The Northeastern Route

Jericoacoara, Delta do Parnaiba, Lençóis Maranhenses

the three included destinations on the map



Lencoes Maran


The Northeastern Route comprises Jericoacoara, Delta do Parnaíba, and Lençóis Maranhenheses. This path takes you through one of the most beautiful Brazilian coastlines along three states (Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão). Along the travel, you will know amazing villages, impressive natural sites, and fun activities.

Have fun with a buggy tour in Jericoacoara, get impressed by the hundreds of red birds in Delta do Parnaíba, and lose your breath with the dunes and lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses.

This trip is perfect for those adventures who want to have a mix of leisure, beach, and fun while knowing the different unique biomes of the northeast coast of Brazil.

The lagoons fill from the rains from December to May, reaching the maximum level in June. The rains cease, and from the second half of September onwards, the lakes start to show lower water levels until they dry up.


  • Transfer in/out to/from the airports in Fortaleza, Jericoacoara, or São Luis
  • Buggy tour in Tatajuba, Jericoacoara west side
  • Transfer Jericoacoara x Parnaíba
  • Boat tour to see the red birds, “Guarás,” fly (delta do parnaíba)
  • Transfer Parnaíba x Atins (Lençóis Maranhenses)
  • Tours in Lençóis Maranhenses (by boat, 4×4, and foot)
  • Transfer Atins x São Luís
  • All tourism park fees
  • English-speaking guide with all services and along during the whole circuit.


  • Accommodations
  • Extra buggy tour in Jericoacoara to know the east side (needed to add one more day)
  • Extra tour in Lençóis Maranhenses to know other amazing parts of the park (needed to add one more day).

Not included:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Flights.


day by day program


Airport Fortaleza/Jeri – Jericoacoara

Your private English-speaking guide and driver will meet you at the airport in Fortaleza or Jericoacoara and you will start your journey to Jericoacoara village, your first location on this amazing trip.

From the airport in Fortaleza to Jericoacoara, you will take an average of 5 hours of drive in a private 4×4 vehicle. From the airport in Jericoacoara to the village, it takes about 30 minutes.

Your entrance fee at the Jeriocoacoara National Park is included. Once you arrive at the village, you will be taken to your accommodation. Make your check-in, and enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish.

Our travel specialists can help with tips on maximizing your stay at this unique place.

Included: 4×4 vehicle, guide



Buggy ride tour to explore the west coast of Jericoacoara, known as the “ecological side”.

We will depart in the morning from your accommodations at 9 a.m. (times may vary between 8 and 10 a.m. depending on the tide on the day of the tour).

We will head to Foz do Rio Guriu, from where we will take a rustic raft across the river to reach a spot called Mangue Seco, a mangrove cemetery with the Mangrove Air Roots, where we will have a stop for photos and hydration.

Continue along the dunes to Lago da Torta or Lago Grande, whichever is better for swimming during the season. At the lagoons,  experience local restaurants with delicious lunch options. After the meal, chill out, and return to your accommodation at Jericoacoara.

Included: buggy, guide, ferry crossing, and two water slides (per person) down a dune mountain.


Jeri – Delta do Parnaíba

The third day starts with a transfer in a 4×4 vehicle from your accommodations in Jericoacoara, with boarding at 9:00 a.m. and disembark at Porto dos Tatus at the State of Piauí around 12:30 p.m.

The Delta do Parnaíba tour starts by boarding the speed boat for navigation through the waters of the Parnaíba River, where you can contemplate the fauna and flora of the Delta. The first stop is for lunch (not included) at a local restaurant along the river. After, we continue sailing through the streams until Morro do Meio, a formation of dunes that signals the end of the Canary Island. Here, it is possible to go for a walk in the dunes or take a dip in the river.

Then comes the last stop, in front of an island, to observe the beautiful red-colored birds, the “Guarás“. At the end of the observation, at sunset, we return to Porto dos Tatus and then continue to your accommodations in Parnaíba. End of services for day 3.

Included: 4×4 vehicle, guide, boat.


