A Super Natural Experience
Lençóis Maranhenses

3-DAY EXPEDITIONS / Nature and Culture

Discover Lençóis Maranhenses and the culture of Maranhão - Northeast Brazil

A surprising experience in the Brazilian humid desert, Lençóis Maranhenses, horse expeditions designed to satisfy any rider and every rider, for the more experienced, a special ride, unique in the world, and a great opportunity for beginners willing to experience a super adventure natural with these animals in this inhospitable and paradisiacal place. The first expeditions of the year are during the rainy season, which happen mainly at night, but can also arrive during the day, so it is important to include waterproof clothing and a raincoat in the equipment, nature is exuberant in a process of permanent mutation, one of the best period to realize the magic of this Paradise.

The 4 expeditions follow the same trails, which can change with the movement of the water during this period, but each expedition has its particularity, the Carnival Expedition includes a bonfire with a party and dance, the Santa Expedition includes fish and fruit food from the sea, and also wine during dinner, the Eclipse Expedition  promises one of the most wonderful astronomical events of recent years, observed without light pollution, and the Summer Expedition  will have more bathing in lakes and streams, plus a picnic in front of a wonderful pool Natural ..


Lençóis Maranhenses, São Luis
Maranhao Brazil

SLZ Airport Marechal Machado São Luis - MA - Brazil

Include TRANSFER Airport
São Luis - Lençóis Maranhenses PRIVATE

Carnival / 27 Feb. to 1 March
Holy / 15 to 17 April 
Eclipse / 15 to 17 May
Summer / 17 to 19 July

3 Days - 18 hours horseback

Max. 6 people

Intermediate Riding Level






Canto do Atins

Rio Negro


Baixa Grande

Day 1 / 5h Airport or Inn (São Luís, MA)

Our car will pick you up to take you to Barreirinhas, a trip of approximately 4 hours, with a stop for breakfast.

Upon arrival in Barreirinhas, the 4x4 waits to take you to the horses, but it will be a two-hour crossing inside the National Park, the first stop will be in Canto do Atins, at the guide Antônio Carlos' house, here are the larger luggage , and time to change clothes, prepare equipment for the ride, also a light lunch, grilled fish and shrimp, a tradition of this heavenly place. Ready for the last 4x4 ride along the beaches of Lençóis Maranhenses to Rio Negro, at the waterfalls, where the horses wait.

At 15:00, the ride begins to Baixa Grande, the biggest oasis and the heart of the Park, wonderful dunes and lagoons in formation, are part of the landscape. Dry vegetation by the pass of the dunes and the magnificent view of the island of green vegetation in the sea of ​​white dunes, at sunset.

Then we arrived at the house of Dona Dete and Mr. Moasis, this will be our support point, for dinner and overnight…

While the guides take care of the horses, you'll have time for a comforting bath and tidy up your shed for the night… you have the option of sleeping on a mattress or hammock.

Dinner will be a wonderful free-range chicken in coconut milk.



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A family home in the Oasis Baixa Grande community, it offers great hammocks and delicious traditional food. Shacks, built in the traditional way, with pallias and wood, rustic and cozy rooms, with hammocks or mattresses.

Mrs. Dete is also in charge of the kitchen and feeding, many of the ingredients come from her garden, and from her husband's lord Moasis's husbandry.


Carnival Expedition

February 27th to March 1st    


Holy Expedition

April 15th to 17th                            

Eclipse Expedition

May 15th to 17th                             

Summer Expedition

June 17th to 19th                           

All Expeditions - Casa da Dona Dete, Baixa Grande



■ All accommodations during the trip
■ All meals and drinks
■ All activities mentioned in the itinerary
■ Expert guidance
■ All activities on horseback
■ Adventure insurance



■ International and Domestic Flights
■ Gratuities and items of a personal nature

■ Accommodation in São Luís MA
■ Additional activities such as Kite Surfing or Fishing
■ Travel insurance and medical assistance





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