Shall we go with me to live an real Expedition on the Route of Emotions? This is one of the best roadtrips in Brazil and most complete 12-day travel packages to paradisiacal destinations in three states in northeastern Brazil, Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão. In addition to the main destinations that are part of the Route of Emotions (Jericoacoara, Delta do Parnaíba and Lençóis Maranhenses), on this exclusive trip you will also discover other incredible attractions, with all the comfort you deserve in 4×4 cars, with experiences, tours, restaurants and inns. All tested and approved by me. This route starts in Fortaleza and ends in São Luís.
In this travel package of the Rota das Emotions Expedition, I will accompany the groups personally to guarantee the quality of the service provided. In addition, I will give you valuable photography tips, taking everyone to the main points of the itinerary so that they can make their “instagrammable” photos in paradisiacal places. So you can already post on your social networks and send it to friends and family. What do you think? It’s going to be a beautiful journey along the Route of Emotions! Let’s go?
06/12 to 06/23 – Group 1 (SLZ x FOR Route)
06/26 to 07/07 – Group 2 (FOR X SLZ Route)
07/10 to 07/21 – Group 3 (SLZ x Route FOR)
07/24 to 08/04 – Group 4 (FOR X SLZ Route)
08/07 to 08/18 – Group 5 (SLZ x FOR Route)
08/21 to 09/01 – Group 6 (FOR X SLZ Route)
Note 1: To see the 12-day itinerary towards SLZ (São Luís) x FOR (Fortaleza), click here.
Note 2: Our expeditions shown on this page start in Fortaleza (CE) and finish in São Luís (MA).
Who is this travel package for?
This is a very special travel package through the Route of Emotions and I’m sure you’ll love it, because I prepared the itinerary with great care. It is for everyone who enjoys nature and ecotourism , no matter if you are a professional or an amateur traveler.
This trip is for those who don’t have time to waste, for those who don’t want to travel alone, and especially for those who don’t have time to research and book a thousand transfers, tours, inns, etc … And especially for those who don’t like crowded places. The trip is customized to always serve the group in the best possible way. We will always look for the quietest places.
The proposal is to live days immersed in the immensity of this incredible route, where each step brings a new look, a new perspective, a new experience in an expedition through the Brazilian northeast. It will be a unique opportunity to get to know the Route of Emotions , discover your private paradise and make your own records for eternity.
Complete itinerary – Route of Emotions Expedition (Fortaleza x São Luís) – 12-day package
1st Day – Fortaleza / Jericoacoara OFF Road – Departure around 8 am towards Jericoacoara in 4×4 cars, visiting the beaches of Lagoinha, Guajirú, Flecheiras, Mundaú, Baleia, Caetano, Icaraizinho and Praia do Preá. We will make a stop in the middle of the trip for lunch (not included) and a swim. The time and visit to all the beaches depend on the tide conditions (Trip length: 7 to 8 hours). We will arrive in Jeri at the end of the afternoon. Rest of the day free to enjoy the village, Suggestion: watch the sunset on the beach. Overnight in Jericoacoara with breakfast.
2nd Day – Jericoacoara / Lagoa do Paraíso + Pedra Furada + Blue Lagoon – Departure at 9 am for a Buggy ride along the East Side. The first stop is Pedra Furada, where we will walk to Jeri’s biggest postcard (30 minutes one way and 30 minutes back). Then we head to the Blue Lagun to enjoy this new attraction (ticket not included). Finally, we head to our support point at Lagoa do Paraíso. After lunch (not included), bathing and rest, we head back to Vila de Jeri, bordering the dunes of Jericoacoara National Park. There is still time to see the sunset from the top of the dune. Free night. Overnight in Jericoacoara with breakfast.
3rd Day – Jericoacoara / Ilha do Amor / Praia do Maceió (Camocim) – At 8 am we will leave for Camocim in a 4×4 vehicle, the first ferry crossing will take place at Praia de Guriú, with its green water channel and the cinematographic cemetery of mangrove trees. We continue to Lago da Torta, where we will enjoy the hammocks in the water and the seafood from the curious “live” menu of the local restaurants. After lunch (not included), we head to Ilha do Amor with free time for a swim. At the end of the afternoon, we head to the ferry that will take us to Camocim at the mouth of the Coreaú River. Arrival and accommodation, and the rest of the day free to enjoy the charming Praia do Maceió. Overnight in Camocim with breakfast.
