Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
2500€
Duration
7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding in Brazil
Highlights

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Horseback trail ride in Brazil. Tropical trail ride that starts and finishes at a beach resort on the Atlantic coast. From there, you will explore on horseback the pretty coastline and quiet villages of Bahia. A variety of terrain from marvelous beaches and mangroves, to cliff-top paths and preserved rainforest. Brazil is known throughout the world for Rio, its beaches and the excitement of Carnival, but when native Brazilians travel for tourism they head for the golden sands and emerald seas of Trancoso in Bahia. One of the earliest settlements founded by the Portuguese in Brazil (1586), Trancoso is a village of incredible natural beauty. Its ideal year round warm climate coupled with the intimacy and privacy of a small village offer the perfect escape for those seeking exotic location and the best beaches in Brazil. Below the cliffs of the village you will find wonderful beaches bordered to the north and south by rivers flowing into the sea. In Trancoso area you will find small natural pools, preserved rain forest and many kilometers of unspoiled white sand beaches. The perfect place for a beautiful ride.
 

Itinerary
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HORSEBACK TRIP IN BRAZIL
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *


Day 1 - Sao Paulo & Porto Seguro to Pousada do Outeiro. Following your arrival in Porto Seguro in Bahia, you will be transferred to Pousada do Outeiro (c.+_ two hour drive). Settle into your room and later, have a ride briefing and learn more about the region. Dinner and overnight at Pousada do Outeiro.

Day 2 - Pousada do Outeiro to Itaporanga. After breakfast, journey by car (approximately a 10 minutes drive) to meet your horses at the polo field. You will be introduced to your horse and have a safety briefing. Before you set off on your ride, you have the chance to get acquainted with your horse. Walk, trot and canter around the beautiful polo field, which has stunning views of the ocean and beaches below you. Once you are happy with your mount, set off on a ride along Jacuma beach in the direction of Barra do Rio Frades. From here, journey along forest paths and along sandy tracks until you reach Itaporanga village. Stop for lunch at Bigode’s, a restaurant that serves typical Brazilian dishes. Try rice and beans, as well as local chicken and meat dishes. After lunch there is the opportunity to visit Elma’s Forest Wood Design workshop. Here, the owner carves a wonderful variety of benches, chairs, stools and tables out of reclaimed wood. Many of her larger pieces line the streets of this small, friendly village. Then continue your ride to the Pataxó Indian village of Imbiriba. the Pataxó Indian. If you wish, there will be the chance to shop for souvenirs made by the tribe. There is a huge variety of items to choose from; bead necklaces, wooden bracelets, rings made from buffalo bone, wooden bowls and carved wooden boxes, so make sure you take some Money with you if you think you will want to purchase handicraft items. On arrival back at Pousada do Outeiro, you may wish to relax in your hammock, take a swim in the hotel pool or wander down to the beach. Dinner and overnight at Pousada do Outeiro.

Day 3 - Pousada do Outeiro to Trancoso. After a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit, tapioca and eggs, set off from Caixa D’agua, near the pousada and wind your way through forest trails. Later, negotiate a small river and then it is on to a deserted beach for some wonderful canters along the surf. Lunch will be a picnic along the way. On arrival in Trancoso you will be shown to your guesthouse. If there is time, you may wish to explore the shops and bars that line main square (or ‘Quadrado’), before dinner. There is a good range of restaurants in Trancoso and so you are free to decide where you wish to eat tonight. Your guide will be happy to advise and assist you in ordering your meal if you wish. Dinner is to your own account tonight. A meal at the most expensive restaurant will cost in the region of £18-25 per person. Overnight in Trancoso.

Day 4 – Trancoso to Caraiva. After breakfast at your guesthouse, retrace your steps along the beach and cross the buffalo farm. The beach is so stunning that you will not mind riding across it twice! Perhaps your guide will pause to pluck a sea urchin from the water or dig out a crab that has been hiding in the sand! Your ride takes you back to Pousada do Outeiro for a quick lunch. Shortly after, set out again from the Pousada and ride along Cliff paths and golden sandy beaches in the direction of Caraiva. After a few more hours in the saddle, arrive at New Caraiva, where a water taxi will be waiting to paddle you cross the Rio Caraiva to Caraiva village itself. The horses will overnight at a nearby hacienda. There are no motorised vehicles here, so your guide will take you on foot to your guesthouse. Settle in to your room and if there is time, explore some of the nearby streets. You will find many colourful houses, which gives a sort of Caribbean feel to this little village. Dinner and overnight in Caraiva.

Day 5 – Day ride from Caraiva. Ride south in the direction of Corumbau Village. Later on, leave the beach and head towards the native reserve close to the village of Barra Velha. Head into the forest to follow a trail that leads you to another Indian small comunity. Here you have the chance to learn about the tribe and their day to day lives. After an interesting experience with them, walk to the river bridge where a boat will meet you. Your horses will return to Caraiva with the guides. Depending on the wishes of the group, you might stop at a swimming spot on the way back to Caraiva or float on the water in a rubber ring. On arrival at Curuipe, you may cross the river with your horses and return by boat. Please note that the route of the ride is dependent on the tides. Dinner and overnight in Caraiva.

