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Brazilian Beaches on Mangalarga Marchador

Itinerary for Brazilian Beaches on Mangalarga Marchador

Sample Itinerary - Subject to changes

Note: Please note that changes to the itinerary may be necessary because of local conditions, weather and riding experience of the group - always with your best interests in mind.

Day 1: Arrival
We transfer you from Natal airport to your beach hotel in Tibau do Sul. Settle into your room and take time to meet your guide. Then, transfer to the stables where you will meet the owner of this famous stud farm. He will give you information about his award-winning horse breeding program.
Later, you will be introduced to your Mangalarga horse and you will have a riding orientation followed by a short ride.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Tibau do Sul

Day 2: Lagoon Ride
After breakfast, ferry crossing with the horses at Lagoa de Guaraíras. Today, our ride starts at Malembá beach (in case of high tide, option to ride through the sand dunes). The coastline is beautiful, certainly one of the most stunning tropical places you've ever seen. During the trail we will have the opportunity to glimpse at one of the most beautiful views of the Potiguar coast. Our lunch break usually takes place on the edge of the Lagoon, with the option of authentic potiguar shrimp in a typical beach restaurant.
After lunch we head towards Lagoa do Carcará, passing through the Mata Redonda ecological reserve where we will make a stop. On the way we will also visit the store at Fazenda Brasileira Augusta, producer of the famous Papary and Vila Imperial de Papary, cachaças (Brazilian typical drink made of sugar cane) that were born in the slave quarters of colonial Brazil. End of the ride at Lagoa do Carcará  The horses return by truck to the stables and we return by car to the hotel (about 40 minutes).
Riding approx. 24 km
Meals included Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner
Overnight in Tibau do Sul

Day 3: Praia de Baia Formosa to Praia da Pipa                                       
This morning, you leave the hotel by car to Baia Formosa (approximately 50 minutes). There, we start our ride to Barra do Cunhau where we will take a ferry with horses (on both shores, beach huts with snacks and drinks), on our way to Sibauna. We will cross river Catu on horseback, before arriving at the chapadão de Pipa.
On today's ride, we will cross rivers, coconut tree plantations, dunes and coves. At the end of the ride, we will enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the cliffs.
Riding approx. 25 km
Meals included Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner
Overnight in Tibau do Sul

Day 4: Tibau do Sul Ride
Today, we head to the stables by car (10 minutes) and start riding through sugar cane fields and an Atlantic rainforest. Eventually, we join trails leading to Tibau do Sul. Our ride goes through stunning landscapes along the beaches of Tibau do Sul, Cacimbinhas and Madeiro. After lunch at the beach, it is time to ride back to the stables. 
Riding approx. 22 km
Meals included Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner
Overnight in Tibau do Sul

Day 5: Sibaúna Ride
We start riding towards Praia do Giz, where we ride along the seafront, going past fishing boats. In Pipa, we enter the city and follow the streets until we reach the chapadão, where we stop to drink coconut water, with a beautiful view of Praia do Amor. We then head towards Praia das Minas and through there enjoy a brisk gallop until we reach Sibaúna. There, we stop for a snack and head to the canal, that we cross with the horses.
The horses return to the stables by truck and we spend some time in the water before returning to the hotel by car.
Riding approx. 36 km
Meals included Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner
Overnight in Tibau do Sul

Day 6: Stables Ride                                                         
For our last day, free morning to enjoy the hotel pool and beaches.
In the afternoon, we leave for the stables where we will get to know a little about the history of the Stables and its award-winning stud. Then we set off for the last ride, going through the pastures where the mares and foals are.
Riding approx. 22 km
Meals included Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner
Overnight in Tibau do Sul

Day 7: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport.
Meals included Breakfast
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Brazilian Beaches on Mangalarga Marchador
Tour Code: IT-BRRT05
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,480.00
Dates : March to November

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2023 08/27 - 09/02 7d / 6n 7 day trip 4 /10 Expired
A 2023 09/24 - 09/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip 4 /10 Expired
A 2023 10/29 - 11/04 7d / 6n 7 day trip 4 /10 Reserve
A 2023 11/26 - 12/02 7d / 6n 7 day trip 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: Mangalarga saddle
Horses: Mangalara Marchador
Pace: Moderate with trots and canters.
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Natal
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