Holiday in Andean Villages

5.0 (7)
4 days 3 nights
Peru
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

You are offered the opportunity to discover picturesque villages and lesser-known Inca sites in the Sacred Valley. Additionally, you will have the chance to visit the breathtaking Huaypo lagoon and the remarkable Ttiobamba church. Throughout the journey, you will have the chance to stay overnight in delightful local communities, providing a deeper understanding of the local culture and lifestyle.

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$ 1 515
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Cusco, Ferrocarril Santa Ana, Urubamba
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 8 years old
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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
The Nature of the Andes
Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Peru
Salinas de Maras
Behold the stunning salt terraces

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 We start to explore ancient paths that have been preserved over time, at an elevation of 2,800 meters above sea level. These paths lead to forgotten places, such as the suspension bridge of Paucarbamba, which we cross on horseback. We continue through a forest of eucalyptus trees and discover one of the largest Inca cemeteries in the Sacred Valley, located on the valley floor.
After passing through the town of Yanahuara, we reach the Tarabamba suspension bridge, which marks our entrance to the Salinas de Maras. The ascent to the salt flats is challenging due to its rocky, narrow and steep nature. However, we take it slow and steady until we reach the salt complex. Here, we dismount and take a guided walk to learn more about this fascinating place.

12:00 Guided tour.

12:30 We ride uphill and then we reach the fantastic Andean town of Maras. Here we enjoy our first lunch with a view of the Chicón and San Juán snow-capped mountains.

13:30 Lunch in Maras.

14:30 We ride along a beautiful bridle path that leads us to the center of “Misminay”, where the hosts greet us in the ancestral style of their folklore.

16:30 Arrival in Misminay and welcome ceremony.

18:30 Dinner and overnight.

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

Day 2
Misminay to Huaypo lagoon
Day 3
Huaypo lagoon to Chinchero
Day 4
Last Ride
Difficulty
Challenging
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
1 night
Hotel
1 night

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$ 1568 pp, Private room - US$ 1643 pp.

3 Participants: Shared room - US$ 1553 pp, Private room - US$ 1628 pp.

4-10 Participants: Shared room - US$ 1515 pp, Private room - US$ 1590 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.

1 night
Lodge in Huyapo Lagoon
1 night
Hotel in Chinchero

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Cusco, Ferrocarril Santa Ana, Urubamba
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Tour conditions

Included

  • Peruvian Paso Horse;
  • food (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners);
  • snacks (water, chocolate, fruit);
  • sufficient supply of mineral water;
  • professional guide/experienced rider;
  • cook;
  • accommodation;
  • nurse;
  • 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;
  • flights;
  • breakfast on the first day;
  • tips;
  • extra night at a hotel.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • warm clothes for the nights;
  • comfortable clothes for riding, trekking shoes;
  • small backpack with objects for personal use;
  • flashlight, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker;
  • bottle of water and snacks;
  • tourist ticket for Chinchero;
  • camera/camcorder.
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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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