STEPHANIE’S TRIP
TO LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES, BRAZIL

5 NIGHTS/3 STOPS

 

Mind-blowing scenery, an adventurous trip in the middle of nature.

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“We felt as being alone in the world. This national park is probably one of the kept secret natural wonders of the world (not for long!). We had to see it with our own eyes! Not only is the beauty of these white sand dunes with lagoons filled up with rainwater absolutely breathtaking but there is hardly anyone there as it only open to tourism less than 10 years ago. It is as much fun to discover for adults as for young children (4, 7 and 9 years old).”
Photo @StephanieF ©
 
Total for a family of 5:
Lodging, 4×4, Flight over The Lençois:: $ 3900/5 nights

Flights from Rio de Janeiro: $ 800
 

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Flight above the desert

Walking & jumping  ALONE in white sand dunes.
Authentic, no mass tourism
 
Arrival Airport: São Luis
Direct flights from
São Paulo or Brasilia. 


With one connecting flights in Sāo Paulo or Brasilia:
From Rio de Janeiro
: total of 6 hours
From New York: total of 17 hours
From Europe: total of 20 hours
 

A snapshot


1 to 2: São Luis to Barreirinhas:

By car: 300 km/4 hours
2 to 3: Barreirinhas to Atins: 
4 hours by boat 
3 to 2: Atins to Barreirinhas: 
3 hours by 4×4



A snapshot

1GrnCircleSÃO LUIS AIRPORT TO
BARREIRINHAS


274 km / 4h
Barreirinhas

BARREIRINHAS TO
ATINS


4 hours by boat
By boat to Atins

ATINS



3 nights
Atins

ATINS TO
BARREIRINHAS


4 hours by 4×4
Back to Barreirinhas

GOOD TO KNOW

 


 

  • The best season is after the rainy season as the lagoons are full of rainwater between the end of April and August.
  • The sun is very strong: suntan cream, sun glasses and hats are compulsory.
  • No network in Atins and no cash machine and it’s often impossible to pay by card.
  • The restaurants are authentic and the food choice limited to fresh fish or prawns but they are delicious! 
  • You can’t explore the dunes by yourself. You need a driver and a guide who will give you explanations on the formation of these dunes as well on the wildlife.
  • If you travel from Europe or the US, we would recommend a one week stay in another part of the country for example, Rio de Janeiro,  after or before this itinerary. In this way you get the most out of your long travel time.
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