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Location: La Ferme de Georges is located in the charming village of Atins in the state of Maranhao, Brazil. The hotel is on the other side of the village when coming from the river, at the very edge of the natural park of Lençóis Maranhenses.
How to get here: There are two options:
Fly to Sao Luis (SLZ). Here you have to take a land transfer till Barreirinhas, and then a boat transfer on Rio Preguicas till Cabure, followed by another boat crossing to Atins. Distances are long and an overnight in Barreirinhas would be needed to break the journey.
Fly to Jijoca (JJD) or to Fortaleza (FOR). Coming from the other side takes a longer time and also requires at least one overnight in Parnaiba or Barra Grande, to break the journey. Then you would continue by road to Tutoia and Cabure, followed by a boat crossing to Atins.
Structure: La Ferme de Georges is a luxury hotel that has only seven beautifully designed chalets that can accommodate up to four guests which comes perfectly in hand for families travelling with children. The chalets are placed on the hills with great views. From the bungalow’s tower, you can watch the sunset over the sea and sand dunes whilst enjoying a view of the constellation of the Southern Cross. A generator allows a luxury to deal with potential power cuts as Atins is quite remote and these things happen here.
Why staying here: La Ferme de Georges is by far one of the best places to stay in Atins. Despite its remote location, this little luxury pousada offers comfort far from the rest of the world. This boutique hotel is environmentally friendly and you will immediately feel it here. There is a both local and international team who takes care of everything going on in this little inn and things are done with passion. For example they have an organic garden where they grow everything free from pesticides and fertilizers. They produce rice, melons, watermelons, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, chillies, peppers, a wide variety of salads, potato, passion fruit, mangoes, lemons, limes, cashew, papaya, acerola, and more. Most of the fruits and vegetables in the restaurant come from the farm. This is a great place in every aspect and by far one of the best in Atins and in Brazil. There are many things to do in the area and you might easily fall in love with the place.
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This tour is one of the most breathtaking trips one can do in Brazil. It will take you through three different states in the north-east of Brazil, from Maranhão and Piauí to Ceará. You will have a chance to walk barefoot through an unbelievably beautiful landscape of million dunes and lagoons in the national park of Lençóis Maranhenses, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of fishing villages, try wind-based watersports and experience the charming culture of the North-East of Brazil. You can start in either São Luiz or Fortaleza, and we will adjust the trip depending on the place of arrival.View full itinerary