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12 Days Advanced Downwinder Surf Safari in Northeast Region, Brazil

Uncrowded Surf Safari in Brazil

Experience the Northeast Coast tour starting in Cumbuco and cross three states of the Brazilian Northeast Coast! By joining this kitesurf camp, you are getting to know the most beautiful and famous kite spots in Ceará. You will have the experience of kitesurfing in flat water lagoons, river mouths, and little fishing villages associated with sight-seeing. These places you will be visiting are pure outback territories with many wild animals to see. You will also explore the untouched interior of the river delta by boat and kite and the hugh dune region with its 1,000 crystal-clear lagoons in the Lençóis Maranheses National Park.

Highlights

  • 11-day kitesurfing
  • Night safari inside the delta
  • English or German speaking guide
  • Private motorboat inside Parnaiba delta
  • Accompanying Hilux pick up vehicle
  • Breakfasts, snacks, and water
  • 11 nights’ lodging

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


11 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
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Accommodation

Hotel VentoBrasil

Located in the town of Paracuru, one of the post cards of Ceará, Hotel VentoBrasil is just meters away from Ronco do Mar beach and three minutes’ walk to the city center. It stands out by quality and sophistication. Approximately 100 meters from the hotel are the beaches of Ronco do Mar and Munguba, as well as the lighthouse and square.

There are 27 suites, spacious and fully equipped for convenience of the guests. The ample suites have split air conditioning, mini bar, hot water, closets, cable LCD TVs, sofa-beds (optional), and king-sized box beds. Hotel VentoBrasil contains internet access (Wi-Fi), pool, and parking.

Vila Vagalume

Vila Vagalume is located in Guajiru, Trairi.

Laculá Pousada

The pousada Laculá welcomes you in a unique place on the beach of Moitas, a fishing village in the Northeastern Brazil, Ceará. Two suites are on the ground floor of the main house and two other suites are upstairs. Some visitors may be accommodated in the hut. All rooms have Wi-Fi.

Pousada Chale Creoulo

Pousada Chalé Creoulo offers six chalets and two suites with air conditioning designed for you to have maximum comfort and privacy, built with raw materials of the region in total harmony with the local nature. The chalets, which receive up to 5 people, have an approximate area of 32 square meters, ground floor balcony with breakfast table and hammocks, and bathrooms with hot showers. They are equipped with TV, minibar, fans, and some with full kitchen. The balcony upstairs has garden views and panoramic views of the village, the dunes, and the park.

Casa San Jose Hotel de Charme

Casa San Jose Hotel de Charme is located in Camocim, Ceará.

Barra Grande Beach Club

Located only a couple steps away from the beach, Barra Grande Beach Club offers a comfortable and affordable accommodation for those looking for a genuine kitesurfing experience or those simply seeking the tranquillity that Barra Grande has to offer. The pousada offers a practical infrastructure which will make your kite trip pleasant and easy to organise (kite storage, kite cleaning, and drying area).

Vila Itaqui

Since 2010, Vila Itaqui has provided unique moments to its guests and visitors. Every day it is presented with a spectacular sunset that delights every person who watches it. Besides its more than privileged location, Vila Itaqui has become a reference of quality and good taste among its visitors. There are 20,000 square meters of green and connection with nature, with six bungalows and four apartments built by local workforce that used reforested wood and Carnaúba straw, a local palm tree. There is also an extensive parking lot and a great open to public restaurant that serves delicious food and cocktails and has wine and pizza nights.

Casa de Caboclo

Casa de Caboclo is a home-like inn in a rural setting where you can enjoy complete silence, tranquillity, and contact with nature. For the convenience of the guests, their suites offer air conditioning, minibar, and Wi-Fi.

Baluarte Pousada e Ecoturismo

Baluarte Pousada e Ecoturismo is located 200 meters from Barra Beach with all the comfort and practicality you need to enjoy your vacation or stay while working in the city. The hostel has swimming pool and 12 comfortable chalet-style apartments with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, satellite channels, minibar, and bathroom with hot shower, all designed so you can relax while you are here.

Pousada Maresia Atins

The Pousada Maresia Atins is situated in Atins, a quiet and charming fisherman’s village at the river mouth of the Preguiça River, in the extraordinary Lençois Maranhense National Park. The beach of Atins is beautiful and unique and has the perfect conditions to practicing and learning kiteboarding. Pousada Maresia Atins has luxury apartments for families and friends, wooden chalets, private bungalows for couples, and the ocean view penthouse for the more exigent clients.

