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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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Jaboticabal, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
65 helpful votes 65 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Alcochete, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After my walk on the dunes in late 2013, in the Curonian Spit, again I was offered the opportunity to walk on another set of dunes, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, near the small town of Barreirinhas. The Lençóis of Maranhão ("Bedsheets of Maranhão", or "Sheets of Maranhão") are much bigger than the Russian dunes in the Kalinegrad Oblast,... More

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Geelong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've visited the park several times over the years, in the wet and dry seasons, with family, partner, and most recently with my 81 year old mother. She made it to the top of the Farol (lighthouse) at Mandacaru, and was proud of that achievement, she also made it over the dunes (steep, high soft, hot sand!) to the first... More

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