Lençóis Maranhenses Crossing

5.0 (2)
4 days 3 nights

Welcome to this unique and unforgettable experience.
We invite you to explore the natural beauty of the region in an authentic and immersive way, riding through dunes, lagoons and local communities. Discover the culture and history of this enchanting land, while enjoying breathtaking landscapes.

Here we present an example itinerary for a 4-day ride, which starts in Santo Amaro and ends in Atins. This itinerary can be customized for 3 or 2 days, or to meet your unique needs. Facundo and our team are available to help you create the most exclusive and unique itinerary for you in Lençóis Maranhenses.

from US$ 1 206
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Lençóis Maranhenses, Atins Maranhão Brazil
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 18 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Facundo M.
Facundo M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Facundo arrived in the Lençóis Maranhenses on a trip with friends in 2013 and never left. He was enchanted by the infinitely pure nature of this place, healthy lifestyle, and open-minded friendships, and decided to stay for a while. After almost a year of contemplation and exploration, his walk in the Atins region, motivated also by the work of some friends, led him to start guiding small groups on walks. He created the name of his current project on social media to promote his work. Already decided to settle in Atins, he acquired the first horses and rented others for riding. It was a difficult path, but perseverance, passion for animals and nature helped to make the project a reality. Year after year, exhaustively exploring the dunes and lagoons of the desert, understanding the changes in geography and the exuberant and distinctive natural forms of the Lençóis Maranhenses, he draws the best routes to visit this special place at any time of the year.

Tour highlights

Experience Unique Views
Lençóis Maranhenses is a place like no other!
Live Like a Local
Discover local communities in an authentic and immersive way
Swim in the Lagoons
Experience swiming in the middle of a desert between the dunes

Route details

Day 1
Santo Amaro > Queimada

On the first day of the 4-day crossing, we will pick you up at your guesthouse at 8am by 4x4. Then, we will head to the edge of the Park, where the horses will be waiting. 

We will go on an incredible horseback ride between Lagoa das Amendmentadas and Queimada dos Brito. Neto, the local of the oasis, will guide us to his house for a delicious traditional lunch prepared by his wife, with kid or goat in coconut milk. While we enjoy our meal, Neto will share with us stories from the region. 

After lunch, we will take a break in the hammocks to rest before continuing the ride through the interior of the community of Queimada dos Brito. 

We will arrive at the house of Mr. Mansur and his family, where we will spend the first two nights and have the opportunity to experience the routine of a typical family from the interior of Lençóis Maranhenses

Day 2
Queimada dos Brito
Day 3
Queimada > Baixa Grande
Day 4
Baixa Grande > Atins


Guest House
3 nights

Great opportunity to experience the routine of a typical family from the interior of Lençóis Maranhenses.

3 nights
Family House

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Lençóis Maranhenses, Atins Maranhão Brazil
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Tour conditions


  • accommodation during the trip,
  • all meals and drinks,
  • all activities mentioned in the itinerary,
  • expert guidance,
  • all horseback activities,
  • adventure insurance.


  • international and domestic flights,
  • tips,
  • items of a personal nature,
  • accommodation in São Luís and Atins,
  • additional activities, such as Kite Surfing or Fishing,
  • travel insurance and medical assistance.

Group size

up to 8 tourists


4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

Based on 2 reviews
  • S
    3 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    I had a great experience with professional guides in Lençóis! Recommend it to others seeking an unforgettable adventure.
    3 Aug, 2023
  • G
    13 Feb, 2023
    about provider
    Exploring Atins on horseback sounds like an unforgettable experience, especially during the sunset tour! It's great to hear that even with no prior experience, the horses were friendly, calm, and easy-going. And riding back under a sky filled with billions of stars must have been absolutely magical. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!
    13 Feb, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 May, 2024 – 1 Feb, 2025
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    11 – 14 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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    11 – 14 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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    11 – 14 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    11 – 14 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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    11 – 14 Nov 4 days 3 nights

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