The Route of Emotions

Follow northern Brazil’s famed ‘Route of Emotions’ from the colonial streets of São Luís, through the surreal dunes of Lencois Maranhenses, to the idyllic beaches of Fernando de Noronha.

Perhaps neglected in favour of the better-publicised attractions of the Brazilian south, the cultural richness and otherworldly landscapes of Brazil’s remote northern coastal regions make for an exceptional trip. Your holiday begins with the colonial centre of Sao Luis, before heading out into the soft, undulating dunes of Atins and Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Continuing on through the picturesque rivulets and lagoons of the Parnaíba Delta, you will eventually reach Preá, where you can pause to enjoy three nights in Casana, Brazil’s most luxurious beach hideaway. After a flying visit to the beaches of Guajiru, a lazy fishing village with miles of stunning and unspoiled coastline, you will fly to the Fernando de Noronha archipelago to conclude your trip. Regularly voted the most idyllic beaches in the world, the beaches tucked away in the sheltered bays and coves of Fernando de Noronha are perfect for whiling away a few days of perfect relaxation.

Trip highlights

  • 2 nights in São Luís at Hotel Luzeiros with a tour of the colonial town

  • A half day private tour of the colonial town of Alcantara

  • 2 nights in Atins exploring the Lençois Maranhenses National Park

  • A private tour of the Parnaíba Delta with one night at Casa do Santo Antônio

  • 3 nights in Preá at the Hotel Casa with full board meals

  • 2 nights in Guajiru at Zorah Beach Hotel with free time to explore the region

  • 3 nights on Fernando de Noronha at Pousada Maravilha

  • Explore one of the most beautiful islands in the world

Map of your holiday


Day by Day itinerary


Festives in Sao Luis do Maranhao in Brazil

Arrive into São Luís

Arrive into São Luís and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy a walking tour of the colonial city centre.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Luzeiros


Church in Alcantara, Brazil

Visit Alcantara

Today you will head out into the countryside for a half day tour of the colonial town of Alcantara, formerly a place of residence for the rich landowning class in northern Brazil.


Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Discover the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

From São Luís, you will set off to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, for your first day of touring this unique region. At the end of the day, transfer to your hotel in Atins for the next two nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Atins


Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Explore the dunes

Today will be a full day of touring the dunes and lagoons in the surrounding area.


Flamingo at Delta do Parnaiba, Brazil

Explore the flora and fauna of the area

Continuing on from Lençóis Maranhenses, your tour of the Route of Emotions will wind through the rivulets and pools of the Parnaíba Delta where you will be able to observe a variety of unique flora and fauna.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Casa do Santo Antônio


A drone photograph of the luxury hotel Casana in Prea, Brazil

Travel to Preá

Arriving further along the coast to Preá, you will spend three nights at Hotel Casana enjoying the deserted beaches and perhaps trying your hand at kitesurfing, which is especially good here.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Casana

DAYS 7-8

Exterior view of Hotel Casana, Prea

Free time at your hotel in Preá

Enjoy some free time explore the area or relax at your indulgent luxury hotel.


Guajiru beach in Fortaleza, Brazil

Travel to Guajiru

Today you will continue from Preá to Guajiru, a relaxed fishing village around two hours from Fortaleza, where you will spend two nights at Zorah Beach.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Zora Beach Hotel

DAY 10

Guajiru Beach, Fortaleza, Brazil

Free time in Guajiru

Enjoy a free day to relax on the beach.

DAY 11

Pousada Maravilha - Luxury hotel on Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Travel to the luxurious island of Fernando de Noronha

Today you will transfer to the airport in nearby Fortaleza and fly via Recife to the Fernando de Noronha archipelago where you will spend the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Pousada Maravilha

DAYS 12 – 13

Praia de Pipa, Brazil

Relax at Pousada Maravilha

This time is free for you to enjoy the stunning beaches of Fernando de Noronha. For the active, the diving and snorkelling here is world-class. Boat trips, buggy rides and scenic hikes are also available.

DAY 14

Aeroplane home

Fly home

Today your guide will take you to the airport for your flight home.

The price for this itinerary is GBP £6,980. (US Dollar pricing also available)

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 13 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.



Hotel Casana, Prea, Brazil

Hotel Casana

Casana is an ultra modern luxury beach resort in the town  of Prea, just outside Jericoacoara. Every detail at Casana has been thought out and immaculately created in what many consider to be Brazil’s best beach hotel. It’s the perfect place for a luxury holiday to Brazil.

Zorah Beach Hotel, Trairi, Brazil

Zorah Beach Hotel

A tropical Brazilian beachfront is the last place one might expect to find an Asian-themed luxury hideaway, but this is what greets guests at Zorah Beach Hotel in the stunning locale of Guajiru Beach, roughly 2 hours from Fortaleza. This hotel offers the perfect slice of paradise on a beach which is deserted save for a few kitesurfers.

Pousada Maravilha - Luxury hotel on Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Pousada Maravilha 

Pousada Maravilha is hidden on a beautiful Bay of the South eastern side of Fernando de Noronha, overlooking the turquoise water, dramatic sea cliffs, and volcanic rocks rising out of the blue waters. The Pousada Maravilha has just eight bungalows and apartments nestled into the hillside.