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Inca Culture Holiday

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

On stunning Peruvian Paso horses, tour the Sacred Valley's key attractions.
We will visit the Salinas de Maras, the village of Maras and the Moray archeological site during this quick trip.

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

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 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 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 then 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 We arrive at the salt complex and dismount to visit the salt flats on foot, in whose circuit we are guided by a guide.

12:30 Restarting the ride, we continue going up the hill passing through the heart of the salt complex, its 3 storage warehouses, the parking lot for the vehicles that bring the usual tourists. After touring some white corn agricultural fields, we  begin to ascend by riding up the hill and leaving the Vilcanota Valley behind. Fantastic panoramic views towards the snowy peaks accompany us until we reach the first peak where the district of Maras is located, where we have a good lunch.

13:30 Lunch.

14:30 Our journey resumes by taking a sudden route towards the second peak, where the picturesque indigenous community of “Misminay” is located, this place is famous due to its incomparable location from where you can enjoy the sunset and great part of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.

17:00 We arrive at this community, have a friendly and colorful welcome ceremony and then we learn a little about their way of life.

18:00 Dinner and rest in a rural house.

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

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+
Guest House
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
Guesthouse in Misminay

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

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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