SÃO LUÍS
SÃO LUÍS
Palace of the Lions
LAGOA DO PARAISO
LAGOA DO PARAISO
Jericoacoara
LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES
LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES
Vassouras
SÃO LUÍS
SÃO LUÍS
Palace of the Lions
LITTLE LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES
LITTLE LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES
Vassouras
LAGOA DO PARAISO
LAGOA DO PARAISO
Jericoacoara

The Route of Emotions 4wd: Dunes and Beaches

8 days and 7 nights
Type of travel:
Adventure tourism
Duration of the trip:
8 days and 7 nights
Transports / Excursions:
Shared
States visited:
Ceará
Maranhão
Piauí
Flights:
Not included
Departure:
Daily
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The Route of Emotions 4wd: Dunes and Beaches - 8 days and 7 nights

You will discover ...

São Luís
Lençois Maranhenses
Barreirinhas
Mandacarù
Caburè
Atins
Paulino Neves
Tutoia
Parnaiba
Camocim
Jericoacoara
Fortaleza
Seasonal features

In this coastal region of the Brazilian Northeast, along the Route of Emotions which includes the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará, temperatures fluctuate between 37 ° and 22 ° throughout the year and the climate is hot and semi-humid. The rainy season runs from January to May; this period is indicated for those who can not stand the excessive heat; the dry season begins in June and goes until December, at this time the sun is steady and strong; this is definitely the best period for hiking.
We remind that due to the dry season, some lagoons of the National Park of Lençóis Maranhenses you can meet in the dry period from October to February.


Route and Duration (remind you that the program can be customized or reversed)

Day 1
São Luis

Arrival in São Luís and accommodation in hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.

This is the first step of the trip and starting point to visit the "Rota das emoções" or the "Route of the emotions".
Remaining part of the day is to visit the city.

Overnight stay in São Luís with breakfast.
 


Day 2
São Luís / Barreirinhas

Set out in the morning between 6:50 am and 7:40 am in an air-conditioned bus up to 30 seats travelling along 270 km of paved road bound for Barreirinhas (gateway to Lençóis Maranhenses); trip duration 5 hours.

After getting settled in the inn, departure at 2:00 pm for excursion in a 4x4 ( no air conditioning), Rio Preguiça is crossed by ferry to continue the trip until the Grandes Lençois Maranhenses National Park, then the trip begins with an excursion on foot to visit Lagoa Azul and Lagoa do Peixe or Lagoa Bonita. Return to city after 6:00 pm.

Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast.


Day 3
Barreirinhas / Atins

Departure in the morning at 8:30 am ( don't forget to bring your luggage with you ) to the port in Barreirinhas, set out in motorboat down Rio Preguiça towards the ocean.
The first stop is in the Vassouras region to visit the Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses and see local fauna in the monkey tent known as “tenda dos macacos”; second stop is in the village called Mandacarú, a small fishing village where you can climb up the light house called “Farol Preguiças” navy lighthouse to enjoy an enchanting site of the Lencois Maranhenses, Rio Preguiça flowing into the ocean and the immense native forest; finally arriving at Caburé beach to eat lunch (not included in price) and swim in the river or sea.

At 13:40 we will continue by boat crossing the river Rio Preguiça and in a few minutes we will arrive at the Atins beach, where we will wait the vehicle that will take us to the pousada.

Remember that Atins is a village of fishermen where streets are sandy, there are no pharmacies, no internet or mobile phones; the pousadas count with electricity supplied by the precarious local power grid, for this reason hot water and air conditioning could not be available.

Overnight in Atins with breakfast.


Day 4
Atins / Tutoia / Parnaiba

Departure from Atins at 10:30 am with a boat with to cross the river Rio Preguiça until you reach the beach of Caburè from where we will continue with a 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle to the city of Tutóia which is located on the border between Maranhão and Piauí states.

On this day, we take the panoramic route for 1 and a half hour, following sand trails along the beach, which in the rainy season, can be flooded,  we will coast a gigantic wind farm built in front of the sea and meet native fishermen huts lost at the "foot" of the desert.

Upon arriving in the small city of Rio Novo, we continue traveling 34km of paved road until we arrive in Tutóia. During the car trip, we’ll stop for lunch (not included in the price) in the village of Lagoinha, in a simple but cozy restaurant located in front of a clear water lagoon.

