Bahia Beach Ride, Brazil

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $3,613 USD?Tour costs $3,613 USD which is approximately $5,258 AUD

Bewitching, intoxicating and magical – be prepared to fall head over heels in love with Brazil on this ride and dance along to its magical rhythm.

This beach ride has to be one of Globetrotting’s all time favourite rides. Not only is it set in paradise: just imagine coconut laden palm trees that fringe the beaches, white sand, aqua marine water and eclectic coastal villages it also has a itinerary to satisfy every type of interest.

The days are jam packed full of once in a lifetime experiences including swimming horses, dancing with Indians, hugging sloths, full moon beach canters, eating freshly caught seafood and enjoying spectacular sunsets whilst sipping on a caipirinha.

Every day the riding offers diversity from the day before. For example, riding into a traditional Indian community and experiencing their way of life to cantering on beach tracks weaving through monolithic mango trees to relaxing at night in a beachside eatery listening to a local musician. This ride has it all!

Fast Facts

  • Horse Breed:A variety of breeds from ex-polo ponies to Brazil’s national horse the Mangalarga which is a fifth gaited horse.
  • Pace:The pace can vary from a walk right through to a gallop.
  • Weight Limit:Maximum of 100kg/220lbs.
  • Type of tack:A mixture of McClellan, English and traditional Brazilian saddles.
  • Seasons:March through to November.
  • Group size:A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 guests.
  • Time in Saddle:On average between 5 to 6 hours daily.
  • Riding Ability:Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders.
  • Accommodation:Well appointed beach villas ranging from 4 to 5 star.
  • Ride Length:7 days, 6 nights with 5 riding days.
  • Inclusions:The price includes twin-share accommodation, transfers to and from Porto Seguro, meals, soft drinks and water, and riding.
  • Exclusions:The price does not include international flights or travel insurance (compulsory).

 

DEPARTURE DATES & RATES

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RIDE PRICE?
The price includes twin-share accommodation, transfers to and from Porto Seguro, meals, soft drinks and water, and riding.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RIDE PRICE?
The price does not include international flights or travel insurance (compulsory).

Accepted payment is by credit or debit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all card payments.

Why is the price quoted in USD?
With our riding destinations, the currency is dictated by our ride partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.

Itinerary

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*Please note, this is a suggested itinerary only and subject to change at the discretion of your guides due to weather and other influencing factors.

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  • Day 1

    Pick up in Porto Seguro airport and transfer to the Pousada do Outeiro. Introduction to the program and the region. Dinner held in the Pousada.

  • Day 2

    Breakfast served at 8:00 am. Ready to leave at 9:30 by car to the Polo Field (5 minutes). Introduction and familiarisation of horses. First riding and security assessments given and we leave to the Jacuma Beach up to “Barra do Rio dos Frades”. Carry on crossing through a swampy area in the direction of the Itaporanga Village where we have lunch at the Bigode’s (typical local restaurant). Following lunch we visit Elmas Forest Wood Design Project. Returning afterwards to the Pousada Outeiro in time to go to the beach. Dinner held in the Pousada.

  • Day 3

    Breakfast served at 8:00 am. Ready to leave at 9:30 am. Crossing the Outeiro through to the “Indian Native Village of Imbiriba” (9 km). Meet the Pataxó Indians and have a snack with them of fish cooked on leaf. Their handicraft will be shown (optional shopping). Follow on to Trancoso Village (10 km) crossing through the Buffalo Farm onto the beach. Trancoso is a charming village located in a exceptionally beautiful portion of the coast of Bahia, world famous for its dazzling beaches, seashore cliffs, rivers and lagoons. Our trail on a deserted beach offers the opportunity for some good canters by the sea. In Trancoso we lodge at the “Hotel da Praca”. The dinner tonight is up to you in one of the many good restaurants in the so-called Popular Square (Quadrado).

     

  • Day 4

    Breakfast served at 8:00 am. Ready to leave at 8:30 am from Trancoso to Caraiva passing through the fallen bridge, crossing a buffalo Farm, bush land and a stop for lunch at the Outeiro around 1 pm. Follow on at 3 pm onto the beach until Caraiva Village (11 kms). During this ride on the beach we will have the opportunity for some good canters by the sea.

    Our arrival in Caraiva is breathtaking: the meeting of Caraiva River with the Atlantic Ocean. Once in Caraiva we cross the River by boat (Horses spend the night with Andre in a Farm in New Caraiva). We lodge in the Pousada Casinhas da Bahia, have dinner at an eclectic Pizza Place and listen to Brazilian music.

    Caraiva is an old fishing village. When you arrive there, you see a large and turbulent river, surrounded by mangroves and crossed by canoes and boats of all kinds. On the other side, a series of small coloured houses are shadowed by large almond trees and coconut palm trees. It’s a beautiful and unforgettable view! There are no vehicles so it’s lovely to be able to walk through its charming sand-covered streets.

  • Day 5

    Before breakfast we cross the river by boat to get our Horses and cross back swimming with them (depending on the tide). While the horses dry we get changed and have our breakfast. Ready to leave Caraiva by 9:30 am riding south towards Corumbau Village (15 km). During this ride on the beach we will have the opportunity for some good canters by the sea. Lunch at a Beach Hut and then carry on through to the Indian Area on the Barra Velha Village side. Cross their Native Village until the Cultural Centre Porto do Boi – Reservation Tapuruma next to the River Bridge where we watch a presentation of Indian Dance, taste traditionally prepared Fish and drink Cauim made from the Mandioc/Cassava Root*. Afterwards we walk through the forest on a trail that leads us up to the bridge to catch our boat. (*program with a minimum of 5 riders) We navigate up the river to Curuipe Beach for some swimming. On arrival at Curuipe Beach we cross with the horses this time leading them beside the boat. Horses spend the night at the same farm with Andre and return next morning. Dinner in the Pousada. We have dinner at Para restaurant and overnight again in the Pousada Casinhas da Bahia.

  • Day 6

    Breakfast served at 8:00 am. Ready to leave at 8:30 am from Caraiva to Outeiro. During this ride on the beach we will have the opportunity for some good canters on the beach. Lunch in the Pousada do Outeiro. Free afternoon on the Outeiro Beach and in the Club House *Full Moon special ride starting in the evening up to the Cala Farm ending the evening with dinner on the Espelho Beach at the Baiano`s restaurant. Horses return with Andre and we walk back to the Pousada do Outeiro.
    (*according on the moon chart date/hours.)

  • Day 7

    Breakfast served at 8:00 am. After breakfast transfer to the airport in Porto Seguro.

  • Transfer Information

    Guests need to arrive in Porto Seguro mid-morning on day one. Departing flights to be booked after 1pm on the final day. Transfers to and from Porto Seguro airport are included in the ride price.

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