Santa Catarina - Gaucho Trail Ride
Experience life as a gaucho – the traditional South American cowboy. This is an 8-day small group tour where your companion is a beautiful Criollo horse, and together over 6 days of riding you will explore green hillsides, clear rivers and traditional Fazendas (Haciendas) of southern Brazil. Accompanied by your guide Paul and his team of gauchos you can immerse yourself in their traditional way of life. Each night will be spent in a comfortable Fazenda and the days are bookended with good food, drink and song. The gauchos play out their folk tales accompanied by guitars and accordions.
From Florianopolis every day will be spent travelling from Fazenda to Fazenda. The scenery is varied, offering incredible vistas and glimpses of history such as the Tropiero Route - a cobbled stone corridor that was used as a trade route. You may encounter other gauchos working along the way. Watch them and their natural relationship as they work effortlessly with their horse. Perhaps you can help the gauchos with their tasks, herding livestock, learn roping – or simply watch. This escorted tour is an active adventure where you can feel the excitement of a canter or gallop over vast grasslands.