Downwind Kitesafari Brazil Surf Safari Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Cumbuco - Paracuru

You start your downwind kite safari just past the Port of Pecem. Right at the start, some fantastic flat water is awaiting you. You will downwind to Taiba. In the beach area of Taiba, you will find everything you can imagine: it goes from flat water (small pools, a result of low tide) up to small waves and big, clean-breaking waves from one and a half to two and a half meters in height, everything a rider’s heart desires. After a short break in Taiba, you will continue to Paracuru where you arrive in one of the most popular kite spots in the region, the legendary flat water and wave spot all in one.

  • Distance: 28 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Hotel VentoBrasil, Paracuru

Day 2: Lagoinha - Mundau

Today, you will start your downwinder after a one-hour drive in Lagoinha. Again, you get to know some of the most beautiful wave spots in the region. After 17 kilometers, you will arrive in Guajiru. After a short break, you can choose if you want to continue downwinding for another 15 kilometers until Mundau or spend a relaxing afternoon at the swimming pool in your luxury beachfront pousada.

  • Distance: 32 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Vila Vagalume, Guajiru

Day 3: Guajiru - Icarai de Amontada

Very relaxed, you continue kiting along the coast with plenty of flat water and small but very long regular waves. You pass by little fishing villages and beautiful sandy beaches lined with coconut trees. In the afternoon, you reach the small village of Moitas. Here, time stands still. In this cozy atmosphere with freshly grilled fish and cool caipis, you feel like staying forever.

  • Distance: 56 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Laculá Pousada, Moitas

Day 4: Prea - Guriu

After two-and-a-half-hour car drive, you will reach Prea where you start your downwinder. First, you kite to Jericoacoara. In 1994, the U.S. newspaper the Washington Post voted this area as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches on the planet. Jeri is a paradise on Earth. It is surrounded by sand dunes and the roads are made of sand. In the narrow streets, something is always going on and everything is welcoming and built with lots of love. In the evening, the whole village climbs up to the big sand dune next to the village to see the most beautiful sunset. Your final destination today is the river in Guriu, an amazing kite spot, just a few kilometers downwind from Jericoacoara.

  • Distance: 33 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Pousada Chale Creoulo, Jericoacoara

Day 5: Jericoacoara - Camocim

This is going to be your favorite downwinder with perfect kite conditions. The water between the clean breaking waves is as smooth as a mirror. After passing Guriu, you arrive at the river mouth with shallow water in the river and beautiful big waves in the ocean. It is difficult to continue kiting at this stunning spot because you will want to stay there all day.

  • Distance: 36 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Casa San Jose Hotel de Charme, Camocim

Day 6: Camocim - Bitupita

Kiting continues along the coast with relatively shallow waters and small waves. Apart from a few fishermen on the road, you meet no one. From Bitubita, you continue by car to Barra Grande, a kite paradise which is still a largely undiscovered spot.

  • Distance: 44 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Barra Grande Beach Club, Barra Grande

Day 7: Barra Grande - Luís Correia

You start your 18-kilometer downwinder in Barra Grande. After two kilometers, you reach a huge flat water lagoon and stay there for some freestyle action. The next highlight and breathtaking new spot, Macapa is just downwind from the lagoon. After a little snack, you continue riding until you reach your cozy pousada directly in front of another nice kite spot. To top it off, you will have a nice evening session, right in front of the pousada. You will be riding some nice waves here.

  • Distance: 18 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Vila Itaqui, Luís Correia

Day 8: Ilha Dos Poldros - Barra do Meio

Early in the morning, you drive to Parnaiba and meet your private motorboat at the harbor. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys, crabs, and caimans during your boat ride to the secret spot. This unique place is a river mouth with mirror-smooth water where you will start your downwinder. The Delta do Parnaiba is the third-largest river delta in the world. Today, you kite around half the delta until you reach a river mouth called Barra do Meio. There, your boat is already waiting for you. You will enjoy the ride back to the pousada, along the small narrow river tributaries surrounded by mangroves.

  • Distance: 26 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Casa de Caboclo, Ilha das Canarias

Day 9: Barra do Meio - Ilha do Caju

Your boat brings you to the river mouth Barra do Meio where you start the second part around the delta. After 26 kilometers, you are going to meet your boat again on an island called Ilha do Caju. By boat, you reach your daily goal, Tutóia, which is located on the other side of the delta.

