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Lençois Maranhenses: 3-Day Combo Package

1. Lençois Maranhenses: 3-Day Combo Package

Delight in 3 days of activities and discover the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, a stunning region formed by the contrast between dunes and natural lagoons created by rainwater during the rainy season. Enter this huge oasis from the gateway town of Barreirinhas, and marvel at the scenic beauty of the lagoons that attract visitors from all over the world. Day 1 Depart from your hotel in São Luis or the SLZ-Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport for flights arriving before 6:30 AM. Arrive in Barreirinhas, and depart around 2 PM in a 4x4 vehicle to cross the ferry. Then, take a trail to get to the Lençois Maranhenses, admire the dunes, and refresh with some swimming in the clear blue lagoons. After watching the amazing sunset at the top of the dune, return to Barreirinhas. Day 2 Depart around 8 AM in a 4×4 vehicle and start the 1.5-hour drive to Atins. Upon arrival, enjoy a short walk to visit some natural lagoons formed by rainwater. Take the opportunity to dive into the clear waters of the lagoon and snap some beautiful photos. Next, be amazed by the meeting of the Preguiças River and the sea at Atins Beach. Enjoy some free time to swim and relax on the sand. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price) famous for grilled shrimp. After lunch, spend some time resting and relaxing in hammocks before returning to Barreirinhas. Day 3 Depart around 8 AM on a speedboat tour of Preguiças River, a calm river with lots of different typical trees and palms on its margins. Make your first stop in Vassouras village at the limit of the dunes, where it's possible to interact with the monkeys, have some coconut water, and buy some local art. The next stop will be at the village of Mandacaru. Here, see and climb a lighthouse to have a panoramic view of the region, the park, the river, and the sea. Make your last stop in Caburé village, an arm of sand having the river on one side, and the sea on the other. Enjoy free time to have lunch and swim in the river or the sea. Finally, transfer to your hotel in São Luis or the SLZ-Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport for flights departing after 11:00 PM.

From Barreirinhas: Lençóis Maranhenses Dunes Sunset Tour

2. From Barreirinhas: Lençóis Maranhenses Dunes Sunset Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour to one of the most impressive natural sights in Brazil, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. You will be amazed by sand dunes separated by brilliant, crystal clear rainwater natural lakes. Enjoy pick up from hotels in Barreirinhas around 2:00 PM in a 4x4 vehicle and make your way through trails of white sand, lakes, and small dunes to get to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. After arrival, walk one of three circuits, Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon), Lagoa Bonita (Beautiful Lagoon), or Lagoa da Esperança (Lagoon of Hope), depending on the time of year. Enjoy a stop for a swim and relax in one of the natural pools. At the end of the day, take in the beautiful sunset over the dunes. After your journey, you’ll return to Barreirinhas around 7:00 PM.

Atins Day Trip by 4x4 from Barreirinhas

3. Atins Day Trip by 4x4 from Barreirinhas

Enjoy a tour to the charming village of Atins, considered the doorway to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Atins is a rustic paradise, still unknown to most visitors to the national park. Situated between the Preguiças River, the beach, explore the stunning and landscapes of this place.  After pickup from hotels in Barreirinhas at around 8:00 AM in a 4×4 vehicle, start the 1.5-hour drive to Atins. Upon arrival, enjoy a short walk to visit some natural lagoons formed by rainwater. Take the opportunity to dive into the clear waters of the lagoon and take beautiful photos. Be amazed by the meeting of the Preguiças River and the sea at Atins Beach. Enjoy some free time to swim and relax on the sand. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price), famous for grilled shrimp. After lunch, time to rest in hammocks before returning to Barreirinhas around 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Barreirinhas

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based on 3 reviews

Superb discovery. Very serious agency. Support always on time. Always very nice guides. Good timing left for free time. Perhaps we should stay less time on the beach of Atins because the lunch is not made there and the beach and the water of the river with the boats is not clean. The restaurant is good but does not offer enough choices in starters or pastels for those who would not have the budget to take a dish. Very satisfied with these 3 days and the Tagatur agency with a person who accompanied us all along on Whatzap! Thank you !

Honestly I’m so thankful to have found this website because i had such an amazing time those 3 days. Filled with adventures and good vibes from the tour guides and the other people doing the tour. They were very professional and always willing to answer all the questions i had. I would recommend this 10000% to others! You won’t regret it. Thank you all so much!!

We were lucky with the guide. Showed us all the best views in the desert and accompanied us all the way. He also told and showed all the local rare animals

Nothing to add, just perfect. The guide who was with me was amazing and made the trip all the more enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone.

I loved this trip Just magnificent views and energy boost Thank you to my guide Juan for help, support and care