• Trekking
  • Barreirinhas
  • Santo Amaro
  • Hammocks
  • English, Portuguese
  • 10
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From R$2.285,00
/ per person
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  • Handpicked Local Partners
  • Sustainable Travel
  • Get 5% OFF when you book online

About the adventure

Welcome to the Lençóis Maranhenses 3-day trek adventure! This magical journey seamlessly combines natural beauty with cultural experiences. Embark on a three-day itinerary starting in Barreirinhas, the gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Join us for an unforgettable Lençóis Maranhenses trekking experience as we take you through the region’s most captivating attractions.

Lençós Maranhenses Trekking

As part of your trek Lençóis Maranhenses, you’ll have the chance to explore the charming communities of Vassouras and Mandacaru. Here, amidst the Lençois Sand Dunes, you’ll get a glimpse into the local way of life. Engage with friendly locals eager to share their traditions with you. Discover sustainable tourism initiatives that are integral to preserving this incredible natural treasure. Following this, our next destination is the breathtaking Atins Beach, where you can relax by crystal-clear waters and enjoy stunning dune views.

Lencóis Maranhenses Trek

The highlight of your Lençóis Maranhenses trekking adventure unquestionably lies in the exploration of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Within this unique landscape, you’ll encounter vast stretches of white sand dunes, interspersed with shimmering lagoons. This unparalleled natural wonder will leave you awe-inspired. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary Lençóis Maranhenses trekking experience that allows you to connect with Earth’s beauty like never before.

Lençóis Maranhenses Trek - Sunrise

Highlights of the adventure

  • 3-day trek in Lençóis Maranhenses blends natural beauty and culture.
  • Visit Vassouras and Mandacaru communities for local insights.
  • Enjoy Atins Beach's crystal-clear waters and stunning dunes.
  • Explore white sand dunes and shimmering lagoons in the National Park.
  • Stay with local families to learn about regional traditions.

Day by day

Get ready for an exciting day on your Lençóis Maranhenses trek starting in Barreirinhas at 8:30 a.m. The adventure kicks off with a thrilling speedboat tour that takes us to the Environmental Preservation Area (EPA) Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses. We’ll then visit the villages of Vassouras and Mandacaru, where you can soak up the local culture and community-based tourism.

Lençóis Maranhenses Trek

Lunchtime will be a treat at the beautiful Atins beach, known for its clear waters and soft sands. After a short break, we’ll head to the Rio Negro’s mouth. From there, a 1-hour 4×4 ride will carry us to Oasis Baixa Grande, the starting point of our Lençóis Maranhenses trekking adventure. The trek covers about 7km in 2-3 hours and leads to the oasis within the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Here, at Oasis Baixa Grande, you’ll witness how locals harmonize with their natural environment. The area boasts sand dunes and a unique restinga ecosystem, and it’s home to only six families.

Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

To truly experience the Lençóis Maranhenses trek, you’ll spend the night with a local family. During your free time, explore and engage in conversations to learn about their traditions. Don’t forget to try Tiquira, a cassava brandy from the region. This trek promises a deep connection with nature and culture, giving you an authentic Lençóis Maranhenses experience.

Lunch, Dinner

Embark on an exciting Lençóis Maranhenses trekking adventure! Begin your morning with a refreshing swim in the tranquil Baixa Grande lagoon, known for its clear waters. It’s the ideal place to cool off. After a satisfying lunch, we’ll start our hike to Queimadas. This 13km trek takes around 3-4 hours. While crossing the Rio Negro, you’ll learn about its desert characteristics. We’ll then head to Ponta do Peadouro, an area with tall dunes that provide incredible views. As the sun sets, we’ll reach the village and spend the night with a local family. Enjoy dinner and rest in hammocks.

Lençóis Maranhenses trekking

Our next stop is Queimada dos Britos, a small village with 14 families. It’s part of Santo Amaro in Maranhão. The landscape features typical restinga vegetation. During flood months, the village is partially underwater, creating a unique and captivating morning exploration. The community has an adapted school for 9 children. Immerse yourself in this day of Lençóis Maranhenses trekking, discovering nature’s wonders and the warmth of local life.

