Northeast Dune Adventure
This trip departs July - September 12 Days/11 Nights from $3,200 per person
Days 1-3: Your flight from Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo brings you to Sao Luis. Your eco-adventure takes place in the far regions of Brazil’s colorful northeast coast. Your experience begins in the colonial islands of Sao Luis – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You spend two days exploring the unique architecture and diverse history of the city and its beaches. While enjoying live music at an outdoor cafe, you can sample regional cuisine characterized by abundant seafood.
Days 4-6: The real adventure begins with our 4x4 off-road journey into the heart of Lencois Maranhenses National Park - an ecological paradise. After hiking into the park, take a dip in blue lagoons surrounded by sparkling sand dunes and watch the sunset over the distant ocean. An ecological boat cruise on the Rio Preguiças (Lazy River) takes you to local fishing communities and introduces you to the exotic monkeys, birds, and plants.
Our 4x4 vehicle carries you down the endless coast bordering the national park to arrive at the third largest river delta in the world – Delta do Parnaiba. Enjoy a nature expedition cruise with a knowledgeable biologist to learn about this regions varied flora and fauna.
Days 7-9: Back on land, we venture off-road again and hit the tranquil beaches. You spend two days in the enchanting village of Jericoacaora where activities include horseback riding, sand boarding, hiking, fishing, or enjoying the town’s colorful nightlife.
This region of Brazil is world renowned for having the perfect wind and wave conditions for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Take this opportunity to learn a new adventure sport or just relax in the shade of coconut palms and sip a caipirinha (Brazil’s national drink made from sugar cane alcohol and limes).
Days 10-11: Your adventure concludes in the city of Fortaleza at a beachside 4 star hotel. Wander through the largest night market in Brazil to buy that perfect souvenir before heading home.
Day 12: Today you are transfered to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination.
Your Trip Includes: All accommodations in 4 star hotels and/or charming inns, some meals (breakfast daily, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner), services of a GRT Cultural Ambassador and expert local guides, all tours mentioned in itinerary, transportation within your trip destinations including airport transfers on the first and final days, and a private 4x4 vehicle and/or dune buggy, park fees.
Your Trip Does NOT Include: International flight to and from Brazil, gratuities for Cultural Ambassador and local guides, beverages, items of a personal nature (laundry, telephone, etc.), national and international airport departure taxes (if any), visa fees, travel insurance.
We suggest a Trip Extension of 3 Days/2 Nights in Rio de Janeiro or Fortaleza either before or after your NE Dune Adventure.