Coconut Trail, Brazil

Big dunes, large canters, stunning beaches, typical fishing villages, Caipirinha and a lot of fun in the sun!

 

Overview

Brazil is all about tropical heat and amazing nature. But when we're talking about beaches, the northeast part of Brazil comes into the spotlight. And that’s exactly where your riding guide, is taking you; to the Northeastern State of Alagoas, where you will canter the endless beaches still untouched by civilization. From day one, you will understand why the ride is called The Coconut Trail Ride. Alagoas is in fact the greatest producer of coconuts in the country. From the saddle, you will drink fresh coconut water and discover some of the most beautiful tropical places you have ever been to.

During the 9 day trip of which 7 are on horseback, the itinerary will take you to the colored sea cliffs, crossing of rivers, climbing huge sand dunes, passing mangrove swamps, riding through the Atlantic rain forest and along miles of pristine deserted beaches, lined with coconut trees.

Duration

9 Days - 8 Nights

Riding days

7 Days

Group Size

08 - 14 Riders

Riding level

Medium

From:

$2875,00

trip highlights:

  • On average you will be riding about 4 hours a day – morning rides – arrive each time around noon at the next beachfront Pousada or beach house, where you will be welcomed with the national drink; a Caipirinha.

  • The trail ride ends in Penedo, a colonial village at the mouth of the São Francisco river (one of the biggest rivers of brazil). The baroque-style churches, convents, and houses remind us of the Portuguese and Dutch colonization.

  • The crossbreed Mangalarga Marchador horses (authentic Brazilian breed) are great forward going horses at a very comfortable pace. They are used to the tropical climate, the beach, and the water and are just the most fun horses you can imagine. 

  • A swim in the warm body temperature waters of the Atlantic Ocean, an ice-cold beer at a barraca, (Brazilian beach bar), a stroll in a fishermen village or simply relaxing and reading a book at the swimming pool at the pousada 

 

itinerary

day 1: Maceió 

day 2 : Maceió – Beach of Jequiá

day 3 : Jequiá Beach – Pontal do Coruripe 

day 4 : Pontal do Coruripe - Feliz Deserto

day 5 : Feliz Deserto – Marituba Lagoon – Feliz Deserto   

day 6 : Feliz Deserto – Pontal do Peba

day 7 : Pontal do Peba – Bonito – Potengi

day 8 : Potengi  – Penedo

day 9 :Penedo – Maceió

Download the full program in PDF, by clicking here

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. The final route is always left up to the discretion of the trip leader in the field.

 

Prices & dates 2022:

09 days / 07 nights / 06 days riding
Price 2.875 USD p.p.**

  • Tue 11 Oct
    Oct 11, 11:00 AM – Oct 19, 11:00 AM
    Maceió, Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Wed 09 Nov
    Nov 09, 10:00 AM – Nov 17, 10:00 AM
    Maceió, Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Fri 09 Dec
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – Dec 17, 10:00 AM
    Maceió, Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Tue 01 Feb
    Feb 01, 11:00 AM – Feb 09, 11:00 AM
    Maceió, Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil

when you book with us

First, you just must to...

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Once we receive your payment...

We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking.

** Prices are linked to the Brazilian Real, in case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up to 3 weeks before departure.

** Are you alone? do not worry, you can individually register/book and join in a group with other riders.

Included:

  • Accommodation: nights in authentic & comfortable Pousadas, hotels, and beach houses. Hotels & Pousadas based on double-rooms. The Beach house (2 nights) based on double and triple rooms.

  • Meals: full board. (from breakfast on day 2 till lunch on day 9)

  • Guides: Fluency in several languages by the leader guides of the group between the languages are: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. The guides-gauchos are equipped with cell phones and walky-talky radios.  

  • Backup Vehicle: brings your personal luggage to the daily overnight place. 

  • Horses & tack, including saddlebags and raincoat.

  • Transfer: on day 9 back to Maceio and Airport.

not included:

  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance are Mandatory: ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate in this riding holiday without having both of these personal travel insurance. 

  • Flight: international and local flights are not included. Gateway is Maceió (MCZ)   

  • Transfer on day 1: From the Airport of Maceió to the Hotel in Maceio

  • Dinner on day 8

  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks (cheap) 

  • Single Supplement: only possible if we have a single room available

  • Personal expenses 

  • Tips: (optional)

  • Booking Sales Tax: USD 33,00 per person per payment

 

travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Brazil. Contact the Brazilian Embassy in your country for more information. All North American Citizens, (USA - CAN - MEX) require a visa to travel to Brazil.

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Maceió ( MCZ ).

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Luggage: the maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

general information, country

  • Currency: The Brazilian currency is REAL. = R$

  • Health: Southern Brazil is a safe region in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without beeing stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and icecreams is no problem. There are no vaccinations required and there is no malaria in this part of Brazil. In case of illness or an accident, there are good hospitals and doctors nearby

  • Language: Portuguese is the official language. Many Brazilians are monolingual, those who master a second language speak mostly Italian or German (especially in the South) because of their origins. More and more Brazilians now learn Spanish or English.

  • Safety: Brazil has not always the best reputation for safety and crime. This is primarily and almost exclusively in large cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Recife. The state of Santa Catarina and its capital city Florianópolis is quiet and completely safe. Our ride passes through the region of Coxilha Rica where there is no need to worry at all!.

  • The Electricity and plugs: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ar/brazil/ 

  • General information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

riding, general information

  • Horses: Mangalarga Marchador crossed breed, beautiful and responsive horses, easy to ride. Average height: 1.60m

  • The riding: 09 day trip of with 7 days on horseback, trail riding from one place to the other, an average of 4 hours per day in the saddle.

  • Saddles: Brazilian/Australian style saddles.

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides.

  • Comfort: clean and comfortable rooms.

  • Riding level: Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You should be confident on a horse at all paces. 

  • Group Size: Minimum 8 participants and Maximum  14 riders

  • Riders weight limit: 120 Kg

travel gear

  • A sweater 

  • A jacket 

  • 4 to 5 T-shirts or shirts. The long-sleeved shirt is best. (Make sure you take at least 3 shirts with long sleeves!)

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

  • Riding pants or jeans

  • Boots/riding shoes, with mini-chaps or long chaps. (Your boots/ shoes will/can be wet every day)

  • The second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Cotton socks

  • One towel

  • Swimsuit 

  • Slippers/sandals

  • Comfortable summer clothing

  • Hat

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Anti-mosquito spray / lotion

  • Water canteen 

  • Camera…

* It is recommended to put your luggage in a travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 10 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 10 suitcases.  (thanks!)

Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies

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