Trek Lençóis Maranhenses

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join the exciting Lençóis Maranhenses trekking adventure! We’ll start at 4:00 a.m., and breakfast will be ready at 3:00 a.m. The journey to Lagoa do Junco will take about 4-6 hours, allowing time for breaks and walks.

Trek Lençóis Maranhenses - diving

Throughout the trek, explorers can relish the stunning lakes of the area, like Lagoa do Junco. Our destination is Lagoa do Junco, where we’ll arrive by 8:00 a.m. and stay until 9:30 a.m. Then, a private 4×4 vehicle will transport us straight to Santo Amaro. We’ll reach Santo Amaro by 10:00 a.m., marking the end of our trekking journey.


What is included in the Lençóis Maranhenses Trek?

  • Private speedboat tour (Visitation to APA Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses with stops at Vassouras and Mandacaru);
  • Lunch at Atins beach; Private transportation from Atins to Rio Negro (start of the hike) in a 4x4 vehicle;
  • Dinner, overnight stay in hammocks, breakfast, and lunch at Oásis Baixa Grande;
  • Dinner, overnight stay in hammocks, and breakfast at Oásis Queimada dos Britos;
  • Private transportation for the Lagoa do Junco to Santo Amaro segments;
  • Experienced local ecological guide accredited by ICMBio;
  • Individual accident insurance - Porto Seguro;
  • Exclusive Gifts.

What is not included?

  • Drinks
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included items

Next Departures

December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023 Available R$2.285,00
December 2, 2023 - December 4, 2023 Available R$2.285,00
December 3, 2023 - December 5, 2023 Available R$2.285,00
December 4, 2023 - December 6, 2023 Available R$2.285,00
December 5, 2023 - December 7, 2023 Available R$2.285,00

Having trouble finding a date that matches your schedule?

We work with flexible dates to help you find the perfect time for your next adventure. Contact us via WhatsApp +55-11-94908-4101 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the closest airport to Lençóis Maranhenses?

The nearest airport to Lençóis Maranhenses is located in São Luis.

How do I get to Barreirinhas where the tour starts?

You have multiple options to reach Barreirinhas. You can book a private transfer when finalizing your booking on our platform. Alternatively, more budget-friendly options like shared vans and buses are available, which you can book directly. For more details, please refer to our blog post on how to get to Lençóis Maranhenses.

How do I get to São Luis from Santo Amaro at the end of the trek?

We offer the convenience of booking a private transfer via our platform. Additionally, there are shared vans that depart at 4:00 am and 1:00 pm every day, which you can book directly. More information is available on our blog.

Can I store extra luggage while on the trek?

If you’re traveling with additional luggage that you won’t need during the hike, our partner has you covered. They provide a luggage transfer service from Barreirinhas to Santo Amaro at a cost of R$50 per piece. If you plan to return to Barreirinhas after the trek, our partner also offers luggage storage for R$30 per item. Please note that payments for these services must be made directly in cash on-site.

I'm traveling solo. How can I secure my Trip?

As a solo traveler, you have multiple ways to book your adventure. You can opt for a “Guaranteed” departure date listed on our website. If those dates don’t align with your schedule, you have the option to start a new group by picking a date of your choice. We recommend doing this as early as possible to enhance the likelihood of your chosen departure being confirmed. When booking, select the “Pay Deposit” method, where you’ll be required to pay a 20% deposit based on a single rate. This will secure your departure, and the remaining balance will be determined by the final group size, invoiced 7 days before your trip starts. Should you decide to cancel due to changes in the group size affecting the cost, a 5% fee will be deducted to cover credit card processing expenses.

Can I book a private group?

Yes, you can book a private group. To do so, please fill out the inquiry form on our platform, and we’ll get back to you with the details.

