One of the world's most captivating places, Brazil is a country of pulsating metropolises, powdery white-sand beaches, lush rainforests, red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands - a prime destination for that once in a life-time riding holiday! For those seeking a ranch holiday, join the lively cowboy culture of the legendary Brazilian Gaucho's in Santa Catarina, cantering across vast undulating grasslands with rivers, forests and lakes. For an interesting extension, take sunset or moonlit ride across the golden sands and dunes of nearby capital, Florianopolis.
For riders keen to explore quieter deserted beaches, head north to the white sands and emerald waters of peaceful Bahia for fast canters on spirited horses. Alternatively, western Brazil is home of the famous ecosystems of the Pantanal. Join adventurous wetland safaris, discovering the fauna and flora of the world’s largest ecological sanctuary. The Pantanal is prime cattle country. Stay on traditional welcoming ranches and experience the authentic fazenda way of life on challenging fast cattle drives.
In the far south, in Rio Grande do Sul, enjoy a magnificent mountainous landscape of dramatic canyons and waterfalls. In contrast, discover historic coffee plantations on trails through the highlands of Sao Paulo, or follow in Darwin's footsteps on a mysterious rainforest ride in a habitat awash with exotic wildlife and exquisite flowers. Your horse riding adventure may take you to the Amazon Delta, or the Pantanal wetlands, the Atlantic Rainforests, subtropical High Sierras or on exotic beaches. Your accommodation may by in traditional authentic guesthouses or in luxury hotels. Brazil can offer the perfect riding holiday for every aspiration and budget.