Andean Paradise Trail

5.0 (7)
5 days 4 nights
Peru
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

This horseback ride  provides an opportunity to discover picturesque villages and lesser-known Inca sites in the Sacred Valley. You will also have the chance to visit the breathtaking Huaypo lagoon and the intriguing Ttiobamba church.

Throughout the ride, you will have the opportunity to stay overnight in delightful local communities, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the local culture and way of life.

The dates are set approximately, for further info please contact us.

The availability of all programs and schedules is subject to weather conditions. If unfavorable or unforeseen weather conditions arise, efforts will be made to offer comparable riding experiences. The team may adjust or alter the plans but will strive to provide a similar experience.

from US$ 1 894
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
Cusco, Ferrocarril Santa Ana, Urubamba
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Yojan B.
Yojan B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
A real Andean descendent who comes from a Cusco family who truly love horses and I am married with Karina from the Netherlands. I grew up with horses and it's my passion to work with them. I am also an official tour guide and I like to work with turists from all countries, showing them around in my country Peru and explaining them everything about the history. My riding activities in the Sacred Valley were soon discovered, and our hacienda began to appear in guidebooks and on the lists of highly recommended equestrian tour operators. The riding expeditions high in the Andes are exceptional with my team.

Tour highlights

Meet the Inkas Community
Have a great time with the local Inkas people, discover their way of living
Salinas de Maras
Behold the stunning salt terraces
The Nature of the Andes
Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Peru

Route details

Day 1
Ride to Misminay

09:00 Our team is waiting for you at our hacienda in Paucarbamba to provide you with important information about recommendations and restrictions for the ride. 

10:00 Our journey starts at the base of the valley, where we pass by one of the largest Inka cemeteries in the Valley in the southern part of Yanahurara. We go through the circuit of beaches of the Vilcanota River and a forest of eucalyptus trees. Then we arrive at the sector of Tarabamba, where we cross the bridge of the same name in order to enter the Pichingoto sector and make our entrance to the Salinas de Maras checkpoint.

12:00 The road leads us from the valley floor to the salt flats halfway up the hill. We arrive at the Salinas, dismount and have a guided walking tour.

12:30 We continue riding and climbing the hill until we reach the point for our lunch in Maras.

13:30 Lunch.

14:30 We ride again, through fields of barley, oats and other Andean products until we reach 3,500 meters above sea level, where we find the peasant community of Misminay. There we are welcomed by the locals with dances, songs and Andean music. 

18:30 Dinner and overnight.

Meals included: lunch and dinner.
Overnight: in Misminay.

Day 2
Misminay to Compone
Day 3
Mountain Ride
Day 4
Compone to Huaypo lagoon
Day 5
Last Ride
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Riding: 5-7 hours per day.

Pace: on mountain paths the speed is slow but there are chances to increase speed in the valley (no canter). Walk and trot are possible.

Tack: modified McClellan saddles with saddlebags.
Horses: Peruvian Paso horses.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Guest House
1 night
Camp Site
3 nights

If you travel alone and we cannot find a roommate for you, a single supplement fee is applied. Accommodation for single travelers cannot be guaranteed at all locations.

2 Participants: Shared room - US$ 1947 pp, Private room - US$ 2022 pp.

3 Participants: Shared room - US$ 1932 pp, Private room - US$ 2007 pp.

4-10 Participants: Shared room - US$ 1894 pp, Private room - US$ 1969 pp.

Extra night at a hotel is possible. Can be arranged for an additional cost. There are two hotels for your choice, in Cusco or in Urubamba. 

1 night
Guesthouse in Misminay

Simple, but comfortable private rooms. Facilities might have been shared.

2 nights
Lodge in Compone
1 night
Lodge in Huyapo Lagoon

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Cusco, Ferrocarril Santa Ana, Urubamba
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Included

  • Peruvian Paso Horse;
  • food (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners);
  • snacks (water, chocolate, fruit);
  • sufficient supply of mineral water;
  • professional guide/experienced rider;
  • cook;
  • accommodation;
  • first aid kit and oxygen balloon;
  • assistance vehicle if necessary;
  • entrance ticket to Salinas;
  • riding helmet;
  • waterproof Poncho;
  • saddlebag.

Extras

  • pick up or transfers from Cusco;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • breakfast on the first day;
  • flights;
  • tips;
  • extra night at a hotel.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • small backpack with objects for personal use;
  • waterproof poncho jacket (December - April);
  • strong and comfortable waterproof shoes;
  • a complete set of clothes;
  • winter clothes;
  • lantern;
  • hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun;
  • sunscreen;
  • toilet paper;
  • some snacks such as chocolates or coca candies;
  • camera, film camera;
  • sunglasses.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
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    Cassandra
    29 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    We had a blast! If you're around, you've gotta try this out. The horses are super chill, and the scenery during the ride is amazing. The owner/operators are really friendly and welcoming.
    29 Feb, 2024
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    joane
    28 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    I highly recommend this team. The horses are fantastic, and the owners and staff are very friendly.. I had some amazing rides with breathtaking scenery. Thank you for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime !?
    28 Nov, 2023
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    Tanner
    25 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    My wife and I had a great time. The views were breathtaking, the history was fascinating, and exploring the town was a blast. Our guide Yojan was awesome - super friendly, really knew his stuff, and made the whole experience even better.
    25 Oct, 2023

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