Can I start the tour in Atins instead of Barreirinhas?

Certainly! While our standard route begins in Barreirinhas, you can opt to start in Atins. Discounts are available depending on your reservation type. For open groups consisting of 3 or more people, each individual will receive a R$100 discount on the total cost. For those interested in private or couple/double bookings, please reach out to us for information on applicable discounts. Tours starting from Atins start at 2 pm, and please note that lunch on the first day is not included

Do the guides speak English?

While most of our guides are not fluent in English, we do our best to accommodate English-speaking guides for international groups. If a bilingual guide is essential for you, we offer the option to book a translator at a cost of R$450 per day.

Are drinks included in the package?

Mineral water, soft drinks and beer are not included in the package. You can buy them and pay directly to the families where you will be staying.  We recommend that you bring cash, preferably small change.

What type of food is provided at the support points?

Our support points offer simple, home-cooked meals that typically include rice, beans, pasta, and a variety of animal proteins like free-range chicken, goat, pork, fish, duck, etc. The availability of these items may vary based on local conditions.

I have dietary restrictions. Can you accommodate them?

Absolutely! We can cater to various dietary restrictions such as vegetarian diets and food allergies. Please inform us of your needs at the time of booking so we can make the necessary arrangements.

What is the accommodation like in Lençóis Maranhenses?

During a trek in Lençóis Maranhenses, the accommodations in the oases are rustic and integrated with nature, aiming to offer an authentic experience. Visitors stay in the homes of local families who reside in the oases. The accommodations are simple and include shared bathrooms. Guests sleep in hammocks, which are placed under covered structures and come with blankets for added comfort. Some of the homes also have beds available that can be arranged on-site and paid for directly to the host.

What is the transportation during the tour?

Most of the journey is on foot, as it’s a hiking tour. However, we do include all necessary transfers from your accommodation in Barreirinhas to the starting point and one at the end to Santo Amaro. Please note that transfers from Santo Amaro to São Luis or back to Barreirinhas are not included in the package.

What should I pack for Lençóis Maranhenses?

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable hike, please consider packing the following items:

  • UV-Protective Clothing: For sun protection.
  • Hat: To shield your face from the sun.
  • Sunglasses: For eye protection.
  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher is recommended.
  • Rain Gear: A lightweight rain cover for unexpected showers.
  • Backpack: A 30L, 40L, or 60L backpack to carry your essentials.
  • Trekking Pole: For added stability on uneven terrain.
  • Hydration: A 1.5L water bottle or a large hydration pack.
  • Swimsuit: For enjoying the lagoons.
  • Headlamp: For better visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Snacks: Pack cereal bars, nuts, and fruits for quick energy.
  • Footwear: Consider sandals like Papetes or Hawaiian flip-flops.
  • Socks: For added comfort during the trek.
  • Beach Towel: Compact and quick-drying is best.
  • Personal Care Items: Basic hygiene products.
  • Medications: Any personal prescriptions or over-the-counter meds you may need.

Packing Tips:

  • Avoid heavy items like laptops, excessive clothing, and bulky toiletries. Less is more! 
  • Aim for a backpack weight around 4kg for optimal comfort.

When is is the best time to visit Lençóis Maranhenses?

The best time to visit Lençóis Maranhenses in Brazil largely depends on what you’re looking to experience. Here are some general guidelines:

Lagoon Season: June-September
Best for full lagoons but expect crowds.

Less Crowded: October-November
Fewer tourists; some lagoons may be dry.

Budget-Friendly: December-February
Lower prices, fewer lagoons, and more rain.

Read more in our blog, when is the best time to visit Lençois Maranhenses

How many people are assigned to one guide?

We aim to provide a personalized experience by assigning one guide for every 8 people. If your group exceeds this number, we will add a second guide at no additional cost.

Is there free time during the hike?

Yes, the day usually starts early to avoid the strong sun. Most days offer free time from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, allowing you to explore the surroundings of your accommodation, read a book or take a nap at one of the hammocks.

