Atacama Horseback Expedition, Chile

South America’s Wild West “The Atacama Horseback Expedition” Northern Chile.

Essential travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • 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 Chile. Contact the Chilean Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Gateway is Calama ( CJC )

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

  • 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.

general information, country

  • Currency: the Chilean currency is the Chilean Peso = $

  • Health: Chile is a safe country in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and ice-creams is no problem. There are no vaccinations required for Chile.

  • Language: Spanish is the official language in Chile, but do not worry our guide speaks  6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.

  • Safety: Chile is one of the safest countries in Latin-America, on the trail ride there is no need to worry at all!

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

  • General information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile

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

riding, general information

  • Horses: Chilean Criollo

  • The riding: Trailride, 7 days on horseback, riding from one place to the other, an average of 7 hours per day in the saddle.

  • Saddles: comfortable Huaso saddles

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides

  • Comfort: basic during the camping & comfortable at the guesthouses.

  • Riding level: Not for moaners nor whiners. This is a big adventure!

  • Group Size: Minimum 8 participants and Maximum  14 riders

  • Riders weight limit: 120 Kg

travel gear

  • A warm sweater 

  • A warm jacket 

  • Waterproof poncho or overall

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

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

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

  • The second pair of shoes for the evening

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

  • One towel

  • Swimsuit 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen 

  • Sleeping bag comfortable to sleep at -10C°

  • Sleeping mattress (Thermarest is the best option)

  • Warm hat – gloves – scarf/buff

  • Camera…

* We have saddlebags available for you

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

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dirección:

Avenida 2 con calle 41,
Urbanización El Encanto

5101 Mérida (Venezuela)

Teléfono +58-274-263.86.33

Fax +58-274-263.68.84