HORSEBACK RIDING

No Experience Necessary – Experienced Riders Welcome

Trip View

  • Options: 5

Suitable For Families

Option # 01: Half Day Horse Back Riding 4 Ruins

The landscapes between Yuncaypata valley near Tambomachay Inca Complex and Saqsaywaman are spectacular and offer amazing views of the mountains toward the sacred valley region crossing the old Inca road to Pucamarca and Huchuy-Qosqo. Deep Andean valleys as well as the 4 famous arquelogical sites of this region Puca-pucara,Tambomachay, Qenqo and Saqsaywaman once used as a great “House of the Sun” temple, before the arriving of the conquistadors.
Temple of the moon and the monkeys cave are on route.
From this area as well you can see the majestic Ausangate snow mountain looking toward the south.

ITINERARY.

Day 1: At 8.50am meet at Sap Adventures office. We take private transport to the Ranch near Qenko and get set up with our horses and meet the horseman who will walk with you through the extent of the trek until Saqsayhuaman. Departing from the ranch takes you to the ruins of Qenko. You will get a wonderful view of the ruins, but if you would like a closer inspection, then you need the tourist ticket. The horseman will mind the horses while you explore. After passing those ruins you will follow a small dirt path, alongside a road, up to the next site, Puca Pucara, which transelates to “The Red Gate”, and is called that because it was used as the controlled entrance to the city of Cusco in the days of the Incas. You will pass just by the ruins as you are on your way to Tambomachay, which was something of an Inca “bath house”, and was also used for the worship of water. Then you will begin your return , passing through a eucalyptus forest on the way. Finally, before you reach the ranch, you will pass by the famous Inca temple, Saqsayhuaman, which is where the Incas worshiped lighting. Our service ends at Saqsayhuaman so you can take as much time as you want at this extensive and most spectacular site.

What Is Included?

  • Transport to the Ranch from SAP Office
  • Horse with basic equipment
  • “Horse Man” (non english speaking) to lead you at walking pace.

What Is Included?

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles approx US$45, valid for 14 places)
  • You can use the same ticket for Sacred Valley Tour
  • Half price for students with ISIC card.
  • You can also purchase a partial 1 Day ticket for 70 soles eather at Sol Avenue ( Ofec Office) or at the
  • same Inca site you first visit
  • (which allows a one day visit of just the Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay sites.)

We Recommend That You Bring:

  • Small daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Boots or Sturdy walking shoes
  • Pants are recommended not shorts
  • Rain poncho in case wether are cloudy.

Option # 02: One Day Horse Riding In The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

We own special mountain bred horses descended from noble Spanish Barbs brought from Spain in the 1500s…Crossed with the comfortable but less sure-footed Paso breed our mountain horses give a strong, comfortable ride with greater endurance, stability and reliability needed for steep Inca trails. We raise and train horses at our ranch in the Sacred Valley. The horses are no nonsense, experienced, sure-footed, non gaited mountain trail horses affording a secure, comfortable ride on steep pathways.
Program Itinerary

Day 1: We Pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley at around 7:00am and drive for 45 minutes passing the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Puca Pucara by road and over the historic C’orao pass and down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and on to the traditional village of Lamay near Pisac. Here we’ll meet our Horses and wranglers at our Lamay stables and head off up the pleasant Lamay Valley, as peasant farmers using traditional foot ploughs, till the fields. This will be a full day ride through the Andean countryside past the traditional village of Sahua and following the Del Carmen River up past Poques, carrying a gourmet picnic lunch with fine wine. We’ll be visiting isolated farming communities with stunning views of the Cordillera Vilcanota, seeing how the Quechua farmers really live aways from the main tourist routes, and visit deep blue high Andean Lake full of waterfowl such as Giant Coots and Andean Geese. As we drop back into the Lamay valley our horses will pick up speed as they know they are heading home and we’ll arrive at our stables in Lamay in the late afternoon The scenery is unsurpassed, as are our string of horses which are well trained, well groomed and well looked after. On arrival at the stables we’ll serve cold drinks as your mounts rest and cool down. Our van will be waiting to drive you to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley as you wish. We provide a gourmet picnic lunch with plenty of liquids.

