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4-Day Hidden Pools and Dunes of Lencois Maranhenses

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Day 1 : Arrival in Sao Luis de Maranhao

Visiting: Sao Luis de Maranhao

Airport arrival at São Luís de Maranhão, the capital of the state of Maranhão, and transfer to the pousada. After check in we will go on a city tour in São Luis historical center - an important architectural complex of the 18th and 19th centuries, home to near 3,500 houses protected as World Heritage Sites since 1997. We’ll visit the Church of Sél, Squares Benedito Leite and Dom Pedro II, Fonte do Ribeirão, Arthur Azevedo Theater, Palace of the Lions, Street Portugal (especially the Portuguese tiles) and Giz Street, Beco Catarina Mina and Quebra Bundas, among other sites.

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  • Budget Lodging: Pousada Casa Lavínia

Day 2 : Lencois Maranheses National Park

Visiting: Lencois Maranheses National Park

Morning departure to Barreirinhas, with a stop for breakfast, where a four-wheel vehicle takes us to the entrance of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Lunch time. Then we will go out to see the amazing Lencois Maranhenses National Park; this route is done in 4WD (off road), crossing loose sandy trails amid the vegetation, through small rivers, giving us the feeling of being inside a 'car-boat'. Arriving at our destination, we take a short walk over the dunes of Lençóis, as vehicles are not allowed within the park. Time available to swim and refresh in the crystal clear lagoons before returning after sunset.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Pousada do Riacho

Day 3 : Barreirinhas

Visiting: Barreirinhas

After breakfast, we leave in la and vehicle to the embarkation place where we will take a speedboat ride on the Preguiças River. On our way we’ll see palm trees as Buriti, Juçara (açai berry) or Carnaúba as well as high and leafy Mangrove vegetation, which create a very diverse landscape. We’ll visit the communities that are in the Environmental Protection Area of Pequenos Lençois: Vassouras, with a large amount of capuchin monkeys; Mandacaru, where we’ll visit the Preguiças Lighthouse, 35m high, providing great views of the Grandes Lençóis; the mouth of the Preguiças River and Pequenos Lençóis. The next stop is Caburé, a nice place located on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Preguiças River, to rest and take a swim in the sea or river. The site has good restaurants that are recommended for lunch (not included). At 2 pm, return to Barreirinhas.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Pousada do Riacho

Day 4 : Departure

Visiting: Sao Luis de Maranhao

Transfer to the São Luís de Maranhão airport for departure to the next destination.

  • Meals: B

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