No Experience Necessary - Experienced Riders Welcome
Suitable For Families
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.
We Pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley at around 7:00 am 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 day ride through the Andean countryside past the traditional village of Huama and following with the Del Carmen River below us up past a red cliff face dotted with Inca tombs, 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,. 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. (Ride Time 5-6 hours) L.