Arriving at the port of Tutóia around 14:30,  we depart in a fast boat to visit Delta das Americas which marks the border between Maranhão and Piauí states, formed by the Parnaíba River and effluents, which in their path toward the ocean create a group of islands, offering a beautiful view of dunes, desert beaches and streams covered by mangroves and inhabited by thousands of crabs giving rise to a piece of Amazon forest in “Route of emotions”; duration of the trip is 4 full hours with stops for swimming and taking pictures.
We’re going to navigate along more than 70 km of this beautiful delta, crossing paths with native fisherman in their simple sailing canoes; it’s going to be a fascinating trip.
At the end of the excursion, the sunset, from July to January, offers the possibility of watching hundreds of fire-red ibises in flight to their own refuges in the middle of the forest, a truly amazing spectacle.

Overnight stay in Parnaíba with breakfast.


Day 5
Parnaiba / Jericoacoara

Departure at 8:00 in the morning in an air-conditioned 4X4 to the village of Jericoacoara, travelling the panoramic route through the dunes of Luis Correia and continue along 75 km of paved road until we reach Chaval where we climb go up the observatory to see look over the small city with its houses constructed in the middle of giant rocks.
We then travel 50 km of paved road until we arrive to the city of Camocim where we cross “Rio Coreaù” boarding a ferry and the trip continues long a 40-km stretch of coast, through trails, edging sand dunes, palm trees and coconut trees on the way to Tatajuba where we get to know the lagoon "Lagoa Grande” and proceed until we get the village of Jericoacoara. Duration of the trip is 6 full hours.
We’d like to mention that the actual duration of each visit is influenced by the schedule of the tides and is decided at the moment of the excursion. 

Note: Upon yout arrival in Jericoacoara the municipality will require a per person fee of R$ 5 per day, which will be levied at the entrance of the town (children up to 12 years and seniors over 60 are exempt from payment).

Overnight stay in Jericoacoara with breakfast. 


Day 6
Jericoacoara

Leave 9:00 am for a buggy trip to visit Jericoacoara National Park and its famous beaches.
This day, we’ll travel along sand roads, climbing dunes until arrival at Lagoa Paraiso and Lagoa Azul where you can relax in hammocks in crystalline waters while drinking a delicious local caipirinha or cold refreshing coconut water.
During the trip, we make a stop in the village of Prea to eat at a local restaurant specialized in fish and seafood (lunch not included) and enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach and blue sea.

Overnight stay in Jericoacoara with breakfast. 


Day 7
Jericoacoara / Fortaleza

Leave between  11:30 am and 12:00 noon to Fortaleza, this day we travel along a road that is approximately 6 hours shorter on 300 km of paved road, the trip is divided into two parts: the first with a local vehicle (no air condition) going through trails until arrival in the town of Jijoca on paved road where we will depart via air-conditioned tourist mini-bus to the second part of the trajectory, arrival in Fortaleza about 7:00 pm.

Overnight stay in Fortaleza with breakfast. 


Day 8
Fortaleza

Breakfast at the hotel.

Acclimatized transfer to the airport of Fortaleza.
Departure from the hotel 3 hours before the flight.

End of the services.


Departures
  • Our trips are daily so you can choose without worrying about pre-determined days.
Seasonal features
Seasonal features

In this coastal region of the Brazilian Northeast, along the Route of Emotions which includes the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará, temperatures fluctuate between 37 ° and 22 ° throughout the year and the climate is hot and semi-humid. The rainy season runs from January to May; this period is indicated for those who can not stand the excessive heat; the dry season begins in June and goes until December, at this time the sun is steady and strong; this is definitely the best period for hiking.
We remind that due to the dry season, some lagoons of the National Park of Lençóis Maranhenses you can meet in the dry period from October to February.

Route and Duration (remind you that the program can be customized or reversed)
Route and Duration (remind you that the program can be customized or reversed)
Day 1
São Luis
- São Luis

Arrival in São Luís and accommodation in hotel with air-conditioned vehicle.

This is the first step of the trip and starting point to visit the "Rota das emoções" or the "Route of the emotions".
Remaining part of the day is to visit the city.

Overnight stay in São Luís with breakfast.
 

Day 2
São Luís / Barreirinhas
- São Luís / Barreirinhas

Set out in the morning between 6:50 am and 7:40 am in an air-conditioned bus up to 30 seats travelling along 270 km of paved road bound for Barreirinhas (gateway to Lençóis Maranhenses); trip duration 5 hours.

