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Sacred Valley Ride

5.0 (7)
days 6 days nights 5 nights
Peru
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Experience a captivating horseback riding adventure through the enchanting Sacred Valley. Discover the picturesque Salino complex of Maras and the awe-inspiring Moray site. Delve into the history of the Zurite Inca agricultural complex and a significant pre-Inca cemetery nestled among majestic mountains. Nature enthusiasts will be thrilled to visit a magnificent rock forest and the delightful Huaypo lagoon.

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$ 2 240
per tourist for 6 days
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

Huaypo Lake
Feel the charm of the lagoon of the lake
Meet the Inkas Community
Have a great time with the local Inkas people, discover their way of living
Zurite Inca Ruins
Behold the stunning cultivation terraces

Route details

Day 1
Ride to Misminay

10:00 Our team is waiting for you at our hacienda to provide you with important information about recommendations and restrictions for the ride. 

10:20 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.

13:00 Arrival at the Salino complex and tour of the place.

13:30 We resume the ride towards the town of Maras, a town famous for its peculiar sculpted rock portals, a heritage of Spanish architecture and where we expect to have our first lunch.

14:00 Lunch in Maras.

15:00 Continuing our ride, we reach a second peak where the peasant community of “Misminay” is located, this place is quite popular due to its incomparable location from where it is possible to see the sunset and much of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

17:00 We arrive at the indigenous community of “Misminay”, where a commission of local farmers gives us an unforgettable welcome in the ancestral style and we learn a little about their way of life.

We proceed to settle in our rooms and have a hot drink with some snacks.

19:00 Dinner and rest in a local house.

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

Day 2
Misminay to Zurite
Day 3
Zurite to Compone
Day 4
Mountain Ride
Day 5
Compone to Huaypo lagoon
Day 6
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.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Guest House
2 nights
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$ 2325 pp, Private room - US$ 2400 pp.

3 Participants: Shared room - US$ 2303 pp, Private room - US$ 2378 pp.

4-10 Participants: Shared room - US$ 2250 pp, Private room - US$ 2325 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
Hacienda in Zurite
2 nights
Lodge in Compone
1 night
Lodge in Huyapo Lagoon

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Cusco, Ferrocarril Santa Ana, Urubamba

Tour conditions

Included

  • Peruvian Paso Horse;
  • transfer before and after the ride (from and to Urubamba or Ollantaytambo);
  • food (5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 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;
  • flights;
  • breakfast on the first day;
  • tips;
  • extra night at a hotel.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • warm clothes for the nights;
  • waterproof clothing (December - April);
  • a complete change of clothes;
  • hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun;
  • comfortable clothes for riding, trekking shoes;
  • small backpack with objects for personal use;
  • flashlight, sunscreen, windbreaker;
  • bottle of water and snacks;
  • camera/camcorder (spare batteries);
  • sunglasses.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • C
    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
  • J
    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

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Jan – 31 Dec
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  • from US$ 2 240
    25 – 30 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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