Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
DURATION: 6 days / 5 nights
ITINERARY: São Luís de Maranhão –Lençóis Maranhenses Park - Baixa Grande – Atins Barreirinhas
Quite unique among the many tours which dissect the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, this trip will have you not only exploring some of the most irresistible and scenic highlights of Lençóis on foot but will also include an overnight stop in the heart of the park itself, a rare treat indeed.
Covering 20 serene kilometers over three blissful days of walking, we will immerse ourselves deeply into both the natural and cultural wonders of this impossibly pristine landscape, taking the time to enjoy the company of its communities while staying in private homes along the way. Throughout, all physical effort will be more than rewarded with numerous opportunities to indulge in the crystalline waters and turquoise lagoons which this National Park is famed for, the perfect antidote for any weary legs!
DAY 1 – Origin – São Luís de Maranhão
Airport arrival at São Luis de Maranhão, the capital of the state of Maranhão, and transfer to the pousada. Then we make a tour in the historic downtown, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent colonial architecture. Accommodation.
DAY 2 – São Luís de Maranhão – Barreirinhas – Lençóis Maranhenses Park (B, L, D)
Morning departure to Barreirinhas, with a stop for breakfast, where a four-wheel vehicle will take us to the entrance of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Lunch time (lunch included). We continue on 4WD up to the starting point of the trek. We walk for 3h (approx. 9km) through a landscape of dunes and clear blue lagoons. While swimming in one of the crystalline pools, we are able to contemplate the sunset over the dunes. At night, we set up tents, and have dinner (box dinner included) on the slopes of the dunes. Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 3 – Lençóis Maranhenses – Baixa Grande (B, L, D)
In the morning, we can watch the sunrise from the dunes. After breakfast (box breakfast included), we continue trekking through the park for 3h30 (approx 9km), taking time to swim. Arrival to one of the towns within the park, Baixa Grande, where lunch is served (lunch included), and everybody enjoys the afternoon getting to know the community and sharing with them. Dinner time (dinner included). We spend the night in hammocks in the house of a fisherman.
DAY 4 – Baixa Grande – Atins (B)
After breakfast, we trek for 3h30 (approx 5Km) over the dunes to Negro River. Once at the beach, a four-wheel vehicle is waiting to take us to the small fishing town of Atins.In the afternoon, we have free time to relax on its beaches.
Night at Pousada Rancho do Buna | Standard Room
Included: bottle of water , guide included , transport , room and breakfast
DAY 5 – Atins – Barreirinhas (B)
In the afternoon, we embark on a speedboat to Preguiças River towards the entrance of the National Park, Barreirinhas. Accommodation.
After breakfast (included), we trek for 3h30 (approx 6km) over the dunes to Negro River. Once at the beach, a four- wheel vehicle is waiting to take us to the small fishing town of Atins. In the afternoon, we have free time to relax on its beaches. Accommodation.
DAY 6 – Barreirinhas – São Luís de Maranhão – Destination (B)
Transfer from Barreirinhas to the airport of São Luis de Maranhão for departure to the next destination.