Horseback Riding & Inca Salt Pans of Maras
Take this horseback riding tour to see some of the most incredible formations in the Valley of the Inca. You’ll stop to see the salt pans of Maras and the circular terraces of Moray. Guides to this area can share some of the area's Inca legends, as well as interesting information on the history of these landmarks.
up to 20 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
- Schedule: 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 20 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour begins at a ranch called Hacienda del Chalán. Here, you’ll meet your four-legged trail companion – a well-groomed Peruvian Paso horse. These spanish horses are known for their even gait, which makes them easy for beginner to intermediate riders. They’ll make you feel confident, even as you cross the two suspension bridges that take you over the Vilcanota River.
First, you’ll climb to the top of a peak called “The Frog,” which is named for its frog-like shape. From this peak, you’ll have a lovely, panoramic view of the snow-capped Andes. At Moray, you’ll observe a depression with a series of terraces, where the Inca would experiment with agriculture and growing crops at different elevations. Then, you’ll trot to the Salinas salt pans, on a trail that leads you through the traditional town of Maras. When you arrive at the salt pans, you’ll dismount and take a closer look. After you explore on foot, you’ll get back on your horse and ride back to the ranch.
What to Bring
Rain jacket or poncho (December – April), Sweater or jacket (something warm if necessary), hat or cap, sun block, camera, sunglasses, and money for tips, personal expenses, and entrance fees to Salinas and Moray.
Professional english speaking guide, experienced rider. Well-groomed peruvian paso horse. Helmet. It does not include: entrance fee to the salt pans complex, nor tips for guide.
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