After getting settled in the inn, departure at 2:00 pm for excursion in a 4x4 ( no air conditioning), Rio Preguiça is crossed by ferry to continue the trip until the Grandes Lençois Maranhenses National Park, then the trip begins with an excursion on foot to visit Lagoa Azul and Lagoa do Peixe or Lagoa Bonita. Return to city after 6:00 pm.

Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast.

Day 3
Barreirinhas / Atins
- Barreirinhas / Atins

Departure in the morning at 8:30 am ( don't forget to bring your luggage with you ) to the port in Barreirinhas, set out in motorboat down Rio Preguiça towards the ocean.
The first stop is in the Vassouras region to visit the Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses and see local fauna in the monkey tent known as “tenda dos macacos”; second stop is in the village called Mandacarú, a small fishing village where you can climb up the light house called “Farol Preguiças” navy lighthouse to enjoy an enchanting site of the Lencois Maranhenses, Rio Preguiça flowing into the ocean and the immense native forest; finally arriving at Caburé beach to eat lunch (not included in price) and swim in the river or sea.

At 13:40 we will continue by boat crossing the river Rio Preguiça and in a few minutes we will arrive at the Atins beach, where we will wait the vehicle that will take us to the pousada.

Remember that Atins is a village of fishermen where streets are sandy, there are no pharmacies, no internet or mobile phones; the pousadas count with electricity supplied by the precarious local power grid, for this reason hot water and air conditioning could not be available.

Overnight in Atins with breakfast.

Day 4
Atins / Tutoia / Parnaiba
- Atins / Tutoia / Parnaiba

Departure from Atins at 10:30 am with a boat with to cross the river Rio Preguiça until you reach the beach of Caburè from where we will continue with a 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle to the city of Tutóia which is located on the border between Maranhão and Piauí states.

On this day, we take the panoramic route for 1 and a half hour, following sand trails along the beach, which in the rainy season, can be flooded,  we will coast a gigantic wind farm built in front of the sea and meet native fishermen huts lost at the "foot" of the desert.

Upon arriving in the small city of Rio Novo, we continue traveling 34km of paved road until we arrive in Tutóia. During the car trip, we’ll stop for lunch (not included in the price) in the village of Lagoinha, in a simple but cozy restaurant located in front of a clear water lagoon.

Arriving at the port of Tutóia around 14:30,  we depart in a fast boat to visit Delta das Americas which marks the border between Maranhão and Piauí states, formed by the Parnaíba River and effluents, which in their path toward the ocean create a group of islands, offering a beautiful view of dunes, desert beaches and streams covered by mangroves and inhabited by thousands of crabs giving rise to a piece of Amazon forest in “Route of emotions”; duration of the trip is 4 full hours with stops for swimming and taking pictures.
We’re going to navigate along more than 70 km of this beautiful delta, crossing paths with native fisherman in their simple sailing canoes; it’s going to be a fascinating trip.
At the end of the excursion, the sunset, from July to January, offers the possibility of watching hundreds of fire-red ibises in flight to their own refuges in the middle of the forest, a truly amazing spectacle.

Overnight stay in Parnaíba with breakfast.

Day 5
Parnaiba / Jericoacoara
- Parnaiba / Jericoacoara

Departure at 8:00 in the morning in an air-conditioned 4X4 to the village of Jericoacoara, travelling the panoramic route through the dunes of Luis Correia and continue along 75 km of paved road until we reach Chaval where we climb go up the observatory to see look over the small city with its houses constructed in the middle of giant rocks.
We then travel 50 km of paved road until we arrive to the city of Camocim where we cross “Rio Coreaù” boarding a ferry and the trip continues long a 40-km stretch of coast, through trails, edging sand dunes, palm trees and coconut trees on the way to Tatajuba where we get to know the lagoon "Lagoa Grande” and proceed until we get the village of Jericoacoara. Duration of the trip is 6 full hours.
We’d like to mention that the actual duration of each visit is influenced by the schedule of the tides and is decided at the moment of the excursion. 

Note: Upon yout arrival in Jericoacoara the municipality will require a per person fee of R$ 5 per day, which will be levied at the entrance of the town (children up to 12 years and seniors over 60 are exempt from payment).

Overnight stay in Jericoacoara with breakfast. 