4th Day – Camocim / Barra dos Remédios / Chaval / Barra Grande – At 8 am, leave Camocim towards Barra Grande in a 4×4 vehicle. The first stop will be Barra dos Remédios, known as one of the 10 most beautiful deserted beaches in the world. Afterwards, we will also visit two paradises in the form of a beach: Bitupitá and Curimãs, with a stop for a swim and lunch (not included). In the afternoon, we will go to Chaval where we will do the Carnaúba Trail in Parque das Pedras. After the trail, we head to Barra Grande, with free time to swim and watch the sunset. Overnight in Barra Grande with breakfast.
5th Day – Barra Grande / East Coast / Crossing the Delta with Revoada dos Guarás / Tutóia – At 9 am, we continue along the East Coast of Piauí, with a stop at Praia do Macapá for lunch (not included). After lunch, we will head to Porto do Tatus, boarding a speedboat and visiting the most interesting points of the Delta do Parnaíba to the point where we can see the Revoada dos Guarás and other birds nesting to sleep (Revoada). the ibisIt is one of the most spectacular birds on the globe, its plumage is crimson red when adult, its coloration is due to a red pigment present in the little crabs on which it feeds. It walks slowly in shallow water, with the tip of its beak submerged, opening and closing its jaws in search of crabs such as the Chama-Maré or Sarará and the Maraquani. After the flight, we head to Porto de Tutóia and transfer to the inn. Free night. Overnight in Tutóia with breakfast.
6th Day – Tutóia / Caburé / Atins – Free morning to enjoy the inn, the beach or take an optional tour (suggestion: buggy ride to Arpoador). After lunch (not included), we will leave at 2 pm heading towards Praia de Caburé, passing by the APA dos Pequenos Lençóis. In Caburé, we board a speedboat bound for Atins in a 15-minute crossing. Arrival and transfer to the inn for rest. Free night. Suggestion: go to the beach to see the phytoplankton at night. Overnight in Atins with breakfast.
Day 7 – Atins / Ponta do Mangue / Canto do Atins – In the morning at 09:00 am departure in a 4×4 car for a trip to the lagoons of Ponta do Mangue and the village of the same name, where we will visit Lagoa do Mário, which is in the background from Dona Carminha’s Restaurant. Free time to enjoy the lagoon and lunch (not included). At 3pm, board a 4×4 to visit Canto do Atins Lagoons. After sunset, we have the option of having dinner at Restaurante do Seu Antônio (not included) and enjoying the region’s starry sky. Return to Atins around 8 pm. Overnight in Atins with breakfast.
8th Day – Atins / Barreirinhas – Free morning (Suggestion: rest, enjoy the beach or take the sterndrive ride to Ponta da Brasília). At 2 pm transfer to the port of Atins and board a speedboat bound for Barreirinhas. We will go to the oldest riverside village, Mandacaru, where we will climb the Preguiças Lighthouse, with a panoramic view of the entire region. We will make a stop in Vassouras to discover the lakes of Pequenos Lençóis. We continue to Barreirinhas with the sunset during the trip. Arrival and accommodation. Free night. Suggestion: walk along the riverside. Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast.
Day 9 – Barreirinhas / Two Lagoons Circuit (Azul and Bonita) – Departure from Barreirinhas in a 4×4 vehicle at 03:30 in the morning (take a sweatshirt as it can be cold), crossing the Preguiças River by ferry and heading to the Lagoa Azul Circuit, there we start walking to the best point to enjoy the sunrise in Lençóis Maranhenses. After this show, we have a delicious breakfast that is served on site with specialties from the region and a unique view. We will do the Lagoa Azul Circuit walk where we will have free time for sunbathing and swimming in the lagoon. Then we head to Dona Graça’s Restaurant for rest and lunch (not included). After resting in hammocks, departure at 1:30 pm to Lagoa Bonita, there we will catch a glimpse of the sunset and free time to swim in the lagoons and take photos. Return to Barreirinhas after sunset. Free night. Overnight in Barreirinhas with breakfast .
Day 10 – Barreirinhas / Santo Amaro (Lagoa do Junco) – At 9 am we will leave Barreirinhas towards Santo Amaro along 105 km of asphalt, approx. 01:30. Arrival and accommodation. At 2pm we head to Lagoa do Junco. Much of the trail is done over the dunes, since Santo Amaro is very close to the access to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and provides us with beautiful scenery. Free time for bath and photos. Return after sunset. Free night. Overnight in Santo Amaro with breakfast.
11th Day – Santo Amaro (Rancharia) – At 9:00 am we will take a tour in a 4×4 vehicle. At first, the trail is made through Lençóis Maranhenses, in a field of dunes and lakes. Then we continue along a trail through the vegetation until we reach the Rancharia community, where we will have stops to swim in the lakes. Lunch will be held in the community within the park, ending at sunset. Free night. Overnight in Santo Amaro with breakfast.
