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The ATV ride is probably the most exciting way to visit the Pequenos Lençóis Maranhenses. You start the trip in Barreirinhas, take a 50km land road, pass through small villages until you get to the dunes. That's where the action starts. The scenery is trully beautiful, although most of the lakes are dry in January. The activity takes you the whole day and it's very recommended. Unfortunately, as for many things in this world, to have fun you need money and I mean a lot of money. You spend something like USD 195.00 to take a ride. Considering the brazilian standards, it's too much but still essential if you really want to know that place.

I suggest you to follow the guide who knows every single dune and the dangerous areas. If you don't wear safety equipment such as the helmet and try to do the ride by yourself, resposibility for an accident is yours. I had the bad idea to rent an ATV for an hour, just after lunch. Take a look at the WS and see what happened to me.

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