Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

Three Brazilian National Parks, One Unforgetable Adventure (15 days)

Blumar - Brazil

Cumbuco, Brazil To Sao Luiz, Brazil

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Jul 2018

Three Brazilian National Parks, One Unforgetable Adventure (15 days)

Day 1

Cumbuco, Brazil

Day 2

Cumbuco, Brazil

Day 3

Cumbuco, Brazil→Guajiru, Brazil

Day 4

Guajiru, Brazil

Day 5

Guajiru, Brazil→ Jericoacoara, Brazil

Day 8

Barra Grande, Piaui, Brazil→ Jericoacoara, Brazil

Day 9

Barra Grande, Piaui, Brazil

Day 10

Barra Grande, Piaui, Brazil→ Parnaíba, Brazil

Day 11

Parnaíba, Brazil →Atins , Brazil

Day 12

Atins , Brazil

Day 13

Atins , Brazil

Day 14

Atins , Brazil→ Sao Luiz, Brazil

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Cumbuco, Brazil
Carmel Cumbuco Resort None

Arrival at Fortaleza airport. Your English speaking driver will be waiting with a sign, after the restricted luggage claim area. Private transfer to your selected hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to rest and enjoy the beaches of Ceará state.

Day 2
Cumbuco, Brazil
Carmel Cumbuco Resort Breakfast

Today you can relax, wake up late and take advantage of your hotel and the beachfront service, or you can take na optional sightseeing tour of Fortaleza, the capital of the state. This half day tour will cover the main sites of the city, such as the Jose de Alencar Theater, the Dragão do Mar Cultural Center, Iracema beach and the market. Cumbuco beach is a well establish tourist destination in Ceará state, with more restaurants and activities, without losing the local essence.

Day 3
Cumbuco, Brazil
Guajiru, Brazil
Zorah Beach Hotel Breakfast

Depart after breakfast in 4x4 vehicle with English speaking driver. You will travel over the sand, with the ocean in one side and a mix of coconut forests, villages and dunes in the other. On the way, you will pass by Flexeiras beach, one of the most beautiful in the northern coast of Ceará, until you reach your hotel, in the village of Guajiru. After you settle in, you will have free time to rest and have lunch (meal not included). Late afternoon, you have a boat tour on the Mundau, a stunning scenery of a river cutting through sand dunes until it reaches the sea. To celebrate your trip, a sunset toast with Brazilian sparkling wine.

Day 4
Guajiru, Brazil
Zorah Beach Hotel Breakfast

Day at leasure to relax.

Day 5
Guajiru, Brazil
Jericoacoara, Brazil
The Chili Beach Breakfast

Today, continue on 4x4 vehicle towards Jericoacoara with a stop for lunch at Taverna do Paulo, a simple restaurant that serves delicious traditional northeastern food (meal not included). Nestled inside the National Park of same name, Jeri, as the locals warmly call it, is a village of 8000 inhabitants, highly controlled to avoid over expansion, overcrowding and harm to the surrounding environment. The protected area is a mix of savanna with caatinga, an ecosystem only found in Brazil, with massive moving dunes, turquoise lagoons and the adorable wild donkeys. Cars of non residents are forbidden, and the delightful rustic atmosphere of the village is kept by the unpaved sand covered streets, to the restaurants of typical seafood recipes, you hardly ever put shoes on.

Day 6
Jericoacoara, Brazil
The Chili Beach Breakfast

Your vehicle for this day will be a open air buggy, ideal to cover the ruged terrain of Jericoacoara, feeling the wonderful breeze that swipes the national park. Jeri, as the locals call it, is known as the 'land of moving dunes', due to the constant winds of this region, atracting kite and wind-surfers from all over the world. Your tour will include two ofthe most beautiful lagoons of the park, Paraiso and Azul, and a stop at Prea beach, for a lovely lunch at Rancho do Peixe (meal not included).

Day 7
Jericoacoara, Brazil
The Chili Beach Breakfast

Day at leisure to rest.

Day 8
Barra Grande, Piaui, Brazil
Jericoacoara, Brazil
BGK Hotel Breakfast

Your journey today is one of the most breathtaking in all of the Route of Emotions, how locals call the route from Fortaleza to São Luiz. Leaving the national park by the sea, you will reach the Guriu river and cross it over a barge. On the oposite side, the landscape changes to a forest of dried mangrove trees mixed with new vegetation. You will see new and old Tatajuba, a village that was swallowed by the moving sands. Next is Lago Grande, the great lake, with an optional stop for a refreshing swim. Further, you will reach an area of caatinga, a typical ecosystem of the Northeast, consisting of grassland and shrubs, where goats of the local farmers roam free, until you arrive at Funil dune, so massive that it does not move with the wind. A few more minutes and you will finally arrive at the Camocim river, for another barge crossing. Stop for lunch in Camocim (meal not included). After lunch, your trip continues over regular roads towards Barra Grande.

