Trail Ride of the Living Dead, Mexico

Celebrating Life on Day of the Dead in Mexico – Dia de Los Muertos from the Saddle 

 

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

Maximum 12 riders
 

​Weight:

Riders weight limit: 110 Kg

(please inform if your weight is over a 110kg, so we can find the right animals for you)

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  • Horses: Azteca, Apaloosa, Quarter horse and Mexican Criollo.

  • Saddles: Mexican & Western

  • Guides: professional and multilingual Trail Ride guides

  • Accommodation:: Very comfortable - based on double occupancy.

  • Sanitary & Accommodation: based on double & triple rooms |comfortable.

  • 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 Mexico. Contact the Mexican Embassy in your country.

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Age: minimum age is 14 years, only allowed if accompanied by an adult.

  • Gateway: is Leon (BJX) in the state of Guanajuato.   

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, and many others countries. Your friends are suddenly so much more international! :) A standard group consists of 6 to 12 riders. In general there are as many female as male participants.

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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.

Safety: 

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

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.

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.

travel gear...

  • Valid international passport 

  • Travel insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change money on arrival at the airport)

  • A sweater and a jacket

  • 4 to 5 T-shirts or shirts. long-sleeved shirt is best.

  • Riding pants or jeans

  • Boots/riding shoes, with mini-chaps or long chaps.

  • A second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Swimsuit/bikini/shorts

  • Slippers/sandals

  • Comfortable summer clothing

  • Hat

  • One towel

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Anti-mosquito spray / lotion

 

* It is recommended to put your luggage in travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 12 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 12 suitcases.  (thanks!).

 

travel insurance:

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 recommended:

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.

During the European  summer time it is 5 hours earlier in southern Brazil than in Europe.

During the European wintertime it is 3 hours earlier in southern Brazil than in Europe.

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

  • 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.

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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 flexibility and understanding. This is a sporty and adventurous vacation!