8 Days | Exploring the North
Exploring the unknown, wild north of Brazil. Flatwater lagoons, river mouths, little fishing villages, associated with sight-seeing. This is pure outback territory with many wild animals to see. Explore the untouched interior of the river delta by boat and kite. We continue to the hugh dune region with its 1000 cristal-clear lagoons in the Lençóis Maranheses National Park.
Day 1 - 36 km | Jericoacoara - Camocim
This is my favourite downwinder with perfect kite conditions. The water between the clean breaking waves is as smooth as a mirror. After passing Guriu we arrive at the river mouth, with shallow water in the river and beautiful big waves in the ocean. It's difficult to continue kiting at this stunning spot because I promise you will want to stay there all day.
Overnight stay: Camocim
Day 2 - 44 km | Camocim - Bitupita
Kiting continues along the coast with relatively shallow waters and small waves. Apart from a few fishermen on the road we meet no one. From Bitubita we continue by car to Barra Grande, a kite paradise which is still a largely undiscovered spot.
Overnight stay: Barra Grande
Day 3 - 18 km | Barra Grande – Luís Correia
We start our 18 km downwinder in Barra Grande. After 2 km we reach a huge flatwater lagoon and stay there for some freestyle action. The next highlight and breathteaking new spot, Macapa is just downwind from the lagoon. After a little snack, we continue riding until we reach our cozy pousada directly in front of another nice kite spot. To top it off, we will have a nice evening session, right in front of the pousada. You'll be riding some nice waves here.
Overnight stay: Luís Correia
Day 4 - 26km | Ilha dos Poldros - Barra do Meio
Early in the morning we drive to Parnaiba and meet our private motorboat at the harbour. If we are lucky we will see monkeys, crabs and caimans during our boat ride to the secret spot. This unique place is a river mouth with mirror-smooth water, where we will start our downwinder. The Delta do Parnaiba is the third-largest river delta in the world. Today we kite around half the delta until we reach a river mouth called Barra do Meio. There our boat is already waiting for us. Enjoy the ride back to the pousada, along the small, narrow river tributaries surrounded by mangroves.
Overnight stay: Inside the delta on the island Canarias
Day 5 - 26 km | Barra do Meio – Ilha do Caju
Our boat brings us to the river mouth Barra do Meio where we start the second part around the delta. After 26 km we are going to meet our boat again on an island called Ilha do Caju. By boat we reach our daily goal Tutóia which is located on the other side of the delta.
Overnight stay: Tutóia
Day 6 - 50 km | Tutoia – ATINs
Mirror-smooth water awaits us in Tutóia, where the ocean is separated by a sandbank around 1 km from the beach. We kite together to this sandbank, reaching the open sea and riding on small waves. In Cabure our luggage will be picked up by a boat and goes directly to the pousada. We will reach Atins passing the river by kite and arrive directly to Atins on the beach.
Overnight stay: Atins
Day 7 - 18 km | Atins - Rio Negro
Upon arrival in Atins you will immediately get the feeling that you have reached the end of the world. There are no roads built yet. Getting around the village is difficult because of the fine, deep sand. There are a few pousadas and restaurants. This little place is totally unspoilt and is situated in an untouched, natural landscape, despite having an absolutely fantastic kite spot right on its doorstep. At low tide the water is like a mirror. Kite out to the small sandbanks and freestyle endlessly between them with 3 or 4 other kiters. If the wind is good we will do an 18 km downwinder to Rio Negro, where the entrance is to the enormous Lençóis Maranhenses dune region with its thousands of small crystal-clear lagoons. The area covers 1,550 km² and was declared a National Park on 2.6.1981. Firm dunes and shifting sand dunes range up to 40 km into the interior. In spite of the relatively high levels of precipitation, this is Brazil’s only desert.
Overnight stay: Atins
Day 8 - Transfer back to Jericoacoara
From Atins we’ll take the boat to Cabure where the car will already be waiting for us. The ride goes over the main road directly back to Jijoca. In Jijoca we will organise a transport for you to bring you directly to your Pousada in Jericoacaora.
Approximate expected time of arrival in Jericoacoara: 17:00 pm
Price: 1950 Euro
Single room supplement + 30%
- 7 kite days
- 7 overnight stops in a ½ double room, including breakfast
- Transfer back to Jericoacoara on the 9th day
- Accompanying vehicle - new Hilux pick up with driver
- Guide/Kite instructor on the water (English or German)
- Private motorboat inside the delta
- Night safari inside the delta
- Water, fruits and snacks during the downwinders
- Walkie talkie between the guide and driver for optimal safety
- Satellite telephone
- Downwind Kitesafari Lycra
Tour Dates (Standard)
July: 28.7. – 4.8.
August: 11.8. – 18.8. / 25.8. – 1.9.
September: 8.9. – 15.9. / 22.9. – 29.9.
October: 6.10. – 13.10 / 20.10. – 27.10.
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Tour Dates (Wave)
These downwinders will be held during a higher tide, that means the waves will be bigger. This Downwinder is for wavekiters (perfect to join with the waveboard).
November: 3.11. – 10.11. / 17.11. – 24.11.
December: 1.12. – 8.12. / 15.12. – 22.12.
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Your Kite Level
- This Downwinder is only for experienced kitesurfers.
- You must have already done a few long downwinders.
- Inside the Delta of Parnaiba there will be NO car-support.
- The downwinders can last 5 hours (with breaks), so you must be fairly fit and have proper equipment.