Take part in a private tour in which you'll visit the sites of Maras salt terraces and the Moray Circular terraces, and then head on a horseback riding adventure through the Sacred Valley. Learn about the pre-Incan methods of producing salt at the Salt Terraces of Maras and about the agricultural methods of the Incas at the circular terraces of Moray. Enjoy a smooth ride, always accompanied by snow-capped mountains and the scenic river. Have lunch at a local restaurant and ride for 2 hours before heading back to your hotel.
Your private tour starts with hotel pickup in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. Your private tour guide and driver will then take you off the beaten path to Maras, a typical Andean village. Walk through the streets and feel as if you are walking during the time of the Incas, since a lot of the culture has remained very similar. The people still wear traditional clothes and the town is lined with historical buildings.
Then, you will visit the very impressive San Francisco Church, including the baptism room and bell tower, where you can enjoy a great view of the village and its surrounding snow-capped mountains. Next, we will drive you to the circular terraces of Moray, which were used as an Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops. After Moray, you will have a local lunch in a small restaurant at a nearby location. Following lunch, you will have an opportunity to visit the salt terraces of Maras to learn about an ancient pre-Incan method of producing salt.
After this visit, you will have a short 1-hour trek to the Vilcanota River where our Peruvian Paso horses are waiting to take you on a 2-hour riding adventure through the Sacred Valley. This noble animal, unique in its breed, gives a very smooth and elegant ride where no experience is needed. On this adventure, you will enjoy passing some typical small villages and riding along the riverside with great views of glaciers and stunning scenery.
After a wonderful day, you will be taken back to your hotel.