5 days – 4 nights

Chapada das Mesas: the most remote region of the state of Maranhao, called the “Paradise of the Waters”, through fascinating plateaus, immense grasslands, exuberant waterfalls and crystal clear natural pools hidden between canyons and vegetation

OFF ROAD – ENGLISH GUIDE

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DAY 1 - (Beginning program – Imperatriz – Carolina)

Arrival in Imperatriz (the second most important city in the Maranhão state) and, depending on the time of arrival, short walk through the streets of the center or excursion (optional and not included) to the river beach (Rio Tocantins) of the city; after lunch (not included) private vehicle transfer to Carolina (entrance door of the National Park from Chapada das Mesas) with hotel accommodation;

 

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DAY 2 – (Carolina)

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, along the Chapada das Mesas National Park heading to the spectacular São Romão and Prata waterfalls (the largest in the region): possibility of taking baths and walks among the lush vegetation; after lunch (not included) take the road back to Carolina, not before having made a short walk of 600 meters up to Portal da Chapada (postcard of the region) to witness an unforgettable sunset; free evening.

 

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DAY 3 - (Carolina)

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, to the village of Riachão (100 km) with Encanto Azul lagoon, where we could dive into blue and crystal clear waters (possibility of snorkeling); after lunch (not included) in the Santa Barbara tourist complex, we will visit Poço Azul, the Santa Paola, do Moreno and Santa Bárbara waterfalls; return to the hotel in Carolina and free evening.

 

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DAY 4 - (Carolina – Imperatriz)

Departure, with 4 x 4 jeep, to reach the ecological complex of Pedra Caida where we will walk a path between the walls of a small Canyon to the wonderful waterfall of the Sanctuary: possibility of other activities on site (optional and not included); after lunch (not included) we continue the trip to Imperatriz where we stay overnight; free evening.



 

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DAY 5 - (Imperatriz – End of the Program)

Free morning (optional and not included excursion to the river beach on the Rio Tocantins) and transfer to the airport for boarding the return flight; end of programming

 

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TRAVEL NOTES

GUIDE SERVICE

The presence of an english guide during the entire program and of expert local guides during the excursions is guaranteed

TRAVEL PERIOD

Valid from June to October (the month of July must be quoted separately) with the exclusion of national or local public holidays (communicable after the request for membership)

BEST DAY TRIP´S START (1° day of program)

Any day (preference saturday and sundays)

TRASPORTATION

Regular car and an off-road  4 x 4 with private driver

VACCINATION NEEDED

None

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED

Sun protection lotion, hat, rain coat, mosquito´s repellent, pants and long sleave t-shirt, closed rubber shoes, trekking sneakers, towel and bath products (during the trip)

INCLUDED:

  • Personnel going along in english language (as better indicated on travel notes)
  • All the transfers follwing the tour
  • All the privates tours described in the program
  • All nights of hotel sharing a double room, breakast included, which are listed at the end of this page (under avaibility)
  • Tickets for the monuments and touristic places by payent (listed in the program)
  • All meals indicated like included or “in typical locations” (beverages excluded)

EXCLUED

  • International or domestic flights to arrive or leave the cities of beginning or leaving the country
  • All meals (except if it´s especified differently in the program) and all beverages (even in meals included)
  • Tours advised like a second option and extensions of the programm
  • Private transfers and not programmed
  • Travel insurance (in case of death, medical expenses, repatriation or travel canceling )
  • Tips and everything not listed in the program

EXTENTIONS OF THE PROGRAM

Ceara

Possibility to extend the stay by 1 (one) or more days in the beginning  or in the end of program in the famous villages of Jericoacoara or Canoa Quebrada

Jalapao

From Carolina transfer by car to Palmas (in the state of Tocantins) from where we will begin the 4 x 4 visit to the Jalapao region (a large Oasis in the desert of the tropical savannah), considered among the wildest areas of the country; end of programming in the city of Palmas from where the return flight is taken

Lençois MaranhensesFrom Imperatriz departure by scheduled flight to Sao Luis (the capital of Maranhao) from where we will begin, in 4 x 4, the visit to the Lençois Park, the Delta Rio Parnaiba and the coast to the famous tourist village of Jericoacora; land transfer to the city of Fortaleza from where you take the return flight

PRICE STARTING FROM

(With group base of 4 participants) ***

Tour*

Euro 684,00

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

HOTEL STRUCTURES USED

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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.