Horseback riding vacations in
Brazil is South America’s giant, covering a large landmass and encompassing many diverse regions. Brazil is a seductive country, with dazzling beaches, tropical islands, deep canyons, waterfalls, picturesque towns - and amazing horse riding holidays! The landscapes are as diverse as the people who inhabit it! Hidden Trails has four excellent horseback vacations available in Brazil – each with its own unique appeal. Both horseback trips offer superb wildlife spotting opportunities, in ecological wonder lands, making them excellent horseback tours.
Horse Riding in Brazil
Pantanal: This Hidden Trails horse riding holidays will show you the flood plains of the Pantanal, on our Pantanal Wildlife Safari. This horse ride encompasses the 50,000 acre Pantanal – the world’s biggest ecological sanctuary and largest wetland in the Paraguay River Basin! This is a once in a lifetime horseback trip to view some of Brazil’s famed wildlife up close.
Santa Catarina - Southern Brazil: Join the legendary Brazilian Gaucho's on a trip across wide open undulating grasslands with rivers, lakes, forests and remote fazendas (ranches).
Ride under the Southern Cross along canyons and across the plateau. You will spend 8 days immersed in the most appealing horse culture. The South American Cowboy culture is one of the liveliest in the world.
Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo: On the Darwin's Rainforest Trail you can horseback ride on mysterious, narrow tracks through the beautiful Atlantic rainforest, so rich in reptiles, amphibians, butterflies galore and exquisite orchids.
Near Sao Paulo - the Plantationa Ride offers riding
in the highlands that takes you through the coffee-growing
region of the northeast of the State of Sao Paulo, visiting some of the
great historic plantation homes, and passing through the surprisingly
well-preserved natural wealth of the region.
Bahia: It is time to hit the beaches of Brazil with the Bahia Beach Ride! On this horseback vacation, stay away from the tourist beaches - this is where the locals go to languish in the sunshine! With golden sands and emerald seas, Trancoso is a village of incredible natural beauty!
When traveling through Brazil, you see horses everywhere. According to the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute – IBGE, there are nearly 6 million horses in the country, which means Brazil has the fourth largest herd in the world. Many of these horses are of mixed origin and often used in cattle-ranching.
But Brazilians also breed and enjoy riding quality horses in disciplines that range from classical dressage to trails ride.There are over 340.000 Quarter Horses, more than 35.000 Arabs, around 27.000 Appaloosas and 13.000 Lusitanos.
Apart from those international breeds Brazil also values its national breeds: the Mangalarga Marchador with over 350.000 horses, the Criollos with over 260.000 horses(the same breed you find in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay) and others like the Campolina with around 45.000 horses and the Brazilian Sports Horse with almost 10.000 horses. The Brazilians Mangalarga are doing very well in some countries of Europe (with over 900 registered horses) and in the USA.
Join us on a spectacular horseback riding adventure in Brazil - either in the wetlands of Pantanal, the beaches of Bahia or mountains rages of Southern Brazil.