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Off the beaten track Brazil: Dunes and lagoons of Lencois Maranhenses

10 days from £2,141pp

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Off the beaten track Brazil: Dunes and lagoons of Lencois Maranhenses

10 days from £2,141pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

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A holiday which will have you constantly reaching for your camera, this journey explores the surreal, sandy landscapes of Brazil's far northeast and visits two Unesco-listed colonial gems.

Fly into the dynamic port Recife, with its history of slaving, now renewed as a capital of the arts, supremely of music and dance. Start your holiday in the nearby centuries-old town Olinda, with divine Portuguese architecture lining cobbled streets. 

Travel on to the remote far north of Brazil and the huge Parnaíba delta. Its islets and lagoons are fabulous bird watching destinations. Beyond, are the surreal dunes and crystalline pools of Lençois Maranhenses National Park.  A traditional way of life survives in the region's sleepy, riverine fishing communities and small coastal towns. Even the popular beach hangout of Jericoacoara remains low-key. This is an adventurous trip taking you exploring by jeep, boat and 4WD.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Recife and transfer to hotel in Olinda

Day 2

Walking tour of Olinda.

Day 3

Transfer back to Recife airport and fly to São Luis.

Day 4

By road to Barreirinhas in Lençois Maranhenses.

Day 5

By road and river to hamlet Caburé on to Atins for the night.

Day 6

By road to Parnaíba on a river delta.

Day 7

By road to Jericoacoara, a laid back village on the Atlantic coast.

Day 8-9

At leisure among the dunes.

Day 10

Transfer to Fortaleza airport for connection to international flight home.

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What our experts say

We have put this holiday together for the more adventurous traveller or for those returning to Brazil for a second or third time. This holiday focuses on the north-eastern highlights of Brazil and is perfect for those looking for some hidden gems. The photography opportunities are also fantastic on this trip – play with perspective on the enormous sand dunes and try and capture the mirage-like effect of the aquamarine lagoons.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

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Included in this holiday

Praia de Pipa
Places visited

 
Dunes
Things to do

 
Pousada Quatro Cantos
Accommodation

 

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