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Lençois Maranhenses: 2-Day Combo Package

1. Lençois Maranhenses: 2-Day Combo Package

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 — with 2 incredible days of activities. Marvel at the wild scenery of the desert and the scenic beauty of the lagoons in this unique landscape. 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 set out at around 2 PM in a 4x4 vehicle to cross on the ferry. Then, follow a trail to get to the Lençois Maranhenses National Park, admire the dunes, and take a refreshing dip in the clean, blue lagoons. After watching the spectacular sunset at the top of the dune, return to Barreirinhas. Day 2 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. The first stop will be in Vassouras village, at the limit of the dunes. Interact with the monkeys, refresh with some coconut water, and peruse the local art. Next, head to the village of Mandacaru where it's possible to see and climb a lighthouse. Soak up a panoramic view of the region, the park, the river, and the sea. Make your last stop in Caburé village, an arm of sand with the river on one side, and the sea on the other. Spend some free time having lunch and swimming in the river or the sea. Finally, transfer back to your hotel in São Luis or the SLZ-Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport for flights departing after 11 PM.

São Luís: Half-Day Historical City Tour

2. São Luís: Half-Day Historical City Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour of São Luis, a capital city founded by the French. Its colonization has a history of disputes between the French, Dutch, Portuguese, and Indigenous people, leaving a rich and intense cultural collection as a legacy. Start your day with pick up from select São Luis hotels and pass by Calhau, São Marcos, Ponta d’Areia beaches, and Jansen Lagoon, before reaching the Historical Center and walking through the traditional cobblestone streets.   Visit the main highlights of the city, including the Lion’s Palace, Pedro II Square, and Portugal Street, all evidence of São Luís’ fascinating history.  


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What people are saying about São Luís

the driver and the guide picked us up at the airport at around 8 am and from there we went directly to our hotel in Barreirinhas which we had booked. We make a meal stop etc because the journey takes around 4 hours. then around 1:30 p.m. we are split up to do the activity. already going there is an adventure in itself: with our car in safari mode we cross the river then 1 hour of route to access Lencois. the road is difficult it is like progressing in the desert in 4 × 4. if back problems or motion sickness to avoid absolutely but we, we loved it! then 2 possible paths. and we choose according to our physical condition. the spectacle is magnificent arrived on the spot. and André our guide always takes us further to discover and find ourselves alone otherwise we can also stay swimming .. the 2nd day crossing the river is magnificent. mangrove dunes. Andre stays with us until we return and explains everything. awesome guide

Superb experience! The tour was perfectly organized from start to finish. The 4x4 was just great, thrills because you have to hang on. The view of the dunes is more magical, no complaints, we really have time to enjoy it. The boat super, the stopovers are long and we had time to discover and swim. At the top, I recommend 100% it's to be done! PS: Do not take a guide, it is not at all necessary.

Excellent tour! We saw all the highlights. Our guide, Leonidas, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Car was comfortable and tour company responded quickly to inquiries. Highly recommend it.