The Gaucho Trail Ride - Dates & Prices


Horse Riding Holiday in Santa Catarina, Gaucho Country in Brazil

Price  2018 & 2019
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days on horseback 
2.230 USD p.p.*
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* 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.

Travelling Alone?...No problem, you can book individually on all the listed dates and join a group with other participants.

Best season for horseback riding in southern Brazil is from October to May.


03 - 10 FEBRUARY
18 - 25 MARCH
10 - 17 OCTOBER
03 - 10 NOVEMBER


06 till 13 JANUARY
21 till 28 FEBRUARY 
22 till 29 OCTOBER
17 till 24 NOVEMBER

Accommodation: nights in authentic, rustic and comfortable farm rooms in different fazendas. Based on double-rooms, some fazendas have 3 & 4 bedded rooms. (See accommodation)  
Meals: full board. (From dinner first day to breakfast last day)  
Guides & Gaúchos: All tours are personally escorted by "Gaúcho do Brasil" trip leader Paul. (In exceptional cases by a substitute) Paul speaks fluent English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and speaks basic German. Furthermore, you will be accompanied by local gauchos Roberio, Giancarlo & João. There are always one or more musical gauchos (guitar, accordion) joining the group. The guides-gauchos are equipped with cell  phones and walky-talky radios.  
Backup Vehicle: brings your personal luggage to the daily overnight place/fazenda.  
Horses & tack, including saddle bags and raincoat    
Transfer: From the Airport of Florianopolis (FLN) to the Fazenda and vice-versa. (See Practical info)

Not included:
Insurance: We request you take a travel Insurance. Ask your local insurance campany or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate at the “Gaúcho do Brasil” riding holiday programme without having a personal travel insurance. 
Flight: international and local flights are not included.Gateway is Florianopolis (FLN)  
Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks: (see "Open Bar" info)  
Single Supplement: only possible if we have a single rooms available and in case we have single a room is not extra charged..
Personal expenses 
Tips: (optional)
Booking Sales Tax: USD 16,50 per payment

Open Bar - All you can drink:

Every day you spent the night at a different farms where you will be offered drinks. To make things easy and not having the hassle with making notes every day for drinks or confused bills at the end of the week we handle the "Open Bar" service.

USD 110 p.p. for all alcoholic drinks & soft drinks during the entire week. 
To be paid on day 1. 
(Beer, Caipirinha, Cachaça, Guarana, Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Coffee, Tea, Milk, Water, etc.
.*Wine not included, but you can buy wine at each farm. Price of a bottle depends of the brand and quality)

USD 60 p.p. for all soft drinks during the entire week.
To be paid on day 1.
(Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Guarana, Coffee, Tea, Milk, Water, etc..)