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BEAUTY AND CULTURE OF MARANHÃO
THE ULTIMATE HORSEBACK RIDING EXPERIENCE
AT LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES
Horse Riding Expedition I Nature and Culture
Discover Lençóis Maranhenses and the culture of Maranhão - Brazilian Northeast State
This is a true adventure for lovers of desert landscapes, outdoor life and discover new places never visited before.
This is a walk for which you need to be an experienced Rider, to travel the 90km.
In this unique adventure you can see all the icon images, dunes, lagoons, beaches and oasis of the Lençois Maranhenses. Explore unexplored areas with contrasting and spectacular desert landscapes. Be ready to cross galloping large expanses of dunes and wet plains perfect for horses.
The luggage is transported by the support team, which prepares the camps and bases. You can choose between camping tents, or traditional hammocks, the guide will help you experience a very comfortable dream in one of these.
To conclude an exciting final about flying the riding areas, and arriving in Sao Luis to enjoy the culture in the Historic Center, a world heritage site.
Lençóis Maranhenses, São Luis
SLZ Marechal Machado Airport
São Luis - MA - Brazil
Open All Year
Group Size 12 max.
8 Days - 10 Days
is a fishing village located at the eastern entrance of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Access is limited, 4x4 vehicles through sand trails and dunes or motorboat
through the Preguiças River.
The meeting of the river with the Atlantic Ocean contributes to a magical scenario with sand banks that form bars in front of the beach, the biggest ones are Cuba and Brasília, in the middle there are perfect flat water lagoons and the trade winds from August to December make Atins is a wonderful place for kitesurfing, a sport that is increasingly explored in the region.
Traditionally The main economic activity is fishing although
with increasing tourism this is changing rapidly.
Atins has charming inns, such as La Ferme de George, an inn that mixes traditional building features with contemporary architecture and high standards of comfort, or Maresia, another charming inn that has an Italian restaurant, the main nightly recommendation of Atins.
Atins is very rich in natural beauty, large areas of mangroves on the banks of the Rio Preguiças and the Igarape, inhabited by crabs, guaras, herons. The beaches have sarnambi, sururu, oysters and crabs, the river and the sea give so many types of fish that it gave meaning to the birth of the village with the arrival of the first nomadic fishermen, the caiçaras.
has very strong manifestations such as the bumba-meu-boi, a party of Afro-indigenous tradition that appears in the city during the festivities of the month of June. In addition, it has the Tambor de Crioula and Cacuriá. These events take place during the June festivities. In the carnival, the tradition of São Luís is a strong street carnival, where the popular blocks mix with the playful and traditional bands. Tambor de Mina, an Afro-Brazilian religion, has the most important terreiros in the Casa Grande das Minas Jeje (Querebentã de Tói Zomadônu) and in the Casa de Nagô (Nagon Abioton).
At the end of the 18th century, the increase in international demand for cotton to meet the British textile industry combined with the reduction of North American production due to the United States War of Independence provided the ideal scenario for stimulating cotton production in Maranhão. During this period, the golden phase of Maranhão's economy, São Luís began to experience a cultural effervescence. The city, which was more related to European capitals than other Brazilian cities, was the first to receive an Italian opera company. I received the latest news from French literature weekly. The great cotton fortunes and the local commercials sent their children to study in Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and, mainly, Europe. It is at this stage that São Luís becomes known as "Atenas Brasileira". The denomination stems from the number of local writers who played an important role in Brazilian literary movements from romanticism. Thus, the image of Maranhão emerged as the state that speaks the best Portuguese in the country.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO ATINS
Our car will be waiting for you at the São Luis Airport to take you to Barreirinhas, after a delicious açai, our boat ride takes us to Atins enjoying the wonderful visuals of the Preguiças River, a gigantic river surrounded by giant palm trees of Buriti and branches of Açai, and dunes that submerge in the river.
In Atins, an afternoon of rest and a dinner, at which time you will receive all the necessary information for the adventure.
LA FERME DE GEORGE
It is an inn on the edge of the National Park, mixing typical characteristics of local architecture with high standards of comfort and attention, it offers its guests a restaurant with products from its own organic garden, spacious outdoor spaces, a delicious pool and activities Various games.
An old house, totally restored by Frank, in the heart of the Historic Center, offers a simple style of accommodation with beauty and authenticity, spacious rooms and rooms to relax, in addition to a wonderful pool, the only change on the original structure of the house.
A family home, in a community in the national park, offers great hammocks and delicious traditional food, for our stop in Ponta do Mangue. Hospitality and a lot of kindness characteristic of this family and this woman who was born and raised 16 children in this inhospitable place.
DATES & RATES
Open all year round. Please enquire for exact dates and availability.
Low Season: 6 January – 31 May 2020
High Season: 1 July – 4 January 2021
High Season at La ferme de George - Maresia
All Seasons at Camp - Ziluca´s House in Ponta do Mangue
■ All accommodation throughout the trip
■ All meals and drinks
■All activities mentioned in the itinerary
■ Expert guiding
■ All horse riding activities
■ Adventure Insurance
■ International and Domestic flights
■ Gratuities and any items of a personal nature
■ Additional activities such as Kite Surf or Fishing
■Travel insurance and medical aid