Old Cattle Roads of Almeidas

Orinoquia Colombia: (IT-COL07)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/colombia_old_cattle_roads_of_almeidas.aspx

Introduction
Orinoquia Colombia
The old cattle road of Almeidas – Royal Roads, Tropical forest and oriental plains of Colombia.

Accomodation

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Riding Experience
This trip caters to strong intermediate riders and above as it includes several long days on horseback.
Overall, guest should come with a positive attitude and ability to listen to the guide’s instructions.

Horses
Our horses are the result of a careful selection for more than 25 years, and all of them have some Colombian Criollo in their blood. Our horses have a heart marked on their left forearm. This symbol has been used on cattle and horses in family haciendas for more than 150 years.
For our trails, we like to use angloarabians crossed with Colombian Criollos as they are particularly suited for multi-day excursions and long distance rides.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1:
Bogotá Arrival in Bogotá.
Transfer Airport / Hotel. Check into hotel and overnight (no meals included).

Day 2: Bogotá - Macheta

Day 3: Macheta - Chivor

Day 4: Chivor - Sabanalarga

Day 5: Sabanalarga - Monterrey

Day 6: Monterrey

Day 7: Monterrey - Bogota

Return to Bogota and accommodation in a comfortable hotel (no meals included).
Day 8: Bogotá Transfer Hotel / Airport.
End of this great adventure.

** Also available in extended version 9 days / 8 nights / 4 days of horseback riding / 1 day Emerald Tour / 1 day of cattle work in Llanos. -- please inquire


Rates and Dates for Old Cattle Roads of Almeidas

Rates include:

accommodations, meals, 4 days riding, 1 day in cattle ranch, guide, taxes

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20198-day trip, AP$2670
    • Group discount (4-7 riders), dbl, pp($65)
      group discount (8-12 riders), dbl, pp($665)
  • B
    20198-day trip, AP$3100
    • Group discount (4-7 riders), dbl, pp($500)
      Group discount (8-12 riders), dbl, pp($1100)

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 Description
2019 Single supplement - please inquire
2019 Non-rider rate - please inquire
2019 Transfers from/to Bogotá included

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2019 12/21 - 12/28 8d / 7n 8-day trip, AP 2 /12 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

meals on first and last day at the hotel in Bogotá, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips

Other Info
Meeting: Bogotá
Airport: Bogotá
Transfer: Bogotá

Climate:
                                                Bogotá area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

68

68

68

67

67

66

65

66

66

67

67

67

Average Low Temperature (°F)

43

45

47

49

49

48

47

46

46

47

47

45

Average High Temperature (°C)

20

20

20

20

19

19

18

19

19

19

19

20

Average Low Temperature (°C)

6

7

8

9

9

9

8

8

8

8

8

7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

3

6

9

11

12

9

7

7

8

11

10

7

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The average daily temperature is hot and relative humidity is above 75%. The rainy season is between April and November, and the summer or dry season is from December to March.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes, long-sleeved shirts, long, fresh and easy to dry pants, hat, boots or shoes to tie, sunscreen and repellent that’s environmentally friendly, sunglasses and if you want  equestrian gloves.

What To Bring:
Attire: 
  • Hat of wide wing. 
  • Raincoat. 
  • 2 baggy pants. 
  • 2 shirts (long sleeves). 
  • 3 to 6 pairs of socks.
  • 2 t-shirts. 
  • Footwear: 1 – 2 pairs of sporting shoes. Do not wear very wide shoes to avoid trouble putting your feet in the stirrups. Riding boots are recommended.
  • Breeches. If you want to wear jeans or similar we recommend to use chaps if you have them or long underwear to avoid bruises. 
  • Gloves to avoid sunburn and bruises.
Personal equipment:
  • Particular medications. 
  • Flashlight and batteries. 
  • Sunglasses. Eyedrops (for people sensitive or allergic to the dust). 
  • Sunblock factor (30 minimum, desirable 50), moisturizer, lip balm, creams to heal bruising.
  • Elements for personal hygiene (medium towel, soap, toothbrush, wet wipes, etc.). 
  • Camera with good or rechargeable batteries.