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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Barreirinhas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We flew from Southern Brazil to Belém then to São Luís. It was very interesting to know the capital city of Maranhão state, a 400 y.o. city at the equator, but later we would discover why so many people simply go straight from the airport to Barreirinhas, without stopping in S. Luís: the Lençois Maranhenses are so worth the long... More

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Milan, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is really difficult to describe with words what you'll find when visiting this park: white sands and blue/green lagoons as far as your eyes can go, taking a bath into the lagoons, watching the sunset at the top of blue lagoon, the fun trip in the buggy with jumps and jolts, the river crossing, all this and much more... More

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Jaboticabal, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The beauty of this place is surreal, the white sand dunes, the fresh water lagoons and the blue skies....but it requires some effort, walking over the dunes is not very easy, the trip to get to the dunes is rugged to say the least. But, in my opinion, it is a very worthy experience! try to see the sunset, the... More

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did the 3 days trip from Atins to Baixa grande and back to Atins. Most intetesting viewpoints and lakes are in the middle of the Lençois. Go, but NOT WITH THE "GUIDE" MARCIOUL which is a liar, untrustworthy, he change the plans without noticing it before, explains nothing, walk alone 600m ahead, he did not tell we had to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Excellent for people that likes nature and wilderness. You have to jump in the transportation like you were riding a bull and then walk up and down high dunes, but the view and to swim in the lagoons is a wonderful and worthy experience.

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Sao Paulo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Place is amazing! Lagoons were clean and very nice. Scenery is so cool, especially at sunset. Loved it!!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went on two trips with a large 4WD: one trip took us to lagoa do peixe and lagoa azul, and the second one to lagoa bonita. Both trips were fantastic, but especially the second one - walking around there gave me the feeling to be on another planet. The dunes are wonderful, every hour they look different, depending on... More

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Rome, Italy
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I spent two perfect days doing walkingtour and boattour: both of them are incredible, I had really a good time! Thanks to Brasil Planet who organized for me

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Gosh this is a beautiful place, stunning views of rolling white sand dunes to the horizon. You can have a long walk through the dunes, watch the sunset if you take the afternoon trip there, and swim in the fresh water pools. You have to go on a 4x4 tour with guides into the Park, from Barreirinhas, very sandy/bumpy road... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I spent 3 days hiking in Lençois Maranhenses and it was an amazing experience! It felt like being stuck inside the setting of a Salvador Dalí painting. The walks were mellow but long (38 KM's on the longest day) and you can do it all without even wearing shoes so don't worry about packing heavy hiking boots. Even when it... More

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