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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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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 NEW

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
62 helpful votes 62 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It takes about forty five minutes of white knuckle bush whacking before the Jeep buries its nose in the sand. Climb up with water, sunscreen, a hat and a sense of expectation. You will be amazed at this endless landscape of a sea of shifting sand folded around azure lakes. It is stunning and seems hard to believe. Go for... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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128 reviews 128 reviews
107 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Loved it and will do again. Worth the money. Very well spent. Take a jeep tour and let the guys talk about the place! Eat the "tapiocas" by the river when you're coming back to the city! :)

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Sao Paulo, SP
11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Forget about the tours, the real way to enjoy the park is to have a 3 days trek through the dunes! It is an unbelievable experience, walking only 2/3h per day, staying with the locals, sleeping in hammock, it is unique, and, believe me, very relaxing!

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