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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
Services: 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 (the entrance door to the "Lençóis Maranhenses" National Park) between 7 and 8 am by an acclimatized minibus, the reception of your hotel will inform you the exact time the night before. The estimated duration of the trip is 4:30 hours.
About 2 pm a 4WD car Toyota “Bandeirante” not air-conditioned will be waiting for you to go to the park of “Lençóis Maranhenses”. You have to cross the river Preguiças by ferryboat to reach the Park. The 4WD vehicle will bring you until the entry from where on we have to continue on foot. The tracking goes through the “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 at 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, food, tips and everything not above specified.
- Travel 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


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 Holy Easter (April 02 to April 05) because hotels use higher prices than usual.

These prices do not apply during the period of Tiradentes (April 17 to April 21) because hotels use higher prices than usual.

*** Standard Category

Packages rates por person :
Double room USD 315.00
Total of your trip USD 630.00

Accommodations included in the travel program:

Hotel Grand São Luis

Historical town center - Avenida Dom Pedro II 299, 65010-450 São Luís
In a central location, the 4-star Grand São Luis is within a 5-minute walk from attractions such as the popular Arthur Azevedo Theatre, Sé Church and Reviver Cultural Project. Grand São Luis Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms decorated with local artwork and fitted with a balcony, which overlooks the pool or tropical gardens. They all provide a cable TV, minibar and private bathroom. Dos Arcos Restaurant serves buffet breakfast with a variety of fruits, fresh juices and regional items.
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 Holy Easter (April 02 to April 05) because hotels use higher prices than usual.

These prices do not apply during the period of Tiradentes (April 17 to April 21) because hotels use higher prices than usual.

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