Northern Brazil Tour - Visit Jericoacoara, Lencois, Sao Luis, Belem, Marajo

The Northeast beaches - Jericoacoara - the Lençois Maranhenses - São Luis - Belem – Marajo island

Lençois Maranhenses


Marajo Island

- The magnificent Nordeste, with its wild and deserted beaches from Fortaleza all the way to São Luis, stopping on the way at the little paradise of Jericoacoara
- Discover the unique lençois Maranhenses
- The colonial town of São Luis
- The Amazon starts in Belem and the fauna on the Marajo Island

This Northern Brazil Tour can start with a stay in Salvador and/or Recife

Carte Brésil - Sao Luis - Pipa


Price per person based on 2 pers  :  from $ 3,221.00
Price per person based on 4 pers  :  from $ 2,299.00
(Prices 2017 subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations - please go to BUDGET page for current dollar price up date)

(see our prices)

Day 1 : In Fortaleza
Transfer to Fortaleza
Day 2 : Fortaleza / Guajiru
Transfer Fortaleza / Guajiru by 4X4
Day 3 : Guajiru / Jericoacoara
Transfer Guajiru / Jericoacoara by 4X4
Day 4 : Jericoacoara
Free day
Day 5 : Jericoacoara / Barra Grande 
Transfer by 4x4 to Barra Grande with a stop at the Tatajuba lagoon
Day 6 : Barra Grande / Barreirinhas
A motor boat trip in the Parnaiba Delta and transfer to Cabure, Ride up the river Preguiças in a motor canoe to Barreirinhas
Day 7 : Barreirinhas / Sao Luis
Excursion by 4X4 to the Lençois Maranhenses and transfer by car to São Luis
Day 8 :  Sao Luis / Belem
Guided tour of São Luis and transfer to airport, flight to Belem
Day 9 : Belem
A full day’s visit of Belem
Day 10 : Belem / Marajo
Transfer to Fazenda Marajo and activities and animal observation
Day 11 : Marajo / Belem
A morning of animal observation and return to Belem
Day 12 : Belem / out 
Transfer to the airport

Carte Brésil


Depending on what you have already seen or the time you have, you can also start your trip in Recife or Salvador (direct flights from Europe with TAP airlines):

See our package for Recife / Olinda

OlindaD1 - In Recife, transfer and night in Olinda
D2 - A full day visiting Recife
D3 - Visit of Olinda, transfer to airport and flight to Fortaleza flight Tam 18h10/19h30

See our package for Salvador

Salvador - BahiaD1 - In Salvador
D2 - Historic and panoramic visit of Salvador
D3 - Salvador/ Fortaleza  early evening, flight Tam 20h40 / 22h15

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D1 - In Fortaleza

Arrival in Fortaleza.
Airport welcome and transfer to your hotel (30 min). You can use this afternoon to relax and get a first feeling of the country.

In Fortaleza, the sun shines all year round and along the 10 kilometers of beaches, most of which are urbanized and with hotels and restaurants. The bars and parties are very lively at night with the typical local music called the forro. Surrounded by the modern architecture of the buildings the fisherman’s boats on the Mucuripe create an interesting contrast. Fortaleza is a permanent invitation to party.
Night in the hotel of your choice with Brazilian breakfast.

Circuit Nord du Brésil

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D2 - Fortaleza / Guajiru

Start of the adventure in a 4x4.
Departure direction Cumbuco. You will see the barra de Cauipe, a magnificent lagoon between the sea, pine trees and palm trees where people kite-surf.
You will pass through the port of Pecem before arriving in Taíba, a village built along one street that has lots of rich houses and palm trees.
You will follow the beach for about 20 km before arriving in Paracuru.
Free choice for lunch during the trip (suggestions in Paracuru).
Then you will follow a track for about 8 kms, cross a small bridge over the river Curu, before joining the road to Lagoinha.
Lagoinha, one of the prettiest postcards of the Ceara. You are now in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Nordeste.
After 15 kms, arrival in Guajirú.
Night in the Rede Beach lodge with Brazilian breakfast.

