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GLOBETROTTING IN THE PANTANAL, BRAZIL
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world and the only way to explore this expansive delta (that is comparable in size to Portugal) and to get up, close and personal with its inhabitants is on horseback. Pantaneiros (Pantanal cowboy) have been mustering cattle throughout the region on horses and mules for generations so it only seems fitting that this wetland be discovered from the back of the horse alongside the very men that live and breath the region.
Expect to plunge through knee deep water crossings, gasp in delight when you see exotic Toucans, hyacinth macaws, armadillos and caimans (similar to a crocodile), sip ‘terere’ the traditional drink of the Pantaneiro, muster a 1000 head herd of cattle and catch a piranha in caiman infested waters. The wildlife and the hospitality of your hosts are true highlights of this ride; this region is like no other in the world.
time in saddle: 5 to 6 hours
breed of horses: pantaneiro
pace: moderate to fast
riding ability: suitable for intermediate to experienced riders
weight limit: maximum of 100kg
accommodation: A fazenda (Fazenda is equivalent to a homestead) offer spacious, air conditioned rooms with ensuites and a fly camp.
seasons: The Pantanal’s dry season is from July to October and this is when the wildlife are gathered around the few remaining water holes. The summer rainfall is between November and March.
group size: Minimum of 1 rider and maximum of 12 riders.
departure dates for 2017:
May 23 to 30 *special cattle moving ride
June 20 to 27
August 20 to 27
ride prices for 2017:
From $3030 USD for eight days, seven nights per person. Single supplement is $450 USD.
*The price includes accommodation, meals and riding.
*The price does not include transfers to and from the ride.
*Prices may be subject to change.
Accepted payment is by credit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all credit card payments. Since you’ll be paying in a foreign currency, in this case USD, we believe paying via credit card is the most cost effective and easiest option for you.
Why is the price quoted in US dollars?
With our overseas riding destinations (rides other than in Australia), the currency is dictated by our partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.
FURTHER READING AND VIEWING
Hear from your guide Paulo as to why he loves showing his country to guests on horseback here.