Pantanal Wildlife Trail São Joaquim Adventure Trail

São Joaquim Adventure Trail

Guest Comments

The Santa Catarina highlands An unexpected but highly interesting meeting Elvio at the top of the waterfalls

Roger Fraser

Canada


The horses are very well trained and controlable. They have great stamina and are very sure footed, never refussing to go forward. The ride and terain was ever changing and challenging with great panoramic views. Our host and hostess were very accomodating giving us a tast of their life style which we enjoyed very much. Especially the capucino made with the freshiest of fresh milk. Each evening when we reached our destination away from home base Rosi had everything organized for us.

 

The trip exceeded our expectations although we were not sure how we might endure all the long hours in the saddle. As it was we managed very well.




Helena Goodwin

Canada


For me there´s no better and more authentic way to travel than on back of a horse. You get far away from where all the other tourists go, see the nature, stay with locals - an unforgettable experience.




Dominic Cammarata

Memphis (TN, USA)


My comment on the Southern Cross Ride (SJ Adventure Trail):
good: service, documentation, accomodation
excellent: horses, tack, meals, guide

The host Elvio and his wife made the trip just wonderful. They treated us like family and made the trip. No bother at any time.

 

Dominic Cammarata




Sammi Flynn

Washington (GA, USA)


The guide and cook (husband/wife) were wonderful and friendly ranchers. I spent a few hours one morning learning how to make cheese with Rosie (Mrs). The horses are incredibly surefooted and strong, well trained und responsive. Also, to my relief (previously had bad experience with this in Central America), there are well fed and cared for. Elvio is a true horseman and takes pride in his land and his horses. What a wonderful representative slice of Brazil this was. Scenery, horses, food, hosts all the best! Elevations at times, due tol steepness primarily but horses were doing a good job. I never felt in danger.

 

Sammi Flynn




Nancy and Bruce Legnard

Volcano (CA, USA)


Hi Peter,

 

We had a good trip home with a fun stay at the beach hotel in Florinopolis. Thank you for all your leadership. The ride was wonderful.

 

I am getting together the names and addresses of 4 companies for you to contact. All of them I think will be receptive to your trips. A few of the contacts I know rather well.

 

Nancy and Bruce Legnard




Pamela Walter

New York (NY, USA)


I also want to thank you again for a great time in Brazil. I (and Barbara) really enjoyed it. You handled the trip beautifully and I will tell Hidden Trails. (I will also notify Equitours and suggest they contact you.) We had fun at the beach, too, though it rained and became chilly--suntan lotion was never needed. You might want to know that the Villabella Vilaggio is a lovely hotel and they deliver a delicious (and unexpected) breakfast of fruit, bread, cheese, yoghurt, and coffee to the room each morning! I leave for California soon and I promise to take the crop and mail it for you.

 

Let's keep in touch.

Pamela Walter




Larry Whyte and daughter Nina Larry Whyte and daughter Nina

Larry Whyte


Dear Peter,

 

thanks for everything - Nina and I both really enjoyed the trip.

Will certainly contact you if we come back to Brazil and would like to hear from you if you can help get tickets etc for the World Cup.

 

Larry Whyte