9 days - 8 nights

From Fortaleza to Sao Luis do Maranhao, passing by the north coast of Ceara State, Jericoacoara, Delta do Rio Parnaiba and the parK of Lençois Maranhenses. The wildest and unpolluded area in the north-east of Brazil.

OPTIONAL ENGLISH GUIDE

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DAY 1: (Tour start – Fortaleza)

Arrival in Fortaleza, transfer to the Hotel. Free night and hang out in Beira Mar,  free walk around the restaurants and handcrafts stores.

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DAY 2: (Fortaleza – Jericoacoara)

In the morning we gonna take an OFF ROAD car (4×4) and ride in the most fascinating  Costa do Sol Ponente of Ceara State beaches like Icarai, Taiba, Cumbuco (with the Lagamar and the Banana Lagoon, Paracuru (wind and kite surfer´s paradise) , the magnificent Guajiru beach. Lunch time in this location (not included). After passing by Mundau Village, we gonna take an ordinary road and get to Itapipoca, Almofada, Cruz and Prea. Arrival in Jericoacoara, check-in at the hotel and free night. Dinner not included.

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DAY 3: (Jericoacoara National Park)

Early in the morning we gonna get a 6 hours tour in a dune buggy (private car) to visit the Jericoacoara National Park with the 2 incredible Lagoas Paraiso and Azul and the beautiful beaches. In the end of the day we gonna climb the dune “do por do sol” to watch the golden sunset. Free night – dinner not included.

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DAY 4: (Jeriocoacoara – Delta do Parnaiba)

We leave in an off road heading to Mangue Seco where we´ll navigate to explore the mangroves in a local canoe into a photographic safari with the possibility to see colored seahorses. We gonna visit the old town of Tatajuba, city buried by the invasion of the moving dunes and the “sand tower”, a gash of the desert that gets into the “Sertão” , arrival in Camocim, fisher village and after Coqueiros (the most famous beach in Piaui State): arrival at the old river port of Parnaiba where we gonna navigate into the waters of the Delta of Parnaiba (one of the biggest north east brazilian ecological sanctuary) until the Canarias Island where we gonna get the hotel. We just leave the luggage and we´ll take the boat to the lha do Caju to see an astonishing entry of thousand Guaras (brazilian red bird) in an spectacular sunset between the bushes of the mangroves. After the dinner (not included) we advise (optional and not included) the night tour to see the aligators in the igarapes.

 

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DAY 5: (National Park Delta do Parnaiba – Atins)

We gonna take a 4h tour motorboat (private boat) in a river navigation in the Delta do Parnaiba to appreciate nature and old and typical boats and canoes of the native population. After free lunch at the Delta do Parnaiba (not included), meeting with the driver at the Tutoia  port  and transfer tour (private) in a  road half asphalt half off road  to Cabure. After that road part, we´ll gonna take a boat (20 minutes) to get to Atins, a typical village at the end of Lençois Maranhenses Park inside a wild vegetation and a paradisaical beach where we will see the sunset. Free night. 

 

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DAY 6: (Lençois National Park)

Free morning at the beach. After lunch private tour (4 hours) to the famous Lençois Park, enjoy the unique experience of walking in the dunes and reach each small lagoon and the big ones like Lagoa Tropical, Lagoa Guajiru and Canto do Atins, where we´ll gonna have dinner (not included) and taste the marvelous shrimps. Don´t miss the sunset at the dunes!

 

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DAY 7: (Atins – Rio Preguiça - Barreirinhas)

In the morning transfer through the river Rio Preguiça with its luxurious forest of mangroves, during the way we make a stop to know the Little  Lençois. Arriving in Barreirinhas, we get to the hotel. Free afternoon with the option to take a flight (30 minutes not included) to admire the exceptional Lençois Maranhenses Park (optional not included). Free night.

 

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DAY 8: (Lençois National Park - São Luis)

All morning in a tour (shared tour) to the Lençois Park to know one of the three lagoons: Lagoa Bonita (or Lagoa do Peixe and Lagoa Azul). In the end of the afternoon we head to Sao Luis (4 hours shared tranfer) with check-in at the hotel in the historical downtown (Reviver) considered by UNESCO Humanity Cultural Patrimony for the remarkable colonial potughese architetonical complex. We suggest a hang out in town to listen to the `Reggae“ concerts and “Tambor de Crioula” in many bars and restaurants.

 

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DAY 9: (São Luis – End of trip)

Free morning with a hang out walk in the streets of downtown (guide service –not included) hotel check-out at noon.  Transfer to the airport and end of the trip.

 

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TRAVEL NOTES

THIS PROGRAM CAN HAPPEN LEAVING SÃO LUIS DO MARANHAO AND ARRIVING IN FORTALEZA

GUIDE SERVICE

English guide optional (with supplement).

