Lencois Maranhenses Luxury Adventure Tour

For the lovers of remote destinations or a honeymoon with a difference this trip is ideal – explore the northern coast of Brazil, where the warm Caribbean waters give way to extraordinary coastal dunes of remarkable beauty.

Enjoy luxurious beach hotels in Fortaleza, Guajirú, Jericoacoara, the Delta of Parnaíba and Barreirinhas. Visit the quaint city of São Luís and explore the Historic Center that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. From Barreirinhas, visit Lençois Maranhenses National Park, a coastal desert where you can go swimming and explore the sand dunes for an unforgettable luxurious-adventure tour in Brazil. Stay at our selected hotels and pousadas and pamper yourself.

This tour can be shortened by three days by flying straight into Jericoacoara leaving out Fortaleza and Guajirú.

Tour Highlights

- Fortaleza
- Guajirú
- Jericoacoara
- Lençois Maranhenses
- Delta do Parnaíba
- Barreirinhas
- Alcântara
- São Luís


- All hotel accommodations
- All breakfasts in hotels
- All tours and excursions
- All transfers, taxes, and entrance fees
- English-speaking guides

Sample Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Fortaleza

Arrive in Fortaleza and transfer from the airport to your beachfront hotel. Enjoy a walk along the beautiful white sands of Iracema beach or visit nearby museums and shops. Your hotel has excellent amenities including a rooftop pool with poolside bar.

Day 2 Fortaleza-Guajirú

Transfer from Fortaleza to Guajirú and stay in a luxurious beach resort. Spend the day relaxing by the light blue sea soaking up the sun, or pamper yourself at the spa.

Day 3 Guajirú-Jericoacoara

Continue your journey to Jericoacoara and check into a comfortable beach bungalow, also known as a pousada.

Relax in your luxurious pousada overlooking the beach nestled amid sand dunes and the Virgin Atlantic Rainforest.

Day 4 Jericoacoara

Enjoy some fun in the sun in Jericoacoara, a unique fishing village with crystal clear warm waters. Grab a hammock in the shallow waters and relax in paradise. Or visit Lagoa Azul, a freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming (an optional day trip). The beaches and coves of Jericoacoara are worth exploring over the span of a day or two – don’t be surprised if you end up wanting to stay longer!  In the evening, head to the Por-do-Sol sand dunes to watch the sunset over the ocean. Sunsets over the Brazilian coast are a rare sight since most of the Brazilian coastline faces east.

Watch capoeira dancers on the beach as you stroll back to your pousada. Unwind at the swimming pool or treat yourself to a luxurious massage at the spa.

Day 5 Jericoacoara-Parnaíba

After breakfast, transfer from Jericoacoara to a beautiful pousada in Parnaíba, located by the Parnaiba River.

Spend some time at the beach, or stay at the hotel and enjoy the charming facilities.

Day 6 Delta do Parnaíba

Take in the captivating verdant landscape in Delta do Parnaíba, a natural paradise with exotic animals and sand dunes. Cruise through the delta and transfer to Caburé, passing by Tutóia on a private transfer and followed by a boat-ride to Atins.

Stay at the luxurious Oceano Atins Casa Boutique with amenities including a spa and an ever-changing art gallery featuring local artists. Stroll through the art gallery and learn about Brazilian culture.

Day 7 Barreirinhas-Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Transfer to Barreirinhas, the gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses. This National Park is home to unique landscapes of bright white sand dunes interspersed with blue-green lagoons. After cruising the Preguiças River, follow the trails through the park, or if you are feeling adventurous take a 4×4 excursion to the trailhead. Explore the dunes and swim in the freshwater of Lagoa Azul and Lagoa dos Peixes. Return to Barreirinhas to check in to your hotel relax for the rest of evening.

Day 8 Barreirinhas - São Luís

Arrive in São Luís and visit Sao Luis’s beaches (Ponta d’areia, Marcela beach, Sao Marcos beach and Calhau beach).

After that, wander to the historical center and stroll through the museums, churches, crafts shops, theaters and the Reviver Projects.  Stay at a beautiful pousada in the historic plaza of São Luís and leisurely enjoy the rest of your day.

Day 9 Departure from Sao Luís

The following morning, transfer to the airport for the flight out of São Luís. Or if you prefer, you can customize this tour any way you like!