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8 Days Travel Package Brazil Lencois Maranhenses: Rota das Emocoes from Sao Luis to Jericoacoara for budget-conscious travellers: Lagoon and sand dunes
Rota das Emocoes from Sao Luis to Jericoacoara for budget-conscious travellers 8 Days Travel Package

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Rota das Emocoes from Sao Luis to Jericoacoara for budget-conscious travellers 8 Days Travel Package Brazil Lencois Maranhenses

Experience the Road of Emotions (Portuguese „Rota das Emocoes“) on a budget. From Sao Luis you will drive through one of the most fascinating landscapes of Brazil, stopping in Barreirinhas, Rio Preguicas and Lencois Maranhenses until arriving in Jericoacoara. Mostly you will travel in international groups without a guide by 4x4 vehicle, boat and beach buggy. Be prepared for emotional moments in a mesmerizing landscape.


Day 1: Arrival in Sao Luis

After arriving a driver will take you from the airport to your accommodation in Sao Luis. You will be welcomed by a guide who explains the program of the following days. After that you can enjoy free time in the capital of the „Nordestino-Reggae“. We suggest you take a stroll through the car-free historic center of Sao Luis which offers a trip back in time with its 3,000 buildings from the colonial period. In the evening many charming bars offer live music entertainment.
Overnight: Casa Lavinia or similar / Meals: -

Day 2: Sao Luis - Barreirinhas / 4x4 Pick-up Tour in Lencois Maranhenses

In the morning you start with a group transfer to Barreirinhas, which is the gateway to Lencois Maranhenses. The route of about 300 kilometres takes about 4 hours drive. In Barreirinhas you check in to your accommodation and then there is time for lunch (not included). Around 2pm you leave with a group tour in an offroad vehicle to cover the 15 kilometres distance until the National Park. On the way you will cross a river on a raft, that has space for just one car at a time. You might have to wait a bit, depending on the amount of visitors. The whole drive takes about 1 hour on a sandy road along Cashew trees. In the Park you have the chance to walk around freely to see what lies behind the dunes and enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pools between the sand dunes if there is time. Later there is a spectacular sunset in an unforgettable landscape to enjoy. After that you will head back to Barreirinhas on the same way.
Overnight: Pousada do Buriti or similar | Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Barreirinhas / boat tour on Rio Preguicas

In the morning you board a motor boat with other guests. Down the Rio Preguicas you will ship in direction to the Atlantic Ocean. On the way you pass little villages, mangrove forests and palm trees, where you can observe many birds. Your first stop is Vassouras, where giant sand dunes reach into the river. You are in the little Lencois. It is a lonely place and home to only two families. Climb up the dunes, drink a coconut and watch monkeys as you like. Maybe you will have to wait, as only about five boats can dock at the same time. The tour goes on until the village of Mandacaru, where a lighthouse grants a wide view over the region. It is a popular spot and the many visitors can climb up in intervals of 10 minutes. The last stop of the day is in Cabure, a sand lobe between river and ocean. You stay around 1 to 2 hours and have the chance to eat lunch (not included), take a refreshing bath on the beach or relax in a hammock. Afterwards you go back to Barreirinhas by boat in 1 hour. The rest of the day is free. Make the best of it!
Overnight: Pousada do Buriti or similar | Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Barreirinhas - Parnaiba / boat tour Delta das Americas

Today you go by private transfer to Tutoia, where you start your boat excursion on the Delta das Americas. You will take your time to see and cross the Delta das Americas during this private tour. On and around the 85 islands located in the Delta there live caimans, monkeys, turtles and a large amount of birds, sharing lonely beaches and mangrove forests only with the local fishermen. After about 4 hours you will reach Porto de Tatus and from there travel on to your accomodation, which will take about 20 minutes.
Overnight: Pousada Vila Parnaiba or similar | Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Parnaiba - Jericoacoara / buggy tour along the beaches

After breakfast you will head off to the last part of your tour and travel to Jericoacoara. Firstly you drive to Camocim in a 4x4 vehicle which will take about 1.5 hours. With the beach buggy you will continue along the coast until you reach Jericoacoara. The trip will take about 2 to 5 hours, depending on how many stops you make on the way to explore the interesting dune landscape. In Jericoacoara you will be taken to your accommodation and can then enjoy the next days in this paradise.
Optional you may choose another accommodation in Jericoacoara.
Overnight: Pousada Bella Jeri or similar | Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - 7: Jericoacoara / leisure time

In Jericoacoara you have the chance to take a good rest after this exciting tour. The place is home to many shops, bars and leisure opportunities. The whole year through the beach weather spoils visitors and inhabitants. The wind conditions are exceptionally good for watersports. On the beach or in the hammock you enjoy the sun and ocean breeze best with a Caipirinha. You can also opt for some optional day trips (not included) or even prolong your relaxing stay in Jericoacoara. Just let us know!
Overnight: Pousada Bella Jeri or similar | Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Jericoacoara / transfer to Fortaleza

Today it is time to say goodbye. With a private transfer of about 6 hours duration you will be taken to the airport in Fortaleza.
Meals included: Breakfast


Included Services

  • Airport transfer to accommodation with driver (no guide)
  • Welcome in the accommodation by an English speaking guide
  • 1 night with breakfast in a double room at the Casa Lavinia (or similar accommodation)
  • 2 nights stay with breakfast in a standard double room at Pousada do Buriti (or similar accommodation)
  • 1 night with breakfast in a standard double room at Pousada Vila Parnaiba (or similar accommodation)
  • 3 nights with breakfast in a standard double room at Pousada Bella Jeri in Jericoacoara (or similar accommodation)
  • Day trips in a mixed group of international guests with Portuguese speaking guide
  • All transfers as described in the program
  • Airport transfer from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza with driver (no guide)

Services Not Included

  • Optional meals or excursions are not included in the price.

Further Information

  • Please be aware that you will have to pay a tourism fee of about 1,50 EUR per person per day upon arrival in Jericoacoara. You may pay the amount online when following this link. The tourism fee is not included in the price! After paying you should keep the receipt which has to be returned upon leaving Jericoacoara.
  • Please note that the local guides do not speak English very well.
  • The program can also be shortened or extended depending on your wishes.
  • Limitation of 1 piece of bagagge and 1 piece of hand luggage per person (more luggage only upon request).
  • The best time to visit the Lencois Maranhenses is from June to October. The lagoons are mostly full of water and there is almost no rain. December to February are not good months for this tour. In November and December the water level in the lagoons drops. In January and February it rains very often and the lagoons are slowly filled with water. In March and April it can rain very often. The lagoons have a higher level of water. The lagoons may dry out by August after a rain period with little rainfall. When plenty of rain falls in the rain period the water in the lagoons may stay up to December.
  • To enjoy an individual experience we recommend private excursions on day 2 and 3 in Barreirinhas. That way you are able to avoid big groups of people and can explore the region in a more flexible and personal manner.

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