Highlights
  • Explore Lima, Peru’s historic ‘City of Kings’
  • Enjoy the dazzling Caballo de Paso Festival at Lurin
  • Discover the colonial and Inca highlights of Cusco
  • Five day horse trek through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

The 16th century Spanish chronicler, Pedro Cleza de Leon, once wrote of the “...great things there are to tell of Peru”. Nearly 500 years later, Peru’s scenic and historic wonders are still captivating visitors.

This spectacular adventures takes you through a land steeped in the blood and glory of the ancient Incas and the colonial Spanish, where you can wander through cities blessed with centuries of history and tradition. You begin in Lima, Peru’s capital, where you’ll enjoy some of its historic highlights, before spending a day soaking up the pageantry and colour of the remarkable Caballo de Paso Festival.

Moving on to the ancient capital of Cusco, you’ll then enjoy five days on horseback, exploring the landscapes, villages and ancient sites that occupy the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a chance to spend the night in one of the local villages, you’ll then travel to Machu Picchu by train, to gaze upon the spectacular ruins of one of the most stunningly located archaeological sites anywhere in the Americas.

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Peru: Sacred Valley Ride with Caballo de Paso Festival

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All my trips were fantastic! August 2015

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lima

The tour starts in Lima this evening.

Day 2: Visit the Caballo de Paso Festival in Lurin

Today we head out of Lima to the Caballo de Paso Festival, one of the largest Peruvian Paso festivals showcasing the very finest of their breed.

Day 3: Lima to Cusco

This morning we fly down to Cusco; once there, we’ll take a walking tour of this historic city this afternoon.

Day 4: Ride into the Sacred Valley to visit the ruins at Sacsayhuaman

Today sees the start of our five day horse riding adventure, as we leave the city behind and head for Pumamarca, where we’ll meet our guide and horses for the first time.

Day 5: Ride to the Piuray Lagoon and El Mirador de Raqchi

Departing camp after breakfast we’ll continue riding where we will be treated to some unforgettable vistas of the Scared Valley of the Incas.

Day 6: Ride to Urubamba

After breakfast we’ll head down towards the town of Urubamba, the capital of the Sacred Valley.

Day 7: Ride to the salt mines of Maras and visit a local community

Today we’ll pay a visit to the remarkable salt mines at Maras, before spending some time with a local community, providing a rare opportunity to gain an insight into the lives and traditions of the people of the Sacred Valley.

Day 8: Ride to Mirador de Wañyn, Moray & Pachar

Today will be our final day in the saddle as we head to the lookout point at Mirador de Wañyn (4,000 m)

Day 9: Train to Machu Picchu

An early transfer to the train station in Ollanta this morning sees us boarding the train on to Aguas Calientes, to visit the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Day 10: Aquas Calientes to Cusco

We’ll have some time today to return to Machu Picchu’s World Heritage ruins and explore them at our own leisure, perhaps taking the chance to walk up to Wayna Picchu to enjoy the spectacular views down towards the Temple of the Sun.

Day 11: Tour ends in Cusco

After breakfast, we'll transfer to the airport to fly back to Lima for our flights home.

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Trip Includes
  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • Drinking water throughout
  • All transport (minibuses, domestic flights, a train and of course horses)
  • 10 nights' accommodation (7 nights in hotels, 2 nights wild camping and 1 in a community owned homestay)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 10
Start City
Lima
End City
Cusco
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation By You:

Should you or any member of your party need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing.  Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our offices.  As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, the following cancellation charges will be payable.  Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding amendment charges.  Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.

Period before departure within which written as per the Cancellation charge

Notification of cancellation is received by us person cancelling

60 days or more prior to departure is Loss of Deposit

59-46 days before departure is 30% of tour cost

45-28 days before departure is 60% of tour cost

Less than 28 days is 100% of tour cost

Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy.  Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned.

On private bookings where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of free places and/ or any concessions agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly.

See clause 9 “Changes by you” if any member(s) of your party are prevented from travelling.

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