Docked next to us on the river.
The same advice on what to bring/wear applies from day 1; light clothes, bathing suit, plenty of sun protection. The big selling point of this excursion is that if you want to experience nature but are not willing or able to hike the desert, this trip is perfect for you! Relax on a boat and just take it all in. Oh yea, and there are hammocks involved, so keep reading!
Leaving the Barreirinhas dock on a beautiful morning.
This was my favorite excursion, as I LOVE being in and around water! The sights are gorgeous: small fishing villages along the river banks. Sand dunes. Animals of all kinds. At times it was hard to take it all in, since we were riding speedboats!
First stop of the day
Solo 'Titanic of the sands' moment
Village of Mandacaru
View from the lighthouse - Atlantic Ocean ahead
Lunch in paradise
While we waited for lunch to be prepared (everything is freshly made to order) we walked over to the other side of the peninsula to find...the Atlantic ocean! The waves were choppy and the current strong, but it was still a great time. We found some abandoned huts ahead, and I learned some people in the area almost live a nomadic lifestyle, letting the wind, the dunes and the sea dictate their path. Poetic and fitting!
Abandoned fishing village
I was ready to move in.