Welcome to Parnaíba


The town is orderly and tidy, and a pleasant enough place to overnight. Visitors gravitate to Porto das Barcas on the Rio Igaraću waterfront, a small complex of craft shops, restaurants and travel agencies in converted 18th- and 19th-century warehouses. The main street, Av Presidente Vargas, runs 1km east from here; the bus station is 5km southeast.

Note that the area surrounding the port is not particularly safe after dark – take a taxi.


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The Route of Emotions

DAY 1: Arrival at the São Luis airport and transfer to Hotel Costa Atlantico (1 double room with buffet breakfast) - Free day for individual activitiesDAY 2: At 07.00 regular transfer by minibus or minivan from Sao Luis to Barreirinhas and hotel check-in. At 2.00 pm departure for regular excursion in group in Toyota Jardineira Bandeirantes 4X4 with guide in Portuguese and English  to the Parque Nacional dos Lençóis where you will visit to the Parque de Dunas will be carried out (about 05h of excursion) visiting either the Lagoa Azul or the Lagoa da Esperança (depending on the level of the water) to be able to swim in one of the two lagoons. After enjoying the sunset from the top of the dunes return to Barrerinhas.  Overnight at Barreirinhas Pousada Buriti (1 double room with buffet breakfast)DAY 3: At 08.30 approximately regular group excursion with guide in Portuguese and English (in an aluminum boat) called lancha voadeira  on the majestic Rio Preguiças, with its calm waters and its fauna and flora (igarapés, mangue, buritis, pés de Juçara (açaí), tucunzeiros, garças e maçaricos) Visit at VASSOURAS  communities, also known as Piccoli Lençóis, where live the monkeys  macacos pregos in their natural habitat, Visit at MANDACARÚ, small fishing village where we will climb the 160 steps of the homonymous lighthouse for to be able to observe the paradisiac vision of the dunes, the river and its mouth, ocean and typical vegetation coming up to CABURÉ,arm of dunes located between the river and the ocean. Start of the 4x4 off-road section and arrival in Parnaiba.  Overnight at Parnaiba Pousada Vila Parnaiba (1 double room with buffet breakfast)DAY 4:  Excursion in the Delta do Parnaiba or Delta das Americas and Revoada das Guarás At 08h30 departure for the excursion Delta - Safari Feijão Bravotransfer from Parnaíba to Porto dos Tatus with a visit to the igarapé dos Periquitos, Igarapé dos Poldros, Baia do Feijão, Ilha das Canárias (lunch) and Morro Branco.  At 14h00 departure for the Delta group excursion – Revoada dos Guarás visiting the channels and the igarapés of the delta, Baia do Caju,Dunes of the Morro do Meio where you can see the  show of the return to the nest of the red Guaras with their typical "dance" called revoada Guide in Portuguese and English. Overnight in Parnaiba.DAY 5: After breakfast departure in private 4x4 with driver / guide in Portuguese and English from Parnaíba with destination Jericoacoara, with panoramic tour passing through Camocim, Ilha do Amor, Tatajuba, Guriú and Mangue Seco beaches. Overnight Pousada Surfing Jeri (1 double room with buffet breakfast)DAY 6: In the morning excursion in dune buggy to Jericoacoara. Free afternoon for individual activitiesDAY 7: Private transfer by air-conditioned 4x4 to Fortaleza

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