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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Barreirinhas: Lencois Maranhenses National Park Tour

1. From Barreirinhas: Lencois Maranhenses National Park Tour

Meet the guide at your hotel in the morning. Then, relax on a jeep drive from Barreirinhas to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park, known for its vast sand dunes and desert landscapes. Arrive at the park and start walking from a lagoon. Walk across the sand to another lagoon. Stop at a local restaurant in the middle of an oasis to enjoy a delicious lunch. After eating, head outside to watch the beautiful sunset over the dunes. Admire the colorful sky as the sun goes down. Finally, get back into the jeep and drive back to your hotel in Barreirinhas to finish the activity.

Bonita Lagoon circuit and sunset experience

2. Bonita Lagoon circuit and sunset experience

This is a afternoon half day tour to Lençóis with sunset experience We start the hotel pick ups in Barreirinhas at approximately 2 pm and after everyone is embarked we'll drive for one hour until reaching our destination; the Bonita Lagoon tourist center There we´ll find a small village with local business such as hand made souvenir shops and family owned snack stands and also the site of the famous Bonita Lagoon staircase. At the top of the stairs you´ll be able too get a full view to the breathtaking beauty of the park! Then it will be time to explore the lagoons! Your guide will take you for a short walk around the area to visit 2 or 3 lagoons where you´ll have free time to swim (around 40 minutes in each lagoon) And after all that we´ll climb the highest dune of the region to enjoy the amazing Lençois sunset before heading back to the city *Please note that the pick up time is approximate. We ask you to contact us so we can adjust the pick up details.

Santo Amaro Lençóis - Full Day

3. Santo Amaro Lençóis - Full Day

Discover a hidden side of Lençóis Maranhenses with our unique full day tour. Come explore the best the region has to offer with us! An expedition to admire different scenarios of the paradise of Santo Amaro - Lençóis Maranhenses. Departure from Barreirinhas to Santo Amaro starts at 7:45 am and can go until approximately 8:45 am - deppending on the hotels locations. Upon arrival in Santo Amaro we will do a short trip on 4X4 car over the dunes, lasting approx. 10 to 15 minutes until we reach the first lagoons (Lagoa do Peixe, Lagoa da Andorinha and Lagoa da Gaivota - The lagoons visited may change according to the season). Around 1 pm we will stop for lunch (meal not included) and some rest before we continue our visit to the other lagoons (This circuit lasts the whole day and includes a pause fot susnset views acordding to the weather). After the tour we return to Barreirinhas with estimated arrival around 7:30 pm *Please note that the pick up time is approximate. We ask you to contact us so we can adjust the pick up details.

Morning tour at Lençóis Maranhenses (lagoons and dunes)

4. Morning tour at Lençóis Maranhenses (lagoons and dunes)

This is a morning half day tour to Lençóis Maranhenses. We start the hotel pick ups in Barreirinhas at approximately 8:30am and after everyone is embarked we'll drive for one hour until reaching our destination; the Lençóis Maranhenses We will walk through the dunes of the largest arid desert in the world and at the top you´ll be able too get a full view of the breathtaking beauty of the park! Then it will be time to explore the lagoons! Your guide will take you for a short walk around the area to visit 2 or 3 lagoons where you´ll have free time to swim (around 40 minutes in each lagoon) *On this trip we will visit the Lagoa Azul or Lagoa da Prata Circuit depending on the depth conditions in the lagoon at different seasons of the year. *Please note that the pick up time is approximate. We ask you to contact us so we can adjust the pick up details.

Explore Brazil: Half-Day Lagoa Azul & Maranhao Tour

5. Explore Brazil: Half-Day Lagoa Azul & Maranhao Tour

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, situated in the state of Maranhão, stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. This unique landscape, characterized by vast expanses of undulating sand dunes punctuated by crystalline freshwater lagoons, offers an enchanting retreat for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. During the rainy season, typically spanning from January to June, the park undergoes a remarkable transformation. As the rains drench the sandy terrain, ephemeral lagoons form amidst the dunes, creating a surreal tableau of shimmering blue waters against the backdrop of pristine white sands. These lagoons, varying in size and depth, beckon visitors to immerse themselves in their refreshing embrace or simply bask in the tranquility of their surroundings. Among the park's myriad attractions, the Blue Lagoon stands out as a shimmering jewel, renowned for its vivid turquoise hues and tranquil ambiance. Yet, it is merely one of many jewels adorning this natural wonderland. From the serene tranquility of the Lazy Lagoon to the cultural richness of the Toyoteiro Lagoon, each body of water exudes its own unique charm, inviting exploration and discovery. Beyond the allure of its lagoons, the Lençóis Maranhenses harbor a rich tapestry of biodiversity. Amidst the shifting sands and tranquil waters, a diverse array of flora and fauna thrive, adapted to the harsh yet captivating environment. Here, visitors may encounter the elegant flight of migratory birds, the stealthy movements of reptiles, and the delicate beauty of endemic plant species. For intrepid adventurers, the park offers boundless opportunities for exploration. Traverse the undulating dunes on foot or embark on a thrilling buggy ride to witness panoramic vistas of the expansive landscape. From the towering heights of the dunes, visitors can marvel at the interplay of light and shadow across the rippling sands, a sight that evokes a sense of wonder and reverence for the forces of nature. In essence, the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park stands as a testament to the enduring majesty of the natural world. Here, amidst the shifting sands and shimmering waters, visitors are invited to embark on a journey of discovery, where every step unveils a new facet of this captivating landscape. Whether wandering along the shores of a tranquil lagoon or scaling the towering heights of a windswept dune, one thing is certain – the allure of the Lençóis Maranhenses is as boundless as the sands themselves.

