Lençóis de Maranheses - 1 Night-Package
1: Early departure from São
Luis (05:30) in regular vehicle with air conditioning
to the town of Barrerinhas, the portal of
Lençóis Maranheses – the
check-in and 1 night of accommodation at chosen
guest house, with breakfast and tax included.
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.
2: After breakfast, a tour by boat
on the river of Rio Preguiça. The boat
tour goes until the "end" of the
river, where the river goes into the sea.
You will make several stops where you will
be able to walk and visit places like: Alazão,
Vassouras, Mandacaru & Caburé.
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.
DE MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK
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.