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Huaypo Lake Holiday

5.0 (7)
days 2 days nights 1 night
Peru
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Are you looking for a short holiday ride in Urubamba, Peru? Splendid forests, fields of and the beautiful Huaypo lagoon are the highlights of this fantastic trip. The mountain trails of Urubamba are waiting for you.

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$ 855
per tourist for 2 days
Tour starts
Cusco, Ferrocarril Santa Ana, Urubamba
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
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

Flora and Fauna of the Andes
See various trees, flowers and birds of Peru
Huaypo Lake
Feel the charm of the lagoon of the lake
Salinas de Maras
Behold the stunning salt terraces

Route details

Day 1
Ride to Huaypo Lake

9:00 Our team is ready to welcome you at our hacienda. Before starting the ride, you have the chance to meet our staff and get acquainted with the horses. An experienced guide teaches you the proper technique for riding this specific breed of horse and provide you with important information and tips to ensure a successful and enjoyable journey.

10:00 Our journey starts at the base of the valley, where we ride through lush forests filled with different types of native and exotic flora, such as Llaulli, Tara, Chachacomo, Tánkar, Queuña, Eucalyptus, Cypress and Pine. As we ride alongside the Vilcanota River and pass by fields of white corn agriculture, we gradually ascend towards the Salinas de Maras. Here, we pause to explore the ancient salt complex that predates the Inka civilization.

12:00 Arrival at the Salinas and walk.

12:30 Our journey resumes by taking a sudden route towards the second peak, where we find the charming town of Marasand its vast fields of Andean potato cultivation.

13:00 Lunch in Maras.

14:00 Once we conquer the most challenging part of this route, we are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding natural landscape. From this point, we can witness the majestic sunset and behold the magnificent Sacred Valley of the Incas, adorned with its snowy mountain peaks.

17:00 We reach the enchanting Huaypo Lake. It is here that we stay for the night, in a set of beautiful domes that offer stunning views of the serene lagoon.

18:30 Dinner and overnight.

Meals included: lunch and dinner.
Overnight: at Lodge near Huaypo Lake.

Day 2
Moray
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
Camp Site
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$ 878 pp, Private room - US$ 953 pp.

3 Participants: Shared room - US$ 870 pp, Private room - US$ 945 pp.

4-10 Participants: Shared room - US$ 855 pp, Private room - US$ 930 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
Lodge at the Lagoon

Usually each dome has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. 

Travel recommendations

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

Included

  • Peruvian Paso Horse;
  • food (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner);
  • snacks (water, chocolate, fruit);
  • 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 (can be arranged for an extra fee);
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • breakfast on the first day;
  • flights;
  • tips;
  • extra night at a hotel.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

2 days
1 night

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;
  • 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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