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Lençóis de Maranheses - One Day Tour

Daily departures:

Day 1: Early departure from São Luis (05:30) in regular vehicle with air conditioning to the town of Barrerinhas, the portal of Lençóis Maranheses – Later, the same day, you will go into the national park by four-wheel driven land vehicle (type Toyota, 4x4), visiting several of the small lakes (lago azul & bonita) with possibility for a bath. In the afternoon return to Barrerinhas, and in direct connection continue (about 17:30) in regular vehicle with air conditioning to the town of São Luis.


The national park of Lenóis Maranhenses is a unique phenomenon in the nature, the only desert in the world with thousands of small lakes. It is located in the North of Brazil, in the state of Maranhão, with São Luis as transfer city. The park has an extension of more than 100 km and is 50 km wide. The dunes seem to not have an end, and between each dune of white sand, there are sweet water lakes of different sizes. The crystal clear water has various colors that vary from clear green to more dark blue - just amazing. There are two ways of discovering the park, by air and by jeep, and it's recommended to do both. It is just great to walk in the park, from one dune to another and take a fresh bath in some of the lakes, listen to the silence and enjoy the contrasts of colors. This is a unique experience, to see a landscape with no comparison in the world. It is possible to visit the park the whole year. The rain season starts in January and fill up the "dry" lakes, and around May ends the rains. June to September is the best period to visit, when the summer starts and the lakes are full of water and it's sunny with a warm breeze from the sea. It is quite a lot of water already in April whereof you can visit the region, but it might not be so sunny. By the end of the year (end of October & November) it comes a bit windier and the lakes start to be dry again.