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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 98 3349 1267
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Surreal place!

One of the most amazing places on Earth! An infinity of blue and green lakes of freshwater surrounded by massive white dunes! Awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
FredericoGuerra
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Sao Luis, MA
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Sao Luis, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing places on Earth! An infinity of blue and green lakes of freshwater surrounded by massive white dunes! Awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's completely surreal to walk in a desert, then undress, roll down a dune and land in a pond of finest sweetwater.

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure about you, but I'd never dream about a desert with white dunes and fresh water blue and green lagoons among them. This place really exists and it's indescribable beautiful. You can walk over the dunes and look at the horizon only to see an infinitude of sand and more dunes. You would imagine yourself in a desert... More 

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Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a three day and two night tour organized by Brasil tour. Francesco was great and had everything arranged from A to Z. I was nervous because I dont speak Portuguese, by the bus drivers and tour guides helped work past that.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a unique place in the world. Just in the middle of a desert of sand dunes you will find several crystalline water lakes where you can swim. From february to may, period of rainfall, fills these ponds and until August/September you can enjoy them.Tropical rivers, sunset, boating and fishing, 4x4 rides. A world heritage site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best part of our trip. Well worth the bumpy ride, once you are there it really is impressive. The fresh water lagoon are great to cool off.

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Thank Clark K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very glad I did this tour with Brasil Planet!! They were very kind and worried about the travelers during the whole trip. Even during the reservation process weeks ago. They are very punctual too and they did all the things they offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

............ Lovely, really nice to visit. When you travel around the national park in a guided tour, you really think you are far, far way from the daily live we have in the big cities .... Just have a look.....

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine something that you have high expectations about and that you think you might be disappointed somehow. That wont happen in lençois Maranhenses. Please I encourage you to visit it has it is just pure gold. If you like trekking consider the 3 days walk through the lençois. If you just wanna do part of it, choose de St. Amaro... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This place is absolutely amazing! So beautiful and preserved. The huge dunes of white sand and the natural blue lakes are just one of the beautiful natural landscapes I saw in my life. None word can describe it. You have to go there and see it with your own eyes. You will definitely not regret it.

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