BRASIL: The Coconut Trail Ride.


    The Coconut Trail Ride, Brazil

    9 days / 8 nights / 7 days riding

    Big dunes, large canters, stunning beaches, typical fishing villages, Caipirinha and a lot of fun in the sun!

    Brazil is all about tropical heat and amazing nature. But when we’re talking about beaches, the northeast part of Brazil comes into the spotlight. And that’s exactly where Paul, your riding guide, is taking you to; to the Northeastern State of Alagoas, where you will canter the endless beaches still untouched by civilization. From day one, you will understand why the ride is called The Coconut Trail Ride. Alagoas is in fact the greatest producer of coconuts in the country. From the saddle, you will drink fresh coconut water and discover some of the most beautiful tropical places you have ever been.

    During the 9 day trip of which 7 are on horseback, the itinerary will take you to the colored sea cliffs, to crossing of rivers, climbing huge sand dunes, passing mangrove swamps, riding through Atlantic rain forest and along miles of pristine deserted beaches, lined with coconut trees.

    On average you will be riding  about 4 hours a day – morning rides – arrive each time around noon at the next beachfront Pousada or beach house where you we be welcomed with the national drink; a Caipirinha.


    Day 1 : Arrival in Maceió (capital city of the State Alagoas)

    Late afternoon Meet & Greet at the hotel in Maceió to brief the riding group about the coming days. Dinner and overnight at a comfortable hotel in Maceió.

    Day 2 : Maceió – Beach of Jequiá
    Expected distance – 7 km – Time in the saddle – 2 hours
    • Beaches, Cliffs, Boat ride, Swimming in the river and sea, Lunch at Jequiá (Dunes of Marapé)

    After a delicious breakfast, we leave early to meet the horses at the paradisiacal beach of Jequiá. We will choose horses, make adjustments to the stirrups and take of for the ride. We immediately start on one of the deserted beaches, dotted with cliffs of multicolored sands and coconut trees. Our destination today is breathtaking! The Marapé Dunes are lying between the river and the sea. In the middle of preserved mangroves we will leave the horses to delight us with a boat trip along the mangroves, we take a refreshing bath river and the sea. The Sunset here is stunning. Overnight at Pousada – Dunes de Marapé.
    (Coffee,lunch, snack and dinner)

    Day 3 : Jequiá Beach – Pontal do Coruripe
    Estimated distance – 12 km – Time in the saddle – 3 hours
    • Beaches, Cliffs, Reefs, Coconut trees, Swimming in the sea, Lunch at Pontal do Coruripe

    We will wake up with great disposition and an incredible view to the natural beauty of this place. Our horses are saddled and ready to take us for another day full of beautiful scenery and pristine nature. We will ride along deserted beaches, lined with coconut trees and appreciate the lush vegetation of the Atlantic forest. Barrier reefs are visible from the saddle. Our destination is the Pontal do Coruripe beach with its omnipresent lighthouse. The warm sea water is just perfect for a swim. Late lunch and overnight stay at Pousada – Pontal do Coruripe. (Coffee, Lunch, Snack and dinner).

    Day 4 : Pontal do Coruripe – Feliz Deserto
    Estimated distance – 25 km- Time in the saddle – 5 hours
    •Beaches, Coruripe River Mouth, River crossing, Shipwreck

    We will depart on the beach towards the south in direction to Feliz Deserto. Feliz Deserto means Happy Desert so we decided to have 2 happy nights at Feliz Deserto. Shortly after taking the trail to the sea, we will find the mouth of the river Coruripe that gives name to the location. Ready for some adventure? We will cross the river with the horses. Soon after the river crossing we will stop to refresh ourselves in the sea and meet our back up team waiting for us with coconut water and tropical fruits. We continue along deserted beaches, here and there we will ride along a beach village and see artisanal fishermen. Just before we reach our overnight spot, we find at the beach the Swiss Cargo schipwreck “The Stockholm”. Our exclusive Beach House awaits us in Feliz Deserto. Overnight a the Beach House. (Coffee, lunch,snack and dinner).

    Day 5 : Feliz Deserto – Marituba Lagoon – Feliz Deserto
    Distance on horseback – 28 km Time in the saddle – 6 hours
    • Alagoas wetlands, Marituba lagoon, Galloping on the beach

    Right after breakfast, which is special as usual, we mount the horses and ride inland,away from the beach, towards the Marituba wetlands, a protected area with a unique ecosystem. We will have time to wade or swim in the clear waters. We will have lunch and have a little siesta before heading back to our lodgings. This time we go along the beach and end the todays ride with a gallop.  Overnight stay at the Beach house. (breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner).



    • Accommodation: Nights in authentic and comfortable inns, hotels and beach houses. * Hotels and inns in double rooms. * The beach house (2 nights) based on double and triple rooms.
    • Meals: from breakfast on the second day to lunch on the ninth day.
    • Guides: All tours are personally accompanied by the trip leader. In addition, he will be accompanied by a local team from the northeast. The guides-gauchos are equipped with cell phones and walky-talky radios.
    • Backup vehicle: take your personal luggage to the place / night in the morning.
    • Horses and gear, including saddlebags.
    • Transfer from day 9 back to Maceio and / or to the airport.


    • Insurance: We ask for travel insurance. You are not allowed to participate in the program without personal travel insurance.
    • Flights: international and local flights are not included. Gateway is Maceió (MCZ)
    • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
    • Individual supplement: It is only possible if we have a single room available
    • Dinner on the 8th.
    • Transfer from the first day: From the Maceió airport to the Hotel.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Tips: (optional)
    • Tax on the reservation: USD 33.00 per person per payment.


    NOVIEMBRE 16 – 24

    CLP$ 1.868.750
    USD$ 2.875

    • Rider level: Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You must have confidence in your horse and in all the steps. The pace is varied, including the pace, trot and gallop.
    • Group size: Minimum 7 participants and maximum 14 participants.
    • Weight: Rider weight limit: 100 Kg
    • Horses: Mangalarga Marchador crossing breed horses, beautiful and sensitive, easy to assemble. Average height: 1.60 m.
    • Saddles: Brazilian / Australian style chairs.
    • International passport: required for most foreigners (EUR, USA, CAN.)
    • Visa: most European and South American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Brazil. Contact the Brazilian Embassy in your country for more information. All citizens of North America (USA – CAN – MEX) require a visa to travel to Brazil.
    • Vaccinations: not required (consult your doctor).

    •Valid passport.
    •Travel insurance
    • Pocket money (you can change it upon arrival at the airport)
    • A sweater and a jacket.
    • 4 to 5 shirts or shirts. The long-sleeved shirt is better. (Make sure you wear at least 2 shirts with long sleeves!)
    • Riding pants or jeans. (Wrangler are the best jeans to ride = stitching on the outside)
    • Boots / riding shoes, with mini-plates or long plates. (Your boots / riding shoes / may be wet every day)
    • Cotton socks
    • A second pair of shoes for the night.
    • Swimsuit Comfortable clothes.
    •A towel
    • Personal hygiene items.
    • Anti-mosquito spray / lotion
    • Camera (binoculars). Bringing your luggage in a travel bag or backpack is more convenient and practical than bringing it in a rigid cover suitcase. It will also be easier to organize and load these