Pampas Trail (8 days)
Wilderness Trail & Safari (8 days) not
available in 2014 due to renovation
Ride (7 days)
Cross Fazenda Ride (10 days)
Fazendas Ride (7 days)
Beach Trail (7 days)
Horseback riding vacations in Brazil
Brazil is South Americas giant,
covering a large landmass and encompassing many diverse regions.
Brazil is a seductive country, with dazzling beaches, tropical islands,
deep canyons, waterfalls, picturesque towns - and amazing horse
riding holidays! The landscapes are as diverse as the people who
inhabit it! Equitour has six excellent horseback vacations available
in Brazil each with its own unique appeal. Both horseback
trips offer superb wildlife spotting opportunities, in ecological
wonder lands, making them excellent horseback tours.
Pantanal: This Equitour horse riding holidays will show you the
flood plains of the Pantanal, on our Pantanal Wildlife Safari. This
horse ride encompasses the 50,000 acre Pantanal the worlds
biggest ecological sanctuary and largest wetland in the Paraguay
River Basin! This is a once in a lifetime horseback trip to view
some of Brazils famed wildlife up close.
Santa Catarina - Southern Brazil: Join the legendary Brazilian
Gaucho's on a trip across wide open undulating grasslands with rivers,
lakes, forests and remote fazendas (ranches).
Ride under the Southern Cross along canyons and across the plateau.
You will spend 8 days immersed in the most appealing horse culture.
The South American Cowboy culture is one of the liveliest in the
Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo: On the Darwin's Rainforest Trail you
can horseback ride on mysterious, narrow tracks through the beautiful
Atlantic rainforest, so rich in reptiles, amphibians, butterflies
galore and exquisite orchids.
Near Sao Paulo - the Plantationa Ride offers riding in the highlands
that takes you through the coffee-growing region of the northeast
of the State of Sao Paulo, visiting some of the great historic plantation
homes, and passing through the surprisingly well-preserved natural
wealth of the region.
Bahia: It is time to hit the beaches of Brazil with the Bahia Beach
Ride! On this horseback vacation, stay away from the tourist beaches
- this is where the locals go to languish in the sunshine! With
golden sands and emerald seas, Trancoso is a village of incredible
When traveling through Brazil, you see horses everywhere. According
to the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute IBGE,
there are nearly 6 million horses in the country, which means Brazil
has the fourth largest herd in the world. Many of these horses are
of mixed origin and often used in cattle-ranching.
But Brazilians also breed and enjoy riding quality horses in disciplines
that range from classical dressage to trails ride.There are over
340.000 Quarter Horses, more than 35.000 Arabs, around 27.000 Appaloosas
and 13.000 Lusitanos.
Apart from those international breeds Brazil also values its national
breeds: the Mangalarga Marchador with over 350.000 horses, the Criollos
with over 260.000 horses(the same breed you find in Argentina, Chile
and Uruguay) and others like the Campolina with around 45.000 horses
and the Brazilian Sports Horse with almost 10.000 horses. The Brazilians
Mangalarga are doing very well in some countries of Europe (with
over 900 registered horses) and in the USA.
Join us on a spectacular horseback riding adventure in Brazil -
either in the wetlands of Pantanal, the beaches of Bahia or mountains
rages of Southern Brazil.