Lençóis Maranhenses Trek

7 Day Hiking Tour in Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Trekking Experience Brazil 7 Days Local Hotels & Hammocks All year round Shared Departure

From US$ 830 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is a small, but experienced tourism company based in Brazil specializing in tailor-made travel, off the beaten track excursions and community based tourism. The company is determined to get the largest portion of the clients' investments directly into the communities and destinations visited and suppliers are selected based on their commitment with the environment, community and local culture.

Trip Facts: Lençóis Maranhenses Trek

Experience Lençóis Maranhenses

Swim in the crystalline blue lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses, enjoy its spectacular sunsets and sleep in rustic hammocks under amazing starry skies.

Stunning Surreal Landscapes

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park offers an impressive and unique natural spectacle of snow-white shifting dunes and turquoise-blue ponds.

São Luís

Visit the picturesque old town of São Luís which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popularly known as the Brazilian Jamaica.

Barefoot Trekking

A uniqueness of this trek is that it can be done barefoot! Feel the sand between your toes and connect your feet to the earth and this magical place.

TRIP ITINERARY

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in eastern Maranhão. This hidden gem inhabits one of Brazil´s most spectacular and surreal landscapes. The area is composed of beautiful white sand dunes and shifting sand dunes shaped by strong wind coming from the sea. Lying just outside the Amazon basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. This rain causes a peculiar phenomenon: fresh water remains in the valleys between the white sand dunes, painting the desert with thousands of turquoise blue lakes. The sand and the rain make a perfect match and form an impressive and otherworldly scenery. Trekking lovers will have the opportunity to experience a unique and sensorial kind of trekking adventure. Explore the area walking barefoot, feeling the warm sand between your toes and connecting with all your senses to this magical place.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT SÃO LUIS
  • Arrive in São Luis and transfer to your hotel
  • Free evening in the colourful colonial city São Luis do Maranhão, a Unesco World Heritage site also named Brazil´s Jamaica
DAY 2: BARREIRINHAS
  • Morning transfer to Barreirinhas Village
  • In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to the lagoons Lagoas Azul and Lagoa dos Peixes with their startling crystalline waters
  • Accommodation in a family-owned B&B in Barreirinhas
DAY 3: ATINS
  • Embark on fast motorboat up the river Rio Preguiças, along palms and mangroves which are home to birds, reptiles and mammals
  • En route stop at the fishing Village Vassouras, one of many points where the dunes of the Rio Preguiças meet the Pequenos Lençóis
  • Continue to the lighthouse Mandacaru, which on top of its eight floors will reveal a 360 degrees view of all the exuberance of the place
  • Arrival to the small town of Atins, where you will stay overnight and enjoy some free time to walk to the beach for a lovely sun set, or relax on the hammocks at your hotel
DAY 4: BAIXA GRANDE
  • Transfer to “Bonzinho” on the beach, the starting point of your trek
  • Walk through the dunes to Baixa Grande, an oasis inside the National Park habitated by only 7 families
  • “Check-in” to Dete & Moacir Brito’s home – a buriti straw construction, where you’ll have home made meals, and overnight on a hammock
  • In the afternoon, go for a swim in the lagoons and sun set over a tall dune in the desert
DAY 5: QUEIMADA
  • Walk to Queimada dos Britos, another oasis inside the National Park
  • Bathe in the lagoons, and meet some members of the community
  • In the afternoon, enjoy the surrounding lagoons and another amazing sun set
  • Overnight at Joana and Raimundo Brito’s home, in a hammock
DAY 6: BARREIRINHAS
  • Trek through the vegetation of Queimadas, until you reach Betânia
  • Enjoy a lunch at Dona Chagas’ home before taking a transfer to Barreirinhas
DAY 7: DEPARTURE
  • Transfer to the airport in São Luísto take your flight to the next destination

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