EMOTION TRAIL BRAZIL

 

DRIVING THE INSPIRATIONAL “EMOTION TRAIL” IN BRAZIL FORM SAO LUIS DE MARANHAO TO JERICOACOARA TROUGH THE LENÇOIS MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK AND PARNAIBA DELTA

DURATION: 6 DAYS / AIRPORT: SAO LUIS DE MARANHAO – FORTALEZA (or the other way around) / ITINERARY: SAO LUIS DE MARANHAO – BARRERINHAS – PARNAIBA – BARRA GRANDE – JERICOCOARA

INTRODUCTION: This route crosses some of the most striking landscapes of Northeastern Brazil. The zone is still little known by tourists and has a remarkable beauty and also an astounding peace. We will visit São Luis de Maranhão, with its colonial buildings and facades covered with Portuguese tiles. Afterwards we will enter into the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, where the landscape of white sand dunes and crystal blue lagoons is truly spectacular. We will continue our route on a four-wheel drive vehicle crossing the state of Piauí passing through the fantastic Parnaiba Delta to finally arrive at Jericoacoara, one of the best beaches in the country.

DAY 1 – Origin – São Luís de Maranhão

Airport arrival at São Luis de Maranhão, the capital of the state of Maranhão, and transfer to the pousada. Then we make a city tour in the historic downtown, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent colonial architecture. Accommodation.

DAY 2 – São Luís de Maranhão – Barrerinhas (B)

In the morning we head to Barreirinhas, making one stop along the way in Rosário or Morros to rest. A local guide will be waiting to take us on a tour through the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park on a four-wheel drive. Then we go back to Barreirinhas for our accommodation.

DAY 3 – Barreirinhas – Parnaíba (B)

After breakfast we take a speedboat along Preguiças River. We stop at Vassouras, where it is possible to walk over the dunes of the small Lençóis, at Mandacarú, with its Preguiças Lighthouse, and at Caburé, with a unique location between the river and the ocean. Then we will travel over the magnificent dunes known as the small Lençóis Maranhenses and then by road to the city of Parnaíba where we’ll stay. In the afternoon we’ll make a boat tour on the Delta do Parnaíba, passing through the igarapés and igapós, watching the beautiful sunset and when the night is falling, we make a nocturnal wildlife observation activity.  Accommodation.

DAY 4 – Parnaíba  – Barra Grande (B)

We leave in the morning Parnaíba in 4WD to Barra Grande, most of the route being over a paved road. Upon arrival to the “Capital dos Ventos” (wind capital) will see why it’s the perfect place to do windsurf. Transfer ends at our pousada.  Accommodation.

DAY 5 – Barra Grande –  Jericoacoara (B)

We leave in the morning from Barra Grande to Jericoacoara on a four-wheel drive, most of the time travelling on paved road. The journey will continue through a landscape of dunes until we finally arrive to Jericoacoara, which has the most amazing sunset of northeastern Brazil and beautiful beaches surrounded by dunes. The trip ends at our pousada.

DAY 6 – Jericoacoara – Fortaleza – Destination (B)

In the morning, transfer on a four-wheel drive vehicle over a landscape of dunes and roads to the airport of Fortaleza for departure to our next destination.

Price per person, based 4 partecipants:

From 1’500 CHF/ 1’400 Euro

Price per person, based 4 partecipants:

From 2’020 CHF/ 1’880 Euro

The price doesn’t include: international and domestic flights, travel insurance.

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