Fortaleza – Jericoacoara – Delta do Parnaíba – Barreirinhas – São Luís – Imperatriz – Carolina – Chapada das Mesas – Imperatriz
13 days / 12 nights
We continue along the Cearense coast knowing the beauties of Jericoacoara beach, then we go to the Parnaíba Delta and the Lençóis Maranhenses, but none of this compares to the untouched beauties of the Chapada das Mesas, a place where nature has shown itself in its fullness, waterfalls unimaginable sprout in our eyes, a unique look in which the harmony of nature shines. Come and discover places of very rare beauty where the man's hand has not touched.
1st DAY: Fortaleza
Arrival at the International Airport of Fortaleza, transfer to the hotel chosen to check IN. Rest of the day at leisure.
2st DAY: Fortaleza - Jericoacoara
Departure by the tide, we begin our tour passing the beaches of Icaraí, Tabuba, Cumbuco, Pecém Port, Pecém beach, Taíba and Paracuru from where we follow dirt roads to the municipality of Paraipaba and then by asphalt road to the beautiful beach (short stop), we continue along the beaches of Lagamar do Sol, Guajiru, Flexeiras (lunch stop), Embuaca, Mundaú (crossing the Mundaú river on a rustic wooden ferry), Baleia beach, Inferno, Apiques and lush Icaraí beach of Amontada. From here we follow paved roads passing through the municipalities of Itarema, Acaraú and Cruz from where we will follow dirt roads to Prea beach, we will continue along the beach until we reach the village of Jericoacoara, lodging at the chosen hostel. Free night.
3rd DAY: Jericoacoara
Departure in the morning crossing the National Park of Jericoacoara passing by the beach of Preá to Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Paraíso. Free day to enjoy the charms and wonders that these two lagoons provide us. Return to Jericoacoara in the late afternoon where we will enjoy the sunset. Free night.
4th DAY: Jericoacoara - Parnaíba
Departing according to the tide, knowing the beach of Mangue Seco, the Villa do Guriú, where we cross the mouth of the Guriú River and the mangrove around it, the ruins of Old Tatajuba, Praia da Moréia, Praia das Imburanas and Praia da Ilha do Amor, where we will cross Rio Coreaú to the city of Camocim. After a short stop we will follow BR 402 towards Parnaíba - PI. After lunch we will continue to the Tatus Harbor, located on the Big Island of Santa Isabel, where we will embark on speedboats for a trip through the Parnaíba River Delta, the only one of the Americas on the open sea. We will know the eaves and streams, we will be able to appreciate some wild animals and accompany a beautiful sunset. Then we will continue back to the city of Parnaíba, where we will spend the night.
5th DAY: Parnaíba - Barreirinhas
Departure in the morning following federal and state roads, passing through several cities to the municipality of Paulino Neves, where the car follows tortuous paths and trails with lots of sand and mud to the small village of Caburé, a small strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Preguiças River (stop for lunch). Embark on a speedboat through the Preguiças River, glimpsing the rich mangrove forest and lush fauna of the region, we will also visit the Mandacaru Lighthouse, where we have a privileged view of the luxuriant nature around us, and the small village of Vassouras; then we continue our tour until the municipality of Barreirinhas, gateway of the Great Lençóis Maranhenses, overnight in Barreirinhas.
6th DAY: Barreirinhas
Morning free. In the afternoon we will drive in a 4 × 4 vehicle to the National Park of the Great Lençóis Maranhenses with a visit to the lagoons amidst the immense white dunes, we will be able to enjoy a fantastic sunset on the top of Lençóis dunes. Return and overnight in Barreirinhas.
7th DAY: Barreirinhas - São Luís
Departure in the morning by private vehicle towards the city of São Luís, the journey time is approximately 3-4 hours, arrival and transfer to your chosen hotel,
In the afternoon we will continue to a historical / cultural city tour through the city of São Luís. Free night.
8th DAY: São Luís - Imperatriz - Carolina
Transfer to São Luís airport, boarding flight to the city of Imperatriz where a car will be waiting for us to continue our journey towards the municipality of Carolina, distant about 240 km, lodging in one of the pleasant inns of the region. Rest of the day at leisure.
9th DAY: Carolina (Chapada das Mesas)
We start our tour knowing some attractions near the city of Carolina, we will visit the Dodo Waterfall and at the end of the afternoon we will visit the Chapada das Mesas Portal, where we will make a light trail of 150 meters up the hill, a large plateau of 70 meters that has in its upper part a great crevice from where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the chapada and the Majestic Morro do Chapéu on one side and on the other the testimonial hills eroded for thousands of years by the action of wind and rainfall.
