Horse Rides - Additional Information

 What is included on Your Ride?

 

What we include at a glance:

  • Pick up at your Cusco Hotel
  • Private bus or van transport to and from Cusco
  • Hotels with private bath on relevant programs
  • Top quality all weather tents and inflatable sleeping pads plus all other amenities on camping trips
  • All meals and snacks from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4
  • Potable drinking water throughout.
  • Bilingual experienced mountain ride leaders
  • Experienced Quechua Wranglers (muleteers) to look after all stock
  • Quality horses and top quality tack
  • Riding helmets (you may bring your own if you want)
  • Experienced cooks and camp staff, cargo mules on relevant rides
  • Waterproof saddle bags for day gear
  • Duffle bags for packing on cargo horses on relevant trips.

Exclusions:

  • Sleeping bag on camp trips (can be hired from us)
  • Towels and personal toiletries on camping rides
  • Bottled and other drinks except where provides with meals etc.
  • Optional tips to staff
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hotels in Cusco or Lima – can be arranged by request
  • Travel insurance of any kind


Recommended Packing List For Rides In The Peruvian Andes

  • Duffle bag
  • Day pack (contents will go in saddle bags when riding)
  • Towels and personal toiletries on camping rides
  • Polypropylene or similar material top and trousers
  • Socks suitable for hiking/riding (wool or polypropylene)
  • Shorts for around camp (optional) we sometimes ride through spiny bush and shorts are not recommended when riding.
  • Long trousers
  • Broken in hiking/riding footwear
  • Gloves for riding
  • Parka/warm jacket and sweater(s)
  • Rain poncho/jacket and rain pants
  • Hat for sun protection
  • High factor sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Insect repellant/ after-bite
  • Good flashlight (torch) and spare batteries and bulb on camping trips.
  • Pocket knife
  • Binoculars & Camera (optional)
  • Ziploc bags and garbage bags for clothes etc.
  • Valid passport.

Health:
Consult Your Health Centre or Family Doctor

Power:
Electricity is 220v in Peru. Please bring the relevant adapters if you habitually use a different power source. Surge Protectors Highly Recommended. UK plugs do not work in Peru - sockets are round/flat two pin as in the USA.

Communication:
On the 1 and 2 day rides and the Inca Trail Ride cell phone signal is available at most locations and phones are available at hotels plus Wi-Fi. On the Pony Express ride there is no communication from lunch on day one to the afternoon on day 4