12th Day – Santo Amaro / São Luís – Free morning to bathe in the Alegre River, which runs through the city of Santo Amaro or take an optional extra tour. At 13:00 return to São Luís by land (250Km – 04 hours of travel). Free night. END OF SERVICES.
Selected inns and hotels*
Jericoacoara – Pousada Jeri Village
Praia do Maceió – Pousada Coco Cabana
Barra Grande – Pousada Titas
Tutóia – Pousada Jagatá
Atins – Pousada Vila do Pescador
Barreirinhas – Pousada d’Areia
Santo Amaro – Pousada Água Doce
*or similar of the same category or higher.
NOTE: The package does not include inn/hotel in São Luís and Fortaleza. In São Luís , I recommend staying in the Peninsula region (Suggestions: Hotel Luzeiros, Veleiros Mar Hotel, Stop Way Hotel, Hotel Premier, Rio Poty Hotel or Brisa Mar Hotel) or my favorite Blue Tree Towers São Luis. In Fortaleza, I recommend staying at Beira-Mar (Suggestions: ibis Fortaleza Praia de Iracema, Hotel Gran Marquise, Quality Hotel Fortaleza Beira Mar ou Hotel Luzeiros Fortaleza) or at Praia de Iracema (at Hotel Praia Centro) to facilitate logistics.
Values and payment methods
UNDERSTAND THE PRICE TABLE: To facilitate understanding, note that “the more people there are in the group, the cheaper the price per person”. An example: if we close the group with 4 people, the value per person in a double room would be BRL 11,997 (per person). The group closing with 9 people, the value per person in a double room would be BRL 10,197 (per person). Already closing with 14 people, the value would be BRL 9,697 per person in a double room as well. Remembering that I set up the groups , that is, you can come alone or with as many people as you want.
– VALUE PER PERSON –
|Group of 4 people
|Group of 7 people
|Group of 9 people
|Group of 12 people
|Group of 14 people
Important: The values shown are always per person. You can travel alone without any problem. You can stay in a single or double room with another participant (the triples are reserved for families or friends you already know). Just choose and let me know. The groups are assembled by me. Don’t worry if you want to travel alone.
OBS. 1: To issue an invoice, 5% is added to the total value of the package referring to ISS.
OBS. 2: The values shown in the table are for groups of exactly the number of people shown. If not displayed, the values will vary between the two corresponding lines. You can ask me to send you the complete table.
OBS. 3: Entry of BRL 2,500.00 for the reservation + the remainder in up to 3 installments on the card (to be paid in Barreirinhas during the trip).
OBS.4: In the case of groups larger than 9 people, we can insert one more car, up to a limit of 14 people. Above that, request a quote for a private package.
Questions about booking your place
In case of doubts and/or to reserve your spot in advance , contact me by phone or WhatsApp.
CEL/WHATSAPP: (21) 98822-9192
Deposit or Transfer/Credit Card: Partial advance payment of BRL 2,500 via bank deposit (or Paypal) for confirmation of the Rota das Emoções Expedition Package (according to the pre-established date). Payment of the remainder by credit card in up to 3 installments (Visa or Mastercard) made in Barreirinhas.
Banco do Brasil – R. Caldas Quintino ME
PIX key: 12.377.948/0001-40
Banco Bradesco – R. Caldas Quintino ME
Changes and Cancellations Policy
Changes: Change requests can be met subject to availability during the period.
Cancellations: Cancellation is understood as giving up the trip and/or contracted service. Reservation cancellation requests or contracted services must be made by email and when received after confirmation of cancellation.
- Up to 30 days before the start of services: No CANCELLATION expenses.
- After the period of 30 days before the beginning of the services: NO SHOW will be charged in the order of 50% of the value of the reserved service.
Special rule during the pandemic
– We will pass through several communities and villages where the health service is not the best. Also thinking about the safety of these residents (without ever forgetting ours as well), we are demanding the presentation of the vaccination card with proof of complete immunization of all participants. In addition, all protocols are being followed in accordance with the Ministries of Tourism and Health so that travel can resume with a minimum of safety for everyone involved. Mask wearing may be mandatory at times and we will always have gel alcohol available for use.
– If the passenger or guide responsible for the group is prevented from traveling due to lockdown (decrees with legal validity) at the destination of residence or at any of the travel destinations (between Fortaleza and São Luís) or for having Covid or suspicion (must be proven with a medical test / report) no fine will be charged and the amounts paid will be returned in full within 30 days or may remain as credit in the name of the passenger to be used within 1 year of the date of the original trip. If the new reservations are more expensive, the difference in rates will be charged.
