A horseback trail ride in Brazil in breathtaking landscapes, between wild mountain peaks and canyons with many waterfalls for refreshing swimmings during the rides.
A tribute to the greatness of the gaucho's soul and his love of the horse. Don't conceive of a gaucho without his horse. "It is the horse that leads the way, and with a horse you blend into the" Rio Grande do Sul ". It is around the fire that the gaucho welcomes visitors with a chimarrão (a typical hot drink made from erva-mate).
HORSEBACK RIDING TRAIL RIDE IN BRAZIL
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Day 1: Meeting at Porto Alegre airport and transfer (5 hours) to the Sao Jose dos Ausentes ranch. You arrive in the lands of southern Brazil and you are welcomed in a typical Fazenda (ranch) with the hospitality and good food of the Gauchos. After tasting a local drink (made with cachaça and fruit), you are introduced to Edinaira who will guide you throughout your stay. Dinner and overnight at Fazenda Potreirinhos, a traditional Brazilian farmhouse.
Day 2: After breakfast, you meet the Criollo horses and start your horseback riding to discover the Cachoeirão region with a series of very impressive waterfalls. Then you head to the “rivers gap”: you ride between two rivers that run along each other at different levels. Then you continue on horseback through landscapes of rolling fields, which stretch as far as the eye can see. Dinner and overnight at Fazenda Potreirinhos. About 5 hours on horseback.
Day 3: After a good breakfast, you leave for a long day on horseback. You cross an area of rare beauty, in typical Campos de Cima da Serra landscapes, which highlight the grandeur of the Araucarias forest, until you arrive at the Lopes family farm, which produces the the most famous mountain cheese from southern Brazil. Produced by the family for three generations and nationally recognized. You continue the ride to the Tio Tonho farm, where you will spend the next nights. About 6 hours on horseback.
Day 4: After breakfast, you leave for a special moment: the passage through Pico do Monte Negro, which at 1,403 m above sea level, is the highest point of Rio Grande do Sul. At this height, with a horizon of majestic landscapes, one can only be swept away by a unique feeling of freedom. For lunch, weather permitting: a barbecue in the countryside with a spectacular view. 4 to 5 hours on horseback.
Day 5: You leave after breakfast, traveling through the canyons, fields and forests of the region, suddenly interrupted by impressive rock faces reaching 1000 meters in depth and forming a corridor of rocks from the northeast of the state to Santa Catherine. Your lunch will be in a typical farm of the region. About 4 hours on horseback.
Day 6: After a delicious breakfast we meet our horses and start another full day ride on rolling hills (coxilhas), reaching some of the impressive canyons of the area. We will ride traversing fields and forests. covering an area of outstanding beauty, in typical scenarios of Campos de Cima da Serra. In the afternoon returning to the farm we may see the mysterious fogs (called viracão by the locals), drift in. Around 5 hours on horseback.
Day 7: After a delicious breakfast , transfer – 3 hous to Porto Alegre
* The itinerary can change due to weather conditions and availability on the ranches.
Day 1 afternoon: free transfer at 3 pm from Porto Alegre airport.
Day 7 morning after breakfast: free transfert to Porto Alegre airport. Book a flight after 3 pm.
Flights to Brazil are not included, as it is more interesting to book flights separately instead of paying agency commission on a full package. We are however at your disposal to help you find the best rates.
To enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable with the three paces outdoors: walk, trot, canter. You ride at a walk, trot and canter. The pace of the ride varies from walk on the narrow forest trails and going up and down hills, to a faster pace /canter, where the terrain allows.
Maximum weight: 100 kg. Minimum age: 12 years accompanied by an adult.
5 to 6 hours on horseback per day on average. The pace of the ride varies from walk, on narrow forest and forest trails, and to trotting and galloping as soon as the terrain permits.
You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide and a local guide. Both guides have good knowledge of the local area.
2 to 10 riders + guides.
Criollos and cross Criollos horses. "Professional" trail ride horses, safe and balanced. The horses are well mannered, forward going, sure footed and very obedient. The horses respond to neck reining and are used to a loose rein wherever possible.
The saddles used on this ride are typical gaúcho saddles, with ship skin on top, very confortable. The horses respond to neck reining and are used to a loose rein wherever possible.
The meals are typical and varied, Brazilian cuisine. At noon, some meals are taken in small local restaurants, or picnics are taken from the saddlebags.
By assistance vehicle.
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