Route of Emotions to Brazil

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Tour is rated as #9 in destination Brazil
Duration 📅

11 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

3 Star Hotel

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Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Boat

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10 nights Accommodation
Transfer from/to the hotel
Excursions as per program
Guide specialized in Portuguese

From: $2,236.00

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This 11 days Route of Emotions to Brazil tour is an impressive off-road trip through one of the most unique regions of Brazil: the Route of Emotions includes the marvelous Jericoacoara, Delta of Parnaiba, and Lençóis Maranhenses. Incredible landscapes with dunes, crystal clear lagoons, the only open sea delta in the Americas and some of the most paradisiacal beaches in the world will be visited during this tour, which combines ecotourism, bird and wildlife watching, adventure, sun & beach, culture, and cuisine, besides interacting with local communities. The Route of Emotions is a trip that covers the coast of three states in northeastern Brazil: Ceará, Piauí, and Maranhão which will be traveled in modern 4×4 vehicles and speedboats.


🏁 Tour Itinerary: Route of Emotions to Brazil

Day 1: Arrival in Sao Luis

Welcome to Sao Luis!
The driver will meet you at the arrivals at Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport holding a sign with your name. From there you will be transferred to your hotel.
Depending on the arrival time, rest of the day at leisure before starting the route!

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Hotel Luzeiros Sao Luis or similar.


Day 2: Sao Luis City Tour – Barreirinhas (B)

After breakfast, you will start a historical walk through the old town of São Luis.
The city of São Luis is divided into two areas by the waters of the river Anil. While the beaches are in the northern part of the river, the main points of the city – its historic center – extend south of the river Anil. Including numerous examples of very well-preserved Portuguese architecture, this World Heritage Site is well known in particular for its
unusual tiled buildings. To add to its charm, São Luis also has a rich culture: Afro-Brazilian influences can be found in local cuisine, in reggae shows, and, most interestingly, in the traditions of Bumba Meu Boi, which are celebrated during the colorful annual festivals.
On the tour you will learn more about the colonial times of Brazil, Sao Luis is the only city that was founded by the French and not by the Portuguese. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Barreirinhas. The undeniable main feature of this area is the breathtaking Lençois Maranhenses National Park, home to kilometers of crystal clear, seasonal blue lagoons spread over a vast, kilometer-long cover of dunes.
At the end of the tour, transfer to the accommodation in Barreirinhas and check-in.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Encantes do Nordeste or similar.


Day 3: Encantes do Nordeste, Barreirinhas (B)

After breakfast, you will experience a thrilling overflight of the Lençois Maranhenses and enjoy a unique view of this natural spectacle. Departure in the afternoon in 4×4 for the tour of the impressive Great Lençóis.
The beautiful circuit of the lagoon, among all its beauties, is special because it allows you to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, 20 km from the city of Barreirinhas, its access is done in 4×4. The access road consists of a sandy path with vegetation on the sides. The 4×4 will take you to the place where
you will start a guided hike to visit the lagoons that make up the Lagoa Bonita circuit.
At the end of the tour, transfer to the accommodation in Barreirinhas and check-in.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Encantes do Nordeste or similar.

Included Activity: Overflight Lençois Maranhenses & Lagoa Bonita Tour.

Today you can experience the thrilling overflight of the Lençois Maranhenses. This half-hour tour will allow you to admire the beauty of the white sands, the blue and green colored lagoons, and the small natural lakes, which characterize the splendid and famous Lençois desert!


Day 4: Pousada Jurara, Atins (B)

After breakfast, with all luggage packed, departure to the port, where you will embark on fast motorboats up the Preguiças river until Caburé Beach. On the way, palm trees and mangroves are home to birds, reptiles, and mammals.
The first stop will be Vassouras, one of many points where the dunes of the Preguiças River meet the Pequenos Lençóis. Monkeys (“macacos pregos”) and parrots amaze travelers who stop to refresh themselves with cold drinks served in the shadows of the tents.
You will follow continue on the motorboat to the lighthouse Mandacaru in the village of the same name, which on top of its eight floors will reveal a 360-degree view of all the exuberance of the place.
You will then go to the small town of Caburé and its rustic inns and restaurants, where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will cross the Preguiças River from Caburé to the village of Atins where you will stay for the night.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Jurara or similar.

Included Activity: Rio Preguiça Boat Tour.


