Machu Picchu Getaway

5.0 (6)
4 days 3 nights
Peru
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

This equestrian journey, starting from Cusco and leading to the revered valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu, is tailored for enthusiasts of horse riding. You are encouraged to explore the Andean region around Cusco and the sacred valley of the Incas on horseback.

2 participants $2700 USD P.p. 3-5 participants $2250 USD P.p. 6 to more participants $2000 USD P.p.

from US$ 2 000
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Cusco
Available dates
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Holger J.
Holger J. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I'm a person with extensive experience in the tourism sector, having worked for a long time for international companies in the sector such as: hotels, airlines, travel agencies and also as a tour guide throughout South America.

Tour highlights

Explore the Sacred Valley Lakes
Enjoy the breathtaking views and the fresh air
History and Culture of the Inca Civilization
Travel along the path taken by the Inca empire's conquerors
Andes Riding
Visit the Towns in the Andes
We'll visit ancient villages and towns

Route details

Day 1
Cusco - Saqsayhuaman - Piuray Lake - Senqa Mountain

At 7 a.m. we pick you up from your hotel to begin the tour. You are taken to the ranch where you meet the guides and horses. The guides provide instructions on horse riding, safety and saddle checks. 

You ride for approximately four hours, starting in Cusco and passing through Saqsayhuaman and the upper part of Saqsayhuaman before arriving at the camping zone in Senqa (3725 meters). Along the way, you see the highlights of the Altiplano of Cusco, mountain ranges and a variety of flora and fauna. The Piuray lake (3670 meters) is located near the camping zone.

Overnight: camping. 

Meals included: lunch and dinner.

Day 2
Senqa - Chincheros - Huaypo Lake - Tio Bamba
Day 3
Tio Bamba - Moray - Maras - Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes
Day 4
Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Horses: Peruvian Paso Horse.

Riding time: 5 to 6 hours per day.

This tour is for all edges of travelers, good physical condition is not mandatory because there not hard activities to do. However, if this is your first time going to the Andes, we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Tent
2 nights
Hotel
1 night
2 nights
Tents

Overnight camping. We provide double occupancy tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, mattresses.

Overnight in local people's houses is optional if the weather is too cold.

1 night
Hotel 3*

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Cusco
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Tour conditions

Included

  • English-Speaking guide;
  • entrance tickets to each archaeological site mentioned;
  • horses and saddles;
  • saddle bags;
  • accommodation;
  • camping gear;
  • train tickets Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo;
  • bus transfer up and down to Machu Picchu;
  • all meals.

Extras

  • soft and alcoholic drinks;
  • hotel in Cusco;
  • sleeping bag -10ºC;
  • international flight tickets;
  • extra meals;
  • tips and gratuities;
  • insurance;
  • optional activities.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • day backpack for personal items;
  • windproof fleece or warm jacket;
  • long sleeved t-shirts;
  • hiking or riding boots;
  • waterproof jacket;
  • sleeping bag -10ºC;
  • drinking water;
  • hat or cap;
  • spf;
  • toiletries, towel and toilet paper;
  • small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc.;
  • camera;
  • good sunglasses;
  • extra money (soles) for personal expenses;
  • insect repellent.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
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    Caroline
    4 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    We had a great time hiking through the Inca Valley with our guide, Olger. He knew a lot about the history around here. Definitely worth checking out
    4 Mar, 2024
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    Christina
    9 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    Holger was fantastic! His horses are impeccably cared for and expertly trained. I had a great time and will certainly return.
    9 Jan, 2024
  • E
    Elahe
    23 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    A fantastic time with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. I highly recommend it. I had a fantastic experience.
    23 Dec, 2023

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