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Pichingoto Village Ride

Spend a special hour on horseback, away from the crowds. Our bilingual guides are locals extremely knowledgeable about the area and dedicated to enhanching your experience in this special place. Our horses are also well-trained and cared-for specimens of the Peruvian Paso breed. 

The adventure begins on our ranch located just outside the town of Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley, where you’ll receive a warm welcome and get to meet the team of our guides and horses. This is where we’ll go over a few basic riding and safety instructions and you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your horse.

We’ll then show you our neighborhood, a beautiful section of the Sacred Valley that few get to see. There are no famous or popular tourist attractions on this route, which is why this is an unforgettable and peaceful way to experience rural life in the Sacred Valley.

We’ll also ride along the single dirt track that goes through the ancient village of Pichingoto to see the homes built into the side of the mountain like caverns, many of which are still occupied by Quechua people, descendants of the Incas, who are our neighbours and friends. 

After riding, we’ll have exotic, local fruits and refreshing beverages waiting for you at the ranch.

Start time:

This ride can start anytime during the day. We recommend starting the ride in the morning (10am) or after lunch (2pm).

Level:

Beginner

 

Riding Distance:

4.5 kilometers

 

Time spent riding:

Approximately 1 hour

 

Total duration of tour:

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

 

Altitude:

2,720 m.a.s.l. / 8,924 feet 
This ride is mostly flat, there is little to no elevation gain or loss.

 

Group size:

minimum of 2 

 

Weight limit:

82 kgs / 180 pounds

 

Type of horse:

Peruvian Paso or Creole Horse

Price per person:

2 to 4 people US $72; for groups of 5 or more US $70

Included: 

  • A bilingual guide and guide’s assistant(s)

  • Snack (dried fruit and corn) and passionfruit juice

  • Safety helmet

Not included: 

  • Transport (The Ranch is located close to the city of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. This is approximately 1 hour drive from Cusco or Pisac, and 15-30 minutes from Sacred Valley hotels. We offer a private transportation service to and from our Ranch and recommend this option for the most comfortable and efficient journey. See more about transportation and prices.

  • Gratuities for guides

Optional upgrades:

  • After the ride we recommend having lunch or dinner in our beautiful Ranch dining room.

    • Prix-Fixe 4-course Lunch OR Dinner - add $80 per person

    • Light Lunch: Cheese, avocado, or chicken sandwich on sourdough bread, with side salad from our organic garden - add $40 per person

    • Sweet Break: Chocolate or banana cake served with ice cream, Peruvian fruits, and coffee or tea - add $10 per person

    • As we are located directly at the foot of the hill under the Salineras de Maras site, after lunch you can rest and then do a Salt Workshop which we offer at the famous Salineras site

    • This ride can also be combined with any of our other workshops for a full-day experience: Chocolate Workshop, Coffee Workshop, and/or Adobe/Mud Brick Workshop

 

Recommended bringing:

  • Sunblock and Sunglasses

  • Long-sleeved shirt, preferably in light color (for sun protection) 

  • Wide-brimmed hat or sun shield ball cap

  • Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers 

  • Rain jacket and a mid-layer fleece
    Long comfortable pants or jeans

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