Route of Emotions to Brazil

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11 Days
Private Tour
3 Star Hotel
International flights are NOT included

This 11 days 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 that will be traveled in modern 4×4 vehicles and speedboats.

Operator: Etours Brazil
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Day 1: Arrival in São Luis

Welcome to São Luis! The driver will meet you at the international 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: Hotel Luzeiros São Luis or similar accommodation.

Day 2: Old Town of São Luis – Barreirinhas

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: Pousada Encantes do Nordeste or similar accommodation.

Day 3: Barreirinhas City Tour

After breakfast, fly over 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: Pousada Encantes do Nordeste or similar accommodation.

Day 4: Caburé Beach

After breakfast, with all luggage packed, departure to the port, where you will embark on fast motor boats 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.

Day 5: Excursion of the Delta of Parnaiba

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: Pousada Vento Do Kite or similar accommodation.

Day 6: Barra Grande

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

Day 7:  Camocim’s Island

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’s 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: Pousada Surfing Jeri or similar accommodation.

Day 8: Jericoacoara

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 Serrate.
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.

Day 9: Jericoacoara

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

Day 10: Fortaleza

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: Hotel Villa Mayor or similar accommodation.

Day 11: Departure Day

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.

Specification: Route of Emotions to Brazil

Airport Transfer

Drop-Off, Pickup


International flights are NOT included


NOT included



Level of Difficulty


Tour Style



Airconditioned Vehicle, Boat


NOT Included


11 Days

Other Inclusions

Tour Guide, Tickets & Entry Fees

Included Meals



3 Star Hotel

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At the time of booking must be paid a deposit equal to 50% of the participation fee; final payment must be done 30 days before departure. For reservations that should take place within 30 days prior to departure or for reservations with special conditions (for example special offers, special periods such as New Year's Eve and Carnival, Local holidays etc.) the full amount must be paid at the time of reservation.


For the cases listed below, we reserve the right to subsequently increase the quoted prices:
• Tariff changes by transport companies (for example fuel surcharges)
• new taxes or fees generally introduced or increased (for example, the increase in port or airport taxes)
• price increases imposed by the government (eg VAT)
• extraordinary increases in hotel prices
• plausibly explainable printing errors
• changes in the exchange rate


Before departure, the organizer or seller who needs to change significantly one or more elements of the contract, immediately gives written notice to the consumer, indicating the type of change and the change in price that follows. If you do not accept the modification proposal, the consumer may alternatively exercise the right to reacquire the sum already paid or to enjoy the offer of a replacement tourist package.


If after the departure the organizer finds it impossible to provide for any reason, except for a fact of the consumer, an essential part of the services included in the contract, he will have to prepare alternative solutions, without any price additional to be paid by the contractor and if the services provided are of a lower value than those envisaged, reimburse it equal to this difference.


In case of waivers of the services booked, the agency will apply the following penalties, in addition to the charges and expenses to be incurred for the cancellation of the same services:
50% of the total amount for cancellations made up to 60 days before arrival;
75% of the total amount for cancellations made up to 30 days before scheduled arrival;
100% of the total amount for cancellations made less than 30 days before departure;
no reimbursement will be granted to those who do not show up at the start, and or will renounce during the course of the trip.


The agency acts only as an organizing agent of: tours, attractions, hotel reservations and accommodation, restaurants, meals and services, guided tours and transportation of any kind, and can not be held responsible in any way for injuries, losses, damages, accidents, delays or inconveniences that may occur either due to defects, or as acts of government or other civil authorities (wars, civil unrest, strikes, etc.) or from any cause beyond the control of the agency. the agency assumes no responsibility for the loss or additional expenses in case of delays or changes to the program or other causes. The agency and its suppliers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule each tour departure in accordance with the regulations in place. Flights and Hotels will be reconfirmed after payment. In the event that the services offered are no longer available, we will proceed with the booking of equivalent services.


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