Horse ride along the Vilcanota River

From: $65.00

An off the beaten path adventure where you’ll ride through an ancient village along the river and among cornfields and farmlands.

Monday to Sundays
Mornings: 10:00 am to 12:00 n
Afternoons: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Price US$
$65 pp from 2 to 3 pax
$59 pp from 4 to 7 pax

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What will you do?

The ride starts at our Ranch located on the foot of the Salineras mountain, beside the Vilcanota River. 

We’ll cross a hanging bridge and take the right to continue on a trail where we see picturesque local houses enclosed by beautiful scenery. We pass by the renowned hotel Río Sagrado and return on the same path. Now we take the left where we’ll see cavern-like dwellings with striking facades built into the sides of the mountain – such dwellings were once home to ancient inhabitants. We also will pass by an old church and finally reach a beautiful open grassland with crops and natural pastures where we’ll also spot farm animals wandering free surrounded by small swamps. Here, we’ll take a break for spectacular photos of the Sacred Valley, enjoying the splendor of the surrounding mountains. Finally, we start our return to the ranch where we’ll enjoy a dried-fruit snack and local seasonal fruit juice.

Meeting Point

2 hours (depending on speed)

Monday to Sundays
Mornings: 10:00am to 12:00n
Afternoons: 2:30pm to 4:30pm


How to get there

Do not use the coordinates of the ranch to get there as it will take you the wrong way. First, follow the google map directions to Tunupa restaurant.

After arriving at the restaurant enter the coordinates of the Ranch

What is included in the price

  • A bilingual guide
  • Refreshments (nuts/dried corn and local seasonal fruit juice)
  • Safety helmet

Not included

  • Transport to and from the Ranch which is located near Urubamba city.
  • Tips for guides



Language in which the experience is offered

Spanish and English.

Things to consider

Good walking shoes
Sunblock and Sunglasses
Long-sleeved shirt, preferably in light color (for sun protection)
Wide-brimmed hat or sun shield ball cap
Rain jacket and a mid-layer fleece
Long comfortable pants or jeans

Weight Limit:
In this route the horses can carry up to 82 kg / 180 pounds.

Good physical shape is required

Details of the ride:

2,720 m.a.s.l. – 8,924 feet. This ride is mostly flat.

5.6 kilometers – 3.5 miles

Learn about host Adriana

My name is Adriana, I was born and raised in the city of Cusco. I am passionate about art, nature, beautiful landscapes and horses; that is why I moved to Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where I started as an equestrian guide and horse trainer more than 17 years ago. My passion for horses, as well as my vocation of service, have allowed me to work as a horseback riding guide in the Sacred Valley, with the satisfaction of sharing short but memorable life experiences for our visitors.

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Cancellation Policy

24 hours in advance.