A link to reset your password has been sent to your email


Change currency



Change currency


Horseriding along the Peruvian Andes

Hacienda del Chalán is a family horseback riding business with 38 years of experience with horses and tourism. We are located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Cusco region of Peru. We consider it very important that our horses are well cared and well fed. We have Peruvian Paso horses and Trotter horses for beginners till fully experienced riders and also pony's in different sizes for kids of different ages.

We invite you to join our horse riding holidays along the Peruvian Andes. In each tour we have a variety of beautiful nature with valley's, rivers, snow-mountains, and wild-life, you will also see (pre)Inka culture and archeological complexes and you will experience Andean folklore with their traditional clothing and ways to live.

Key Information:

  • Rider Weight Limit: 200 pounds / 90 kg
  • Horse Height Range: 14 hands
  • Horse Breed: Peruvian Paso
  • Official riding helmet and rain poncho for use
  • First aid kit, and oxygen bottle for use
  • Service of English-speaking tour guide / experienced rider

Meet the instructors

Read more


  • 2 days experience with real Andean culture
  • Ride well-groomed Peruvian Paso Horse
  • Ride along the Sacred Valley (2800m) and along the river with cormorant birds
  • You will see the Inka experimental grow crop of Moray in the mountains
  • Visit of the beautiful Salt-flats from the pre-Inka times in the mountains
  • 1 night accommodation in a town home in the local town of Misminay
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast included
  • Assistance vehicle

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (US$ 50 per person)
Hide all


Check-in Time:
Check-out Time:

On this holiday, you will be accommodated in a traditional town home in Misminay. The local chefs will cook a delicious meal for you and you are able to see their traditions of living. You will have your own or shared room as you can indicate your preference and a shared bathroom with hot shower.


This ride will begin in Paucarbamba District (2,828 meters above sea level), where Hacienda del Chalán's ranch is located. To arrive at Moray, it is necessary to climb the mountains. Part of the way, you will ride along a wide path, and part of it is a narrow trail. After three hours, you will arrive at Moray, where you will prepare your lunch. After lunch, you will expect to pay a short visit to the Moray complex to observe this interesting agricultural experiment from the time of the Incas.

An extraordinary Andean trail will guide you to the Misminay viewpoint, which is located at 3,734 meters above sea level. The local people from this village are really friendly and curious and like to share their traditional way of life with visitors. Here, you will spend the night. The view that Mullakas Misminay offers you early in the morning is truly phenomenal. You can see most of the snow-covered mountains of the Sacred Valley, all the farmland of Maras, and eagles and falcons soaring against an amazing background.

After breakfast, you will start the second-day ride, which is longer than the one on the first day. During the first part, you will ride down until you arrive at the village of Mawaypampa. Along the trail, you can see many young shepherds going to the grasslands with their lambs and cows, which is the way of life in the Andes.

After riding for two to three hours, you will arrive at the archaeological complex of “C'hecoq”, where you will be able to see an interesting system used for drying and storing the different seeds of cereal that the Andean culture uses. After a 20 minute ride, you will arrive at Maras at 3,377 meters above sea level. Maras is a traditional Andean village where the people used to make their doorways out of stone with some heraldic drawings and the year in which the house was constructed.

Just behind the biggest church in Maras starts a narrow trail that goes to Salinas, an old salt mine that was built by a pre-Inca civilization and was expanded during the Inca period. The last part of the downhill ride will be rocky and steep until you reach the flat valley path, cross the Tarabamba bridge, and arrive at the best touristic restaurant of the Sacred Valley. There, you will eat your lunch and after that, a wide path through the flat valley will guide you back to Paucarbamba District.

Peruvian Paso Horses

Webster's Dictionary defines “luxury” as, “the use and enjoyment of the best, most precious things offer the most physical comfort and satisfaction.” Luxury may be the single best word in the English language to describe the Peruvian Paso Horses. There is something for everyone in this elegant animal: smooth riding comfort, high energy, straight, stamina, intelligence, a tractable disposition, animated, flashy presence, and 100% natural action which sets the Peruvian apart from others.

The Peruvian Paso Horses transmit its unique smooth gait to its purebred foals. No artificial devices or special training aids are necessary to enable the horse to perform its specialty - a natural four - beat footfall of medium speed that provides a ride of incomparable smoothness and harmony of movement along with the utmost ground covering ability within on sequence of footfalls. This signature gait is called “Paso Llano” and it is 100% unique.

In addition to an easy gait, the Peruvian Paso Horses have brilliant front action movement. It is typified the upward lifting of the front legs combined with “término”, an outward movement of the front legs similar to the loose rolling of a swimmer’s arms doing the crawl. The lift and término are 100% natural. They are fluid, effortless, and well-integrated within the gait sequence.

