Atins Day Trip by 4x4 from Barreirinhas
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 9 - 10 hours
Enjoy a tour to the charming village of Atins, considered the doorway to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Atins is a rustic paradise, still unknown to most visitors to the national park. Situated between the Preguiças River, the beach, explore the stunning and landscapes of this place. After pickup from hotels in Barreirinhas at around 8:00 AM in a 4×4 vehicle, start the 1.5-hour drive to Atins. Upon arrival, enjoy a short walk to visit some natural lagoons formed by rainwater. Take the opportunity to dive into the clear waters of the lagoon and take beautiful photos. Be amazed by the meeting of the Preguiças River and the sea at Atins Beach. Enjoy some free time to swim and relax on the sand. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price), famous for grilled shrimp. After lunch, time to rest in hammocks before returning to Barreirinhas around 6:00 PM.
After morning pickup from your accommodation in Barreirinhas, head to the Lençóis Maranhenses National park for a day of adrenaline-filled exploration. After a safety demonstration and instruction on how to ride the ATV, you’ll be off on the trail to Caburé beach. Soar over the dunes that line the park’s stunning waterways, discovering secret lagoons and hard-to-find natural sites. After your venture, you’ll stop at the Caburé beach for lunch. Prior to departure, you can refill your water bottles and put on some more sunscreen before setting back off into the wonders of the park. After arriving at the starting point, you’ll hop back on to the bus to transfer back to your accommodation.
Disconnect and dive into the crystal clear waters of the lagoons in the Lençois Maranhenses National Park on this 4x4 tour from Atins, a small village on the border of the park so calm it is possible to hear “the noise of silence.” Depart from the very soft sand streets of Atins in your 4x4 vehicle and follow trails to Canto do Atins with your local guide. Pass by the beach then take a short walk to visit the lagoons formed by rainwater. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere in the less-visited lagoons. To enhance the tour, stop for lunch to taste the famous grilled shrimp of Luzia or Antônio's restaurant, internationally famous for the homemade special sauce that is a family secret (lunch not included). After lunch and a brief rest in the hammocks, return to the village of Atins.
The town of Cardosa attracts tourists who want to relax with the wonderful opportunity to float on the Formiga River. The tour is among the most relaxing in Barreirinhas and is recommended for all ages. The river is not deep and the current is very light, making this a delightful experience. For those who want to relax after climbing the sand dunes in the park, this tour will offer you relaxation and refreshment from the high temperatures of this region. Float along the Formiga River accompanied by a local guide, while appreciating the fauna and flora of this region.
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