Trail Ride of the Mexican Revolution - México

An 8-day equestrian adventure in the heart of colonial Mexico.

 

Practical information:

Good to know before you go

Riding level

Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You should be confident on a horse at all paces. The pace is varied to include walk, trot and canter.

Group Size

Minimum 06 riders 

Weight: 

Riders weight limit: 110 Kg

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  • Horses: Mexican Quarters, average height: 1.60 to 165 m

  • Adventure: average

    Saddles: Charro saddles (= western saddles)

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides – Tripleader: Paul or Angel (or both)

  • Accommodation: Very comfortable to luxurious

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Colombia. Contact the Mexican Embassy in your country.

  • Vaccinations: not required in the área where we ride (for other regions consult your physician).

  • Age: minimum age is 12 years, only allowed if accompanied by an adult. 

Are you alone?

Do not worry, you can individually register/book and join in a group with other riders. Most participants are people who register individually and may just like you, not know the other riders in your group. Since everyone has the same points of interest (horseback riding, nature, travel, culture) there is always a good atmosphere and understanding among the participants. Participants come from all corners of the world, so you can be part of a group with riders from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, France, Sweden, Canada, USA, Australia, Mexico and many others countries. Your friends are suddenly so much more international!  A standard group consists of 6 to 16 riders. In general there are as many female as male participants.

We will do everything possible to follow the indicated itinerary, although spot changes can occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Rides are subject to change depending on weather, location and difficulty of terrain. In the unlikely event that this happens on your trip, we ask you for flexibility and understanding. This is a sporty and adventurous vacation.​

Weather in Guanajuato-Mexico during the Riding : 

The average temperature in Guanajuato  is mild and generally very sunny, before noon 21C°. Afternoons can be fairly hot with average high temperatures reaching 26C°. Overnight temperatures are generally cooler with an average of 12 to 15C°.

Luggage: 

The maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

Health:

The region we visit in Mexico is safe in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and ice-creams in the places we take you is no problem. There are no vaccinations required for this part of Mexico.

Language:

No worries, local trip leader Paul is fluent in 6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.
Trips are always fun as we all speak the same equestrian language.

Safety: 

Guanajuato is one of the safest regions in Mexico, on the trail ride there is no need to worry at all!

 

 

travel gear...

  •  Valid international passport 

  • Travel Insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport) 

  • A sweater

  • A warm jacket 

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and minimum 2 a shirts with long sleeves.

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

  • Riding shoes or boots / riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps

  • A second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing + a Hat to protect you from the sun

  • Swimsuit 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen

  • Scarf/buff

  • Camera…
     

* we have saddle bags available for you
* It is recommended to put your luggage in travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 10 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 10 suitcases.  (thanks!)

 

TRAVEL insurance MANDATORY:

We request you take a travel Insurance. Ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate at the “Entre Orejas” riding holiday program without having a Personal Travel & Medical Insurance. Your insurance details will be requested on arrival.

 

Trip Cancellation Insurance MANDATORY:
In order to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances interfering with your “Entre Orejas” vacation, we demand that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. You can use any travel insurance company you are comfortable with.

 

Release Agreement: 
The “Entre Orejas” guests are required to sign a release agreement at the time of check-in. This is mandatory and guests cannot participate in the tour without signing the release agreement (all moneys paid are non-refundable). Please feel free to read the release agreement prior to your arrival: please download the form here. Parents or legal guardians of minor children are required to sign the release agreement on their children’s behalf. Please direct all questions to the office.

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  • Currency: 

The Mexican currency is the Mexican Peso > $.  
1 EURO = approx. : 17 PESOS  (July 2015)
1 USD    = approx. : 16 PESOS  (July 2015)
Cash dispensers can be found in all towns and cities.
In the cities you can pay with credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, ...)
You hardly will need money during the trail ride.

  • The Electricity and plugs: http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/Mexico/ 

  • Mobile phone: In towns and villages there is mobile phone coverage everywhere. During the riding trip, full-time coverage is not guaranteed.

  • Internet: In cities and bigger towns there is everywhere Internet access..

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

  • Rules: We are not so much into rules, but we reserve the right to refuse service to any individual who jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of any of our guests, staff, family & community members, animals & livestock, or who refuses to follow the rules we have established for your safety and welfare during your visit with us.

  • General info about Mexico: 
    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico   

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