A Day Riding By Ancient Paths Of The Collahuas Culture

The Spaniards conquered the Colca valley since 1540 and found a rich agriculture terracing along the canyon – They brought the first horses in this zone of the Andes to ride long distances and continue collecting riches of Inca Empire – Those horses were part of the Spanish army to fight with Inca’s army and continue conquering territory for the Spanish colony.
Thereafter and until today the horses are used as transport in a different regions of Peru - The geographic variety, different weather conditions and the efforts of many horse owners for more than 400 years developed a unique breed of horse in the world - Today there is "The Peruvian Paso horse", is a native horse breed Peru and protected by Peruvian law - Is a special race for their body proportions and a side walk or "flat step" that will is characteristic.
The Colca Valley is a natural refuge for “The Peruvian Paso horse”, extensive agricultural terraces and the benefits of dry weather are the perfect formula to enjoy a ride in a horse race unique in the world.
Not need experience……… Welcome to riding trip in the Colca valley.
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At 9AM pick up from your hotel of the Colca canyon (Chivay, Coporaque and Yanque) and then transfer to location of our horses – Safety talking about horses and tricks for better riding.
The tour starts from the village of Yanque (3450M) with nice ride along the Colca valley with lot panoramic view of snow-capped of Sabancaya, Ampato and Walka Walka Mountain – We cross the Colca River from the left to the right side and continue riding on narrow path to Ichupampa with a beautiful 400-year-old colonial church in front of little main square.
Continue riding you on narrow path going up to upper zone of the valley to get impressive view of the lot agriculture terraces – Around 1PM will be a brake to rest and enjoy picnic lunch seeing the wonderful of Colca valley and the neighboring mountains.
The second part of the trip will follow narrow trails with fully wildflowers and birds across the canyon seeing Andean Quechua people working their fields and local children saying “hola” as friendship – One of the highlight of this riding tour will be visit to the archaeological site of Uyo Uyo, this is ruins dating from pre-Incas time and well preserved – The walking tour inside the complex takes around 40 minutes to be introduce to Andean world as thousand years ago.
Around 3PM or 4PM return to the ranch and then drop off at your hotel and end of service.
Riding In The Colca Valley, Horse Adventure Tours Colca Canyon


  1. Official English-Speaking guide
  2. 5 - 6 hours riding on the first day
  3. Peruvian paso horses and saddles
  4. Horseman to help you with horses
  5. Snack and drinks
  6. Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for participants and our camp staff

If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions

Any day
(even rain season)

A Day Riding By Ancient Paths Of The Collahuas Culture
Backpacker Service (Join a group/van)
1 to more participants $188 USD each

Private Service (Private van/guide)
2 participants $350 USD each
3-4 participants $285 USD each
5 to more participants $220 USD each
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: 8 participants per guide - We need minimum 2 participants to develop this tour
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru and take private service
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

*You will receive a basic course to ride the horse (beginners)
*We strongly recommend taking the Private Service and you will receive the supporting of the vehicle in case you don't want to continue riding any more and return to your hotel.
*We recommend to book Private Service to get more flexibility as depart and ending time.
*Backpacker Service includes to join a group up to 6 or 8 participants and not flexibility.
*To participate on this tour we suggest having little experience riding long time (5-6 hours)
*The horses are great, well cared, very quiet, peaceful and friendly.
*If you plan to travel from Colca to Puno after your horback riding trip is possible but this means to START the trip around 6AM and and end the trip around 12PM and we can drop off you at bus stop in Chivay in order to catch your bus to Puno - This need to be notify us at bookign time otherwise you will miss part fo the trip without refund.
*We also arrange additional PRIVAET TRANSFER from:
- From Colca Valley to Arequipa cost $220 USD for a van for 6 people capacity (4hrs).
- From Colca Valley to Puno cost $330 USD for a van for 6 people capacity (6hrs).
Colca Horseback Vacations


  1. Travel insurance
  2. Alcoholic and soda drinks
  3. Breakfast on the first day
  4. Hotel in Arequipa
  5. Tip for guide and camp staff
  6. Hotel in Arequipa
  7. International and internal flight tickets


  1. Day backpack if you take Private Sservice, you can put your staff in the supporting vehicle
  2. Rain jacket or poncho (December - April)
  3. Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  4. One complete change of clothing only on the raining season
  5. Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  6. Bottle of water (Backpacker service)
  7. Flashlight and extra batteries
  8. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  9. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  10. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  11. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  12. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Extra money (soles) for tiping or to buy some souvenirs

We don't hire our horses, sorry.

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