Brazil Natural Wanders. Barefoot trek & Iguasu Falls

São Luís - Vila Maranhão, São Luís - State of Maranhão, Brazil

Karina Safari
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Jun 28 - Jul 9, 2023
Group size: 8 - 14
Brazil Natural Wanders. Barefoot trek & Iguasu Falls
São Luís - Vila Maranhão, São Luís - State of Maranhão, Brazil

Karina Safari
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Jun 28 - Jul 9, 2023
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip

Lencois Maranhenses is a hidden paradise in the Northeast of Brazil. This is a unique landscape that combines white sand dunes with blue and emerald freshwater lagoons stretching beyond horizon.  If you are an experienced traveler, who has been to many places before, and you are looking for a unique place on Earth, and some kind of disconnect, this will be a trip just for you!

We are going to cross the national park on a barefoot trekking, watching sunrises and sunsets in the desert, staying overnight in tiny villages in the desert, having meals prepared by locals, sleeping in hammocks, getting lost in the starry sky and, of course, rushing down the dunes until you hit the crystal-clear lagoons (yes you can swim there).

Visit another unique Natural Wonder of Brazil and South America:  Iguasu Falls, the biggest in South America and third biggest in the world! 

What you should know about the trek:

- Trekking total: 3 days/ 2 nights

- Accommodation on a trek  2 nights in the desert, hammocks or foldable beds,

- Level of difficulty: Intermediate. This trek requires medium physical strength. It’s not advised for those with heart problem, hypertensives, or allergic to occasional insect’s bites

- Daily walking mileage: 9-17 km

- Be ready for early wake-ups: We are going to hike in the morning hours when the weather is breezy and the sand is not too hot.  We recommended wearing socks for hiking

- Meals & drinking water will be provided to travelers

- Duffel bags (30L) for the trek will be provided, the rest of the luggage will be kept in the office in - Sao Luis and picked up after the hike

- Duffel bags with your trekking luggage will be carried by mules

- You carry only your day-pack with essentials, & water

- Toilets and showers are available at the campgrounds (elsewhere on a trek - behind the dune)

Flexible cancellation policy

if the Trip is canceled by Organizer by any reason, the amount paid by Participant will be fully refundable (100% of all your payment will be refunded, including transactions fees paid by Participant  at the time of booking)

If the trip is cancelled by Participant due to any personal reasons, the following penalties will be applied:

👉🏽 Cancellation outside of 90 days before departure - fully refundable

👉🏽 Cancellation 90 to 60 calendar days before departure - registration deposit is non-refundable

👉🏽 Cancellation 60 to 31 calendar days before departure – up to 50% of trip cost is non-refundable

👉🏽 Cancellation 30 to 0 days - Up to 100% of trip cost is non-refundable

We strongly encourage you to purchase Travel Cancellation Insurance after the booking is made. It will protect you from unexpected cancellations due to your personal reasons like sudden sickness, change of travel plans and other things. 

What’s included

  • Lodging
    1 night in Sao Paulo, 1 night in Sao Luis (hotel), 2 nights in :Chalets (comfortable lodge), 2 nights in hammocks on a trek
  • Land Transportation
    4x4, private van, speedboat
  • Professional assistance
    Local english speaking guide & Team Leader (Karina Safari)
  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Guided tours
    Private tours in Sao Luis
  • Flights
    Estimate $300 USD round-trip from Sao Paulo
  • Travel insurance
    $90-100 per entire trip
  • Tips


Day 1 (Thu)
Ola Brazil! Arrival in Sao Paulo

Arrival in Sao Paulo

Overnight in hotel in Sao Paulo.

Activities on this day will depend on international flight arrival. 

Your Organizer

Karina Safari
20 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond


Great guide, wonderful choice of hikes, we enjoyed it a lot
By Aleksey S for North Cascades Hiking Adventure (WA) on 27 Jul, 2022
It was an amazing trip; actually 3 trips in one (Ecuador highlands, Amazon rainforest, Galapagos islands). Perfect organization throughput: transportation, local guides, high-end lodging and restaurants. Karina stayed in close contact throughout the trip and made sure here were no hiccups. Thank you a ton, Karina!
By Grigory L for Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos on 24 Jul, 2022
Amazing trip, we’ve seen volcanoes and waterfalls, amazing animals, ate delicious food and got to know the culture of this great country. Trip logistics was impeccably organized. We felt very supported along the way as well. Karina is the best in industry! Highly recommend!
By Maria S for Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos on 24 Jul, 2022
Amazing experience! Very well organized, awesome group of people. Lifetime memories are guaranteed!
By Andriy G for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mt (Memorial day 2022) on 06 Jun, 2022
The best part of any trip is to meet new people and get to know everyone in a group. You can't find a better place to do this then gorgeous Hawaii. The food was diverse and delicious, abundance of fruit will surprise anyone. Accomodations were comfortable and spacious. I can't wait for the next adventure to meet new and old friends
By Larysa Z for Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches on 12 Nov, 2021
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By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory L on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
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