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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: , Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
Phone Number: 0-98-982004144
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Wow - lencois maranhenses is sandy heaven!!! Amazing and a must see! The ride there in the 4wd is soo much fun! A walk across white dunes and a swim in clear water of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow - lencois maranhenses is sandy heaven!!! Amazing and a must see! The ride there in the 4wd is soo much fun! A walk across white dunes and a swim in clear water of the lagoons take your breath away. Simply amazing and a one of a kind experience!!! Loved it!!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an area which should not be missed - 200 sq. Km. of sand dunes with (in season) fresh water lagoons. Can be very hot. Rough ride to get there but not unpleasant.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you are travelling independently and have a couple of days to spare in this beautiful spot I recommend horse riding with farmer 'Joao da Lurdes' who will take you out for the day. We encountered this guy quite by chance when we were introduced to him by another guide. He charged us a ridiculously low sum (by UK standards)... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've traveling throughout many locations in Brazil and this is my favorite trip by far! You won't find a more peaceful and tranquil environment than this one and you will soon discover the things mother nature can do! Getting there takes time and patience, but it will be worth it when you are walking around in a desert-like scene with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I hadn't heard of the park until I read about São Luis and what there was to do around there. A bit of googling took me to this site and what the reviews said did it for me and I booked a two day trip with planet brasil. Francesco did a great job and the whole trip ran smoothly From... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

awesome place, definitely worth trekking into the interior, its difficult but the best views are deep within. Need to hire a guide for this as no landmarks exist.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

One incredible experience we will never forget. We flew from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Luis and stayed overnight at the Grand Hotel Sao Luis situated at the Historical Center. It's an old hotel but good enough for an overnight stay. We had time to explore Sao Luis and had a typical Maranhao dinner at Restaurante Cabana do Sol. The... More 

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Dongguan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Dunes, dunes, and dunes Such an amazing wild place you need to have an adventurer spirit to face the bad roads and scarce infrastructure to visit it, OK, the village has good hotels, nothing to complain. But to visit the real park you should take a boat, horse and walk. They offer touristic tour with jeep, but they harm the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Once in a lifetime trip, but don't tire yourself out with the dunes only...try other trips, like boat rides to remote villages and to the sea...it`s worth it!

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The only reason I didn't give Lencois Maranhenses 5 stars is because, when we visited in February, the lagoons were dry which does minimize the overall impression of this outer worldly place. We hiked for about 30 minutes through this vast and impressionable dune system (it is spectacular!) to find a small lake with brownish looking water. According to our... More 

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