Northeast 4x4 Adventures
The Sao Luis to Fortaleza (or reverse) 4x4 Adventure will take you away from the crowds to the wonderful beaches along the northern coast of Brazil. São Luis, Lençóis Maranhenses, Delta do Parnaiba, Jericoacoara and Fortaleza are some of the legendary places you will visit. The zone is still little known by tourists and has a remarkable beauty and also an astounding peace. It is called the Route of Emotions
Sao Luis to Fortaleza 4x4 -
Route of Emotions
DAY 1 – Origin – São Luis de Maranhao
Airport arrival at São Luis de Maranhao, the capital of the state of Maranhao, and transfer to the pousada, located in the historic city center and declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent colonial architecture. Accommodation.
DAY 2 –São Luis – Barreirinhas (B)
In the morning we will leave for Barreirinhas, making one stop along the way in Rosário or Morros. A local guide will be waiting to take us on a tour through the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park on a Toyota four-wheel drive vehicle. Return to Barreirinhas. Accommodation.
DAY 3 – Lençóis Maranhenses –Parnaiba (B)
After breakfast, we will leave on a speedboat along the Rio Preguiças, passing by the APA – Environmental Protection Area of the Pequeños Lençóis and the towns of Mandacaru (Farol Preguiças) and Caburé. Then we will travel over the magnificent dunes known as the small Lençóis Maranhenses and then by road to the city of Parnaiba. The beauty of the Parnaíba Delta is enhanced by flocks of herons, toucans, yellow-crawed alligators, monkeys, wild horses, lion monkeys, foxes and deer. Accommodation.
DAY 4 –Parnaiba – Jericoacoara (B)
We will leave in the morning from Parnaíba to Jericoacoara on a four-wheel drive, most of the time travelling on a paved road. The journey will continue through a landscape of dunes until we finally arrive to Jericoacoara, which has the most amazing sunset of northeastern Brazil and beautiful beaches surrounded by dunes. Jeri is a place removed from the hurried modern world of screeching sirens, maniac deadlines, traffic jams and endless lineups. A place where streets are paved with sand, where beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and where warm water marries with palm swaying breezes. The trip ends at our accommodation lodge. Accommodation.
DAY 5 – Jericoacoara (B)
Free day to explore this forgotten town of the Northeast
where the rhythm of life changes and the unique landscape will dazzle the visitor. In the midst of sand dunes and lush vegetation, we will be able to take part in many optional activities like horseback riding, yoga classes, surfing or trips on four-wheel drive veh icles over the surrounding beaches such as Tajatuba. Above all, we will enjoy the peace and authenticity of this location. Accommodation.
DAY 6 – Jericoacoara – Fortaleza – Destination (B)
In the morning, transfer on a four-wheel drive vehicle over dunes and roads to the airport of Fortaleza for departure to your next destination.
"we are back home sound and safe and we would like to let you know that we had blast fun during our trip in Brasil. Everything worked as expected and we enjoyed very much all the places we were taken to.
Thanks for helping out and answering to all our questions during the planning phase of the trip." Julia
What to bring?
Throughout the trip travelers will wear short pants, swimsuit/bikini, hardly long pants.Sunscreen and sunglasses are essential for this trip. If they use contact lenses, we suggest bringing glasses for buggy rides, because wind can cause discomfort.
Best travel period?
They can travel throughout the year. Between January and April the weather is unstable, from December to March is the hottest period, and from October to December it's windier and there is less tourism. The period of June and July is when São João festivity takes place in the region, there is less accommodation availability, but there are many folk festivals on weekends.
2020 Price per person in US$ (min. of 2 people):
For the following dates, hotel prices are ON REQUEST: New Year's Eve (30 Dec to 02 Jan), Carnival (20 to 26 Feb), Easter Holidays (10 to 12 Apr ), Tiradentes (17 to 21 Apr), Worker's Day (01 to 03 May), Corpus Chisti (11 to 14 Jun), Independence (04 to 07 Sep), Aparecida (09 to 12 Oct), All Souls (31 Oct to 02 Nov), Republic Proclamation Day (15 Nov) and Christmas (20 Dec to 02 Jan).