The meeting point for the ride will be Hacienda del Chalán, which is located in Paucarbamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley. An experienced horseman will give you information about how to ride the Peruvian Paso Horses and the things that you must keep in mind during the ride.
Along the flat valley path it will be possible to see many different local trees and some exotic trees that were introduced by the Spanish, which is the case with the eucalyptus, cypress and pine tree.
Corn is the principal agricultural product from the Sacred Valley, and it is known as the world’s biggest corn.
To arrive at Salinas it will be necessary to ride up the mountain, following a narrow path until we reach Salinas, where we expect to walk around for almost one hour to visit the entire salt mine complex.
One hour later we continue climbing the mountain on the way to the town of Maras, which is considered one of the most important mestizo towns of this area.
When you look around in the town, you will see the various stone doorways with the carved date of construction and heraldic family crests of every family in this area, an inheritance of the Spanish culture.
All the time the snow covered mountains of Chicón, Pitusitay and Patakancha will be there in the background, right behind us so you can take a beautiful picture to remember this moment.
Just after visiting Maras we will arrive at Ttiobamba, an old Catholic church in the middle of nowhere that was built during the XVI century. There we will also eat our lunch.
After lunch, the next interesting archaeological complex that we will visit is “Chekoq”, one of the marvelous dry food storage complexes from the Inka times.
Just behind the next mountain lies the Andean village of Mahuaypampa, where they grow a big crop of potatoes that are a fundamental element of the Andean gastronomy.
We will have an incomparable view of the surroundings when we arrive at Huaypo Lake, where we expect to have dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 02. HUAYPO – MAHUAYPAMPA – MORAY – SACRED VALLEY VIEW POINT – PAUCARBAMBA.
The first hours of the new day will be nice, because we will hear the songs of the different birds at Huaypo Lake. This will provide the best atmosphere for a good rest.
After enjoying our breakfast and the dawn of the new morning, we once again ride our strong horses until we arrive at the village of Mahuaypampa and the most important botany laboratory from the Inkas. Here the Andeans acclimated many different plants that they brought from the Amazon and from the coast because they needed to adapt them to grow at high altitudes (cold areas), to be able to use them for food or medicine.
In Moray we expect to eat our lunch.
The last ride will be down into the deep valley where our Hacienda is located.
Number of participants
4 – 10
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Price 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 speaking tour guide / experienced rider.
- Well-groomed Peruvian Paso Horse.
- Snacks (water – chocolate – fruit).
- Comfortable tent with plenty of space for backpacks.
- Inflatable sleeping mattresses.
- Sleeping bag.
- Meals (2 lunches – 1 dinner – 1 breakfast), vegetarian food is available upon request.
- Plenty of drinking water during the rides only.
- Experienced cook during the entire horseback tour.
- Sleeping tent.
- Dining tent.
- Kitchen tent.
- Accommodation and meals for our camp staff.
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle for participants and our camp staff.
- Assistance vehicle.
- Entrance Tickets for Salinas and Moray.
- Private transfer to the ranch (round trip) (We can organize this as additional service).
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Tips for guide and camp staff.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Small backpack to carry the most important items.
- Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear.
- One complete change of clothing.
- Sweater and jacket (something warm).
- Bottle of water and purification tablets (Micropur is recommended and can be bought at local pharmacies in Cusco).
- Flashlight and batteries.
- 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.
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.