How physically demanding is the trek?

The trek can be physically demanding, involving moderate to long distances over challenging terrains like sand dunes and freshwater lagoon

What if I get injured?

In case of an injury, we will provide the necessary support for your safe evacuation, which may include transport via quad bike, 4×4, or other means as required.

How do we prioritize environmental sustainability on the tour?

At PlanetaEXO, we hold environmental sustainability in high regard, which is why we’ve chosen a partner who aligns with our values. Our partner in Lençóis Maranhenses shares our dedication to responsible and community-based tourism. 

Their team consists of highly experienced guides and drivers, ensuring a service that is both responsible and welcoming. As a family-owned business native to Barreirinhas, they have a genuine passion for showcasing the unique beauty and diversity of the Lençóis Maranhenses region. They work closely with local organizations to promote tourism that not only benefits the community but also respects and values local cultures.

Overall Adventure Rating:
- Based on 5 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. I couldn't be happier with their service!
    By Tommaso
    from Italy
    October 9, 2023
    I booked this incredible 3-day trekking experience through PlanetaExo and I couldn't be happier with their service! Our guide really made this three-day trekking adventure in the Lençóis Maranhenses Park unforgettable. Their incredible knowledge and enthusiasm not only enriched our experience of the park's natural beauty, but also allowed us to connect with Brazilian culture and customs. His insights and stories added a fascinating cultural dimension to our trek, making it more than just a journey through nature. In addition, I would like to emphasize three aspects that made our experience of Europe extremely smooth. 1. Level of English: The PlanetaExo team had an excellent command of English, which made communication easy and enjoyable. It was comforting to know that language would not be a barrier during our adventure. 2. Booking flexibility: They accommodated our preferred dates and customized the trip according to our preferences. This flexibility ensured that we got the most out of our trek. 3. Easy payment method: Their simple payment method made the whole booking process hassle-free, allowing us to focus on the excitement of the adventure to come. Overall, PlanetaExo provided a top-notch experience from start to finish, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure in the Lençóis Maranhenses Park!
    Date of Experience: August 23, 2023
  2. Unforgettable adventure
    By Lilia
    from Brazil
    September 20, 2023
    Host were so kind and made us feel at home ! The adventure is unforgettable
    Date of Experience: September 18, 2023
  3. Very good
    By Eve
    from France
    August 22, 2023
    The ride was great, I'll leave you with some records of this unforgettable moment.
    Date of Experience: August 27, 2023
  4. We had great time with PlanetaEXO!
    By Marina Clement
    from France
    August 9, 2023
    A great time with a great team! Don’t loose you time to looking for an other agency, PlanetaEXO is just the best for Lençois Maranhenses!!!! Go straight without any hesitation!!!! We took the 3 days 2 nights trip, it was just amazing!!!!!
    Date of Experience: August 02, 2023
  5. Very nice group of travellers, amazing itinerary, great adventure!
    By Goran
    from United Kingdom
    August 3, 2023
    A very nice group of travelers, an incredible itinerary, a great adventure and excellent organization! Also, big thanks to the guide who was always by our side, we never felt abandoned from the first day of correspondence. We look forward to organizing another adventure on our next trip to Brazil.
    Date of Experience: July 19, 2023

Cancelation Policy

  • If you cancel within 7 days of booking the tour or extra services, you’ll receive a full refund, minus any credit card processing fees. However, if the tour is scheduled for the days immediately following your booking, no refund will be provided.
  • For cancellations made up to 5 days before the start of the tour or extra services, you’ll receive a partial refund. A fee of 20% of the total tour cost will be deducted to cover operational and logistical expenses, as well as any cancellation fees with our partners.
  • Cancellations made after the specified time frames will not be eligible for any refund.

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Lençóis Maranhenses Trek 3 days
Group Discount Available
From R$2.285,00
/ per person
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Handpicked Local Partners
  • Sustainable Travel
  • Get 5% OFF when you book online