Day 5: Pousada Vento do Kite (B)

After breakfast, departure for the excursion of the Delta of Parnaiba.
After crossing the river and arriving at Caburé, a jeep will take you to Tutóia, from where you will take the boat to cross the Delta do Parnaíba and its majestic labyrinth of islands, such as Igoronhon, Paulino, Caju, and Canárias Islands.
During the tour, you will stop at Morro do Meio for a quick walk on the giant dunes of Caju Bay and swim in the waters of the Parnaíba River.
Located between the two states of Piauí and Maranhão, the Parnaíba Delta is the only one in the two Americas to flow into the open sea, the third-largest oceanic delta on the planet (after the Nile and Mekong Delta).
Five exits, eighty river islands, forests and mangroves with bare roots, thousands of palm trees, iguanas in the shade of shrubs, monkeys, and some alligators: a veritable labyrinth of rivers and canals that you will cross in a boat below a sky interrupted only by the wings of birds, orange-billed caracara, kingfisher, vultures, and green parakeets.
After the boat tour, transfer to Barra Grande: a paradise for kitesurfers from around the world, who come there in search of the trade winds that blow there constantly.
Upon arrival, check-in at the accommodation.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Vento do Kite or similar.

Included Activity: Delta of Parnaiba Riverboat Tour.


Day 6: Pousada Vento do Kite (B)

Today is at your leisure in Barra Grande. Enjoy the day by the sea!

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Vento do Kite or similar.


Day 7: Pousada Surfing Jeri, Jericoacoara (B)

According to the tide, you will leave Barra Grande and make your way to Jericoacoara along 115 km of asphalt until the raft, at the mouth of the River Coreaú, with which you will cross it to reach the white dunes and carnaúbas palm trees in Camocim’s Island of Love.
The 4×4 will follow the waterfront until the beach of Tatajuba. You can descend the Funil dune using sandboarding planks leased at the place (not included).
In the Torta Lagoon, you will be delighted with the small hammocks over the water and the fruits of the sea-curious “live” menu from Didi’s restaurant.
The second ferry crossing will take place on the Guriú beach, with its green-water channel and the cemetery of the mangrove trees.
You will follow the waterfront to Jericoacoara where you will arrive in time to enjoy the sunset on the famous Duna do Pôr do Sol (Dune of the Sunset), the daily ritual of residents and visitors of the place.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Surfing Jeri or similar.


Day 8: Pousada Surfing Jeri, Jericoacoara (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a tour off the beaten track at Lagoa do Paraíso and Lagoa do Coração, visiting the Pedra Furada (Holed Stone), another of Ceará’s postcard landscapes, which you will reach after a 20-minute walk from the Duna do Serrote.
On the Lagoa do Paraíso, the vibrant colors of the place refer to the Caribbean paradise: white and very fine sands are confused with the green of the ground vegetation and coconut trees which in turn frame the turquoise crystal-clear waters.
An excellent variety of bars and restaurants are available here.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Surfing Jeri or similar.

Included Activity: Dune Buggy Tour.


Day 9: Pousada Surfing Jeri, Jericoacoara (B)

Today is at your leisure. Relax on the beach, have a walk, or try your hand at kite- or windsurfing!

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Pousada Surfing Jeri or similar.


Day 10: Hotel Villa Mayor Fortaleza, Fortaleza (B)

Today you will move from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza. On the way, you will pass by some wonderful beaches on the coast. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel to enjoy the last afternoon along the sea.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lodging at Hotel Villa Mayor or similar.


Day 11: End of Itinerary (B)

It’s time to say goodbye to Brazil!
Today, depending on the flight time, our driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your connecting flight home.

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    I can’t recommend this company enough! The initial planning and email correspondence leading up to our trip was professional and seamless. They were responsible, knowledgeable, kind and so much fun 🙂 It was a magical trip that we will never forget. Thanks! ❤️

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    Excellent trip to Brazil. The team handled everything from start to end. Thanks

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    Our two fantastic, knowledgeable and fun guides (with very good English) helped to make our trip an unforgettable experience.

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    My wife and I just completed the trip. Our guides were absolutely amazing! Aside from the beautiful trip, we learned so much because of our guides. They were very accommodating of my wife’s food allergies and were constantly upbeat and encouraging to us and our group. A+ experience all around!

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    The staff at Etour were so helpful with our pre trip enquiries. The plan and briefing we received for, were so useful, we enjoyed every moment of our trip. Big thanks to the team for a very memorable experience.

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