DAY 01: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM CUSCO SAQSAYHUAMAN – PIURAY LAKE – UMASBAMBA.
The tour starts since we pick up you at 09:00 am from your hotel and transfer to the ranch where we will meet the horses and the guides. We will talk about how to ride the horses, safety, checks the saddles, instructions to ride the horses on the uphill and downhill.
Today you will ride about 4 to 6 hours beginning in Cusco, Saqsayhuaman, the upper part of Saqsayhuaman and finally arrive to the camping zone located in Umasbamba (3725m) and next to this point is the Piuray lake (3670m). Today ride includes highlight of the Altiplano of Cusco, mountain range of Senqa, you will see lot of flora and fauna along the way.
After Lunch with the local community of Umasbamba, they will show us how they live on the andes, we will be part of their daily activities like feeding animals, participate on the farming activity, ETC. This night we will pass the night on local family houses, the locals will take us on their homes.
DAY 02: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM SENQA (UMASBAMBA) – CHINCHEROS – HUAYPO LAKE.
The second day will be more exciting, we will ride the horses on the Altiplano seeing the local farmers making their daily activities. Today will be the longest ride including 5 or 6 hours of ride, having Local lunch on the half way to the Inca complexes.
Following an easy way and mostly flat we will pass next of Chinchero (3720m), and finally arrive to Huaypo Lake (3550m) where we will take a local house to spend the night in this very quiet little village. Huaypo village is the door to the sacred valley of the Incas, it means you will see lot mountain range in the other side of the canyon of Urubamba, peaks over 5 thousand meters as Chicon (5530m), Capacsaya (5044m), Pumahuanca (5318m) and Halancoma (5367). This day the landscape also offers lot view of local people and agriculture activities.
DAY 3: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM HUAYPO – MORAY – MARAS – SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS – AGUAS CALIENTES
Today the horseback riding tour will be more exciting than the last day. After breakfast with spectacular view of the mountain. begin the guided tour to Moray (3470m) agricultural laboratory, here we will have a nice introduction how the ancient civilization developed many agriculture tactics on the highlands. then we will continue riding following a nice downhill path for visit the Maras town (2980m).
Around 2PM will be the last lunch in Urubamba (sacred valley), then we will transfer you to the train station, around 4pm aboard the train to Aguas Calientes, the bottom town of Machu Picchu.
If time permit OPTIONAL visit the thermal baths located next of town. you will pass an Overnight in a comfortable hotel with private bathroom and hot shower.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
At 5:00 am breakfast and half hour later we will take the first tourist bus to to Machu Picchu main door, to be the first visitors inside Machu Picchu archaeological site. you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place.
The guided tour includes walk through the different sections such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According with the time and your feeling you can coordinate with the tour guide the climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of the deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City.
At mentioned time you will take the tourist bus for descend to Aguas Calientes town. Lunch will be in town and then we will take the train to Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and from Ollantaytambo we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in Cusco.