Praia, Cachaça, Rede…

Almost exactly 24 hours after getting our first ride out of Belém we arrived in Barreirinhas and within minutes of first meeting our guides, we were already on the river in four kayaks.  From there it was paddling to hidden groves where we ate perfectly sun-ripened mangoes and swimming in the river.  At night we set out for Lençóis Maranhenses National Park where we camped in the dunes underneath a starry sky and woke up the sun rising over one of the lagoons.  Then we began our trek across the desert which would take us to the ocean and the village of Atins… 

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