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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
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This is a MUST do activity: walk on the white sandy dunes to the varios small lakes. The Lencois are really like white bed linings, reason for the name. Although we only found one... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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148 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a MUST do activity: walk on the white sandy dunes to the varios small lakes. The Lencois are really like white bed linings, reason for the name. Although we only found one lake with water so we could cool down, it was worthy it! The tourist guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and funny. The boat and buggy trips... More 

1 Thank mabrondani
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I included a tour of this region when I explored the North East of Brazil in January. I was soul searching and decided to embark on an adventure leaving my family behind for 14 days. Some people thought I was mad but it was the best thing I could have done. I used the services of Lençóis Découverte and in... More 

2 Thank Lara Y
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I’m a nature lover and Brazil is just an amazing country. The Amazon, Bonito, the Pantanal, Fernando de Noronha and many, many other splendid places blessed with outstanding nature. The Lençois Maranhenses is one of the special spots. The crystal clear lagoons formed in the middle of the incredible white sand dunes are absolutely amazing and a must see! There... More 

Thank BrazilAca
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

best to visit off saison otherwise it would be way too overcrowed to simple the magic of this place. Furthermore the lagoon might have shrinked already to take a swim.

Thank JoachimG
Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The best way is to trek in it for 3 days in the desert (for that choose Costa Leste EcoAventura) The views of dunes and spring water lagoon is just indescribable

Thank MatthieuGiud
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

While stay in St. Luis, I was able to take a day trip to this amazing national park. It was a long day, but I highly recommend it, if you are in the city. I was picked up at the hotel at 4:00 am and returned at 8:00pm. It was a 4hr. drive ( took 45 minutes just to leave... More 

Thank Claire M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Lençois is a place to visit in your life. White desert with fresh water lagoons! Best to get to Atins, as you will get deeper in the desert while from barreirinhas you only get to the first dune!

1 Thank Giuseppe M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A must go for everyone. This an unique place in the world. I don't recommend it for people with walking restrictions because you need to go up and down on the dunes, and it demands physical effort. Don't forget to check up the months when the lagoons are full, and bring sunblocks and light clothes.

1 Thank Phccarvalho
Burnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A trully natural wonder of the world!!! Get yourself literally lost exploring the endless dunes & ponds!!! Local dishes like Spice Grilled Prawns is a must try!!!

1 Thank Robert S
Lisbon, Portugal
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

To have the unique feeling that one intends to try to reach less touristy places. Look for full-day rides to lesser-known park areas. Anyway, it's always worth going.

1 Thank Catarina R

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