Dear friends, join us to this fantastic horseback riding tour in Maras Moray, an alternative way to the Maras and Moray bus tour. This beautiful trip is experienced at just 1 hour from Cusco. You do not need any riding experience to participate in this fantastic activity.
We will visit Moray, that there are no words to express how impresssive is to see this Incan site, this place served to domesticate what back then they were wild plants, sach as Potato, Quinoa, Beans, etc. It was experimented here with several microclimates getting different results in crops.
You will also admire the salt ponds of Maras, it has between 3000 and 5000 ponds that feed on salt water that flows from the Qaqawiñay mountain. It is located in front of the Veronica mountain range in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (7:30am – 8:00am).
This tour takes the entire day and 5 hours will be spent on the horseback. we come and pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive to Maras (starting point), after a short clarification on how to get to be aware of your “Peruano de paso” and a demonstration on how to ride this noble and swish horse, our day trip will commence. We will leave from the Maras village, where you will get a photo of the daily life of the people who live there and where you can admire the traditional facades of the Colonial houses.
We will ride through marvelous places where few people come through and where nature places on its great to impress you. Thanks to the horses, you will be capable to carefully observe the local farming and fishing activities; no other way of transport would permit you to do this.
We will go to the archeological site Moray, recognized as the “Inca center of agricultural experiments” and the Salinas de Maras with its surprising salt ponds that will reveal historic secrets and techniques to us.
We will also admire indescribable landscapes of elevating sacred mountains. Among the peaks, you will be able to distinguish the 5,682 meters high “Waqaq Willka” (“Crying sacred mountain”), recognized as La Verónica , as well as the guardian of the Sacred Valley, “Chicón”, 5,530m.
Once we finish visiting the salt mine of maras we will drive back to the city of Cusco and drop you off in your hotel.
Bring your family and friends and experience another of present from the Peruvian land!
Time spent riding: 5 hours
Level: Beginners – Intermediate.
Type of horse: Peruvian Paso Horse.
Duration: 1 Day.
Weight limit: 100 Kilograms or 220,462 Pounds.
Maximum Altitude: 3400 m.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
At what time of the year can the tour be done?
You can enjoy our services at any time of the year.
Can I be picked up from Urubamba (Sacred Valley)?
Yes, we can come and pick you up from the Sacred Valley.
can I be dropped off at Ollantaytambo?
Yes, we can dropp you off in Ollantaytambo.
What is the weight limit?
100 Kilograms or 220,462 Pounds.
Do I need experience for horseback riding?
You do not need to have equestrian experience to participate in our excursions and trips.
What will I see on the tour?
You will be able to enjoy incredible landscapes, which you will hardly forget, and ride our Peruvian horses passing through less frequented roads. You will know places of great cultural and historical importance related to the Inca civilization. You will see closely the agricultural activities of the farmers in the area. You will have the opportunity to interact with peasant communities that preserve ancestral traditions.
What is the minimum and maximum age required to do this horseback riding tour?
The minimum age required is 9 years. However, the smallest of the family will be guarded during the ride by a member of our team. The maximum age is not established because it will depend on the physical and mental conditions of the person. But, attention, whether a minor or a senior citizen, will be accepted or not after an evaluation by the chalan (horse controller) or another authorized member of Huaynas Expeditions
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This place is amazing! All the food is grown on the Ranch and is organic. The staff is welcoming and amazing. You are in the heart of the sacred valley. If you want an experience like no other in Peru I highly recommend staying at the Ranch.
awesome! Great tour guides providing beautiful horses and a delicious lunch. We will never forget this leg of our Peruvian journey.
A really good place for horseback riding through the Andes!