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North-East Explorer

Private Travel | General interest 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £895

This package excludes international flights.

This off-the-beaten-track journey explores some little known secrets of Brazil such as the fascinating Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, the Parnaiba Delta and the beaches and dunes of Jericoacoara. Undertake it as a round trip that starts and ends in Fortaleza, add a visit to the remote Serra da Capivara, or combine the itinerary with other Brazilian destinations.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Dunes & blue lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses
  • Lush waterways of Parnaiba Delta
  • Jericoacoara's beaches & dunes
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Discovery Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to São Luis via Fortaleza

Start your exploration of north-eastern Brazil in the colonial city of São Luis. Stay for 1 night at the Pousada Portas da Amazonia. Time permitting add an optional city tour of the historic centre. (B)

Day 2: Barreirinhas

Head to Barreirinhas, a journey of approximately 4.5 hours. From here explore the stunning white-powder dunes and blue lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses. Stay overnight at Pousada do Buriti or similar. (B)

Day 3: Parnaíba

Take a boat along the Rio Preguiças and visit small river settlements before reaching the Atlantic coast. Transfer along deserted ocean beaches to the river port of Parnaiba. Overnight at Hotel Pousada dos Ventos. (B)

Days 4-6: Jericoacoara

Explore the labyrinth of mangroves, creeks and tropical islands of the Parnaiba delta, one of the largest in the world. In the afternoon drive to Jericoacoara, a relaxed and charming former fishing village surrounded by golden dunes and wild beaches. Stay at Blue Residence for 3 nights and enjoy time at leisure. (B)

Day 7: To Fortaleza

Continue to Fortaleza for onward flight connections (B)

Meal Basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Continue to Fortaleza for onward flight connections (B)

Hotels & extensions

Add a pre-tour to the remote Serra da Capivara. This semi-arid national park, a Unesco world heritage site, is home to endemic animal and plant species and its canyons and caves contain incredible prehistoric rock art. Please refer to our tailor-made section or inquire for further details on hotels and extension options.

Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys over unpaved roads.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. This is a suggested itinerary, which can be added to any tour of Brazil or further tailored to suit your individual needs, and does not include international flights. For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Discovery private tour accommodation

  • Pousada Portas da Amazonia
    Pousada Portas da Amazonia

    The Pousada Portas da Amazonia is a converted colonial house located in the heart of Sao Luis. The hotel has 29 air-conditioned rooms with views of the historic centre or the gardens. There is a lounge with reading area, a cyber café with internet connection and a massage room. Home-made breakfast is served in the garden and a pizzeria opens in the evenings in the internal part of the pousada.

  • Hotel Pousada do Buriti
    Hotel Pousada do Buriti

    Pousada do Buriti is located in the town of Barreirinhas and a couple of minutes walk from the banks of the Preguiça river. It offers 33 comfortable rooms equipped with air conditioning and television. There is a bar, swimming pool and a relaxation area with hammocks. All excursions arranged by the hotel are on a shared basis.

  • Hotel Pousada dos Ventos
    Hotel Pousada dos Ventos

    Hotel Pousada dos Ventos is a simple hotel located in the centre of Parnaíba. Rooms feature a minibar, air conditioning and television, while facilities include a bar, restaurant and swimming pool.

Discovery private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £895 per person

High season from £995 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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