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Route of Emotions

RIO DE JANEIRO / SÃO LUIS / BARREIRINHAS / PARNAIBA / JERICOACOARA / FORTALEZA

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

Detailed itinerary
Impressive off-road trip through unique regions of the globe, the Route of Emotions -Jeri, Delta, and LençóisMaranhenses. Fantastic landscapes such as "wilderness" of Brazil, full of crystalclear lakes, the only open sea delta in the Americas and one of the prettiest beaches in the world will bevisited on this tour, which includes ecotourism, adventure, sun & beach, culture and cuisine.Three states of Northeastern Brazil will be visited in modern 4x4 vehicles and speedboats, besides severalOPTIONAL activities such as walks, horse rides, panoramic flights, surf, kite and windsurf, bird andnatural life watching besides living experience with local communities.

DAY 1

Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

DAY 2

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

F/D Corcovado and Sugar Loaf visit The Corcovado mountain has been Rio's top attraction widely sung by famous Brazilian composers. Tour will leave the hotel riding along the beaches of Rio and taking the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (lagoon) will reach the Rebouças tunnel, a 2.6 km long complex that links the southern and northern parts of the city cut in half by the Tijuca ridge that makes Rio the only city in the world to have a National Park 5 minutes downtown. Reaching the Cosme Velho district, tour members will take a cogwheel train of Swiss manufacture that climbs the mountain its base at 15 mts to almost its summit at 670 mts. The very top is reached by climbing a flight of steps reaching the base of Christ the Redeemer statue. This statue covered with a mosaic of soapstone is one of Rio's finest Art Nouveau monuments. The view, this vantage point, with the surrounding Tijuca National Forest spreading below and a circle of mountains closing the horizon at the very back of the Guanabara bay. Stop for lunch of your choice (not included).
We will follow to the Sugar Loaf, known world over as Rio's postcard and a must to visit. Since the best time of the day to go up the cable car is later in the day tour will close at the Sugar Loaf. Sugar Loaf is reached on a two-stage cable car ride. This cable car, in operation is of Italian manufacture and takes 80 persons per trip on a 2-minute ride, each stage. The first stage, Morro da Urca - barely 170 mts high, has a restaurant, amphitheater, a helipoint for scenic rides and a privileged view of the Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay. The second stage takes one up to the Sugar Loaf - thus named because of the loaves of sugar that were commonly used by the Portuguese at the time of the discovery of the city. The all-encompassing view of this privileged 270-meter high lookout is unrivaled.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

DAY 3

Rio de Janeiro / São Luis

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport to take your flight to São Luis.
Arrival in São Luis and transfer to the chosen accommodation.

Overnight in São Luis

DAY 4

São Luis / Barreirinhas

At around 7am, we will embark on mini-buses towards Barreirinhas , a small town close to the LençoisMaranhenses. It is a regular transfer by paved roads and takes around 4h. Arrival, check in at the hotel and lunch at leisure. At 14h, depart in 4x4 towards the LençóisMaranhenses National Park. We will cross the Preguiças River by ferry and will go on for 40 minutes by the trails until a huge and high dune. From the top of which there is a striking view of the Lençóis and we can have an idea of its amplitude. After a five minute walk through the dunes we arrive at the famous Lagoa Bonita , an irresistible invitation to dive. After lunch (not included), we will explore further the impressive LençóisMaranhenses. We will continue by trails in the sand until the lagoons Lagoas Azul and Dos Peixes with their incredible and transparent waters.
For those who want to explore the spectacular greatness of the Lençóis, the 20 minute walk until the beautiful Lagoa dos Peixes is worth. Before we come back to the pousada, we will admire the sunset on the LençóisMaranhenses, one of the most remarkable experiences that nature can give us. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight in Barreirinhas

DAY 5

Barreirinhas

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

After breakfast, depart to the port, where we will embark on fast motor boats up thePreguiças River until the Caburé Beach. On the way, palms and mangroves are home to birds, reptiles and mammals. The first stop will be in Vassouras, one of many points where the dunes of the Rio Preguiças meet the PequenosLençóis. Monkeys (“macacospregos”) and parrots amaze the travelers who stop to refresh themselves with cold drinks served at the shadows of the tents. We continue by motorboat to the lighthouse Mandacaru in the village of the same name, which on top of its eight floors will reveal a 360 degrees view of all the exuberance of the place. We will then go to the small town of Caburé and its rustic inns and restaurants, where we will have lunch (not included). After lunch, we will cross the Preguiças River back to Barreirinhas, where we will stay for the night.

Overnight in Barreirinhas

DAY 6

Barreirinha / Parnaiba

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the Lençóis aboard our powerful vehicles by roads approximately 200km).
Stop at the Porto of Tatus, where we will take a speed boat to explore the Delta do Parnaiba, the guide will show how they catch crabs in the region. We continue to the Poldrons Island, where we will see the meeting of the waters, when the river and the sea meet each other. In the return, stop to visit the Canarias Island.
The tour end in the Porto of Tatus, where we will take a 15 minutes transfer to the hotel in Parnaiba.

Overnight in Parnaiba

DAY 7

Parnaiba / Jericoacoara

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

After breakfast, leave the hotel in 4x4 vehicle until the raft, at the mouth of the River Coreaú, with which we will cross to reach the white dunes and carnaúbas palm trees in Camocim's Island of Love. The 4x4 will follow the waterfront until the beach of Tatajuba. We can descend the Funil dune using sandboarding planks leased at place (not included).
In the Torta Lagoon, we will be delighted with the small hammocks over the water and the fruits of the sea curious “live” menu from Didi's restaurant (lunch not included). The second ferry crossing will take place on the Guriú beach, with its green-water channel and the cemetery of the mangrove trees. We will follow the waterfront to Jericoacoara. The overnight stay in Jericoacoara will allow us to taste the charming and cozy nightlife of this hippie small town, its restaurants, shops and bars.

Overnight in Jericoacoara

DAY 8

Jericoacoara

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

After breakfast, off-road tour at Lagoa do Paraíso and Lagoa do Coração lagoons. On the Lagoa do Paraíso, the vibrant colors of the place refers to the Caribbean paradise: white and very fine sands are confused with the green of the ground vegetation and coconut trees which in turn frame the turquoise crystal clear water. Excellent structure of bars and restaurants.

Note: On this day,the route and order of the tours may be modified due to natural conditions.

Overnight in Jericoacoara

DAY 9

Jericoacoara / Fortaleza / Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

Transfer from Jericoacoara to Fortaleza airport according to your flight schedule (the transfer takes around 5h).

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

DAY 10

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.

Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport to take your flight back home.

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