Gaucho Food Safari


  • Forage and help prepare a BBQ feast
  • Explore the trails and take in the waterfalls
  • Visit cheese and beer producers and taste with the locals
£1172 pp
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What you'll do

Saturday – Porto Alegre / São Francisco de Paula

Arrival in Porto Alegre airport (POA).
Our host/chef will be waiting at the airport to depart
to San Francisco de Paula.
Stop on the way for lunch in a very special restaurant for a welcome meal.
Arrival at the lodge, check-in and presentation of facilities.
Meeting at the lakeside for “sapecada de pinhões” (roasted nuts).
Special dinner at the restaurant and overnight.

Sunday - São Francisco de Paula

Awaken at dawn to watch the firsts steps of a Gaucho Barbecue – handle the meats & vegetables, skewer and prepare the fire.
Departure after breakfast to nearby properties to collect wild mushrooms.
Return to the lodge to finalise the preparation of the Barbecue and have lunch.
Afternoon free to enjoy the property – there are different trails of Atlantic forest that lead to three waterfalls and a lake.
Whoever wants to, can rest at the sound of the birds.Read All

Monday - São Francisco de Paula

Meet at dawn to drink mate and go out on hike for bird watching.
The area shelters vast area of Atlantic Forest and due to its conservation status, it hosts a high diversity of birds.
Breakfast and departure by van to the rural area of the municipality of Canela/ RS to visit a family property that produces Serrano Cheese and learn the process of making the cheese in a simple and cozy environment.
Visit to a ranch where we will see a handmade boardwork. On the property, we wi...Read All

Tuesday - São Francisco de Paula/Porto Alegre

Walk in the morning for Bird Watching in the garden Breakfast and check out for a trip to Porto Alegre.

What's included


  • Land Transfers throughout the itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation in a double room at Nature Hotel
  • Full-board - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Cooking classes conducted by English Speaking Host & Chef
  • Accident insurance starting in Porto Alegre
  • Certificate provided by the Food Research Paulo Machado Institute (20 hours/class)
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