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Hidden National Parks of South America: Lencois Maranhenses

The Lencois Maranhenses National Park located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is one of the most marvelous and unique places in the world! An area encompassing about 1000 square kilometers of white silky sands intercepted at regular intervals by … Continue reading

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10 Fun Brazil Coffee Facts & 3 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Sao Paulo

After having spent the past few weekends among the sprawling coffee farms in the verdant Brazilian mountains of Minas Gerais State, our Brazil expert, Gretchen Traut, is here to share 10 fun facts about coffee in Brazil as well as … Continue reading

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South America Treks for Every Month of the Year (July, August & September)

This post is the third installment of the Adventures Within Reach “Trek a Month South America” overview highlighting our favorite treks each month to help you pick a great adventure for your travel dates. We’ll write 1 more post, with … Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe These Amazing Sand Dune Pools of Brazil!

Lencois Maranheses, Brazil. The name of this park makes reference to the immense dunes that look like a bed sheet (lençóis) spread across the land. Near São Luis, Brazil this park is divided into Grandes Lençóis and Pequenos Lençóis, separated … Continue reading

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Bucket List Adventures: Lencois Maranhenses

The lagoons are full, it’s the best time to visit this sensational national park! This year, due to heavy rainfall, the lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park have been full since March and will probably maintain their water level until … Continue reading

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