos Lençóis meet the Rio Preguiças. Nails monkeys and parrots will play with the tourists who stop to cool off with cold drinks served at the shadows of the tents.
    We will continue to the village of Caburé and its inns and rustic restaurants where we will have lunch (not included). Still in the “speedboat”, then we come to Atins where we disembark to walk around 1h amid undergrowth vegetation until we get to Antonio fisherman’s house for accommodation. Dinner based on fish and shrimp (not included). Overnight in Hammock.

  • Day 4 - Atins – Baixa Grande

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    After breakfast, departure at 6:00 am (or depending on the tide) to the beginning of the adventure. We will take one Toyota to the mouth of the Rio Negro (20km by car 4×4) and about 6km hike through the dunes (approximately 3 hours) until we reach Baixa Grande – one of the Oasis of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. All the way we will contemplate lakes of various sizes and colors. At the stops, the important thing to do is to cool.
    Stop for regional lunch-dinner and taste country chicken (not included) prepared by community residents. By the end of the day, we watch the the going down sun. Overnight in Hammock.

  • Day 5 - Baixa Grande – Queimada dos Britos

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    At 6:00 am, after breakfast, we will continue our adventure. On this day,
    we will walk 12km (lasting approximately 3h30). We will have more time to rest and to discover the town of Queimada dos Britos, one of the best preserved areas of the Lençóis (it is forbidden to use motor vehicle) and one of the first to be “colonized”. Country chicken at lunch-dinner (not included). Overnight in Hammock.

  • Day 6 - Queima dos Britos – Betânia

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    After breakfast, we leave Queimada dos Britos to follow walk to Bethany (16km – during about 4h). Expected arrival at 11.00. Free afternoon. The exuberant and overwhelming nature, the way of life of residents in the slow will carry us to an atmosphere of dreams. Overnight in Hammock.

  • Day 7 - Betânia – Santo Amaro

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    After breakfast, at 8:00 am, departure from Bethany for Santo Amaro, in walk bordering the Rio Alegre (10km – about 5 hours), which embraces the city with the palm trees and dunes. Free afternoon. In Santo Amaro, where they filmed movie Casa de Areia (House of Sand), we will finish our walk and spend the night.

  • Day 8 - Santo Amaro – São Luís

    Destination: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

    Breakfast and free morning to explore the town. After lunch (not included), we depart in 4×4 (2 hour drive) to the village of Sangue, distant 3 h of São Luís by asphalt, which we will travel by minibus. End of services.

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You need a good dose of detachment for this adventure. The overnights will occur in Simple inns and hammocks in fishermen’s houses.

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