Circuit Nord du Brésil

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D3 - Guajiru / Jericoacoara

After escaping from the relaxing charm of Guajirú, your trip has other suprises in store for you: Fleixeiras, is a beautiful fishing village, almost deserted, with palm trees, lagoons, reefs, natural swimming pools full of fish (Guajirú/Fleixeiras - 5 kms).
Further on in Mundaú, (Fleixeiras/Mundaú - 13 kms) where the river flows into the ocean forming an 8 in the sand, you will climb some magnificent dunes to get an amazing view of the whole surroundings… unforgettable.

You will then cross the river Mundaú on a small ferry before reaching the beach in Baleia (Mundaú/Baleia - 8 kms) and along the beach to Icarai de Amontada (breakfast suggested).
You will leave the beach in Icarai and take the road to Jericoacoara.
You will go through Itarema and Acarau before arriving in the fishing village of Prea and the magnificent beach leading to Jericoacoara.

A true paradise on earth, Jericoacoara is often considered the most beautiful, wild beach on the Brazilian coast. Giant dunes dotted with fresh or salt water lagoons, caves and cactus ... the landscape is breathtaking, the village is nestled between the sea and the dunes.
Installation and night in the lodge of your choice with a Brazilian breakfast.

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D4 - Jericoacoara

An open or free Day.
Night in a lodge with a Brazilian breakfast.

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D5 - Jericoacoara / Barra Grande

Early morning free.
Transfer by 4X4 to Camocim with a stop at the Tatajuba lagoon.
The huts are right on the water the hammocks too and the lobsters are fresh.
Lunch possible at the hut called chez Didi.
Continue to Camocin (30 min). You will cross a set of large dunes before coming back to the sea that you will follow to Camocin.
Arriving at Camocin you will take a ferry to entre the town.
Continue by 4x4 to Barra Grande (about 2hrs).
Installation and night in Barra Grande Kite Camp with Brazilian breakfast.
Circuit Nord du Brésil

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D6 - Barra Grande / Delta du Parnaiba / Barreirinhas

Departure by 4x4 to Tatus port in Parnaiba (50min).
You will board a fast boat for a ride in the Delta (4hrs) from Parnaiba. A vast network of islands, dunes, beaches forests and mangroves interspersed with Igarapes (small river branches) that you can navigate in canoes to see the abundant wildlife : caïmans, sloths, monkeys and red Ibis... return to Parnaiba end of the morning and departure by 4X4 to Tutoia.
Arrival in Tutóia for lunch (about 1h30/40 from Parnaiba to Tutoia).

After lunch, continue by 4x4 across the sertão to the sea that you will follow for about 30 kms, fantastic wild and deserted landscapes that will bring you to Caburé (1h30).
In Caburé you will board a motor canoe to go up the river Rio Preguiças, where you can see the change in vegetation as you leave the shore for the tropical inland. (1 hour).
Stop at Vassouras. The river banks are splendid with mangroves, aguapés, buritis, açaizeiros, coconut palms, tucunzeiros and never far away …. Herons and kingfishers.

Arrival in Barreirinhas.
Installation and night in the lodge of your choice with Brazilian breakfast.
Circuit Nord du Brésil

D7 - Barreirinhas / Sao Luis

Morning departure in 4X4 to visit the Lençois Maranhenses (4hr) and return end of morning. « A natural wonder » the « Lençois do Maranhão » or sheets of Maranhão, is a national park and owes its names to the immense dunes stretching over 1550 km2 and that look like giant white sheets. This unique feature comes from the desert that is dotted with lagoons of crystal clear water formed by the rain.
You can admire the amazing landscape while walking through it and bating in the lagoons.
Afternoon, departure for Sao Luis.
Night in a lodge or hotel of your choice with a Brazilian breakfast.

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D8 - Sao Luis / Belem

Guided tour of the town.
Beautiful beaches, a lively carnival and the largest collection of Portuguese architecture in Brazil : São Luís do Maranhão is all that and much more. Although it was built by the French the capital, Maranhense has little trace of it, except a few street names and monuments – such as the Ravardière Palace and the fine cuisine. The main characteristics are however Portuguese: The amazing manor covered with azulejos and the many lusitanian names among other influences.
In 1997, São Luís received the UNESCO title of Cultural Heritage: recognition of the preservation of its magnificent and homogeneous Latin American colonial architecture of the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries. There are more than 3500 buildings of historical value, retracing the lives of the rich families of this town.

