Guajiru, Jericoacoara, Barra Grande, Delta do Parnaíba, Lençóis Maranhenses (11 days and 10 nights)
Awesome off road trip throughout one of the most unique parts of the world, the Route of Emotions – Jeri, Delta and Lençois Maranhenses. Fantastic landscapes such as the Brazilian “desert”, filled with crystalline lagoons, the only open sea delta in the Americas and one of the world’s most beautiful beaches will be visited in this itinerary, integrating ecotourism, adventure, sun & beach, culture and cuisine. Three Brazilian states will be covered in modern 4 × 4 vehicles and speedboats, and numerous OPTIONAL activities such as hiking, horseback riding, scenic flights, surfing, kite and wind, bird watching and wildlife and living with local communities.
Day by day
Day 1 - Parnaíba
Landing in Parnaíba and transfer to the means of accommodation. In the afternoon transfer to the Port of Tatus where we embark on speedboat by the majestic maze of the Parnaíba Delta islands. We will do a quick photo stop in the dunes of the Big Island of Santa Izabel. We will explore the Igarapé of Periquitos, following his narrow channel flanked by various mangrove vegetation. In this stream there will be the search of crab, where the pilot-guide stick in the mud of the swamp bringing the famous land crab, delicacy of the local cuisine. Tour the Igarapé of Poldros, which divides the islands of Poldros and the Canary Islands. This stream is common to sighting animals such as monkeys, alligators, iguanas and several birds! The landing on the string Feijão Bravo dunes reveals a rare phenomenon in the world and in which the delta is lavish. On the one hand we see a river beach and the other a beautiful ocean beach, bathed by the majestic Atlantic! The mangrove forest and ponds (in full) complete the picture. Return to the Port, from where we will be transferred to the lodge. Overnight in Parnaíba.
Day 2 - Parnaíba – Caburé – Barreirinhas
After the breakfast, and on board of powerful 4 × 4, we will come out of Parnaíba towards Caburé Beach in Lençóis. Departure of Caburé towards Barreirinhas by fast speedboat. After check in and lunch, aboard the 4 × 4 on the ferry we cross the Rio Preguiças and we take the sand trails for about 40 minutes to the Lakes Azul and Peixes and its incredibly clear waters. Five minutes walk by dunes and wound up to the famous Blue Lagoon, an irresistible invitation for a swim. For those who want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Lençois, it is well worth the 20 minute walk to the beautiful Lake of Peixes. Before returning to the hostel, we will experience the setting of the sun in Lençóis one of the most remarkable experiences that nature can provide. Overnight in Barreirinhas.
Day 3 - Barreirinhas – Caburé – Barra Grande
After breakfast, and with bags packed, we follow in speedboat by the Rio Preguiças. We will stop in Mandacaru lighthouse in the same name village, which on top of its eight floors reveal in 360 degrees all the exuberance of the place. We go on by boat to Vassouras, one of the many points where the dunes of Pequenos Lençois find the River Preguiças. Monkeys and parrots make the party of tourists who stop to cool off with cold drinks served in the shade of tents. Return to Parnaíba in 4 × 4 vehicle heading to Barra Grande lasting about 3h30m crossing beaches, dunes and fields and asphalt. Barra Grande beach is clear and calm waters, paradise for kiteboarder from around the world, who come in search of the trade winds that blow there continually. Overnight in Barra Grande.
Day 4 - Barra Grande – Jericoacoara
After breakfast, we will leave towards Jericoacoara by 130 km of asphalt to the ferry at the mouth of Rio Coreaú in Camocim, which we will cross to the white dunes and carnaubas of Ilha do Amor (Love Island). The 4 × 4 will follow the seafront to the beach of Tatajuba. Panoramic Tour by Funil Dune. In Lake Torta we will enjoy the little hammocks in the water and the curious menu “live” at Didi Restaurant. The second crossing in ferry occur in Guriú Beach, with its green waters of the canal and mangrove trees Cemetery. We will continue to Jericoacoara by the seaside in time to enjoy the setting sun on the famous dune of the same name, daily ritual of residents and visitors of the place. The overnight stay in Jericoacoara will give us the chance to appreciate the nightlife of the town, its restaurants, shops and bars.
Day 5 - Jericoacoara
Great day to enjoy Jericoacoara, great for light hiking for its sandy streets lined with shops. You can still make trips to the surrounding in quads or horses, plus an excellent swimming, especially in Malhada Beach, which has small “tubs” of warm water formed on the rocks. Or, just lie down on the sun loungers and let time pass you by. Overnight in Jericoacoara.
Day 6 - Jericoacoara – Parnaíba
After breakfast, we will back to Parnaíba where we will board towards the city of origin. End of services.
Important: The rides available on this route can be modified in order and route due to natural conditions.
*All accommodations with breakfast in the chosen category:
1 night in Parnaíba, 1 night in Barreirinhas, 1 night in Barra Grande and 2 nights in Jericoacoara
*All terrestrial services, water and tours mentioned:
Between destinations: Transfers Parnaíba/Caburé, Caburé/Barreirinhas/Caburé, Caburé/Barra Grande, Barra Grande/Jericoacoara, Jericoacoara/Parnaíba.
Parnaíba: Transfers of Arrival and Departure, tour in speedboat to the Delta do Parnaíba – Bay of Feijão Bravo.
Barreirinhas: Tour in 4×4 to the Lagoa Azul and Peixes, tour in speedboat through the Rio Preguiças with visit to Vassouras, Mandacaru lighthouse and Caburé.
Jericoacoara: off-road tours by Lagoa de Tatajuba (Lagoa da Torta) and the dune of funil.