Money (debit/credit cards - note that some banks require advance notice of travel)
Local Currency (US Dollars can easily be exchanged in Chile, sterling/euros much harder)
Airline tickets or booking codes
Emergency phone numbers for your travel insurance, local operator and booking agent
What clothes/gear should I bring?
A few lightweight, easily washable items (layering is always best).
Midweight fleece or wool sweater.
Midweight fleece or wool pants.
Long-sleeved shirts or tees for layering.
Underwear and personal items (for women we recommend a good sports bra for riding).
Wool cap or other warm hat (choose one that can be used under your riding helmet).
Scarf or neck warmer.
Comfortable footwear for general walking.
Wool sweater or fleece.
Sun hat or visor that can be worn with your riding hat.
Camera, spare batteries and a spare memory card.
Waterproof camera bag.
Head torch with spare batteries.
Sunglasses (preferably with a neck string).
Sunscreen and lip salve.
Any personal medication.
Riding trousers (Half or full chaps can be provided if required).
Pair of insulating and quick-drying riding gloves.
Riding helmet: We strongly recommend riders bring thier own BHS/ISO approved hard hat. Hard hats save lives and can prevent serious head injury. Riders who do not wear a helmet do so at their own risk and will be asked to sign a waiver.
Socks (including knee-high pairs for riding).
Riding boots (well broken in) or ankle-high multi-purpose boots which work well when worn with half chaps and can comfortably be worn for walking too.
Waterproof and windproof jacket (Gortex or other suitable fabric) with a hood and no leaks. Some clients wear long Australian stock coats. No plastic ponchos please!
Waterproof trousers (make sure they have an under-foot stirrup to stop them riding up the leg).
Riders should also bring spare plastic bags/ziplock bags for storing non-waterproof items such as cameras, binoculars etc in the saddle bags. These are made of tough hessian and will not repel heavy rain.
Spanish phrasebook or dictionary
Travel alarm clock
Swiss army knife
Wet Ones or similar travel wipes
Tracksuit trousers or comfortable walking trousers for optional hikes and for relaxing at Hotel
Electrical adapter (Chile uses a 2-pin, 220 volt outlet)
Spare contact lenses or glasses if necessary
Swimsuit (for the hardy and also Estancia Tercera Barranca have a hot tub!)