Trekking Lençóis Maranhenses – 1 night | 2 Days
Describing these crossings would not be enough to convey all its beauty and emotion, but prepare yourself for a unique, contemplative experience of the greatness and exuberance of nature and the simplicity and human dimension. There is also the mystical component to those people most sensitive and connected with the spiritual aspect of man’s adventure on earth. Come prepared for a body and soul journey. Trekking Lençóis Maranhenses
Our trekking tours can be done by anyone as long as you are physically prepared for the type of hike. We have long, 3 or 5-day itineraries that require more physical training. We do not advise people without the habit of hiking or fitness to venture out for curiosity or excitement. Trekking Lençóis Maranhenses
See the complete itinerary below.
About Lençóis Maranhenses
The national park of Lençóis Maranhenses is a Brazilian conservation unit of integral protection to the nature located in the northeast region of the state of Maranhão. The territory of the park, with an area of 156 584 ha, is distributed by the municipalities of Barreirinhas, First Cross and Santo Amaro do Maranhão. The park was created with the primary purpose of “protecting the flora, the fauna and the natural beauties, existing in the place.
There is nothing comparable to the fascinating Lençóis Maranhenses. Situated on the eastern coast of Maranhão, involves the municipalities of Humberto de Campos, Primeira Cruz, Santo Amaro and Barreirinhas, the latter being the main gateway to this fantastic natural beauty. Lençoís Maranhenses
Its biggest attraction is the National Park of Lençóis, on the banks of the Preguiças River, in Maranhão.There are 155 000 hectares of stunning landscape, full of tall dunes up to 40 feet tall and freshwater lakes.
It resemble a large desert, it rains there, 300 times more than in the African Sahara. Are these waters, trapped between the dunes, form true tropical oasis.
It has an area 155,000 ha and 70 km from the beach. It is located in the state of Maranhão, encompassing the municipalities of Barreirinhas, Humberto de Campos and Primeira Cruz.
Access is done by land by BR 135, by sea, entering the channel Preguiças river in Atins and through river from Barreirinhas, through the Preguiças river.
By land, from São Luis, the state capital, travels up to 58 Km Rosario, and from there another 22 km until Morros and 162 Km to Barreirinhas, crossing the turnoff to Humberto de Campos.
The headquarters of the Park is 2 km from Barreirinhas, across the Preguiças river, where it crosses ferry. There are tours from Barreirinhas, using appropriate vehicles which it gets down to the dunes and freshwater lagoons.
The night spent along the way will be very simple, we will have a rest in hammock in local resident house. This is pure adventure.