Day 6 – Caraiva to Pousada do Outeiro. After breakfast, leave Caraiva behind and journey back towards Pousada do Outeiro. Perhaps you will stop in a clearing to drink refreshing coconut water, or maybe your guide will show you the bright yellow cashew flowers which grow in this area. Arrive back at Pousada do Outeiro in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing. Take advantage of the lovely pool in the hotel grounds, swing in your hammock as the welcome sea breeze glides around you, or stretch your legs with a wander along the beach. Dinner and overnight at Pousada do Outeiro.

Day 7 - Pousada do Outeiro to Porto Seguro. After breakfast, say goodbye to your guides and then transfer to Porto Seguro for your flight to Sao Paulo and home or continue your adventure in Brazil: Most flights are to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Maybe you would prefer to spend some days in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, or have a tour to the Iguazu Falls and Amazon before leaving Brazil: contact uf for any help to organize your trip.

* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Sunday afternoon at 3 pm at Porto Seguro airport. Free transfer to the departure point.

DEPARTURE: 
Saturday morning after breakfast, free transfert to Porto Seguro airport. Book a flight after 1 pm.


FLIGHTS:
Flights 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 (free service).

Riding

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RIDING LEVEL:
To enjoy this ride, you must be comfortable with the three gaits outdoors: walk, trot, gallop on open ground (especially on the beaches). The terrain is varied: wide sandy beaches, mangrove forests, tropical forest to cliff trails, so you must be used to riding in open spaces uphill and downhill.
Maximum weight: 80 kg. Minimum age: 12 years accompanied by an adult.

RYTHM:
During day rides, you will normally be in the saddle between 4 and 6 hours. There are two half-days with approximately 3 hours on horseback. The paces vary from walking on narrow forest trails, and trotting and galloping as soon as the terrain allows.

GUIDES:
English, Spanish, Portuguese speaking guide and local guide. Both guides have a good knowledge of the region.

GROUPS:
2 to 8 riders + guides.

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HORSES: 
Crosses of polo horses, criollos, Brazilian saddle horses, "professional" trail ride horses, safe and balanced.

TACK:
English, South African and Australian saddles. You will generally not be able to choose your saddle, this is determined by the style of saddle that best matches the horse that will be assigned to you. Bridles: The bridles are a mixture: some are English and others are of Brazilian style. The horses respond to neck reining and are used to a loose rein wherever possible.

Comfort

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ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation ranges from luxurious rooms at Pousada do Outeiro to comfortable guesthouses in Trancoso and Caraiva.
Pousada do Outeiro is situated on the cliffs above Espelho Beach. The spacious guestrooms have en-suite shower-rooms, a mini-bar and seating area. There is a central dining room with a deck and also a seating área with comfortable chairs and hammock in which to relax. There is a large pool and decking area with sunloungers; staff will be happy to bring drinks out to the pool for you if you wish. Also at your disposal during your stay is the Outeiro Clubhouse: Here you will find white sandy beaches, rock pools and just on the edge of the beach, is an extensive swimming pool complex with its own bar.
In Trancoso, you stay at a comfortable but not luxurious guesthouse. Situated around 100 metres from the main street, the guesthouse has a nice pool.
You stay two nights in Caraiva, in a beach-front guesthouse set in lovely gardens. The bedrooms are spacious with en-suite facilities. Some rooms have a compact deck area with a Hammock.
Accommodation in Caraiva and Trancoso may change according to avaiability at the time of booking

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The meals are typical and varied, Brazilian cuisine. In Trancoso (day 3) dinner is not included. You can choose from one of the many restaurants and bars in this pleasant village. Between 15 and 20 €. For lunch, some meals are taken in small local restaurants, or picnics are taken from the saddle bags.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS:
By assistance vehicle.

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Rates
Infos tarif

2020 PRICE / PER PERSON:
The price depends on the number of riders registered.
7 to 8 riders: 2500 €
5 to 6 riders: 2700 €
2 to 4 riders: 3300 €
Frais de dossier: 15 €
Single bedroom supplement: 350 €. If you register alone and wish to share the rooms, this supplement is not applied if another rider books and also wishes to share.
Contact us to check if the supplement for less than 7 riders is applicable at the time of your registration. The supplement will be refunded according to the number of riders registered at the time of departure. You will be billed if you paid the rate without supplement and the number of registrants is less than 7 at the time of departure.
The price is calculated on the basis of $, so it can vary up or down at the time of your reservation.


THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse rental, guide, accommodation, meals (except 1 free dinner), return transfers from / to Porto Seguro airport at set times, booking fees, financial guarantee of your payments by our travel agency deposit.


THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, tips, personal expenses, drinks, 1 free dinner, possible visits, flights to Brazil, all that is not indicated in "the price includes".

Dates
Dates From Contact
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Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:


1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us
through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33(0)483431234, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

Useful information

WEATHER:
The climate in Bahia is mainly tropical with temperatures generally between 23 ° C and 30 ° C. The rains are distributed throughout the year.

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