Overview & Highlights
Head to the far north of Brazil to discover historic Olinda, the remote sand dunes and lagoons in Lencois Maranhenses National Park and the historic port of São Luis.
- Olinda: guided walking tour
- São Luis: guided walking tour
- Lençois Maranhenses: 4WD excursions in the far north
A holiday which will have you constantly reaching for your camera, this journey explores the surreal, sandy landscapes of Brazil's far northeast and visits two Unesco-listed colonial gems.
Fly into the dynamic port Recife, with its history of slaving, now renewed as a capital of the arts, supremely of music and dance. Start your holiday in the nearby centuries-old town Olinda, with divine Portuguese architecture lining cobbled streets.
Travel on to the remote far north of Brazil and the huge Parnaíba delta. Its islets and lagoons are fabulous bird watching destinations. Beyond, are the surreal dunes and crystalline pools of Lençois Maranhenses National Park. A traditional way of life survives in the region's sleepy, riverine fishing communities and small coastal towns. Even the popular beach hangout of Jericoacoara remains low-key. This is an adventurous trip taking you exploring by jeep, boat and 4WD.
Arrive Recife and transfer to hotel in Olinda
Walking tour of Olinda.
Transfer back to Recife airport and fly to São Luis.
By road to Atins in Lençois Maranhenses.
Explore Lencois Maranhenses National Park.
By road to Parnaíba on a river delta.
By road to Jericoacoara, a laid back village on the Atlantic coast.
At leisure among the dunes.
Transfer to Fortaleza airport for connection to international flight home.
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This is the third year that we have travelled with JLA and each time it was very well organised from start to finish. We have had three brilliant trips.JH, Radstock
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