4 de December de 2015

Chapada Diamantina and Lencois Maranhenses

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SUGGESTED ITINERARY

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DAY 1- Arrival in Rio de Janeiro for dinner

  • Arrival in Rio de Janeiro
  • Private transfer to your hotel
  • Dinner
  • Overnight at the hotel

Leaving the International Airport you will start to experience the amazing natural beauty as you ride around Guanabara`s bay, through the Corcovado Mountain, by Rodrigo de Freitas` lagoon until you reach your hotel. Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, Rio is the capital city of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site. Rio is the most well known Brazilian city, with famous landmarks like Copacabana beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer Statue; Maracana Stadium, among others.

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 DAY 2 – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning Downtown historical walking tour
  • Lunch at Confeitaria Colombo
  • Afternoon visit of the National Museum (once the house of the King of Portugal and the Emperors of Brazil)
  • Dinner and Overnight

National Museum – The National Museum was established by the King of Portugal Dom João VI (1769–1826) in 1818 with the name of Royal Museum, in an initiative to stimulate scientific research in Brazil, which until then was an immense and wild colony, practically unexplored by science. Initially the Museum sheltered botanical and animal specimens, especially birds, what caused the old building where it was located in center of Rio de Janeiro, to be known by the population as the "House of the Birds".

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DAY 3 – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Fly to Salvador
  • Arrival in Salvador
  • Historical city tour on the way to the hotel
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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DAY 5 – - (THURSDAY)- Breakfast & Dinner. P.S: Flights to Lencois are on Thursdays and Sundays only
Depart to Lencois (Chapada Diamantina)

  • Arrival in Lencois
  • City Tour
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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DAY 5 –(THURSDAY)- - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Pratinha / Torrinha / Pai Inacio

  • After Brealfast, visit Blue Cave (Gruta Azul) & Little Golden Cave (Gruta Pratinha)
  • Lunch after lunch visit to Torrinha Cave (Gruta da Torrinha) with its exotic formations and Smoke Cave (Gruta Fumaca)
    with its peculiar local paintings
  • At sunset, visit to Pai Incio Mount to enjoy a panoramic view of the area and enjoy the sunset
  • Back to Lençóis
  • Dinner

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DAY 6 –(THURSDAY)- - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Enchanted Pit (Poço Encantado) / Blue Pit (Poço Azul)

  • After breakfast head towards the wonders of Chapada: Enchanted Pit (Poço Encantado) / Blue Pit (Poço Azul)
    These are flooded caves that get a blueish color due to the light rays that come into the caves
  • Lunch
  • Flotation on the Blue Hole
  • Afterwards transfer to Igatu to spend the evening
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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 DAY 7 –(DOMINGO)- Breakfast. P.S: Flights to Lencois are on Thursdays and Sundays only

  • Transfer from Igatu to Lencois Airport for flight to Salvador
  • Arrival in Sao Luis
  • Overnight

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 DAY 8 –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • After breakfast, Transfer to Barreirinhas. (+/- 3 hours)
  • Upon arrival in Barreirinhas, visit to the impressive National Park of Lencois Maranhenses
  • Riding 4x4 Cars, we will cross Preguicas` River (Rio Preguica)
  • and will drive along sand roads for approximately 40 minutes until we reach the Blue Lagoon (Lagoa Azul)
  • After a 20 minutes walk, one reaches the Fish Lagoon (Lagoa dos Peixes)
  • Before reuturning to the hotel (Pousada), we will see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the World
  • Overnight in Barreirinhas

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 DAY 9 –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Barreirinhas to Caburé
  • After breakfast we start our trip to Cabure on speed boats along Preguicas` River
  • On the way to Cabure, our first stop is at Vassouras, where we also find Prego monkeys
  • Next stop is at Mandacaru`s Lighthouse
  • Finally the tour ends in Cabure
  • Check in the hotel (Pousada)
  • Lunch
  • Rest of the day free to enjoy the area
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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 DAY 10 –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Caburé to Parnaíba
  • After breakfast, the tour starts heading to Parnaiba on 4X4 trasnportation
  • Another 110 kilometers until the tour reaches Parnaíba, after crossing the border between the states of
    Maranhao and Piaui
  • Lunch
  • Visit to Barcas' Harbour
  • Afterwards, check in at the Hotel (Pousada)
  • Free Afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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 DAY 12 –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Parnaíba - Jericoacoara
  • After breakfast, transfer to Tatus` harbor to board the tour to the Delta of Parnaiba
  • During the tour the boat will stop at Big Island of Santa Isabel (Ilha Grande de Santa Isabel)
  • then the tour exploits Periquitos` Igarape and Poldros` Igarape
  • Lunch
  • back to Tatus` harbor, the day continues to Coreau River
  • After crossing the river, the tour reaches the Love Island (Ilha do Amor)
  • The tour passes by Funnel`s Dunes (Dunas do Funil) and Torta`s Lake (Lago da Torta)
  • the tour reaches Jericoacoara on time for a wonderful sunset
  • Check in at the hotel (pousada)
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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 DAY 12 –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Jericoacoara
  • After breakfast, the tour heads to Paradise Lagoon (Lagoa do Paraíso) and Heart Lagoon (Lagoa do Coração)
  • Lunch
  • Later return to Jericoacoara
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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 DAY 13 –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Jericoacoara to Fortaleza
  • Transfer to Fortaleza (370 km) on 4X4 transportation along Prea`s Beach
  • Acarau and Itarema towns
  • Icarai Amontoada`s beach
  • Whale`s beach (Praia da Baleia)
  • Mundau`s and Guajiru`s beaches
  • Lunch
  • The tour continues through Trairi`s River to Lagoinha`s beach
  • Until it reaches Cumbuco`s beach, already in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

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 DAY 14 –Breakfast

  • Fly to Rio
  • Connect to the international departure flight
  • End of our Services