São Luís is bathed in the warm waters of the São Marcos bay and by the Atlantic and constantly warmed by the sun.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Belem.
On arrival in Belem, transfer to the lodge or hotel of your choice & night with Brazilian breakfast.
Circuit Nord du Brésil

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D9 - Belem

A day visiting the town with a English speaking guide.
Tour of the market Ver O Peso, very colorful.
Considered the main commercial market among those supplying the city, it also symbolizes the traditions and culture of the Para people. All the different ethnic mixes pass through the Ver-o-Peso.
All the local produce is sold here, various river fish, many medicinal plants, balms and bath products, ornamental plants, handicrafts and many edible plants from the Amazon (more than 800). All in a concentration of stalls swarming with a crowd buying and selling. The Ver-o-Peso is a good representation of the Amazonian life. You will also see the Carme church, the theatre of peace and the picturesque streets of the old town.

Afternoon, Visit of the town’s museums starting with the Botanical gardens and zoological museum, Emilio Goeldi, a research institute for botanical, zoological and human sciences (archeology, anthropology, linguistics and geography) and also the earth sciences.
The botanical garden and zoo covers an area of 52 000 m2 in the centre of Bélem. It’s a living portrait of the Amazon’s fauna and flora: 600 species of animal and more than 2000 tropical plant specimens live here.

The tour continues with a visit of the Museum do Encontro, inside the Fort de Castelo where the town was founded in 1616 where you can discover an exhibition of anthropology and archeology as well as native ceramics. Then transfer to the Pôle Joaillier São José Liberto, an old prison and the visit of the precious jewels and stones museum.
Night in the hotel or lodge of you choice.
BS Norte Marajo 2


D10 - Belem/ Marajo

Transfer by mini bus to the port of Belém.

Boat from Belém to Salvaterra (3hrs), then a 30min transfer to the pier and a 45min ride up the river to the farm or Fazenda do Carmo.

Accommodation is in:
The main house with 1 floor, two salons, 1 dining room, 6 bedrooms (without air-con or ventilators), 3 shared bathrooms.

A separate house with 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms. Doors and windows with mosquito nets. Electricity generator, running water. The farm can sleep up to 22 people. No luxuries just basic rustic comfort.

The main attractions of the fazenda are the horse rides and buffalo rides. Outings in canoes or kayaks in the lakes and rivers, fishing and bird watching and the animals (alligators, capivaras, monkeys, Iguanas, Tulcans, Araras) Jeep rides in the fields (only from September to December), Watching the farm’s daily routine.

Full board and stay at the Fazenda do Carmo during which you will be able to go on lots of excursions to discover the local wildlife.

Lunch and dinner at the Fazenda do Carmo.

Night at the Fazenda do Carmo.

Circuit Nord du Brésil

D11 - Marajo / Belem

Breakfast at the fazenda, followed by a morning excursion to see the animals. Lunch at the Fazenda do Carmo.
Boat to the port of Beiradão and then transfer to return to Salvaterra then boat (3hrs) to Belém.
Transfer by mini bus to the hotel or lodge of your choice.
Night with Brazilian breakfast.

D12 - Belem / out

Transfer to the airport

Prices* from – based on the low season prices :

(*Prices 2015 subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations - please go to BUDGET page for current dollar price up date)

Price for a double room with breakfastStandard Category (3*)Superior Category (4*)
Base 2 pers3221 U$ / pers3514 U$ / pers
Base 4 pers2299 U$ / pers2593 U$ / pers
FORTALEZAHotel SonataHotel Gran Marquise
GUAJIRURede Beach ResortRede Beach Resort
JERICOACOARAMy Blue HotelPousada Vila Kalango
BARRA GRANDEBarra Grande Kite CampBarra Grande Kite Camp
BARREIRINHASPousada Encantes do NordestePorto Preguiças resort (no week-end)
SAO LUISPousada Portas da AmazoniaHotel Pestana
BELEMPousada Portas da AmazoniaHotel Crowne

Prices include :

These prices include  accommodation in a double room with a Brazilian breakfast, transfers, the trip from Fortaleza to São Luis with Portuguese speaking driver, the visits of  São Luis, Belem and the excursion to Marajo island with English speaking guide.

You may extend your tour with these vacation packages :


SataremFull food & board cruise for 3 days & 2 nights including service personnel, a cook, a captain and a guide.



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