Delta do Parnaíba – Lençóis Maranhenses (Atins)

Pick up at 9 a.m. and transfer in a 4×4 vehicle from your accommodations in Parnaíba until the municipality of Paulino Neves. Then, cross a wind farm and its immense wind turbines along the beach to arrive at Caburé. A speedboat will be waiting to continue to Atins Village, crossing the Preguiças River. Upon disembarking around 1 p.m. in Atins, another 4×4 type vehicle will take you to your accommodations for check-in.

In the afternoon, at 3 p.m., depart, with a 4×4 and guide, for the tour at Lençóis National Park in the Atins area. There, visit the best lagoons of the season; it may be necessary to walk a little through the dunes to reach them. On the way back, stop for dinner(not included) at a traditional restaurant famous for its grilled prawns. After dinner, continue and arrive at your accommodations at 7:30 p.m.

Included: 4×4 vehicle, Guide, boat



Lençóis Maranhenses – Airport in São Luís

Another 4×4 vehicle picks you up at your accommodations in Atins and takes you to the boat, which will navigate the Preguiças River for approximately 1 hour to arrive in Barreirinhas. Once you disembark from the boat, another vehicle will wait to continue the journey, approximately 4 hours, to São Luís.

The departure time from your accommodations in Atins is 8 hours before your flight departure time. It is possible to stop for a meal or snack along the route.

Included: 4×4 vehicle, guide, boat


Upon availability


STD DBL/SGL = $130 Per Night
Breakfast included


STD DBL/SGL = $90 Per Night
Breakfast included


STD DBL/SGL = $90 Per Night
Breakfast included


CLASSIC SUITE DBL/SGL = $360 Per Night (Jun-Aug)
Breakfast included

total package price per person

pantanal and bonito package

We only include accommodations as optional because we realize that many travelers are looking for specific accommodations, and we cannot provide all ranges of types of accommodations possible. We are including one option in each of the three included destinations, and we have selected them based on their maximized cost x benefit and great reviews. In this route, in Lençóis Maranhenses, it is planned that you stay in the area called “Atins”. This is because Atins is known for being much more ecological and integrated with the dunes than staying in the city area called “Barreirinhas”. However, if you choose to stay in Barreirinhas, you can do so without a problem.

Different prices and conditions apply during NYE and Carnival; please ask us for this period.

the trip route in video

further important information


  • We recommend you avoid the months of November to March for this trip because this is the gauge of the dry season, so it will be much more difficult to experience the lagoons within the dunes
  • You can start this route from Fortaleza or São Luís or the airport in Jericoacoara
  • Max luggage allowed per person: 1 suitcase of up to 23 kg + 1 small backpack 
  • Our guides are Certified by the Tourism Ministry of Brazil and speak English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Dutch (the client chooses the needed language)
  • The company reserves the right to change itinerary if it determines that there is a risk to passengers due to adverse weather conditions
  • All vehicles we will use are certified by the local government to transport tourists and are in perfect condition
  • There will be a 30-minute tolerance for the departure of transfer services. After this time, the company has the right to cancel, considering no-show of the clients. The clients should always be ready in the lobby at the marked transfer time, already having checked out from their accommodations

what to bring on the trip

Essential Items:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Shorts
  • Tennis/walking shoes
  • Flip-flops
  • Bathing suit
  • Waterproof sunscreen

what do our customers say about us?

reviews on trip advisor


  • 30% payment needed to reserve; the remaining part needs to be paid at least 10 days before check-in
  • Payment can be made via International Bank Transfer or Credit Card Link.

cancellation policy

  • Cancelation 20 days before check-in  = Full Refund
  • Cancelation between 19 and 11 days before check-in  = 30% charge of total value
  • Cancelation between 10 and 7 days before check-in  = 50% charge of total value
  • Cancelation between 6 and 0 days before check-in  = 90% charge of total value.
  • Changes can be made upon availability.

All cancelations should be communicated to the company in writing by email:
reservations@riolovestorycom or WhatsApp: +55 21 99620-1948


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