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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
+55 98 3349 1267
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Breathe taking!!

This is a MUST do activity: walk on the white sandy dunes to the varios small lakes. The Lencois... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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One of the best trips of my life!

I included a tour of this region when I explored the North East of Brazil in January. I was soul... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Lara Y
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Breathe taking!!”
23 Apr 2017
“One of the best trips of my life!”
Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
+55 98 3349 1267
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a MUST do activity: walk on the white sandy dunes to the varios small lakes. The Lencois are really like white bed linings, reason for the name. Although we only found one lake with water so we could cool down, it was worthy...More

1  Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I included a tour of this region when I explored the North East of Brazil in January. I was soul searching and decided to embark on an adventure leaving my family behind for 14 days. Some people thought I was mad but it was the...More

2  Thank Lara Y
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I’m a nature lover and Brazil is just an amazing country. The Amazon, Bonito, the Pantanal, Fernando de Noronha and many, many other splendid places blessed with outstanding nature. The Lençois Maranhenses is one of the special spots. The crystal clear lagoons formed in the...More

Thank BrazilAca
Reviewed 12 April 2017

best to visit off saison otherwise it would be way too overcrowed to simple the magic of this place. Furthermore the lagoon might have shrinked already to take a swim.

Thank JoachimG
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The best way is to trek in it for 3 days in the desert (for that choose Costa Leste EcoAventura) The views of dunes and spring water lagoon is just indescribable

Thank MatthieuGiud
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

While stay in St. Luis, I was able to take a day trip to this amazing national park. It was a long day, but I highly recommend it, if you are in the city. I was picked up at the hotel at 4:00 am and...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Lençois is a place to visit in your life. White desert with fresh water lagoons! Best to get to Atins, as you will get deeper in the desert while from barreirinhas you only get to the first dune!

1  Thank Giuseppe M
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A must go for everyone. This an unique place in the world. I don't recommend it for people with walking restrictions because you need to go up and down on the dunes, and it demands physical effort. Don't forget to check up the months when...More

1  Thank Phccarvalho
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A trully natural wonder of the world!!! Get yourself literally lost exploring the endless dunes & ponds!!! Local dishes like Spice Grilled Prawns is a must try!!!

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

To have the unique feeling that one intends to try to reach less touristy places. Look for full-day rides to lesser-known park areas. Anyway, it's always worth going.

1  Thank Catarina R
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Christina C
What airport in Brazil did you land at? Was it close to Lencois Desert?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Claire M | Reviewed this property |
São Luis, as well.... about a 4 hour drive to the park.
Is now a good time to visit
4 April 2017|
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Response from Claire M | Reviewed this property |
Yes- we were able to swim in a lagoon. It was not busy and I would prefer it this way. My understanding is that later in the year, there are more lagoons suitable for swimming, but with that comes more people. I would... More
I am single traveler and would like a join an organized tour for this place. Any suggestions on the tour operators or companies?
24 March 2017|
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Response from JessicaS31 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in september and went with a friend I met in Salvador. We hired a private guide and this was amazing. Only small groups and lots of information and attention. We even slept with sleeping bags outside in the wild:)
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