Day 6
Jericoacoara
- Jericoacoara

Leave 9:00 am for a buggy trip to visit Jericoacoara National Park and its famous beaches.
This day, we’ll travel along sand roads, climbing dunes until arrival at Lagoa Paraiso and Lagoa Azul where you can relax in hammocks in crystalline waters while drinking a delicious local caipirinha or cold refreshing coconut water.
During the trip, we make a stop in the village of Prea to eat at a local restaurant specialized in fish and seafood (lunch not included) and enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach and blue sea.

Overnight stay in Jericoacoara with breakfast. 

Day 7
Jericoacoara / Fortaleza
- Jericoacoara / Fortaleza

Leave between  11:30 am and 12:00 noon to Fortaleza, this day we travel along a road that is approximately 6 hours shorter on 300 km of paved road, the trip is divided into two parts: the first with a local vehicle (no air condition) going through trails until arrival in the town of Jijoca on paved road where we will depart via air-conditioned tourist mini-bus to the second part of the trajectory, arrival in Fortaleza about 7:00 pm.

Overnight stay in Fortaleza with breakfast. 

Day 8
Fortaleza
- Fortaleza

Breakfast at the hotel.

Acclimatized transfer to the airport of Fortaleza.
Departure from the hotel 3 hours before the flight.

End of the services.

Departures
Departures
  • Our trips are daily so you can choose without worrying about pre-determined days.

Conditions

Included in the package
  • Overnight with breakfast.
  • Acclimatized transfer with a driver.
  • The excursions and activities above described (the transport is not with vehicles for exclusive use).
  • A local Portuguese speaking guide.
Not included
  • The internationals and domestic flights.
  • Drinks and food.
  • Medical travel and Trip Cancellation insurance.
Additional options
  • English speaking guide.
  • Private transfers and excursions with vehicles for exclusive use.
Extra information
  • During the drought season, between October and February, the water level of the lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhenses decreases and the most of them are completely dry.
  • Do not forget the sun block, the hat, the cap, the sunglasses and of course the swimsuit.
  • Brasil Planet has no constraints with the restaurants envisaged for the route, which are chosen by drivers and guides for logistical reasons and to offer a good quality at reasonable prices. Therefore remains at the discretion of the client whether to accept or to prefer, when available, another restaurant nearby.
  • Brasil Planet is not responsible for objects forgotten in hotels or inside the vehicles.

THE ROUTE OF EMOTIONS 4WD: DUNES AND BEACHES -
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Corinna A. - November 2018
Lençois Maranhenses, Delta das Americas e Jericoacoara
Dear Francesco,

I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing tour, we loved everything about it and it was organised perfectly!!! One of our highlights was the beautiful drive from Barreirinhas to Parnaiba during which we had the best guide ever, he was so nice and took great care of us and really made an effort to show and explain as much as possible to us though we don´t speak Portuguese.

Thanks again and best regards
Corinna

Luis N - September 2018
From São Luís to Fortaleza 4wd: "The Route of Emotions"
Hi Francesco!

Thank you for an amazing trip, it was just as good, if not better than expected! The tours and transfers were well organised and exceeded expectations! It was so great having everything organised for us, especially with our limited Portuguese and time! It was quite difficult finding information and tours from Australia, and without Brasil Planet we probably would not have been able to experience as much as we did! The route of emotions was definitely a highlight of our holiday and have been recommending it to many people!

Thanks again,

Louise

Daniel S. - August 2018
From São Luís to Fortaleza 4wd: "The Route of Emotions"
Hi Francesco,

How are you?

I finally had the time to leave a feedback on google.
Also I would like to write you some comments, so you can further fine-tune your offer.
Generally, we were really happy, it has been a wonderful trip and very well organized, all worked out very well.

Just some points of improvement:
Hotels:
All hotels were very good selected and really nice!
The only ones not so special have been the one in São Luiz (it has been under construction) and the one in Fortaleza (the room has a view on the back-side of the hotel - would have preferred a view to the ocean).
Tour:
It was very great! A unique experience indeed!
The only improvements would be:
The trip to the lençois Maranhenses - the pick-up was already rather late and there was a big delay - they only arrived about one hour after the agreed time - we were already very worried, as this excursion is the high-light of the trip. With the delay we had to wait a long time to cross the river and literally just made it short before the sunset to the dunes - it would be really recommended to leave earlier to this trip - even the guides said so - so if you can change it, make the pick-up in São Luiz one hour earlier and then arrange the pick-up for the excursion 2 hours earlier at the Rio Preguiço Resort Hotel - that way you have sufficient time to really enjoy the spectacle of the Lençois and take a bath in the various lagoons.
The other improvement is the trip from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza. Instead of mid-day this pick-up should be early morning - that way you could stop on the way at praia de paraiso (preferably) or simply have more time at Fortaleza - the way it is currently, bascially you waste the whole day travelling on boring roads from Jeri to Fortaleza - and since it´s the last day of the trip, it leaves a bad last impression. (Fortunately we had two additonal days in Fortaleza and then left to Fernando de Noronha - if not it would have been really depressing to spend the last day of your vacations in a bus riding through the inlands of Ceara).
If you are able to improve these two points, I think you´d really have the dream trip mastered out. Let me know once you implement this, and I am happy to recommend this as the perfect trip to my friends and family!

