Within the Inka territory it is quite difficult to encounter a flat path like the one that leads through the Sacred Valley. But before taking the valley path, we plan to visit the mestizo town of Pachar, known for its old small church that was built in the 16th century. The next place we visit will be Ñaupa Iglesia. To get there we need to take a trail that climbs up to the mountain. This trek takes about 45 minutes round trip.
Along the flat valley path it will be possible to see vast farmlands with white corn, Inka granaries, Inka complexes, big terrace complexes at both sides of the valley, and the marvelous Inka bridge of Ollantaytambo. Here you will have the opportunity to go to the town and choose one of the traditional restaurants to eat your lunch. We will be waiting for you at the Inka bridge, from where we will start our ride back to the ranch taking the same route we took on the way up.
09:00 We begin the ride in Paucarbamba crossing some fields of white corn until we arrive at the mestizo town of Pachar, where it is possible to visit the old church from the 16th century.
10:30 We arrive at the lower part of the “Ñaupa Iglesia” complex, where we will hike up to the religious site. This is a short trek of 45 minutes round trip.
12:30 Arrival at “Puente Inka” in Ollantaytambo, one of the last Inka bridges that is still being used. Here we will stop riding so you can visit the town by yourselves and eat lunch there in one of the typical local restaurants, visit the center of the city and go back to the Inka bridge.
14:30 We will be waitin for you with our horses at “Puente Inka” to start our ride back and return to the ranch.
16:00 Arrival at the ranch.
PRICE PER PERSON: 125 US$
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DATE: Monday – Saturday (all year)
Students / Volunteers: $5 USD discount only with valid student card / certification
Organized Groups: We offer private tours and departure at any time
Group size: 1 – 10 participants
- Professional English speaker tour guide / experienced rider.
- Well-groomed Peruvian Paso Horse.
- Private transfer to the ranch/round trip. (We can organize this for an additional fee)
- Tips for guide and camp staff.
WHAT WE ADVISE TO BRING/CARRY
- Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
- Sweater and jacket (something warm if necessary).
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sun block (sun protection cream).
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries.
We’re sorry, but our horses are not for rent.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This site is operated by HACIENDA DEL CHALÁN, a legally registered company with the Peruvian government, which operates from the office at our ranch located in Paucarbamba – Cusco in Peru.
For more information about terms and conditions CLICK HERE.
BOOK HERE: We highly recommend to book your trip prior to your arrival in Peru.