  • Distance: 26 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Baluarte Pousada e Ecoturismo, Tutóia

Day 10: Tutoia - Atins

Mirror-smooth water awaits you in Tutóia where the ocean is separated by a sandbank around one kilometer from the beach. You kite together to this sandbank, reaching the open sea and riding on small waves. In Cabure, your luggage will be picked up by a boat and goes directly to the pousada. You will reach Atins, passing the river by kite, and arrive directly to Atins on the beach.

  • Distance: 50 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Pousada Maresia Atins, Atins

Day 11: 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. You kite out to the small sandbanks and freestyle endlessly between them with three or four other kiters. If the wind is good, you will do an 18-kilometer 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 square kilometers and was declared a national park on February 6, 1981. Firm dunes and shifting sand dunes range up to 40 kilometers into the interior. In spite of the relatively high levels of precipitation, this is Brazil’s only desert.

  • Distance: 18 kilometers
  • Overnight stay: Pousada Maresia Atins, Atins

Day 12: Transfer back to Cumbuco

From Atins, you will take the boat to Cabure where the car will already be waiting for you. The ride goes over the main road directly back to Cumbuco. Approximate expected time of arrival in Cumbuco is at 19:00.

Supporting guides and vehicles

Downwind Kitesafari makes sure you are not on your own when something happens. They always have a guide on the water, to help you avoid the rare rock in the water, and to help you when your material does not. There is also always a Hilux on the beach, close to you with air-conditioner so you can cool off a bit after hours in the sunshine. There is always water for you on board and some small snacks to keep you going. In some of tours, Downwind Kite Safari uses boats as support instead of a car: this is because it is an area without meaningful roads. Your guides are equipped with speakers and satellite phones. In addition to your guides, the tour is supported by their back-office and that means there is always a fixed point-of-contact to organize things for you while you are kiting; far away from all 'connected' life.

Safety

You are responsible for your own safety in the water and on land. Close attention should be paid to the information provided during the daily morning meeting.

Kite material

You are responsible for your own kite material, such as in case of lost material in the water or forgotten material on the beach / pousada. You are responsable to put your equipment in the provided storage at night. You are also personally responsible for ensuring your kite surfing equipment is functioning properly.

Notes

  • 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 five hours (with breaks), so you must be fairly fit and have the proper equipment

Included excursions

Included in the price is a night safari inside the Parnaiba delta.

Location

In this surfari tour, you will cross three states of the Brazilian Northeast Coasts including Ceará, Piauí, and Maranhão and kite in total 278 kilometers all the way from Cumbuco until Atins. It starts and ends in Cumbuco, covering Paracuru, Guajiru, Amontada, Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Camocim, Barra Grande, Luís Correia, Ilha das Canarias, Tutóia, and Atins.

Strong wind and tropical water

The water is 25 degrees Celsius, the air temperature is 28 to 30 degrees Celsius. Because of your speed, it feels like 23 degrees Celsius and that is just perfect. Downwind Kite Safari tried and tested and these kite-conditions are just right. The constant winds increase every day a bit as you move up the coast and. Downwind Kite Safari knows the speed of a kite going downwind; imagine how it feels to do this several hours without needing to stop and without needing to work your way back upwind to get back to your starting point. Imagine the speed and the waves and then imagine the comfort of doing that wearing just your bermuda and a lycra.

Ocean waves and flat water lagoons

Here, in the region, Downwind Kite Safari is talking about 1,000 kilometers of good kitesurfing beaches with good kitesurfing conditions. After kiting there once, you will want to come back. Beaches are predominantly empty sandy beaches, often lined with palm trees and some low dunes. Downwind Kitesafari knows how to take you to some perfect deserted flat water lagoons, hidden just past the dunes. There are stretches of long rolling waves and patches with strong and high ones.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 11 days of kitesurfing
  • Night safari inside the delta
  • Guide / kite instructor on the water (English or German)
  • Accompanying vehicle (new Hilux pick up with driver)
  • Private motorboat inside the delta
  • Walkie talkie between the guide and driver for optimal safety
  • Satellite telephone
  • Downwind Kitesafari lycra
  • Transfer back to Cumbuco on the thirtinth day
  • Water, fruits, and snacks during the downwinders
  • Daily breakfast
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Statutory sales tax (VAT)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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