Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (5 days)

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a unique place in the world: a mixture of pristine desert landscapes of dunes and oases with crystal clear natural lagoons. This itinerary consists is an ecological adventure that brings all the richness and essence of the fantastic Lençóis Maranhenses Experience.

During the tour we will visit lost communities, untouched rivers, gigantic dunes and multicolored lagoons. We will be able to understand what it’s like to live in an area where nature rules, living the immemorial way of life of the natives. For sure a transforming and unforgettable experience.

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Blue Lagoons;
  • Visit Lençóis Maranhenses National Park;
  • Have the opportunity to visit giant dunes and colorful lagoons during the tour;
  • Know the place that was mentioned in the book “1.000 Places To See Before You Die”.

What is the itinerary of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park?

  • Day 1: São Luis, Capital of the Maranhão
    • Reception at São Luis Airport and Transfer to the Hotel Premier or the Beach Ponta D’Aria Hotel. You will enjoy a free day to get to know the surroundings of the hotel and the city
  • Day 2: Barreirinhas
    • At approximately 7a.m, we will go by bus to Barreirinhas. We will arrive in Barreirinhas at 12:30p.m. At 2:30p.m a 4×4 vehicle will pick you up to do a Tour in Lençóis National Park, where we will visit the famous Blue Lagoon and Emerald Lagoon and the fabulous sunset on the top of a sand dune. We will be back to the Hotel by approximately at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.
    • Your lodging will be at Pousada do Rio or Pousada D ‘Areia.
    • Meals included: Breakfast only
  • Day 3: Village of Cardosa with fluctuation in the Ant Rive
    • At approximately 08:3a.m, we will go for a Tour in the Cardosa Village by a 4×4 vehicle and after will do a floating tour along the Rio Formiga (Ant River). You will be back to the Hotel at 1:30p.m, where you will be free to enjoy the afternoon. Optional, we highly suggest to do the scenic flight atop the National Park (please inform if you wish to take this optional tour).
    • Your lodging will be at Pousada do Rio or Pousada D ‘Areia.
    • Meals included: Breakfast only
  • Day 4: Pequenos Lençóis (Little Lençóis)
    • At approximately 08:3a.m, we will embark on boat tour through the Preguiças River with a visit to Pequenos Lençóis (Little Lençóis). We shall stop at Vassouras Beach, Mandacaru Village (You can also visit the Lighthouse for free to get a nice overview of the region), and lunch at Caburé Beach. On Caburé Beach you will have the opportunity to see an original fisherman village and the sea. You will be back to the Hotel at 4:00p.m.
    • Your lodging will be at Pousada do Rio or Pousada D ‘Areia.
    • Meals included: Breakfast only
  • Day 5: Transfer to Airport in São Luis
    • After breakfast, we will go back on a private vehicle to São Luís Airport or Hotel (if you are going to continue in São Luís). To be agreed according to flight. The drive from Barreirinhas to São Luis Airport is approximately 5 hours. We recommend to get late afternoon flights.
    • Meals included: Breakfast

What’s included in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park?


  • Transfer to São Luis Airport x Hotel Premier or Hotel D ‘Areia according to availability (Day 1)
  • Transfer from São Luís X Barreirinhas by bus (Day 2)
  • Transfer Barreirinha x São Luís Airport, by a private vehicule (Day 5)
  • 1 Night at Premier Hotel or Beach Hotel Ponta D ‘Areia (Standard) according to availability (Day 1)
  • 3 Nights at Pousada do Rio or Pousada D ‘Areia according to availability (Days 2, 3 and 4)
  • Breakfast all days
  • Tour in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in 4×4 vehicle (Day 2)
  • Tour in the Village of Cardosa and fluctuation experience on the Rio Formiga (Ant River) (Day 3)
  • Boat Tour in the Preguiças River (Day 4

Not included:

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinks, desert or food not described as included
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks or food not described as included
  • Travel insurance (Consult us about plans and rates)
  • Scenic flight atop the National Park (can be requested)
  • Any item not described as included

Average temperature in the region of Maranhão

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Average chance of rain in the region of Maranhão

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What kind of gear do I need to go to Lençóis Maranhenses?

  • Light clothing
  • Hat or Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals or Shoes for Walking
  • Diving Masks (for supporters)
  • Camera or video camera (as well as cleaning them)
  • Insect repellent (some areas)
  • Raincoat (January to June)
  • Waterproof bags for luggage

Important things you should know before booking!

Important information
  • Before booking any product, check the risks involved, what’s included, the necessary equipment and the FAQ. If doubts arise, contact us.
  • When booking any tour, the tourist attests knowledge to the natural risk inherent in ecotourism and adventure activities as well as the activities risks. If you wish to understand more about the risks involved, contact us.
  • The excessive ingestion of alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs, as well as the carrying of weapons of any kind, before or during activities, is not allowed under penalty of exclusion of the participant.
  • The itinerary and the order of the tours can be changed due to the weather and/or adverse conditions inherent to the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
What are the vaccines needed?
  • Yellow fever is the only mandatory vaccine to enter Brazil, please check you country vaccine requirements.
  • We recommend Hepatitis B vaccine and the globally recommended vaccines: MMR (measles, rubella and mumps), DT (diphtheria and tetanus), polio, influenza and meningitis.
Do I need Visa?
  • Although most of the tourists can rely on fast and easy electronic e-Visas, depending on your country of origin a standard Visa can be required to enter Brazil.
  • Please make sure to verify the requirements before you travel for this is a responsibility of the tourist.

FAQ Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

How do I get there?

There are international flights direct to São Luis and a lot of national flights from all the main cities in Brazil. The airport in São Luis is SLZ and has quite a standard infrastructure for such a remote place.

Is there transfer service?

Yes. In São Luis there is receptive service from the airport to the hotel.

Is it safe?

São Luis is the capital of the Maranhão and as a big city it has problems as any other big city in the world. However, there is no need to be afraid. Just keep your belongings with you and pay attention to your bags and everything should be fine.

What ages is it suitable?

The journey to the Lençóis Maranhenses  is suitable to people of any age. As long as you don’t have mobility problems (in such a case that we do not recommend this adventure), you will fully enjoy.

What’s the physical effort involved?

Some of the activities in this package involve physical effort, such as walk through the dunes . However it is not very demanding.

Do I have to do any training?

No need any training. After all, you will walk through the dunes and with stops to swim.

Will my cell phone work?

Yes, your cell phone will work on the Hotel and Airport.

Are there any wi-fi spots?

In São Luis and the Hotel only.

What are the luggage restrictions?

There is luggage restriction of 15 kg per person. Please consider the airline luggage restricions.

Any packing tips?

Backpacking packs are recommended.

Who will I be travelling with?

This is not a private package and has daily departures, so there might be other tourists travelling with you.



05 days package

1.715USD per person (for groups of 02 or more)

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This tour has daily departure

• Daily departure available

• Please consider that this tour requires booking 3 days in advance

Group type and promotions

  • Small groups (10 persons max)
  • Bilingual tour guides
  • Bookings for more than 5 persons, contact us!

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  • São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil


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