HORSE TOUR FROM CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU SINCE $1584 USD Per Person
Horse Riding Trip Across History Of Incas 4 Day - 3 Nights
This horseback riding tour from Cusco to the sacred valley and then visit to Machu Picchu is designed for horse lovers. We invite you to ride a Peruvian horse through the Andes around Cusco. This tour is offered from April to November including fascinating lagoons, archaeological sites as Saqsayhuaman fortress, Moray as known as agricultural laboratory, Maras as known as Salineras, and always impressive Machu Picchu ruins.
Riders will also enjoy lot landscape of the sacred valley of the Incas, where we offer camping under starry and tranquility sky, lot of contact with local people working their farms as known as Chacras.
If you are looking do something different then the other travelers this the best way to discover every corner between Cusco and the sacred valley of the Incas.
The savage and geographic location of this region make very appropriate to practice horseback riding and camping through richest agriculture terraces dating from the Inca’s time.
Our trained staff of Cusco will make unforgettable this equestrian tour, the combination of visit to Machu Picchu makes spectacular alternative for horse riders as you, don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any question about this tour or if you like to book online.
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HORSE TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM CUSCO TO SAQSAYHUAMAN - LAKE PIURAY - SENCQA
Today at 7AM we will pick up from your hotel and begin the horseback riding tour from Cusco to the sacred valley of the Incas.
The tour starts with pick up from hotel and transfer to the ranch where we will meet the horses and the horseman. Safety talking about how to ride the horses, check the saddles, instructions to ride the horses on the uphill and downhill.
The today you will ride about 4 hours beginning in Cusco, Saqsayhuaman fortress, the upper part of Saqsayhuaman and finally arrive to the camping zone located in Sencqa (3725m) and next to this point is the Lake of Piuray (3670m). Today ride includes highlight of the Altiplano of Cusco, mountain range and lot of flora and fauna along the way (L - D).
DAY 2: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM SENCQA - CHINCHEROS - HUAYPO LAKE - TIOBAMBA
On this second will be more exciting to ride the horses on the Altiplano seeing the local farmers making the daily activities. Today will be the longest ride including 5 or 6 hours of ride, having picnic as lunch on the half way down to the Inca complexes.
Following an easy way and mostly flat we will pass next of Chinchero (3720m), lake of Huaypo (3508m), Moray agricultural laboratory (3500m) and finally arrive to Tio Bamba (3550m) where we will set up the tents to spend the night in this very quiet little village. Tio Bamba village is enter to the sacred valley of the Incas, it means you will see lot mountain range in the other side of the canyon of Urubamba, peaks over 5 thousand meters as Chicon (5530m), Capacsaya (5044m), Pumahuanja (5318m) and Halancoma (5367).
This day the landscape also offer lot view of local’s and agriculture activities (B – L - D).
DAY 3: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM TIOBAMBA - MORAY - MARAS - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS - AGUAS CALIENTES
Today the horseback riding tour will be more exciting than the last day. After country breakfast with spectacular view of the mountain range begin the guided tour to Moray (3470m) as known agricultural laboratory, here will be nice introduction how the ancient civilization develop many agriculture tactics on the highlands. Continue riding following a nice downhill path visit the Maras (2980m) as known salt mine, from this point just downhill to the sacred valley of the Incas and continue riding along Urubamba River through lot of agriculture fields till Yanahuara village (2890m) where the ride ends, today you’ll ride around 5 hours.
Around 2PM will be the last lunch in Ollantaytambo (sacred valley) and then transfer to trains station and around 4pm aboard the train to Aguas Calientes, the bottom town of Machu Picchu. If time permit OPTIONAL visit the thermal baths located next of town. Overnight in a comfortable hotel with private bathroom and hot shower (L - D).
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
At 5AM breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to Machu Picchu main door, and to be the first visitors inside Machu Picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. The guided tour include walk through the different section such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According withthe time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City. At according time descend to Machu Picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town. OPTIONAL lunch will be in town and then we will aboard the backpacker train to Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and from here we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in Cusco (B).
- Official English-Speaking guide
- Entrance to each archaeological site mentioned in our website
- 5 - 6 hours of ride per day through the higlands
- Peruvian horses and saddles
- Horseman to help you with the horses
- Saddle bags will be provided if you like to put your personal items
- 2 nights of camping on the Andes
- Camping gear as three people capacity tent for two participants with enough room to save your personal stuff
- Dine tent (Private Service only)
- Train tickets Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo (Vistadome train)
- 1 night of hotel in Aguas Calientes (3*)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu
- Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
- All food for our camp staff
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
(April - November)
|HORSE TOUR FROM CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU SINCE $1584 USD Per Person
Horse Riding Trip Across History Of Incas 4 Day - 3 Nights
|Backpacker Service (by public bus)
Private Service (Private guide/van)
2 participants $1584 USD each
3-4 participants $1267 USD each
5 to more participants $1071 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 each tour guide.
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommend make reservation prior you arrive to Peru
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All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
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WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Day backpack with personal items, can be carried in the saddle bag
- Wind-bloc Fleece or warm jacket
- Long sleeved t-shirts
- Hiking or riding boots
- Waterproof jacket
- Riding gloves (Optional)
- Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hire in our local office of Arequipa for $5 USD per day)
- Drinking water is recommended 3Lt per person
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Good sunglasses
- Extra money (soles) for tiping or to buy some souvenirs
- Insect repellent
This horseback riding tour demand intermediate and advanced experienced riders.
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Hotel in Cusco
- Sleeping bag -10ºC
- International flight tickets
- No mentioned meals
- Tip and gratuities for guide and camp staff
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities
This site is operated by PERU ADVENTURE TOURS a legally constituted company to the Peruvian government, which operates from offices in Arequipa and Cusco in Peru.
In accordance with the relevant statutory provisions referred in Peru Tourism law, its regulations, its decrees and other legislation applicable in both the country and abroad are issued these general conditions and responsibility as outlined below, which govern the provision of services on the one hand between the passenger or user of services "CLIENT", by other hand the "TRAVEL AGENCY" by the other hand the entities of the service providers such as airlines, hotels, restaurants, transport, guides and other tourism-related services and in connection with this contract.
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ADVICE FOR HORSE RIDERS
This tour is organized for all edges of travelers, don't demands good physical condition because there not hard activities to do. This package is dedicated to families.TIP
: You will receive a basic course in riding Paso horses in the safety of our corral (beginners).
We don't hire our horses, sorry :-(
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