What Is Not Included?

  • Personal water bottle and snack

What Is Included?

  • Transportation round trip to Lamay
  • Expert Guide and Muleteer
  • One horse per client
  • Lunch in the Sacred Valley

We Recommend That You Bring:

  • Small daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Boots or Sturdy walking shoes
  • Pants are recommended not shorts
  • Rain poncho in case wether are cloudy.

Option # 03: Two Day Horse Ride In The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

ITINERARY:

Day 1: We Pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley at around 7:00am and drive for 45 minutes passing the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Puca Pucara by road and over the historic C’orao pass and down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and on to the traditional village of Lamay near Pisac. Here we’ll meet our Horses and wranglers at our Lamay stables and head off up the pleasant Lamay Valley, as peasant farmers using traditional foot ploughs, till the fields. This will be a full day ride through the Andean countryside past the traditional village of Sahua and following the Del Carmen river up past Poques, carrying a gourmet picnic lunch with fine wine. We’ll be visiting isolated farming communities with stunning views of the Cordillera Vilcanota, seeing how the Quechua farmers really live away from the main tourist routes, and visit deep blue high Andean Lake full of waterfowl such as Giant Coots and Andean Geese. As we drop back into the Lamay valley our horses will pick up speed as they know they are heading home and we’ll arrive at our stables in Lamay in the late afternoon The scenery is unsurpassed, as are our string of horses which are well trained, well groomed and well looked after. On arrival at the stables we’ll serve cold drinks as your mounts rest and cool down. Our van will be waiting to drive you to your nearby hotel in the Sacred Valley. We provide a gourmet picnic lunch with plenty of liquids and leave you to your own devices for dinner.

Day 02: A leisurely hotel breakfast with fresh brewed coffee, toast and eggs. To-day we ride to the little known spectacular Inca ruins of Huchuy-Cusco. Starting in Lamay we head up to the ruins via a wide Andean valley. This is a fascinating ride initially along the Urubamba River and then a gradual ascent to a small plateau commanding a magnificent view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas from 800 meters above the valley floor. The ruins are of stone and adobe and there is a fine great hall 40 meters long. This was probably a regional administrative center. As our horses rest and gaze and enjoying a picnic lunch we have plenty of time to enjoy a gourmet lunch, the view and explore the ruins before riding down to the valley floor at Calca where our van will be waiting to drive us to our hotel in Cusco or Urubamba or Pisac – your choice. B:L

What Is Included?

  • Transportation round trip to Lamay
  • Expert Guide and Muleteer
  • One horse per client
  • Meals 1 lunch, 1 diner, 1 breakfast 
  • 1 nigh hotel
  • Ticket for Uchuy Qosqo

What Is Not Included?

  • Personal water bottle and snack

We Recommend That You Bring:

  • Small daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Boots or Sturdy walking shoes
  • Pants are recommended not shorts
  • Rain poncho in case wether are cloudy.
  • Transport to the Ranch from SAP Office
  • Horse with basic equipment
  • “Horse Man” (non english speaking) to lead you at walking pace.
  • Tips.
  • Small daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Boots or Sturdy walking shoes
  • Pants are recommended not shorts
  • Rain poncho in case wether are cloudy.
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WHY HIKING MACHU PICCHU?

HIKINGMACHUPICCHU specializes in providing the best travel services in Peru. We’ve been in business since 2015, creating customized itineraries for our clients based around their personal plans and preferences. In our line of work we don’t only make plans, we help you build experiences and memories.

About me

I was born in 1996, in a little town 40 minutes away from Cusco, called (POROY)  when I was 3 years old my father died due to alcoholism, I was then taken by American folks from Texas U.S.A  and lived with them in Cusco since. my American parents after 20 years in Peru they now have a Children’s home in the jungle area of Peru (PUERTO MALDONADO ) , So i decided to open this company to be able to help my parents with funds and sponsor kids that need help. so thats me . By the way i love photography.

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