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Inca Trails Cattle Drive

What to Bring for Inca Trails Cattle Drive

In case you do not have some of the items, we will be happy to help you get them.
During the ride it is much better to keep your personal clothing and items light! Normally, you only use half of what you take along. As these are pack trips we provide saddlebags to place your personal items. You can leave everything you will not need at the starting point and pick it back upon return (except Crossing of the Andes).

Clothing and Luggage
  • Two changes of clothes: loose pants, long sleeve shirts which protect better from the sun than t-shirts. For the cold weather it is better to carry along a few thin warm clothes (t-shirts, undershirts, etc) than only one thick garment. Polar sweaters do well both in summer and winter
  • Warm undershirt and underpants
  • Waterproof jacket and/or poncho
  • Hat (not a cap) and riding helmet
  • Neckerchief
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Swimsuit
  • Trekking shoes or riding boots
  • Half chaps
  • Sneakers (the ones that can get wet)
  • Rain cape.
  • Personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush, tooth paste, etc, in small packaging
  • Small towel
  • Larger towel to leave at the base camp
  • Wet tissues (optional)
  • No specific vaccine is mandatory in this region but as for any outdoors activity we recommend tetanus vaccine
  • Personal medicine
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Water bottle
  • Small flashlight and batteries
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera and/or filming machine, batteries and film. There is no chance to recharge batteries during ride
  • Medical and accident insurance details
  • Photocopy of documents. For the Crossing of the Andes: original IDs or passport with corresponding visas.
The luggage weigh limit per person is 10 kilos. Before we start the ride, we will give you saddlebags where you can pack all the clothing you will carry for the ride. In this ride, we start the trip on one location and end it on another in another country. Therefore, as the rest of your luggage has to be carried on mules, please use a flexible bag and not hard cases.
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Inca Trails Cattle Drive
Tour Code: IT-CHCD02
9 days / 8 nights ~$1,790.00
Dates : May & Oct

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 05/02 - 05/10 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /10 Expired
A 2020 10/03 - 10/11 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /10 Reserve
A 2020 10/10 - 10/18 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 6 /10 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: South American Recado saddles. They ar...
Horses: Criollo and Peruvian Paso cross, cattl...
Pace: Only for experienced riders. Must be i...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport
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