RECOMMENDED FOR: INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED RIDERS
09:00 After beginning our ride at “Hacienda del Chalán”, we cross the Vilcanota river over a traditional suspended bridge. The next part of the path runs along the side of the river and crosses through an area of native forest and the centre of the village of Yanahuara, until we arrive at the Tarabamba suspended bridge that we need to cross to reach Pichingoto, a small but unique pre–Inka village.
This is where the Pichingotos discovered a salty spring that was coming from the heart of the mountain, and where they constructed the first pans to process the salt.
Many years after that, the Inka civilization conquested the Pichingotos, after which the Inkas truly expanded the salt complex.
10:45 Arrival at Pichingoto.
11:30 Return to the Hacienda.
13:00 Arrival at Hacienda del Chalán.
PRICE: 95 US$ PER PERSON
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DATE: Monday – Saturday (all year)
Students / Volunteers: $5 USD discount only with valid student card / certification
Organized Groups: We offer private tours and departure at any time
Group size: 1 – 10 participants
- Professional English speaker tour guide / experienced rider.
- Well-groomed Peruvian Paso Horse.
- Private transfer to the ranch/round trip. (We can organize this for an additional fee)
- Tips for guide and camp staff.
WHAT WE ADVISE TO BRING/CARRY
- Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
- Sweater and jacket (something warm if necessary).
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sun block (sun protection cream).
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries.
We’re sorry, but our horses are not for rent.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This site is operated by HACIENDA DEL CHALÁN, a legally registered company with the Peruvian government, which operates from the office at our ranch located in Paucarbamba – Cusco in Peru.
For more information about terms and conditions CLICK HERE.
BOOK HERE: We highly recommend to book your trip prior to your arrival in Peru.