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Lead Price
From £1495pp
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

North-East Explorer

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.


DAY 1: Fly to São Luis via Fortaleza
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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)

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


DAY 2: Barreirinhas
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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
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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 Villa Parnaiba. (B)

DAY 4: Jericoacoara
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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 My Blue Hotel for 3 nights and enjoy time at leisure. (B)

DAY 5: Jericoacoara
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Day at leisure. (B)

DAY 6: Jericoacoara
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Day at leisure. (B)

DAY 7: To Fortaleza
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To Fortaleza

Continue to Fortaleza for onward flight connections (B)

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Dunes & blue lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses
  • Lush waterways of Parnaiba Delta
  • Jericoacoara's beaches & dunes
Low Season
From £1,495 per person
High Season
From £1,595 per person

What's included

  • 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

Important information

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.
Discovery tour
Best suited to the hardier traveller, these tours typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more strenuous activities, such as trekking.
Tailor-made travel
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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