As already mentioned, the value of the Rota das Emotions package does not include airfare . However, if you want, I make myself available to you via WhatsApp to help you find the best prices and itineraries. I use this site for my research and it is where I always find the lowest prices on airline tickets. Below are some examples of ticket prices in the month of the expedition (but do a search on the site by entering the desired dates for your trip and return):
Main attractions of the Route of Emotions Expedition
Jericoacoara: Located approximately 300 km from Fortaleza, Jericoacoara, or simply Jeri, is an ecological sanctuary. It was considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world by the Washington Post. In 1984 it became an Environmental Protection Area (APA), preserving its natural beauty practically untouched. Gigantic mobile dunes, coconut trees, lagoons with crystalline waters, mangroves, caves, cove and ocean beaches, mix aspects of the hinterland and the coastline in this old fishing village.
Tatajuba: Located in the municipality of Camocim, Tatajuba is a colony of fishermen, surrounded by dunes, clear water lagoons and its beautiful “arm” of the sea.
Lagoas Azul and Paraíso: The lagoons are like a huge pool of natural water and pleasant temperature for swimming and windsurfing.
Pedra Furada: Considered the postcard of Jericoacoara, it is a curious rock formation by the sea in the shape of an arch that was sculpted by the sea and the wind.
Barra Grande: Praia do Piauí still little visited by tourists. Ideal for those who want to relax, but also for those who enjoy sports such as kitsurfing and windsurfing. It has a beautiful walk to visit the seahorses.
East Coast of Piauí: It is the smallest in the Northeast. With 66 kilometers of extension, it allows access to the sea to four municipalities: Ilha Grande, Parnaíba, Luís Correia and Cajueiro da Praia. Its waters are shallow enough to have caused, in 1571, the shipwreck of the Portuguese ship belonging to Nicolau de Resende which, despite having lost its cargo, contributed to the registration of a region of inestimable ecological potential.
Delta do Parnaíba: Formed by 85 islands in an area of 2700 km² between the states of Piauí and Maranhão, the only delta in the Americas is a rare phenomenon that only finds a pair in the Nile River, in Africa and in the Mekong River in Asia. Within the same ecosystem we find different and picturesque landscapes: rivers, lagoons, gigantic dunes, deserted beaches with very white sand and the various types of mangroves in the region.
Rio Preguiças: It rises in the village of Barra da Campineira, in Anapurus and runs for more than 120 km until it flows into the Atlantic Ocean in front of the village of Atins. It is the main waterway in the municipality of Barreirinhas and one of the main tourist attractions in the area. Way of life and subsistence of the majority of the population, being an access route for many villages and riverside communities. Its name descends from the ancient sloths that lived along its banks.
Caburé: It is located near the mouth of the Preguiças River, on the narrow strip of sand that separates the river from the sea. The region where Caburé beach is located, called Pequenos Lençóis, is made up of the towns of Moitas, Morro do Boi, Espadarte, Alazão, Vassouras and Caburé.
Mandacaru: It is a fishing village located between Caburé beach and Atins beach. It is the oldest Riverside Village. It used to be a commercial and port center for transport by sea to São Luís. The families that live there today use fishing and agriculture as a means of sustenance.
Preguiças Lighthouse: The Preguiças Lighthouse, also known as Mandacaru Lighthouse, is located in the village of Mandacaru. Maritime lighthouse 54 meters high, 19 miles long and 160 steps, it was built in 1940 and inaugurated in 1944 by then Admiral Morais Rego. From its proximity, fantastic views of the National Park can be obtained.
Vassouras: It is located in Pequenos Lençóis, the first stop on the Paseo do Rio Preguiças before Caburé. Some families live there who depend on fishing and tourism for their livelihood.
Barreirinhas: It is the gateway city of the Lençóis Maranhenses, transformed into a National Park in 1981. It is located 260Km from the Capital São Luís and has attractions such as Boat Tours along the Preguiças River, 4×4 Tours to the Great Sheets and much more.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park: It was created on June 2, 1981 in an area of 155 thousand hectares on the banks of the Preguiças River, in the northeast of the state of Maranhão and about 260 km from São Luís. It occupies a total area of 270 square kilometers, with dunes of up to 40 meters and freshwater lagoons. It is a unique coastal ecosystem within the caatinga biome, which combines strong winds and regular rainfall. It consists of a strip of dunes that extends between 05 and 25km towards the interior. These dunes form small freshwater lakes. It covers the municipalities of Barreirinhas, Humberto de Campos, Primeira Cruz, Santo Amaro do Maranhão and Paulino Neves.