Day trekking in Lençóis Maranhenses

6. Day trekking in Lençóis Maranhenses

One-day trail with 12 km of trekking (from Lagoa Azul to Lagoa Bonita). This adventure is for you who want a deeper immersion in the wonderful Lenções Maranhenses National Park. Departure at 9 am from your hotel in Barreirinhas in a 4x4 vehicle towards the Lagoa Azul circuit. Already under the dunes we begin the 12 km walk to the Lagoa Bonita circuit, enjoying several lagoons and formidable landscapes along the way. After lunch at Lagoa Bonita, we enjoyed the time until sunset, followed by the return to Barreirinhas in a 4x4 vehicle.

Preguicas River Speedboat Tour

7. Preguicas River Speedboat Tour

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Barreirinhas before heading to the picturesque Preguiças River. A aventura em direção ao Paraíso começa no asfalto, em veículo 4×4 até chegar no porto de Barreirinhas . Ao embarcar em nossa lancha rápida você começara a descobrir as diferentes paisagens a margem do mais imponente Rio desta região; Realizaremos paradas para que você caminhe pelas dunas dos Pequenos Lençóis, Povoado de Vassouras, Farol de Mandacaru e por fim nosso almoço será em Caburé local que une o Oceano atlântico ao nosso poderoso Rio.

Lençóis Maranhenses - Hidden Oasis

8. Lençóis Maranhenses - Hidden Oasis

Discover a hidden side of Lençóis Maranhenses with our unique tour. Come explore the best the region has to offer with us! Our tour starts early in the morning - as early as 7:30 am deppending on the hotels locations - and after a 2 hour drive we'll reached the dunes site where you will be able to bath in the beautiful lagoons of Mucambo region. Around noon we'll head to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch and then it will be time for some well deserved rest. You'll get to enjoy the peace of Lençóis laying in a traditional hammock; the local way! After this break we'll check out Lagoa da Ilha, the biggest lagoon in the region, and its incredible crystal blue water We'll head back to Barreirinhas at 4:30 pm arriving there approximately at 6 pm. *Please note that the pick up time is approximate. We ask you to contact us so we can adjust the pick up details.

Discover Lagoa Azul & Maranhao: Half Day

9. Discover Lagoa Azul & Maranhao: Half Day

The Lençóis Maranhenses, located in the state of Maranhão, are one of Brazil's most stunning destinations. With its vast stretches of white sand dunes and crystal-clear lagoons, this natural paradise offers a breathtaking landscape that attracts travelers from around the world. During the rainy season, between the months of January and June, the lagoons form between the dunes, creating a stunning landscape of water and sand. These lagoons, varying in size and depth, offer visitors the opportunity to swim, dive, or simply relax in their refreshing waters. One of the most famous lagoons in the park is the Blue Lagoon, known for its crystal-clear turquoise water and pristine white sand dunes. Other popular lagoons include the Beautiful Lagoon, the Emerald Lagoon, and the Seagull Lagoon, each with its own unique charm. In addition to the lagoons, the park is home to a rich biodiversity, including a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals. Among the species found here are the toucan, the yellow-bellied alligator, and the marsh deer. For the more adventurous visitors, exploring the sand dunes is a unique experience. The tall dunes offer breathtaking views of the lagoons and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Buggy and ATV tours are available for those who want to explore the dunes in an exciting and thrilling way. In summary, the Lençóis Maranhenses are a truly spectacular destination that offers a unique natural experience. With its stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, and opportunities for exciting adventure, this park is a natural treasure that deserves to be explored.

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What people are saying about Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Overall rating

4.6
(49 reviews)

It was one of the best guided tours I've ever taken in my life. I think it's super worth it. The Maranhão sheets are a beautiful place that is worth visiting. Guide Nailson was spectacular, very attentive and took beautiful photos. I highly recommend it!

This is a great experience, the guides were very nice and kind. The food was really good. They really take into consideration everything needed to make you have a great time, totally recommended!

Absolutely brilliant! A must do! Even on a busy bank holiday we found plenty of space to enjoy the dunes and the fabulous sunset. Enjoy!!

The experience is very good, even in low season, you can have a good experience of the immensity of the sheets

Nice excursion Although the lagoons were not full, the best period being June July