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The Coconut Trail Ride

5.0 (1)
9 days 8 nights
Brazil
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

Brazil, renowned for its tropical climate and stunning natural beauty, takes center stage when discussing beaches, particularly in the northeastern state of Alagoas. Your guide, Paul, leads you on The Coconut Trail Ride, a 9-day journey through Alagoas, the country's leading coconut producer. Riding along pristine, uncivilized beaches, crossing rivers, and exploring sea cliffs, sand dunes, mangrove swamps, and rainforests, you'll experience the breathtaking tropical landscapes. Spending about 4 hours daily on horseback, you'll arrive at beachfront Pousadas for a warm welcome and the national drink, a Caipirinha. Evenings offer exceptional seafood dinners, followed by restful nights for the next day's adventure. The trail concludes in Penedo, a colonial village at the São Francisco river's mouth, showcasing baroque-style architecture and reflecting Portuguese and Dutch colonization. It's a vibrant and colorful finale to your unforgettable journey in Brazil's northeast.

from US$ 3 830
per tourist for 9 days
Departing from
Maceio
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 14 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

Explore Brazilian Nature
Brazil is all about tropical heat and amazing nature
Ride Along Beautiful Beaches
Endless beaches still untouched by civilization
Try Exceptional Brazilian Cuisine
Seafood is the region’s specialty, fresh tropical fruits will be served for breakfast

Route details

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

There is no required arrival hour. You can arrive in Maceio when it suits you best. Late afternoon Meet & Greet at the hotel in Maceió to brief the riding group about the coming days. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Maceió.

Day 2
Maceió – Beach of Jequiá
Day 3
Jequiá Beach – Pontal do Coruripe
Day 4
Pontal do Coruripe - Feliz Deserto - Pontal do Peba (Fishing Village)
Day 5
Pontal do Peba – Dune Complex – Coconut Plantations - Beach - Pontal do Peba
Day 6
Pontal do Peba – Sugar cane Plantations – Beach house – Pontal do Peba
Day 7
Pontal do Peba – Bonito – Potengi
Day 8
Beach– Dunes – Mouth of the São Francisco River – Penedo
Day 9
Penedo – Maceió
Difficulty
Moderate
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.

An average of 4 hours per day in the saddle. 

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Hotel
6 nights
Guest House
2 nights

Nights in authentic & comfortable Pousadas, hotels, and beach houses. Hotels & Pousadas based on double-rooms. The Beach house based on double and triple rooms.

The Meals: 
Brazil has a rich cuisine. The country is a mixture of European, Indian, African and Asian cultures and is reflected in the way the Brazilians cook. Especially the Italian and African cuisines have great influence on Brazilian cuisine.  Not only the population is mixed, also their habits and customs. Already well before Europe spoke about fusion cuisine, Brazil was combining ingredients found from different continents to a new, typical Brazilian cuisine. They also often serve dishes from different countries on one table. 

The 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
Pousadas
1 night
Hotel in Maceio
2 nights
Beach House

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Maceio
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • meals: full board (from breakfast second day to lunch last day);
  • open Bar - all you can drink;
  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides;
  • backup vehicle: brings your personal luggage to the daily overnight place;
  • horses & tack, including saddle bags;
  • transfer: on day 9 back to Maceio and Airport. 

Extras

  • 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;
  • single supplement: only possible if we have a single room available;
  • dinner on day 8;
  • transfer on day 1: from the Airport of Maceió to the Hotel in Maceio;
  • personal expenses; 
  • tips (optional).

Group size

up to 14 tourists

Duration

9 days
8 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!).

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 1 review
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    Ben
    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

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