Of all of the traits that distinguish the Peruvian horse, the tremendous “brío” is perhaps the most prized by both expert and novice horse people alike. Brío is an inherent quality of a noble and willing spirit that enables these tractable horses to perform tirelessly for many hours in the service of his rider.

The Peruvian horses are the world’s greatest riding horses. They are smooth to ride, beautiful to behold, and have incredible brío - all traits that enable transportation. Peruvian horses excel in many aspects of pleasure riding: trail, competitive trail competition, team penning, sidesaddle, drill teams, musical exercise, and showing.

Physically, the Peruvian horses are horses of medium size and with a refinement. The ideal height is between 14 and 14 hands tall, with good balance and almost even rations of girth, leg, and back. It may be in any color. The coat and skin are refined and the mane is long and abundant with fine, lustrous hair. The bone is refined but dense in all aspects, overall refinement, grace, and elegance.

The stallions exhibit the powerful arched neck and crest of their Iberian ancestors. Peruvian horse breeders pay scrupulous attention to genetics, with the three primary qualities being gait, soundness, and disposition.


The traditional tack of the Peruvian horse has remained true to his heritage, but they may be ridden in any type of tack that fits properly. The headgear, saddle, stirrups and “guarniciones” (trailgear) used today in shows are the traditional equipment imported from Peru, where it has evolved over hundreds of years. Although many people choose to show their horses in traditional tack, any style may be used. And of course, on the trail, anything goes!


Day 1: Paucarbamba District - Moray - Mullakas Misminay

  • 09:00 Hacienda del Chalán's staff will be waiting for you at their ranch to make introductions before you begin your adventure. An experimented Peruvian Paso trainer will show you the right technique to ride these horses, and at the same time, you will be given several other recommendations that you will put into practice during the ride
  • 10:00 You will ride your horses through the Sacred Valley, along the Vilcanota River, and between the high mountains. After that, you will climb the first mountains to get to Moray, which used to be a place for agricultural experiments during the time of the Incas.
  • 12:30 Visit the terraces of Moray
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 You will continue riding your horses to climb the highest mountain today until you arrive at the Misminay viewpoint. Along the way, you will be able to see most of the snow-covered mountains from the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River far below you
  • 17:00 After a difficult uphill ride, you will arrive at the indigenous village of Misminay
  • 18:00 Dinner and overnight stay

Day 2 Mullakas Misminay - Maras - Salinas - Paucarbamba District

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Ride down to the town of Maras and Salinas while crossing big farmlands with different Andean products like barley and with an incomparable panoramic view of the snow-covered mountains and the Sacred Valley.
  • 11:30 Arrival and visit of the salt pans complex of Salinas
  • 12:30 You will ride your horses downhill until you get to the flat valley path and cross the Tarabamba bridge.
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 Arrival at the hacienda in Paucarbamba

Notes: Hacienda del Chalán is sorry, but their horses are not for rent.


Yojan Valenzuela


This horse riding holiday will take place in the Cusco Region, Peru. You will see a variaty of nature, wild-life and local culture in the Andes mountains. You will pass by rivers, snow-mountain views, pre-Inka Salt-flats and Inka experimental grow crop Moray.


During this holiday, you will be served two lunches, one dinner, and one breakfast; all prepared by an official local chef-cook. You will also be served special snacks and fruits. Additionally, plenty of drinking water will be provided for during the rides. Moreover, vegetarian food is available upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide / experienced rider
  • Well-groomed Peruvian Paso Horse
  • Snacks (cookies and fruits)
  • Meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast), vegetarian food is available upon request
  • Plenty of drinking water during the rides
  • Experienced chef-cook
  • 1 night accommodation in a town home in the local town of Misminay
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle for use
  • Assistance vehicle
  • Entrance Ticket for Salinas and viewpoint Moray
  • Rain poncho
  • Saddle bag
  • Ride helmet
  • Picking up and dropping off service if your hotel is located in Urubamba, Yanahuara or Ollantaytambo

What's not included

  • Picking up and dropping off service if your hotel is not located in Urubamba, Yanahuara or Ollantaytambo
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Luxury hotel
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the last day

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by taxi

You can come with any taxi to the Sacred Valley and sleep a night before in any of the hotels. Picking up and dropping off service is included if your hotel is located in Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, or Yanahuara. The morning of the ride we can provide your taxi to Hacienda del Chalan for additional costs if your hotel is in any other place or you can come with your own taxi. Please ask us for more information.

Airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport Airport transfer available: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (US$ 50 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
2 days / 1 night
from --

This 2 days tour is available all year round, with arrival day on Monday to Friday.

Select your package:

For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through BookHorseRidingHolidays.com. All major credit cards supported.

Why choose BookHorseRidingHolidays.com

Largest Selection
Friendly Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Best Price
Don't miss out! Join our mailing list to get inspiration, tips & special offers sent directly to your inbox.
Served by www:8000

Logging out

of Tripaneer websites