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Brazil - Fabulous North

(15 Days)

Rio de Janeiro | São Luis | Barreirinhas | Atins | Salvador da Bahia | Lençois

Day Routing
01 Rio de Janeiro

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel.

02 Rio de Janeiro

On a half day city tour you will visit the main sights of the city. Drive through the Flamengo Park and reach the highlight of this tour, the Sugar Loaf mountain, by a cable car 1,200 feet high. Enjoy a spectacular look down at Rio from top of the Sugar Loaf.

03 Rio de Janeiro

During the 4h tour by jeep you will pass the districts of Botafogo, Laranjeiras and Santa Tereza, proceeding as far as Dona Marta Belvedere. At least you will visit the Corcovado mountain with the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer with a breath-taking view over Rio.

04 Rio de Janeiro - São Luis

Flight to São Luis, Capital of the Maranhao State, transfer to the hotel.

05 São Luis - Barreirinhas

In the morning half day city tour. Then you will depart to Barreirinhas. The National Park of Lençois Maranhenses, located close to the city of Barreirinhas, is a prescious area with magnificent dunes sculpted by Nature.

06 Parque d. Lençois Maranhenses

Today you will make a tour on 4x4 vehicles to visit the Dunes at Lençois Maranhenses. A walk will be made to the Blue Lagoon and sunset will be contemplated at the Dunes. Lunch on route. Return to Barreirinhas.

07 Atins

Morning departure in speed boat on the majestic Preguiças River. You will visit the community of Vassouras with the opportunity to see Capuchin monkeys and the community of Mandacaru, a small fishermen village where you will be  taken 160 stairs up to the Mandacaru Light House to enjoy the wonderful views over the dunes, the river and its river mouth. Continue to the community of Atins, lunch at local restaurant. Depart in 4X4 vehicles towards the green lagoon with time for a swim in its crystalline waters. Return to  Barrerinhas during sunset.

08 Barreirinhas - São Luis

Transfer from Barreirinhas back to São Luis.

09 São Luis - Salvador

Flight to Salvador and transfer to the hotel.

10 Salvador da Bahia

Half day city tour in the historic Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, inclusive visit to the handicraft market Mercado Modelo.

11 Salvador da Bahia - Lençóis

Early transfer to the Chapada Diamantina, Brazil’s largest nature park. After around 6 hours of travel you will arrive in the city of Lençóis, which is well known as the “diamond city”. In the afternoon, time for a small walk in Lençóis.

12 Lençóis

Full day tour (around 12h) to visit the “Mucugezinho" and the “Devil Pool”, as well as the Devil's throat.  Continue to the “Lapa Doce“ cave which is 800m long, entering at one opening and exit by another. The stalagtites and stalagmites take millions of years to reach this form and size. Continue to Pratinha and Blue cave. The blue color only appears when the sun hits and reflects on the stones. Return to Lençóis at 7 pm.

13 Lençóis

Full day excursion (12h) to the “Poço Encantado“, with a lake inside a cave with crystal clear blue water. Continue to Mucuge, a small city in the middle of the Chapada, to visit the “Cemiterio Bizantino“, built in the XIX century in Byzantine style. You cannot miss the Waterfall “Tiburtino“, where the river gives the tourist a calm and fresh bath. If there is time enough, you stop in “Xique Xique de Igatu“, a ghost town 10km from the city Andaraí. Return to Lençóis at 7 pm.

14 Lençóis - Salvador da Bahia

Flight to Salvador da Bahia and transfer to the hotel.

15 Salvador da Bahia

End of the roundtrip. Transfer to the airport and individual departure.