Brazilian Outback on Horseback

5.0 (1)
7 days 6 nights
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

Explore Brazil beyond its famous attractions, as the vast Sertão, Brazil's Outback, unfolds with frozen colonial towns, red-rock canyons, and the mighty São Francisco River. Dive into the cultural richness of this region, home to courageous northeastern Vaqueiros. Clad in leather, they navigate the challenging landscape, reminiscent of a bygone era.

Journey through the harsh but captivating terrain, retracing the footsteps of Lampião, a legendary bandit leader of the Cangaço in the early 20th century. Lampião's exploits turned him into a folk hero, and his presence lingers in the region. Saddle up on the Mangalarga Marchador horse, an authentic Brazilian breed, for a 7-day equestrian adventure through the outback.

Spend nights in vibrant posadas and country houses while your luggage travels by a support vehicle. Experience 5 hours of daily riding, encounter ancient rock paintings, and explore the San Francisco River. The canyons will awe you, and local hospitality will warm your heart.

from US$ 3 280
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Estado de Alagoas, Maceió
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
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Photo Paul C.
Paul C. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
If anyone can say "been there, done that" then it’s Paul! Paul, born in Flanders Belgium, was once in his previous life a farrier. At age 21, he traveled backpacking around the globe, 3 years later and with a luggage full of travel and riding experiences he returned to Belgium. During his "long journey", he worked as a blacksmith shoeing horses at the polo club in Singapore, as a blacksmith and cowboy at a cattle station in Australia, as a Gaucho in South America and as a rider in too many places and countries to mention. In 1996 he became one of the pioneers of worldwide riding holidays in Europe. Paul rode horses in 61 different countries and is perhaps one of the most experienced trail riders in the world. Loving the great horse culture and hospitality in Latin America Paul decided to move to Brazil in 2010. He lives in the southern state of Santa Catarina, home of the South American gaucho (cowboy). After years of experience in organizing and guiding equestrian holidays and riding expeditions around the world, he now only concentrates on trail rides and equestrian tourism in Latin America. He is guiding all the riding trips himself and assures you participating at the best horse treks in Latin America. Paul is also co-founder and president of ALATCE; "Asociación Latinoamericana de Turismo y Cultura Ecuestre". (Latin American Association of Equestrian Tourism and Culture) He speaks 6 languages, loves humor and life, is a very social person and knows like no other how to take you on a ride on the wild side!

Tour highlights

Ride an Authentic Brazilian Breed
We will saddle the Mangalarga Marchador horse which is a great forward going horse at a very comfortable pace and follow the footsteps of Lampião
Explore the San Francisco River
Ride on the banks of the San Francisco river, go for a boat ride on the river, and also swim in it
Learn the Local Legends
In a harsh landscape where life is tough controversial historical characters always emerge..

Route details

Day 1
Arrival in Maceió

Meet & Greet at late afternoon at the hotel in Maceió to discuss with the riding group the coming days. Dinner and overnight at a comfortable hotel in Maceió.

Day 2
Maceió – Entremontes - Remanso (3 hours in the saddle)
Day 3
Entremontes Remanso Farm – Piranhas (3,5 hours in the saddle)
Day 4
Piranhas – Olho d`Agua do Casado (4 hours in the saddle)
Day 5
Olho d´Água do Casado – Talhado - Canyons (5 hours in the saddle)
Day 6
Talhado – Povoado do Lamarão - Talhado (5 hours in the saddle)
Day 7
Talhado – Maceió (2 hours in the saddle)
Tour provider's comments

Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders.You should be confident on a horse at all paces. The pace is varied to include walk, trot, and canter.



Guest House
5 nights
1 night

Nights in authentic & comfortable accomodation

The Meals: 
Brazilian cuisine is very good, varied and serves many naturally made dishes. The main dishes are mostly rice and beans (Feijão) and sauces, with lots of meat or fish and salads. From region to region one has its own traditional dishes. Along the coast, you will find more fish and shrimp dishes. Very popular is the Churrasco  = Brazilian BBQ.

5 nights
1 night

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Estado de Alagoas, Maceió
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Tour conditions


  • accommodation;
  • back up vehicle: for brings your luggage to the daily overnight place/pousada; 
  • meals: full board (except on day 1 and 7);
  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides;
  • horses & tack, including saddlebags;
  • transfer from and to Maceio.


  • travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance are mandatory. You will not be allowed to participate in the riding holiday program without having both of these personal travel insurance;
  • flight: international and local flights;
  • alcoholic beverages & soft drinks: (cheap);
  • single supplement: only possible if we have a single room available;
  • dinner on day 1 & 7;
  • airport transfer;
  • personal expenses;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 10 tourists


7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Valid international passport. 
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport).
  • A sweater and a jacket.
  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and minimum 1 a shirt with long sleeves.
  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with.
  • Riding shoes or boots / riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps.
    (Gaucho boots can be bought on location).
  •  A second pair of shoes for the evening.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Comfortable clothing + a hat.
  • One towel.
  • Toiletries.
  • Sun Cream.
  • Camera.

*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.  (thanks!).

Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

Based on 1 review
  • B
    20 Oct, 2021
    about provider
    It was a wonderful trip. We were so lucky that they organized this trip and we were able to go on it for the first time. I'm sure others will want to do this. Every aspect of the holiday was great - we were looked after in every way from start to finish. I highly recommend this holiday. Many thanks to the entire team for everything you have done for us.
    20 Oct, 2021

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 3 280
    11 – 17 Aug 7 days 6 nights

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