RECOMMENDED FOR: INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED RIDERS
Moray used to be an laboratory for acclimatisation during the Inka Empire. Here the Andeans acclimated many different plants that they brought from the Amazon and from the coast. They needed to adapt them to grow at high altitudes (cold areas) to be able to use them for agricultural purposes or for medicine.
The Andeans discovered a natural groove in the ground that they adapted to use it for building a marvelous circular terrace complex where they experimented with the acclimatisation process until finally they developed a strong new seed that could grow in the Andes.
To reach Moray we need to ride up to the top of the mountain that the locals call “The frog” because looks like a frog.
When we reach the top, we will have a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota river, against a marvelous background of many snow covered mountains.
After visiting Moray, our next stop will be “Salinas”. In order to get there we need to ride downhill to get to Maras, a traditional town.
On our way back home we will follow the Vilcanota river, cross the two suspended bridges of “Tarabamba” and “Paucarbamba”, and finally arrive at the Hacienda.
PRICE: 125 US$ PER PERSON
If this is your first time going to the Andes or high mountains we recommend getting information about ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below for some websites recommended by high mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
DATE: Monday – Saturday (all year)
Students / Volunteers: $5 USD discount only with valid student card / certification
Organized Groups: We offer private tours and departure at any time
Group size: 1 – 10 participants
- Professional English speaker tour guide / experienced rider.
- Well-groomed Peruvian Paso Horse.
- Private transfer to the ranch/round trip. (We can organize this for an additional fee)
- Tips for guide and camp staff.
- Entrace tickets for Salinas and Moray
- Lunch. (We can organize it for 13 US$ per person.)
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.