Preliminary day-by-day program
Day 1 - Transfer from Natal airport to your beach hotel, the Marinas in Tibau do Sul. Settle into your room. Dinner time you meet your guide and owner of the stud farm. He will give you information about his award winning breeding programme - this stud is one of the top in the country, with approximately 280 horses on-site and 50-60 foals born each year.
Day 2 – Tibau do Sul - Lagoa do Carcara
You will be introduced to your Mangalarga horse and after a riding orientation you set off on your first day of ride that starts with the horses crossing the ferry at Lagoa de Guaraíras, a few meters from your hotel. On the other side you will find the beautiful beach of Malembá: a deserted beach with open sea, with reefs, weak waves, clear and soft sand. The route on this day includes the beach, dunes, Atlantic Forest and lagoons. During the trail you will have the opportunity to glimpse one of the most beautiful views of the Potiguar coast. You lunch should be on the edge of the Lagoon, with the option of authentic potiguar shrimp in a typical beach restaurant in the region. After lunch you head towards Lagoa do Carcará, passing through the Mata Redonda ecological reserve where you will make a strategic stop. On the way you will also visit the store at Fazenda Brasileira Augusta, producer of the famous Papary and Vila Imperial de Papary, cachaças (Brazilian most typical drink made of sugar cane) that were born in the slave quarters of colonial Brazil, crossed centuries of history and remain in the region of Nísia Floresta. Famous throughout the northeast of Brazil, for its sugar cane mills and the artisanal production of good cachaça. End of the ride at Lagoa do Carcará The horses return by truck to the Haras and you return by car to the hotel (approx 40 min. drive).
Day 3 - Praia de Baia Formosa - Praia da Pipa
You leave by car towards Baía Formosa beach where you start the ride towards Sibaúna and southern beaches, crossing rivers, coconut trees, natural viewpoints, imposing cliffs, stretches of Atlantic Forest, dunes and coves. In Barra do Cunhau, another picturesque ferry crossing with the horses. At the end of the ride, you will enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the cliffs, a mandatory stop before arriving in Pipa with the best view of the entire region.
Day 4 - Haras - Tibau do Sul - Haras
You leave for the Haras and start riding through Atlantic Forest trails to the beaches of Tibau do Sul, Cacimbinhas and Madeiro. Another day of excellent ride that includes beaches with incredible scenery.
Day 5 - Praia do Giz - Pipa
You leave the Hotel towards Praia do Giz, where you ride along the seafront with the sea on your left and the cliffs on the right, crossing the fishing boats close by. In Pipa you enter the city and follow the streets until you reach the chapadão, where you stop to drink coconut water, with a beautiful view of Praia do Amor and a general panorama of the sea and other beaches. You head towards Praia das Minas and through there the horses gait and gallop until reach Sibaúna. There you stop for a snack and head to the canal that you cross with the horses. End of another especial day. The horses return by truck and you spend some time in the water before return by car to the hotel.
You leave the hotel for the Stables where you will get to know a little about the history of the Stables and its award-winning stud. Then you set off for the last ride, going through the pastures where the mares and foals are and sugarcane fields.
After breakfast, transfer to airport.