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Pinchingoto Ride

Starting at Salineras Ranch


$48 - $46


1.15 hours


Spend a special hour on horseback, away from the crowds. Delighting yourself in the stunning views of the rural Sacred Valley.

The ride starts at Salineras Ranch, located between the Vilcanota River and the Salineras mountain. Upon arrival, your guide will brief you on safety and horseback riding instructions, and then introduce you to your horse.

We’ll then show you our neighbourhood, a beautiful section of the Sacred Valley that just a few get to see. There are no 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. We also will pass by an old church and finally reach a beautiful open grassland with crops and natural pastures where we’ll also spot farm animals wandering free surrounded by small swamps. Here, we’ll take a break for spectacular photos of the Sacred Valley, enjoying the splendour of the surrounding mountains. Finally, we start our return to the ranch where we’ll enjoy a delicious snack.

Our guides: bilingual, highly experienced, local riders who are extremely knowledgeable about the area. Our support team will carry your gear; and assist you at every turn.

Our horses: well-trained and cared for specimens of the Peruvian Paso breed or Creole horses.

Price per person: 2 to 4 people US $48; for groups of 5 or more US $45


For a better experience, we recommend adding lunch or dinner.
- Daily Menu: lunch OR dinner – add $25 per person (special promotion)
- 4-Course Meal: lunch OR dinner – add $60 per person (special promotion)

Sweet Break: Chocolate or banana cake served with ice cream, Peruvian fruit, and coffee or tea – add $13 per person (special promotion).
Sandwich: Cheese, avocado, or chicken sandwich on sourdough bread, with side salad from our organic garden – add $15 per person (special promotion).

This ride can also be combined with any of the workshops we offer at the Ranch for a full-day experience: Chocolate Workshop, Coffee Workshop, Chicha Workshop and/or Adobe Workshop.

Start time

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


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


4.5 kilometers - 2.8 miles



Type of horse

Peruvian Paso / Creole Horse


A bilingual guide and guide’s assistant(s)
Snack (roasted corn and local seasonal fruit 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

What to bring

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


82 kgs / 180 pounds

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Comunidad de Pichingoto,

Urubamba, Cusco, Peru.

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