Thanks again for this wonderful trip and the splendid organization!

Kind regards,
Daniel


Emmanuelle & Florent - July 2018
Jericoacoara, Delta das Americas e Lençois Maranhenses
Good afternoon Francesco,

Apologies for the late reply, we recently came back from our holidays in Brazil.

Emmanuelle and I would like to thank you a lot for the Route of Emotions tour that you organized for us ! We really enjoyed it.

All tours and transfers came as planned, and the choice of accommodations was great. In particular we liked the Pousada do Farol in Jeri and Pousada Vila Parnaiba. We also had great drivers from Jeri to Barreirinhas.

We will try to leave feedback on internet when we have some time. We’ll happy to use your services if we come back to Brazil !

Thanks again

Emmanuelle & Florent
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Hotel Praiabella
Sao Luis
Litoranea beach - Av. Avicênia 1, 65071-370 São Luís
Praiabella Hotel is located in front of the Calhau Beach on the Litoranea avenue; offers modern accommodation, and it also features a swimming pool with Atlantic Ocean views.
The comfortable rooms are simply furnished, yet offer modern conveniences such as LCD TVs and air conditioning. All rooms feature a private balcony and superior rooms enjoy panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Pousada do Buriti
Barreirinhas
Town center - Rua Inácio Lins. S/N, 65590-000 Barreirinhas
Hotel Pousada Do Buriti offers accommodation with balcony, an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is located in downtown Barreirinhas, 200 metres from the River Preguiças. The air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished with a TV and a minibar. Guests can enjoy their hammocks, set on the balcony.
A buffet breakfast is served in the eating area each morning. Buriti´s bar prepares a variety of drinks and refreshments during the day.
Pousada do Irmao
Atins
Rua Principal, Atins, CEP 65590-000
The pousada do Irmao is located in the village of Atins, a quiet fishing village.
Each room has a fan and some also have air conditioning, and always equipped with mosquito nets to prevent insects from entering.
Each room has a private bathroom with room temperature shower, double bed and veranda overlooking the garden and hammocks.
The breakfast consists of local products and seasonal fruits.
Pousada Vila Parnaiba
Parnaiba
Town center - Rua Monsenhor Joaquim Lopes 500, 64200-150 Parnaíba
Located 500 metres from the historical centre, Vila Parnaiba offers a buffet breakfast, an outdoor pool and free Wi-fi. All air-conditioned rooms offer an LCD TV, a telephone and a private bathroom. Simply styled, they also provide bed linens and bath towels. The buffet breakfast at Vila Parnaiba includes fresh fruits, breads and cakes, as well as a selection of drinks.
Pousada Surfing Jeri
Jericoacoara
Town center - Rua São Francisco 150, 62598-000 Jericoacoara
The hotel offers an enchanting harmony between its architecture and the native nature in a central location of Sao Francisco Street, only 170 meters from the beach.
The Pousada Surfing Jeri offers air-conditioned rooms and bungalows with private balcony and hammock. All accommodations feature free internet connection and other amenities. A rich breakfast is included in the room price and served in a cozy ambiance next to the outdoor pool.
Hotel Ponta Mar
Fortaleza
Beira Mar beach - Av. Beira Mar, 2200, CEP 60165-121, Fortaleza
As a guest of Ponta Mar Hotel, you can enjoy the ocean´s breeze while relaxing by the outdoor pool or while working out in the poolside gym.
The Ponta Mar Hotel offers 4-star services in an excellent location on the oceanfront of Meireles Beach, just a few meters from Fortaleza’s most popular handicraft market.
Without any additional charge, you are invited to savor a rich breakfast buffet every morning and use the free Wi-Fi that is available in all areas.
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