Lençóis Maranhenses 3-day Tour
Welcome to the Lençóis Maranhenses 3-day Tour! A magical place that uniquely blends natural beauty and cultural experiences. This three-day itinerary starts in Barreirinhas, the gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, and takes you on an unforgettable journey through the region's most captivating attractions.
You'll visit the charming community of Vassouras and Mandacaru, where you'll get a glimpse into the Lençóis Sand Dunes' local way of life and meet friendly people eager to share their traditions with you and learn about the sustainable tourism initiatives that are helping to preserve this incredible natural treasure. Next, you'll head to the breathtaking Atins Beach, with its crystal-clear waters and stunning views of the dunes.
The highlight of your trip will undoubtedly be exploring the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, where you'll witness a landscape unlike any other on Earth. With its vast expanses of white sand dunes, interspersed with shimmering lagoons, the park is a natural wonder that will awaken you.
Day 1 - Barreirinhas / EPA Pequenos Lençóis / Atins / Rio Negro / Oasis Baixa Grande
We will start the day in Barreirinhas at 8:30 am with a speedboat tour. We will explore the Environmental Preservation Area (EPA) of Lençóis Maranhenses, and then visit the villages of Vassouras and Mandacaru, where you will have the opportunity to get to know the local culture of these villages that work with community-based tourism.
For lunch, we will stop at Atins beach, a paradisiacal place with crystal clear waters and white sand. After lunch, we will have a short break before heading to the mouth of the Rio Negro, where a 4x4 transportation will take us to Oasis Baixa Grande. The car ride takes about 1 hour, and then we will hike approximately 7km (2-3 hours) to the oasis. At Oasis Baixa Grande, you will have the opportunity to get to know the life of the local residents up close, who live in harmony with nature. There are only six families living in this corner of nature, surrounded by sand dunes and beautiful restinga, unique coastal sand forests on the coast of Brazil.
For an authentic experience, we will spend the night at the home of a native family. In your free time, we recommend that you explore the residents' backyard and talk to them to learn more about their traditions and way of life. And don't forget to try Tiquira, a typical cassava brandy from the region.
Day 2 - Oasis Baixa Grande / Oasis Queimada dos Britos
The morning will be dedicated to a swim in the Baixa Grande region's lagoon, known for its crystal-clear and calm waters, perfect for refreshing yourself. After lunch, we will begin the hike to Queimadas. The journey will be 13km, with an effective hike of 3-4 hours. We will cross the Rio Negro and learn about its dynamics in the desert. We will also explore the Ponta do Peadouro, a region of high dunes with incredible views of the area. We will arrive at the village in the early evening, just after sunset. We will stay in the home of a native family and have dinner and spend the night in hammocks.
Queimada dos Britos will be the second oasis to be visited, with a small village that houses 14 families, already associated with the municipality of Santo Amaro in Maranhão. The typical vegetation is restinga, and during the flood months, the village is partially flooded, making the adventure of venturing out at dawn even more exciting. The community has an adapted school that serves 9 children.
Day 3 - Oasis Queimada dos Britos / Junco Lagoon
The departure is scheduled for 4:00 am, with breakfast served at 3:00 am. The trail to Lagoa do Junco takes 4-6 hours, including baths and walks. During the journey, travelers can enjoy the immense lakes of the region, such as Lagoa do Junco. We are expected to arrive at Lagoa do Junco at 8:00 am, where we will stay until 9:30 am. At this point, we will take a private 4x4 vehicle that will take us directly to Santo Amaro. We will arrive in Santo Amaro at 10:00 am, marking the end of the crossing.
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What is included?
- Travel Insurance
- Private tour on a speedboat
- 2-night accommodation in hammocks
- Transfers during itinerary
- Experienced English-speaking local guide
- Exclusive gifts
What is not included?
- Breakfast on the first day
- Lunch and dinner on the last day
- Anything else not mentioned in the included items
What to bring
- Backpack from 20L to 40L
- Waterproof bag
- First aid kit
- Personal Hygiene Kit
- Shorts and trousers or modular trousers
- UV long sleeve T-shirt
- Sandals or hiking sandals (optional)
- Ear protector
- Extra clothes to wear at night
- Sports towel
- Trekking poles (optional)
- Neck gaiter face mask
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