Bahia Beach Ride

Bahia Brazil: (IT-BRRT11)
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Introduction
Bahia Brazil
Bahia Beach Ride – Trancoso/Caraiva

A ride through marvelous beaches, Indian and small fishing communities and preserved rainforest.

While Brazil is known throughout the world for Rio de Janeiro, its lively beaches and the excitement of Carnival, native Brazilians hold on to their best kept secret: the golden sands and emerald seas of Trancoso in Bahia. This area was home to one of the earliest Portuguese settlements in Brazil (1586); Trancoso is a village of incredible natural beauty.

Unbeknownst to tourists, it boasts an ideal year round climate coupled with the intimacy and privacy of a small village and offers the perfect escape for those seeking exotic locations and beautiful beaches in Brazil. Below the cliffs of the village sprawl vast beaches and to the north and the south are tremendous rivers that flow to the sea. In Trancoso, one finds natural pools, preserved dense rainforest, and miles and miles of unspoiled white sand beaches - the perfect places to the enjoy those freeing canters by the water.

Accomodation
 
You will be spending 3 nights at Pousada do Outeiro (1st, 2nd and 6th nights), 1 night in Trancoso (3rd night) and 2 nights in Caraiva (4th and 5th nights).

Pousada do Outeiro - Curuipe
Pousada do Outeiro is located in between Outeiro Beach, one of the most exclusive of the Bahia coast and Praia do Espelho/Espelho beach, one of the most famous beaches of Brazil . The pousada is located in a small paradise, surrounded by native beauties and deserted beaches, where every detail is thought for you to have a unique and unforgettable experience. All rooms have cable TV, wifi, air conditioning and the tranquility of being surrounded by nature.

Pousada do Bosque - Trancoso
Its excellent location - near the square cosmopolitan " Trancoso " and the most beautiful beaches in the area - is ideal for those who want to rest. Totally in harmony with the environment, the hostel is set in a large wooded area with 8000 square meters surrounded by native trees and gardens.
The inn offers a swimming pool and pool bar; room for massage with professional outsourced; social area a nice room for a chat or play cards with friends. Free wi-fi is available in the social area.
The Pousada offers cozy accommodations in rustic style, decorated with regional crafts. The accommodations are distributed amidst a well-tended garden full of birds and flowers that fill the eyes and the soul. Decorated with regional handcraft, all rooms provide a balcony with a hammock. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning and comes with a TV, minibar and safe.

Pousada Cores do Mar - Caraiva
Free Wi-Fi and is available at this Pousada.
The colorful rooms at the Cores do Mar Pousada have a TV, air conditioning and mini-bar and all rooms include a private bathroom.


Meals:
The program includes three meals a day. Please note that some days lunch is a picnic, or pre-packed, lunch.
Brazilian food is delicious and amazingly diverse. Brazil's staple food items consist of feijao, or black beans, farinha de mandioca (ground manioc, a root vegetable like a potato), similar to flour, and arroz, or white rice. These three ingredients are typically cooked or served with protein such as fish, red meat, or chicken.
Each region of the country has a different food specialty in Bahia several options of dishes include fish and shrimp. All meals have a good variety and good quantities, usually accompanied by salads and dessert.
Fruits are very popular throughout Brazil and included on the wide options of food offered for breakfast.

Special diets and dietary restrictions:
We can cater to special diets and dietary restrictions. Please, let us know at the time of booking.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary 2015 - Subject to changes.

Day 1: 
Following your arrival in Sao Paulo, it is a short internal flight to Porto Seguro in Bahia. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Pousada do Outeiro (two hour drive). Settle into your room and later, have a ride briefing and learn more about the region. For your nights in Caraiva the choice of alcoholic beverages is quite limited. During your briefing today, your guide will take a note of your preferred drinks so that these can be purchased in advance. Dinner and overnight at Pousada do Outeiro.

Day 2:
We enjoy a quick breakfast (8:00 am) before departing at 9:00 by car to the Polo Field (5 minutes) where we are introduced to our horses and given time to become familiar with them. Walk, trot and canter around the beautiful polo field, which has stunning views of the ocean and beaches below you. Once you are happy with your mount, we set off on a ride along Jacuma beach in the direction of Barra do Rio Frades. We continue on, crossing through a swampy area in the direction of the Itaporanga Village where we visit the “Indian Native Village of Imbiriba”. Meet the Pataxó Indians and see their traditional dance, * (*program with a minimum of 5 riders). Their handicraft will be shown (optional shopping). Have lunch at the Bigode’s ( typical local restaurant). Following lunch we visit Elma's Forest Wood Design Project., returning afterwards to the Pousada Outeiro . Dinner held in the Pousada.

Day 3:
Breakfast served at 8:00 am. Ready to leave at 9:00 am crossing the Outeiro on to Trancoso Village through the Buffalo Farm onto the Beach. Our trail on a deserted beach offers the opportunity of some good canter by the sea. In Trancoso our Guest House is just a few meters from the “Quadrado” the place where everything happens in the village. The dinner this night is up to you in one of the many good restaurants in the so-called Popular Square (Quadrado). Trancoso is an charming village located in a paradisiacal portion of the coast of Bahia, world wide famous by its dazzling beaches, seashore cliffs, rivers and lagoons.

