International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Serra Catarinense

Location: Brazil


With stunning scenery and the coldest temperatures in Brazil, this multi-day excursion to the nearby Catarinense Mountains provides a dramatic contrast to the beaches of Florianópolis. This region is the birthplace of rural tourism in Brazil, and many centuries-old family-run farms now open their doors to guests. The cowboy-style gaucho culture is alive in this region, and activities available include horseback riding, hiking, white water rafting and bathing in hot springs. The peaceful setting and fresh mountain air are rejuvenating, and the Serra Catarinense even enjoys a sprinkling of snow each winter.

Available in the following sessions

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