São Luís: São Luís is the capital of the state of Maranhão, known as Brazilian Jamaica, Ilha do Amor, Brazilian Athens, among other tributes, it is the only Brazilian city founded by the French, having been later invaded by the Dutch. It was then colonized by the Portuguese. It is located on the island of Upaon-Açu, in the South Atlantic, between the bays of São Marcos and São José de Ribamar. The city was listed by the UN as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1997. It has a colonial architectural heritage valued at around 3,500 buildings, spread over more than 220 hectares of the Historic Center, most of which are townhouses with belvederes, many covered with precious tiles portuguese. It really is a walk through our history!
NOTE I: The above schedule may change due to weather, access, or other factors that the agency deems may interfere with the safety or well-being of customers.
NOTE II: Schedules for tours and transfers are briefly informed in your reservation vouchers.
NOTE III: The Route of Emotions Expedition will start around 7:30 am. I recommend arriving in São Luís at least 1 day before your group leaves. I suggest staying in the Peninsula / Ponta d’Areia region (near Espigão is great). We will pick you all up at the hotels at a time to be agreed.
NOTE IV: For the trip to take place, we need a minimum of 4 people.
NOTE: The agency is not responsible for climatic factors that cause low water levels and drought in the Lagoons at certain times of the year.
The program includes
– Transfer in 4×4 Fortaleza/Jericoacoara OFF ROAD;
– Tour in Buggy Lagoa do Paraíso, Pedra Furada and Blue Lagoon in Jericoacoara;
– Transfer in 4×4 Jericoacoara / Ilha do Amor / Camocim / Praia do Maceió;
– Transfer in 4×4 Camocim/Chaval/Barra dos Remédios/Barra Grande;
– East Coast 4×4 tour;
– Boat trip Crossing the Delta and Revoada dos Guarás;
– Transfer in 4×4 Tutóia/Caburé;
– Boat crossing Caburé/Atins;
– Tour of 4×4 Ponta do Mangue and Canto do Atins;
– Boat ride on the Preguiças River to Barreirinhas;
– Ride in a 4×4 Sunrise Circuit (Blue Lagoon);
– Tour of 4×4 Circuit (Lagoa Bonita);
– Tour of 4×4 Circuit Santo Amaro (Junco);
– Tour of 4×4 Circuit Santo Amaro (Rancharia);
– Land transfer Santo Amaro/São Luís;
– Specialized drivers throughout the trip;
– All services on a PRIVATE basis ;
– Overnight stays in Jericoacoara, Camocim, Barra Grande, Tutóia, Atins, Barreirinhas and Santo Amaro with breakfast;
Does not include:
– Airfare and boarding fees;
– Accommodation in Fortaleza and São Luís;
– Meals not mentioned in the itinerary;
– Personal expenses;
– Optional extra tours;
– Entrance fee in Jericoacoara (we recommend paying online in advance).
All vehicles are permanently inspected and are up to date with ANTT specifications.
Guides and Motoguides
Local guides, experts in the region on the tours in Barreirinhas, Motoguia (driver/guide) will accompany you on the journey from Fortaleza to the arrival in Barreirinhas (note: vehicles may change according to each stretch).
The route was completely calculated with the possible unforeseen circumstances, we have monitoring at the base of Barreirinhas and an emergency plan for any eventuality. We work to minimize impacts, respecting the local culture.
Packing Your Suitcase – Tips on what to pack
I have separated for you some products that can be very useful on this and other trips. They are clothing, equipment and accessories.
– Small suitcase (on-board) or Travel Bag (over-the-shoulder)
– Day-to-day backpack
– UV Long Sleeve
Shirts – UV Short Sleeve Shirts
– Quick-dry Bermuda shorts and Shorts
– Sunglasses, hat or hat
– Slippers, crocs or papete
– Swimming goggles for the lagoons
– Reusable water bottle
– Sunscreen and repellent
– Hygiene kit and personal medicine
– Light sneakers
– Travel light! A small suitcase and a day-to-day backpack is enough for this trip. Believe it! Medium and large suitcases will give you a headache in some places. PLEASE DON’T TAKE IT!
– Throughout the trip you will wear shorts and flip-flops daily and hardly jeans or long pants;
– Sunscreen, repellent, sunglasses, camera and plenty of water!
– If you wear contact lenses, we suggest you take your glasses with you for walks on the dunes (the strong wind can cause discomfort);
– Take a small flashlight to be used in Atins (on the beach and in the streets of the village);
– Atins does not have bank branches and only a few establishments have credit card machines, so it is important to carry some amount in cash.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION!
Cel/WhatsApp: (21) 98822-9192