Lénçois Maranhenses National Park

Walk through one of the most beautiful and unique place on earth, the Lencois Maranhenses park, a desert of dunes and lagoons.

A trip to the Lençois de Maranhenses is a bit like staying in the desert, but with hundreds of lakes filled with rainwater hidden between the dunes. This wonder of nature is located in the Nordeste, a region of Brazil yet renowned for its aridity but with divine beaches. completely or partially cross this paradise on earth on foot in a 100% ecological journey guaranteed adventure

About Lençois Maranhenses

Weather and  seasons

To present the region “Dos Lençóis Maranhenses” (the sheets of Maranhenses), located 2 degrees south of the equatorial line,

  • The temperatures are between 22nd and 37 ° all year round.
  • The rainy season is from January to May but with lots of sun all the same (it rains a lot for 2 or 3 hours and after that a blazing sun appears all day long.
  • The dry season begins in June until to December. Due to the rain, the lakes can be drier in certain months from October to February.

Trekking in the Lencois Maranhenses national park 

  • It is possible to cross partially or completely the lencois maranhenses park in 2 or 3 days
  • It is not recommended to venture into the park without being accompanied by a professional guide.
  • A minimum of physical condition is required to perform a trek in the park
  • The trek is prohibited for children under 14 years old.

Trekking Lençois Maranhenses Brazil

Day 1: Sao Luis – Arrival – Barreirinhas 

In the morning a private car will be waiting for you at the lobby of your pousada to drive you to Barreirinhas the journey takes around 4h30. Free  afternoon to rest and buy all what you need for the trekking ( dry fruit, fruit, water, sunscreen ….).

Your billingual guide will meet you at your pousada in the evening to explaine you all the itinerary for the next 3 days.

Night in pousada breakfast included

Day 2:  Barreirinhas – Baixa Grande ( Trekking ) 

Early in the morning around 5 am accompanied by your two guides local and billingual guide (for safety and comfort reasons we always organize our trek with two guides) a privat 4×4 will drive you to Lagoa bonita  ( around 40 minuts off road  from Barreirinhas)  the starting point of your trek.

After 6 to 7 hours walking you arrive to the first oasis Baixa Grande during the walk you will have several stops to reste, swim on the lagoons and take picture.

In the end of the afternoon you go with your guide in the top of the dunes to assist to a wonderfull sunset .

Meals included

Night in hammock


Day 2: Baixa Grande – Queimada dos Britos 

At the fixed time with your billingual guide, your going to walk on the direction of Queimada dos Britos  the second oasis in lencois maranhenses park .

This time the journey is much shorter around 4 hours, there will be several stops to swim and enjoy the lagoons

Once arrived there free time to rest,

Meals includes

Night in hammoc

Day 3: Queimada dos Britos – Santo Amaro – Sao Luis 

Today is the hardest and longest stage of your journey. wake up very early in the morning for a departure towards Santo Amaro, after around 7 hours of walking you arrive at the meeting point “lagoa gaivota” where a private 4×4 will wait for you to take you to the small village of Santo Amaro for lunch (lunch not including)
free time to rest
in the afternoon departure towards Sao Luis. the journey takes around 5 hours

Night in  Hotel

Day 4:  Sao Luis – Departure 

At the fixed time private transfert to  the airport ( in case you have your flight in the afternoon its possible to organise a walking city tour in the historical center of Sao Luis one of the most beautiful, downtown of Brazil).

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