To arrive to Jeri you must take a bus from Fortaleza to Gijoca, and then a sort of a truck to arrive to Jeri (the path to arrive it's sandy).
Fortaleza → Jericoacoara 289 km
I took Redencao Buses, but I've heard it is not working since 2011...
Try this companies:
Dumar Off Road
Eco Adventure Tour
Jeri Dunas Off Road
The regular busservice to Jericoacoara is now run by Fretcar. Outside of the low season (around may/june), they have 3 buses a day leaving Fortaleza to Jericoacoara. The buses actually go to Jijoca, from where you continue the finally stretch in a jardineira (included in price). Twice a day a VIP bus (direct connection) leaves for Jericoacoara (58 reais). For time schedules, it is best to check their site www.fretcar.com.br or contact directly their agency in Jericoacoara - they can give you all updated information:
(88) 9900 2109
They are also the only agency to sell flight tickets in Jericoacoara.
Take a coach from Fortaleza bus station. The journey consists of two parts: the first takes 5 hours on a modern air-conditioned bus, then you stop in a small town and wait around 15 minutes until the track shown in the picture arrives. This last journey will take 1 hour, but it's fun and the views are very nice: some small villages in the middle of nowhere and a deserted, extense beach.
The whole journey costs 35 reais (one way). Redenção is the bus line between Jeri and Fortaleza.
When we went to Jeri, we rent a van in Fortaleza beach, with Araruna, an old experient man, who made a better price for us..we went on friday, take 4 hour in a car and then went to a little and good hotel there, in the middle of the town,near everthing..very good and cheap. Araruna lead us into the town and showed us the beach and the lakes( Paraíso) surrounded..it was a nice trip, with a nice person that brought us a lot of passion and information about this amazing place..remember, you can contact them in the fortaleza beach, near the street, asking for Araruna and paraiso do Sol road trip to Jericoacoara
The truck you have to take from a small town where the bus from Fortaleza stops, to Jericoacoara, is quite an adventure, as it will ride on the sand dunes and on the beach... But it's not done for it !! It's gonna shake !!!
Le truck que vous devrez prendre depuis le village ou le bus de Fortaleza s'arrete jusqu'a Jericoacoara, est une sacree aventure, car il roule sur les dunes de sable et sur le bord de mer... Mais, il est vraiment pas fait pour ca !!! ca va bouger !!!
we came from fortaleza by car, first a five hour drive to jijoca and that's the last small village before jerricoacoara...
Don't even try to get with your car a little bit further, it's not possible!!
in this small village there is a big 4-4 truck and the driver will bring you to jerri in almost an hour!
You can ask anyone there to bring you but you have to pay a lot more....
The truck goes only a few times a day, we were lucky...
Para llegar a Jeri lo mejor es salir desde la capital del Estado de Ceará, Fortaleza. Allí se pueden coger algunos de los autobuses que nos transportarán hasta Jijoca, a unos 20km de Jeri. Una vez que llegamos a Jijoca tendremos que trasladarnos a Jeri en vehículos 4x4. Es importante cerciorarse de que estos vehículos estén conducidos por personas autorizadas. La otra alternativa es contratar el viaje (traslados y estadía) en una agencia de viajes de Fortaleza o bien a través del hotel en donde estemos parando. La mayoría de las veces en la recepción del hotel/hostal podemos encontrar información, ya que Jeri es una de los destinos obligados de Ceará. El trayecto Fortaleza-Jeri (ver mapa) siempre se dividirá en dos: de Fortaleza a Jijoca y de allí a Jeri. Este último tramo, por otra parte, siempre deberá hacerse en vehículos 4x4, debido a que es necesario atravesar dunas 'vivas'.
We took the bus from Fortaleza to Jeri,it took almost 7 hours!!
The name of the company we took the bus was "REDENCAO".
From Jericoacoara to Jeri,you'll need a kind of 4X4,because the dunes are around all the way!!
Jericoacoara está a 300 kms de Fortaleza, y el acceso puede hacerse en autobus, coche, avión o helicóptero. Desde Jijoca a Jeri el trayecto deberá hacerse en vehículos 4x4 (ver mapa).
If you come from "Lençoes Maranhenses" or "Fortaleza" you can ask for a Jeep trip to "Jericoacoara".
It is a one all day trip and the most part is in the beach. Is the best way to go there !
We got some help from these nice guys,and after a big effort,we could go forward very tired,well,me not,I just watched!!(and laughed!)
Well,well,even after you take seriously all the warnings about the dunes,things like this can happen anyway,as it did with us,of course,it never can be a 100% perfect :-))