Day 4:
Another early start with breakfast at 8:00 am and at 9:00 am departure from Trancoso to Caraiva passing through the fallen Bridge, crossing the Buffalo Farm, and Bush Lands. We stop for lunch at the Outeiro around 1 pm. Follow on at 3 pm to the Beach until Caraiva Village (11 km's) During this ride on the beach we have the chance for some good canters by the sea.  Our arrival in Caraiva is breathtaking: this is where we see the confluence of the Caraiva River with the Atlantic Ocean. Once in Caraiva we cross the river by boat while horses spend the night with Andre on a farm in New Caraiva. We lodge in the Pousada Cores do Mar and have dinner in the French Man`s Pizza Place. Caraiva is an old fishermen village; upon arrival we notice a large and turbulent river surrounded by mangroves and crossed by canoes and boats of all kinds. On the other side, a series of small colored houses shadowed by large trees and coconut palm trees. It is a beautiful and unforgettable view! Once there are no vehicles around it is very nice to be able to walk quietly on its charming sand-covered streets.

Day 5:
After breakfast we start our ride south in the direction of Corumbau Village. During this ride on the beach we will have the opportunity of some good canters by the sea. After one hour of ride we leave the beach towards the Indian Area on the Barra Velha Village side. Cross their Native Village until the Cultural Centre Porto do Boi - Reservation Tapuruma next to the River Bridge. Afterwards we walk through the forest on a trail that leads us up to the bridge to catch our boat. Our horses return to Caraiva with our guides and we start our navigation on the River up to the Caraiva Village with the optional “Boia” (water ring). On arrival at Caraiva Village we cross the river with our horses and return by boat**. Horses spend the night in the same farm with our guide. We have our late lunch at Para restaurant and overnight again in the Pousada Cores do Mar.
** according to the tide we may need to change the itinerary.

Day 6:
Breakfast served at 8:00 am. Ready to leave at 9:00 am from Caraiva to Outeiro. During this ride on the beach we will have the opportunity of some good canters by the sea. Lunch in the Pousada do Outeiro. Free afternoon on the Outeiro Beach and in the Club House.

Day 7:
Breakfast served at 8:00 am. After breakfast transfer to the airport in Porto Seguro.

The above sample itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the tour operator.

* Trancoso has been gaining notoriety for the beauty of his unspoiled beaches. Last year, The New York Times sent a writer to investigate what Europeans and Americans were talking about and it resulted in a very positive article.

* Nearby Pousada do Outeiro we have what is considered one of the most beautiful Polo Field and Golf Course in the world.


Rates and Dates for Bahia Beach Ride

Rates include:

Accommodations, meals, soft drinks and water during meals, 5 riding days, transfers, English speaking guide throughout

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20197 day trip, AP$3000

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from/to Porto Seguro airport included at set times $0
2019 Small group (2-4 people) supplement, per person $670
2019 Group (7 - 8 people) discount, per person $-135
2019 Single Supplement $450

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 09/15 - 09/21 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /10 Expired
A 2019 11/24 - 11/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /10 Reserve

Dates Note:
This ride is available any date between March and November ( we need the booking at least 1 month before the date of the ride)

Other Info
Meeting: Porto Seguro airport
Airport: Porto Seguro
Transfer: Porto Seguro airport

Climate:
                                                Salvador area


Month

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Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

87

88

88

86

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83

82

82

83

84

85

86

Average Low Temperature (°F)

76

77

76

76

74

73

72

72

73

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75

76

Average High Temperature (°C)

31

31

31

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28

28

28

28

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30

30

Average Low Temperature (°C)

25

25

25

24

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22

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24

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

5

9

10

15

17

15

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11

8

7

6

6

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The tropical climate prevails throughout the region, with a pleasant temperature all year round averaging 27°C. The constant breeze does not let you feel the heat for most of the year.

Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to pack a coat and pants, because the weather can change suddenly in some locations, especially in mountain and coastal regions.
Summer: from the 21st of December to the 21st of March.
Autumn: from the 21st of March to the 21st of June.
Winter: from the 21st of June to the 23rd of September.
Spring: from the 23rd of September to the 21st of December.

What To Bring:
It is recommended to put your luggage in travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 10 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 10 suitcases.

Travel documents and Voucher
Flight tickets
Passport
Visa (check with your consulate)
Travel Insurance
Pocket money (you can change money on arrival at the airport)
Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!) - as they are not too hot, and they dry out quickly if they get wet.
Riding boots (short) or hard-soled shoes + Minichaps or Longchaps
Riding helmet - please bring your own. NOTE – It's not mandatory in Brazil.
Riding gloves
Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection
Lightweight Rain coat
Tall boot socks to prevent chaffing
4 to 5 Long-sleeved shirts for protection sun
Water canteen
This list is only a general guideline for you from Ride in Brazil
Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts
Jeans
Shorts
Underwear and socks
Pyjama
Bag for dirty clothes
Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes
Swimsuit / Bathing suit
Personal Toiletries
Insect Repellent
Personal medications (please consult with your G.P. for health advise)
Sewing kit
Handkerchiefs
Adapter for electric appliances
Small Camera/Phone with Camera and batteries
Belt pack
Sunglasses
Sunscreen (spf-30 or higher) and Lip Balm with sunscreen
One towel
Torch / Flashlight