TRAVEL PERIOD

From June to September, with exception the national or local holidays (under specifical consulting)

BEST DAY TRIP´S START

Any day but we advise Friday or Saturday.

TRANSPORTATION

Small bus, Off Road car and motor boat

VACCINATION NEEDDED

None

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED

Sun protection cream, hat, rain coat, mosquito´s repellent, plastic bag that closes, pants and long sleeve t-shirt, rubber shoes (papeete), beach towel.

INCLUDED

  • Brazilian guide and driver service with Portuguese language
  • All the transfers private or shared (as better described in the program)
  • All the tours private or shared (as better described in the program)
  • All nights of hotel sharing a  double room, breakfast included, which are listed at the end of this page
  • 24 hours in english  on line assistance

EXCLUDED

  • Domestic or international flight to arrive in the city where begins and end the program (there are 2 different cities)
  • English guide service optional
  • All meals (except if it´s specified differently in the program) and beverages (even  in meals included)
  • Tours advised like a second option and extensions  of the program
  • Private transfers and not programmed
  • Visit tax in Jericoacoara
  • Travel insurance (doctors visits, death, medicines, repatriation,  program cancelling)
  • Tips and all the other things not described in the program

RATES PER PERSON

This program is created until to 5 people (more people under consulting)

EXTENSIONS OF THE PROGRAM

Ceara

Possibility of extension of 1 (one)  or more days in Jericoacoara

Lençois MaranhensesFrom Barreirinhas or Atins, we leave in off road private car to Santo Amaro and arrive in the hotel. Excursion walking or riding a horse in this less known and wildest part of the National Park of Lençois, possible trekking with camping in the native village. Return to Sao Luis, end of the tour.


From Natal to Fortaleza passing the wildest north-east coast, the big dunes, crystal lagoons, small fisher´s village and the famous touristic village of Sao Miguel do Gostoso (kite and wind surfers paradise) and  the trendy and hippie village of Canoa Quebrada

PRICE STARTING FROM

(With group base of 5 participants) ***

Tour*

On Consultation

Exchange rate with EURO = BRL 5,25

* values ​​per person in Euro to be reconfirmed at the QUOTE REQUEST, based on the exchange rate with the local currency (BRL) at the time of the confirmation of the program.

***  For different number of participants, to be requested through the  QUOTE REQUEST

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WHY TRAVEL WITH HERMES

Security and tranquility

Throughout the programs there will be the virtual support of a bilingual English assistent (in some cases also as an guide accompanying ) who will be available 24 hours a day, planning and optimizing all the days of the itinerary: the traveler will have only the task of enjoying the holiday in the best way and without any concern.

Experience and professionalism

The organizer, as well as the guides , are resident in Brazil and consequently all the itineraries are well known because they are continuously tested and kept constantly updated.

Specific advice

All the destinations have been elaborated on the basis of the real knowledge of travelers’ expectations: what to visit and how much time to spend, which is the best route and how to get  there for better appreciate the itinerary, where it is worth stopping to taste the local dishes, the best season to leave… ..

Savings

All costs are reduced thanks to the absence of intermediaries in the sale of the programs and the purchase is made directly with the organizer; moreover, all terrestrial services (transport, overnight stays, etc…) are carefully chosen on the basis of the best value for money;

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PERCHÈ VIAGGIARE CON HERMES

Sicurezza e tranquillità

Durante tutta la programmazione ci sarà l’accompagnamento di una guida italiana bilingue che sarà presente e disponibile 24 ore al giorno, pianificando e ottimizzando tutte le giornate dell’itinerario: al viaggiatore rimarrà il solo compito di gustarsi la vacanza nel migliore dei modi e senza alcuna preoccupazione.

Esperienza e professionalità

L’organizzatore, come pure la guida accompagnante, sono residenti in Brasile e di conseguenza tutti gli itinerari sono ben conosciuti perché testati in continuazione e tenuti costantemente aggiornati.

Consulenza specifica

Tutti i destini sono stati elaborati in base alla reale conoscenza delle aspettative dei viaggiatori: cosa visitare e quanto tempo dedicarci, quale è il miglior percorso e mezzo di locomozione per apprezzare maggiormente l’itinerario, dove vale la pena sostare per gustare i piatti locali, la stagione migliore per partire…..

Risparmio

Tutti i costi sono ridotti grazie all’assenza di intermediari nella vendita dei programmi e l’acquisto viene effettuato direttamente con l’organizzatore; inoltre tutti i servizi terrestri (trasporti, pernottamenti….) vengono attentamente scelti in base al miglior rapporto qualità\prezzo.