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To Atins

São Luís Airport – São Luís Centre

Taxi

Regular Airport licensed taxis to the Centro Historico:

  • ~ R$ 55

Economic option: ~800 metres outside the airport by the second roundabout (keep left when exiting the airport) you can find lots of Moto- and regular (non-Airport licensed) taxis waiting. Also, Uber is already operating in São Luís and charges about 60% of the licensed taxis.

São Luís – Barreirinhas (280km)

Bus

The bus station (rodoviária) is located close to the airport. The bus could be a convenient choice when coming straight from the airport, otherwise bear in mind getting from the centre of town to the rodoviária will most likely incur another taxi ride.

Cisne Branco

  • 06.00   –   08.45   –   14.00   –   19.30
  • 5 hrs
  • R$ 60

Guanabara

  • 07.30   –   18.00   –   21.00
  • ~ 4 .5 horas
  • R$ 62.50

Taxi

Taxis pick up passengers at the hotel or directly from the airport. If you’re headed straight from the airport to Barreirinhas it will be handy to book ahead.

  • ~ 3.5 hrs
  • R$ 70 per person
  • R$ 400 private

Coopcart: WA +55 98 99132 9047

Minibus

  • ~4.5 hrs
  • R$ 60 per person

BRTur: WA + 55 98 98114 3649, [email protected]

  • 07.00

Divertix: WA +55 98 99115 1558

  • 15.30

Encanto dos Lençóis: WA +55 98 99607 3792

  • 06.30

Fanttur: WA +55 98 98876 1610, [email protected]

  • 06.30

Tigre: WA +55 98 99611 3331

  • 04.00   –   07.00   –   16.30

Barreirinhas – Atins (~30km)

Toyota

Leaving between 10.00 – 11.00 daily except Sunday. Multiple cars leave from Agro Veterinária Correa which sita one street parallel back from the main road (Banco Do Brasil) on Rua Maj. Galas. You’ll sometimes find another departure time between 13:00 – 15:00.

  • ~ 2 hrs
  • R$ 40 per person

Speed / Tourist Boat

There are two regular direct services from Barreirinhas to Atins:

Satur: WA +55 98 99232 8780

  • 12.00, 16.00 (in high season)
  • ~ 1.5 hrs
  • R$ 60 per person

K-Beça Turismo: WA +55 98 98827 7715

  • 12.30
  • ~ 1.5 hrs
  • R$ 60 per person

Alternatively you can take the full tourist trip taking in the Rio Preguiças with stops in Vassouras, Mandacarú and Caburé.

  • 08.30
  • ~ 5-6 hrs
  • R$ 70 – 80 per person

Alternativa: WA +55 98 98865 0905

Malibu: WA +55 98 98842 1660

Finally there is the option to hire a private speed boat.

  • ~ 1 hora
  • R$ 400 – 450 (4 persons)

In addition to the service providers above there are: 

Atins Lençóis: WA +55 98 99104 9770

Chico da Fia: WA +55 98 99233 0708

Jericoacoara – Barreirinhas (~ 400km)

Direct

Private car

  • 7 hrs
  • ~ R$ 1000 – R$ 1200 per car (up to 4 persons)

Multiple days

Private car

2 – 3 days tour from Jeri to the Lençóis  Maranhenses. Several agencies and numerous private drivers offer various packages. Shop around, especially during low season.

  • 2 – 3 days
  • R$ 1500+ per car (up to 4 persons, transport only)

Minibus

The trip Jericoacoara – Parnaíba – Barreirinhas is done in two stretches over two successive days.

Jericoacoara – Parnaíba (via Barra Grande):

  • ~ 09.00
  • 4 hrs
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
  • R$ 125 per person

Parnaíba – Barreirinhas:

  • ~ 05.30
  • 4 hrs
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • R$ 125 per person

Rota Combo: WA +55 86 99993-011

Public transport

It’s a 2 day trip and you can choose to stay over in Barra Grande, Parnaíba, Tutóia, Paulinho Neves, Caburé/Barreirinhas.

  • 2+ day trip
  • from R$ 200 per person


Stop-overs


Jericoacoara – Camocim

4x4

It’s a very scenic trip along the beach. Book in any of the agencies in Jeri.

  • ~ 2 hrs

Bus

Inland via Jijoca on the main road.

Camocim – Parnaíba

Bus

To go to Barra Grande get off in in Camurupim. Going all the way to Parnaíba is:

  • ~ 2 hrs
  • ~ R$ 25

Guanabara

Camurupim - Barra Grande

There’s a bus around twice per day or you can hitch a private ride. If you booked your accommodation in Barra Grande ahead, ask them whether they can pick you up in Camurupim, or direct in Camocim.

Barra Grande – Parnaíba

Bus

  • 1 hr

Minibus

The Minibus is a little faster than the regular bus.

Parnaíba – Tutóia

Boat

Sometimes agencies offer cheaper fares when they have a return ride on the other end confirmed and otherwise would be doing the outbound run with an empty boat, however the regular prices are:

  • ~3-4 hrs
  • ~ R$ 800 for a boat (up to ~4 people)

Head to the Porto das Barcas to organise a boat trip from Parnaíba to Tutóia. Two of the local agencies are:

Most of the boats actually leave from nearby Tatus, which is about 15 minutes by taxi or ~ 30 minutes by public bus.

You could also head straight from Parnaíba to Tatus on your own and by public bus and negotiate a fare on site.

For travellers interested in exploring the Delta and its rich fauna and flora it is recommended to arrange a slow boat and spend a full day or two exploring the estuary.

Bus

Rota do Mar: WA +55 86 98805-7228

  • 05.30   –   11.30   –   16.30
  • ~ 3 hrs
  • R$ 20

Tutóia – Barreirinhas

Bus

Passando pelo Paulinho Neves

Cisne Branco

  • 07.00   –   12.00
  • ~ 2 horas
  • R$ 18 per person

Paulinho Neves – Caburé

4x4

  • ~ 45 minutes
  • ~ R$ 150 per car

Lobotours: WA +55 98 98421 0188

Caburé – Atins

Boat

  • ~ 1/2 hour
  • R$ 50 per person

Everton Turismo: WA +55 98 98709 8592

Chico Da Fia: WA +55 98 99233 0708

Agencies in Jericoacoara

  • Global Connection: Bus tickets to Fortaleza, Fortaleza Airport, Camocim, Parnaíba, São Luís, etc. Private cars (4×4) and tours, semi-public Mini buses
  • Unitur: Private cars (4×4) and tours, semi-public Mini buses