Day 9
Barra Grande, Piaui, Brazil
BGK Hotel Breakfast

Barra Grande became famous due to word-of-mouth between kite and wind surfers, thanks to the paradisiacal beaches, relaxed atmosphere and contact with nature. The region is the top crab meat producer in Brazil, needless to say that fresh seafood is one of the attractions. Small but cozy pousadas are in tune with the rustic ambiance of Barra Grande. Your tour of the day is an exciting exploration of the Camurupim river by rowing boat to see sea-horses and taste fresh oysters from the local shellfish farm. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10
Barra Grande, Piaui, Brazil
Parnaíba, Brazil
Casa de Santo Antonio Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to Parnaiba taking the northern beaches route. After a quick check-in, continue to the port to embark on a fast boat to explore the Parnaiba river delta, the largest in the Americas and 4th in the world. Here, tropical forests, mangroves and savana share the space with the river and golden sand dunes. Your first stop will be at Canárias Island for a typical lunch at Casa do Caboclo (meal not included). Next, you depart to Caju island where you will be able to swim in the river and wait for sunset, when thousands of scarlet ibis fly from the beach to take shelter on the trees, creating this magical scene of red, blue, gold and green. As you return to the port, the boatsman you flash the river banks trying to spot aligators.

Day 11
Parnaíba, Brazil
Atins , Brazil
La Ferme de George Breakfast

Leave early morning, covering the first part of todays trip by regular road, until you arrive at Paulino Neves, entry point of the Pequenos Lençois, a smaller version of the national park. You will continue along the coast until Cabure. After a boat crossing of the Preguiças river, your transfer will be waiting to take you to your pousada in Atins, only a short drive away. A few minutes to refresh and check-in and you will depart to Canto do Atins, with a stop for lunch at Luiza's restaurant, to try her famous shrimp recipes. After lunch, you will visit the crown jewel of this trip, Lençois Maranhenses National Park. There is nothing like this in the world. A desert like land, covered by miles of white sand dunes, but between them are fresh water lakes formed by rain water. You will have time to swim in these lakes, walk over the dunes, and capture the most jaw dropping sunset.

Day 12
Atins , Brazil
La Ferme de George Breakfast, Lunch

Atins is a magical village, with the river in one side, the ocean in front, the national park at the other, and the savanna behind it. Here time is counted by the sun crossing the sky, and the villagers go about their daily chores as soon as the sun rises. You will join one of the fishermen on his boat to try and catch your own lunch, which will be prepared by the fishermen's wife, while you are welcomed into his home to help her cook. There is no better way to really get into the culture of this community than to accompany them and share their life for a brief moment, and learn how their simple life is full of happiness. The rest of your days is free to enjoy Atins.

Day 13
Atins , Brazil
La Ferme de George Breakfast

Day at leisure to enojy the beach.

Day 14
Atins , Brazil
Sao Luiz, Brazil
Luzeiros São Luiz Breakfast

Your boat transfer to Barreirinhas is also your last tour in the Route of Emotions. You will stop in Mandacaru to see the lighthouse, then continue on this beautiful tropical river sided by lush forests. You will around in Barreirinhas at noon, and will stop for lunch before continuing by land, in regular roads, to São Luis, capital of the state (meal not included).

Day 15
Sao Luiz, Brazil
Luzeiros São Luiz Breakfast

Depending on your flight time, you can take am optional tour of colonial São Luis, a World Heritage Site. The oldest part of the city was a thriving port during colonial era. The richest home owners showed their wealth by decorating their houses with Portuguese tiles imported from the metropolis. This tour will include a walk through old São Luis to admire some of these houses, some stunning historical churches, and important public buildings, like the Lions Palace, seat of the governor. Later on, transfer to the airport.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

More than 1000km (620mi) of off-road crossing through some of Brazil’s most incredible beaches, quaint rural towns and fishermen villages, coconut forests, wildlife filled mangroves and tropical jungles, finishing every day at a striking boutique hotels. This trip includes the natural paradises of Jericoacoara National Park – with its caatinga grassland and gigantic moving golden dunes; Delta do Parnaíba Environment Protection Area - largest river delta of the Americas; and the crown jewel Lençois Maranhenses National Park – a desert-like region of white sand dunes bisected by crystal clear lakes.

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Luciano was awesome!

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Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2014

I really enjoyed our Jeep tour of the 4 wonders. It was such an easy way to see all of the main highlights of Rio & I highly recommend doing it. Petropolis was neat but I wish we'd done it on our own since we had no time to enjoy the city. I felt our guide rushed us through the palace & wanted at least one hour to shop in the town.
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