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São Luis and Lençóis Maranhenses - 5 days and 4 nights

Duration of the trip: 5 days and 4 nights
States visited: Maranhão
Type of travel: Adventure tourism
Transports and excursions: Shared
Flights: Not included
Departure: Daily

Seasonal features
The temperature during the year cans vary between 22° and 37° Celsius degrees. The rain season begins in January and goes until end April. The rest of the year is very dry, what influences the lagoon’s level of water. The most part of the lagoons have no water during the dry season (between October and February).

Route and duration

1st day - São Luis
Arrival at the airport and acclimatized transfer to the hotel.
Free day at São Luís
Overnight at São Luís with breakfast.

2nd day - São Luís / Barreirinhas
Lençóis Maranhenses Departure to the town of Barreirinhas between 06:50 and 7:40 am by an acclimatized minibus (the pick up time will be informed at 08:00 pm in the night before) , we will travel along 270 km of paved road, the duration of the trip is estimated in 4:30 hours.
About 2 pm departure with a 4WD Toyota not air-conditioned, for to go to the national park of “Lençóis Maranhenses”, you will cross the "Rio Preguiças" river with a barge and then proceed along the sandy path that leads to the beginning of the national park Lençóis, from here begins the walking excursion to the dunes where you will know “Blue Lagoon” (Lagoa Azul) and the “Fish Lagoon” (lagoa do peixe) or the “Beautiful lagoon” (Lagoa Bonita); the return to the city is planned for about 6 pm.
Overnight with breakfast in Barreirinhas.

3rd day - Barreirinhas
Rio Preguiças Departure to Barreirinhas port at 8:30 am. With a motor boat you´ll go down the river Preguiças toward the ocean. The first stop is at Vassouras to see the Small “Lençóis” and the local fauna in the Tent of the Monkeys (Tenda dos Macacos). The second stop is at Mandacaru which is a small fishing village. The attraction of this village is the lighthouse (Farol da Preguiça). From the top you have a beautiful view over the Lençóis Maranhenses, the Preguiça River and the vast forest that still is preserved. After the arrival at the beach of Caburé which is our last stop, you can have lunch (not included in the package) and choose between the sea or the river to swim. Return to Barreirinhas in the afternoon.
Overnight with breakfast at Barreirinhas.

4th day - Barreirinhas / São Luis
Rio Formiga - Cardosa Breakfast at the hotel, (the check-out should happens until 12:00 am, but you can let your baggage at the reception).
At 08:30 depart by 4WD car Toyota “Bandeirante” not air-conditioned along dirt roads for a period of about 1 hour to reach the village of Cardosa.
During the trip will be a brief to have the opportunity to observe the life of local communities and observe their crafts. Then begin the descent of the river “Rio Formiga”, a small torrent of crystal clear water, aboard rustic river tubing gently carried by the current, accompanied by a native guide and being able to observe the local flora and peaceful life of "ribeirinhos", the inhabitants of the margin of the river. Back in town estimated for 13:00.
About 4:20 pm an acclimatized transfer will bring you back to São Luís. The arrival is estimated for 9:30 pm.
Overnight in São Luís.

5th day - São Luis
São Luís Breakfast at the hotel.
Acclimatized transfer to the airport.
Departure from the hotel 2 hours before the flight.
End of the services.

Every day

Included in the package
- Overnight with breakfast.
- Acclimatized transfer with a driver.
- The excursions and activities above described (the transport is not with vehicles for exclusive use).
- A local Portuguese speaking guide.

Not included
- The internationals and domestic flights.
- Drinks and food.
- Medical travel and Trip Cancellation insurance.

Additional options
- English speaking guide.
- Private transfers and excursions with vehicles for exclusive use.

Extra information
- During the drought season, between October and February, the water level of the lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhenses decreases and the most of them are completely dry.
- Do not forget the sun block, the hat, the cap, the sunglasses and of course the swimsuit.
- Brasil Planet is not responsible for objects forgotten in hotels or inside the vehicles.


São Luis and Lençóis Maranhenses - 5 days and 4 nights

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Category Hotels

These prices do not apply during the period of the Independence of Brazil (September 07 to 11) because hotels use higher prices than usual.

*** Standard Category

Packages rates por person :
Double room USD 323.00
Total of your trip USD 647.00

Accommodations included in the travel program:

Hotel Praiabella

Litoranea beach - Av. Avicênia 1, 65071-370 São Luís
Praiabella Hotel is located in front of the Calhau Beach on the Litoranea avenue; offers modern accommodation, and it also features a swimming pool with Atlantic Ocean views.
The comfortable rooms are simply furnished, yet offer modern conveniences such as LCD TVs and air conditioning. All rooms feature a private balcony and superior rooms enjoy panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Sao Luis

Pousada do Buriti

Town center - Rua Inácio Lins. S/N, 65590-000 Barreirinhas
Hotel Pousada Do Buriti offers accommodation with balcony, an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is located in downtown Barreirinhas, 200 metres from the River Preguiças. The air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished with a TV and a minibar. Guests can enjoy their hammocks, set on the balcony.
A buffet breakfast is served in the eating area each morning. Buriti´s bar prepares a variety of drinks and refreshments during the day.

These prices do not apply during the period of the Independence of Brazil (September 07 to 11) because hotels use higher prices than usual.

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