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Brazil Gaucho Trail, Brazil

The ultimate trail blaze for riders looking for a truly exciting experience living the gaucho way of life and riding gaucho style.

Essential 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. Gateway is FLORIANOPOLIS (FLN). 

  • 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:  

  • General information:

  • Time: 

riding, general information

  • Horses: Brazilian criollos (Crioulo in Portuguese)

  • The riding: 08 day trip of with 6 days on horseback, trail riding from one place to the other, an average of 6 to 7 hours per day in the saddle.

  • Saddles: comfortable Gaucho-saddles

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides

  • Comfort: clean and comfortable ranch rooms

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

  • Group Size: Minimum 6 participants and Maximum 15 riders

  • Riders weight limit: 120 Kg

travel gear

  • A warm sweater 

  • A warm jacket 

  • Warm clothing, especially for the evenings/nights

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and a minimum of 1 shirt with long sleeves.

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

  • Riding shoes or boots/riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps. (Gaucho boots can be bought on location).

  • One second pair of shoes, for the evening

  • Swimsuit.

  • Comfortable clothing + a Hat to protect you from the sun

  • One towel

  • Swimsuit 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen 

  • Camera…

* we have raincoats and saddlebags available for you.

* It is recommended to put your luggage in a travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 14 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 14 suitcases.  (thanks!)

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