10th DAY: Carolina (Chapada das Mesas)
After breakfast, we leave for the waterfalls of São Romão and Cachoeira da Prata. The 4 × 4 vehicle ride takes approximately 3 hours. A short walk takes us to the first waterfall: São Romão, located on the river Farinha, a tributary of the Tocantins River. A large well formed by its 25 meters of fall is ideal for delicious baths. We come to his curtain, where jets of water massage our backs (possible only in the period that does not rain). Here, time to replenish the energies with the snack of trail or lunch and rest in the net. After lunch on the way back to Carolina, we reach the Cachoeiras da Prata, a set of three falls that fall in a large area, forming another delicious well for bathing. Swirling swallows (at sunrise and sunset) make the scenery even more enchanting. Return expected at 4pm and arrival at the hostel around 6pm.
11th DAY: Carolina (Chapada das Mesas)
After breakfast, we continue along the federal highway to the municipality of Riachão. After about 1 hour and 40 min of transfer, we continue to the "Encanto Azul", secret place, totally natural. A small trail with rough vegetation and more than 100 meters of descent in a canyon with a closed forest leads us to this charming place: a natural pool of transparent and blue waters that flow from the rocks, with varying depths reaching 6 m in certain points and temperature all year round, ideal for floating and observing the various species of fish. We return for lunch (not included) and then we go to the Santa Bárbara Falls, one of the biggest falls of the Chapada das Mesas with 76 meters of height and a delicious well for a greenish-colored bath. The last place to be visited is perhaps the most beautiful of all: the Blue Well, whose reflection of water explains its name. Its natural pool formed by crystalline and blue waters invites us to enjoy diving and relax.
12th DAY: Carolina (Chapada das Mesas)
After breakfast we continue for a beautiful walk to the Tourist Complex of Fallen Stone where we will visit the Sanctuary of Fallen Stone, carved in the middle of the Maranhão savannah. A walk of about 1000 meters takes us to the entrance of the Canyon. In some stretches we walk with water by the knee through the canyon, whose walls with water and vegetation reach 50 meters, succession of magnificent landscapes. A few more meters of walk and when the route seems to reach the end a crack, a sort of magical portal reveals part of the Sanctuary, a pyramidal shaped temple formed by the action of water under the friable sandstone some 60 million years ago, where a waterfall of 46 meters high falls. Euphoria, calmness and emotion are some of the sensations reported to define the magic of the place. Indescribable. Time to enjoy and then we will go to Cachoeira do Capelão and the cave in 4 × 4 vehicle with 30 km of asphalt and 7 km of off road trail plus light hiking, in return we will make a stop to meet and take a bath in the exotic Waterfall of the "Cave".
13th DAY: Carolina - Imperatriz
Check out hotel and transfer to the city of Imperatriz, boarding in commercial flight. End of our services.
12 night stay with breakfast in apt. SINGLE, DOUBLE or TRIPLE according to your choice, in comfortable hotels / lodges with private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot showers in Fortaleza, Jericoacoara, Parnaiba, Barreirinhas, São Luís and Carolina .;
Off road trip via beach in 4 × 4 vehicle - Fortaleza / Jericoacoara;
Tour the lagoons Blue and Paradise in Jericoacoara;
Ecological walk to Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara;
Tour to the village of Tatajuba and Lagoa da Torta;
Off road trip via beach in 4 × 4 vehicle - Jericoacoara / Paraíba;
Boat trip through the Parnaíba Delta;
Off-road trip through the dunes of Pequenos Lençóis;
Boat ride along the Preguiças River;
Off-road tour in 4 × 4 vehicle to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park;
Transfer in private vehicle - Barreirinhas / São Luís;
Historic / cultural city tour of the city of São Luís;
Transfer OUT / São Luís;
Transfer IN - Imperatriz / Carolina in private vehicle;
Tour to the Chapada das Mesas National Park;
Visit the Ecological Reserve of the Fallen Stone;
Transfer OUT - Carolina / Imperatriz in private vehicle;
Full-time Travel Assistant / driver support;
Not Included in Package:
Lunches and dinners;
Any possible personal expenses;
Extra trips not described in the itinerary.
Try to wear light and comfortable clothes, not forgetting the hat and the sun block;
In some parts of the off road trip the route can be made by secondary roads and asphalt;
Try to take your medicines, because in some places there are no pharmacies;
Always cooperate with the guide / driver following all directions;
Not recommended for people who have recently undergone surgery, who are incapacitating or extremely allergic to insects and food;
Programming subject to change without notice.
Cancellation Policy and Returns
(in accordance with Normative Resolution No. 161 of August 9, 1985, of the Ministry of Tourism)
The percentage value to be refunded will be:
90% up to 31 days from the start of the trip;
80% from 21 to 30 days from the start of the trip;
0% to 80% less than 20 days from the start of the trip.