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Horseback on the Day of the Dead, Mexico

A "unique" horseback ride, to the very bowels of Mexican culture.

Overview

The tradition of the Day of the Dead comes as part of religious belief in the colonial period. During pre-Hispanic times, the cult of death was present in different cultures throughout Mexico. On November 1st is celebrated according to the Catholic tradition of All Saints's day. On this date, all those who died without being blessed are remembered, as well as those who died at an early age, such as children. 

 

During our equestrian program "Day of the Dead" Participants will be immersed in one of the most representative Mexican traditions of all time, you will be able to discover this treasure of syncretism, uniquely, riding on horseback and participating actively, as that will allow you to discover, why this tradition, has conquered the empathy of people in the world and has been an inspiration for fashion and various international films..

Duration

9 Days - 8 Nights

Group Size

06 - 12 Riders

Riding days

5 Days

Riding level

Medium

From:

$3100,00

trip highlights:

  • You will discover in situ, the value of this ancestral tradition and enjoy the warmth and hospitality that distinguishes the Mexican people.

  • You will be able to taste a variety of dishes of the ancestral gastronomy of Mexico, enjoy the best tequilas and listen to mariachi music.

  • Ride through sites of great historical value, heritage cities, magical towns, and villas full of legends.

  • Participating guided by experts in the mixology of ancestral drinks, and body painting as catrinas.

  • The accommodations will be exceptional and adequate for the characteristics of this magnificent travel plan.

 
 

itinerary

day 1: Sunday, October 31st

day 2 : Monday, November 01st

day 3 : Tuesday, November 02nd

day 4 : Wednesday, November 03rd

day 5 :  Thursday, November 04th  

day 6 :  Friday, November 05th

day 7 : Saturday, November 06th

day 8 : Sunday, November 07th

day 9 : Monday, November 8th

Download the full program in PDF, by clicking here

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. The final route is always left up to the discretion of the trip leader in the field.

 

Prices & dates:

9 days / 8 nights / 5 days riding 
3.100 USD p.p.**

when you book with us

First, you just must to...

Click on the date more convenient for you, and fill the form (that will appear) with all the information that we required.

Then, we are going to...

Check the availability, and send you a Budget with all the details about your trip, and the process to do the payment. 

Once we receive your payment...

We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking.

** Prices are linked to the Mexican Peso, in case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up to 3 weeks before departure.

** Are you alone? do not worry, you can individually register/book and join in a group with other riders.

Included:

  • Private local transfers, as indicated in the program.

  • Welcome kit.

  • Historical and cultural explanation about the tradition of the Day of the Dead.

  • Trained horse for all levels.

  • Saddle and all equestrian equipment needed

  • Specialized guides, & support staff.

  • Support vehicle for luggage transfer

  • Meals, as indicated in the program.

  • 8 nights of accommodation in hotels described or similar in shared occupancy.

  • Cocktails and tequilas tasting, as indicated in the program

  • Pre-Hispanic drinks mixology workshop, taught by experts.

  • Guided route of “offerings” in San Miguel de Allende

  • Visit the historic cemetery of San Juan de Dios

  • Attendance at the theatrical performances of the municipality of San Miguel

  • Private transfer to the city of Guanajuato

  • Guided tour of the historic center of Guanajuato

  • Visit of the “monumental offering” of Guanajuato“Tapete de la muerte" , “La Catrina Vive” Guided Visit to the mummies museum.

  • Live music with local mariachis.

  • Body Painting workshop of catrinas and catrines.

  • Painting and equipment necessary for characterization of catrinas for horses and riders.

  • Photo session characterized as catrinas.

  • Day of the Dead “themed dinner”.

  • 2 nights of Open Bar (Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 November)

  • Equestrian journey through the villages of mystery

  • Narrations of legends, representative of each of the communities visited

  • Special food requests (vegetarians, etc.)

  • Customer service call center, throughout the program.

  • Certificate of issue

not included:

  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance are Mandatory: ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate in this riding holiday without having both of these personal travel insurance. 

  • Flight: international & domestic flight. Gateway is LEON (BJX) in the state of Guanajuato.    ​  

  • Transfer in & out from the airport (due to local government regulations)

  • Bar service (except by those mentioned in the program)

  • Supplementary single occupancy in accommodation at the hotels (subject to availability).

  • Personal expenses 

  • Tips: (optional)

  • Booking Sales Tax: USD 33,00 per person per payment

 

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 Mexico. Contact the Mexican Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Gateway is Leon Guanajuato ( BJX )​. ​  

  • 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 Mexico currency is the Mexican Peso 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. 

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

riding, general information

  • Horses: Azteca, Apaloosa, Quarter horse, y Criollo mexicano.

  • The riding: 09 days trip of with 5 days on horseback, 

  • Saddles: Charro and western.

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides.

  • Accommodation: Very comfortable - based on double occupancy.

  • Riding level: Medium, a confident rider, secure in all three paces.

  • Group Size: Minimum 6 participants and maximum 12 riders.

  • Riders weight limit: 110 Kg

travel gear

  • Valid international passport

  • Travel Insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport)

  • A warm sweater and a warm jacket

  • 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

  • One second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Hat to protect you from the sun

  • Swimsuit

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen

  • Scarf/buff

  • Camera

* we have saddle bags 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!)

Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies

Download the Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies, by clicking here

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