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Brazil - Coffee Trail

This trip will take you through old coffee plantations in the highlands of the state of São Paulo. Since the mid-19th century and continuing until the present, some of the finest coffee produced in Brazil has come from this region. The perfect combination of altitude (800-1300 mts.) and climate (dry winters and rainy summers) and fertile, well drained soil make this ideal coffee-growing territory.
The first settlers in the region came from the Azores in the late 18th/early 19th century looking for land to raise livestock, cattle, horses, mules and pigs, to feed and transport the gold miners in Minas Gerais. Most of the farms you will be visiting still belong to the descendants of these original settlers, providing an authentic experience of a distinctive way of life.
 With the simultaneous arrival of coffee plants, railroads, and European (mostly Italian) immigration, the farms became more prosperous, the houses more elaborate. Coffee plants like higher altitudes, and you ride most of the time up the hills, with beautiful landscapes. All the farms visited have the owners present, and they are proud to show guests around and share their family history, that is linked with the development of the countryside.

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The Program

1st day - Arrival at Sao Paulo Airport and transfer to Fazenda Nova (New Farm) in Mococa, so called because the Old one burned down in 1830.  One of the oldest plantation homes in the region, where horses have been bred for seven generations of the same family. Participants will become familiar with their horse, riding equipment. Typical Paulista dinner (including a tasting of Mogiana coffees-among the best gourmet coffees in Brazil) and overnight at the Fazenda.

2nd day - Fazenda Nova is older than the city nearby. The owners breed and train their own horses and will guide you on this journey. Simple old fashioned accommodations, plenty of homemade goodies, good conversation make you feel at home. Horses will be chosen according to the information provided by the agency, and any necessary change will be made on this day. After breakfast set of on a day ride in Fazenda Nova. And will have the first contact with the Atlantic Rain Forest in the 120-acre forest preserve of the Fazenda.

3rd day - Ride all day, passing through several areas with coffee plantations, sugar cane, oranges, corn, cattle and horses. Return at the end of the day to the the fazenda for dinner and overnight.

4th day– Departure after breakfast by car to Fazenda Serrinha (25 kms / 30 minutes). All day ride from there to the Itambé Waterfall, the highest waterfall in the state of São Paulo. Pic nic lunch, watching capuchin monkeys. Return at the end of the day to Fazenda Nova for dinner and overnight.

5th day - Departure after breakfast by car to Fazenda Serrinha. All day dealing with cattle and swimming in the lake with the horses. Lunch at Fazenda Boiada and return at the end of the day to Fazenda Nova for dinner and overnight.

6th day - All day ride passing through several areas with coffee plantations, sugar cane, oranges, corn, cattle and horses. 

7th day – After breakfast, transfer to São Paulo

Note - The itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions and availability on the ranches.

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Travel Information

Ability description: Trail Ride, level 2-3

Included in the price: 6 nights, 5 days riding, full board (exkl. beverages).

Not included: Flights, transfers, drinks, personal insurance and any extras not mentioned..

Travel: Fly to Sao Paolo Guarulhos airport. You will be met in the arrivals and then you will be transfered to your fazenda (approx. 3 hour drive).   
Price: 500 US$ per car (2-3 persons) return transfer.

Accomodation: Accommodation on the trail are in basic guestrooms at Fazenda Nova. Most of the rooms has its own bathroom.

Riding: Trail Ride with same accomodation all week. Approx. 4-5 hours riding/day.

Season: All year

Optional arrival/departure: You can choose another date, just mail us on info@horsexplore.com

Group size: Minimum 2, Max. 8

Misc: The different accomodations do not accept credit cards.

Dates and prices

"Book on request" means that we cannot confirm your booking immediately, but we will get back to you as soon as possible with a booking confirmation, normally within 24 hours on weekdays.

DateDaysName of tripPrice from
22/06/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
29/06/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
06/07/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
13/07/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
20/07/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
27/07/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
03/08/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
10/08/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
17/08/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
24/08/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
31/08/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
07/09/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
14/09/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
21/09/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
28/09/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
05/10/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
12/10/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
19/10/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
26/10/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
02/11/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
09/11/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
16/11/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
23/11/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
30/11/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
07/12/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
14/12/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
21/12/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
28/12/20247Brazil - Coffee Trail, centre based trail rideEUR 1,140Book on request
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