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1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour

Saddle up for a unique horseback tour through the Sacred Valley, exploring the iconic Maras and Moray.

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

3/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour Overview

Discover the enchanting Sacred Valley of Peru from a unique perspective on our 1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour. This excursion offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Andean highlands. Perfect for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike, the tour combines the thrill of horseback riding with the exploration of ancient Incan sites and natural wonders. As you traverse the picturesque trails, you’ll be immersed in a world where history and nature blend seamlessly, creating an unforgettable experience.

The tour is expertly designed to cater to both novice and experienced riders, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey through the valley’s captivating scenery. From the spellbinding salt mines of Maras, a testament to ancient ingenuity, to the architectural marvel of Moray’s terraces, each stop on this tour is a window into the heart of Incan civilization. Along the way, the breathtaking views of the Andes and insights into local village life enrich your understanding and appreciation of this majestic region. Join us for a day of exploration and adventure that promises to be a highlight of your Peruvian journey.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 9:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Maras Town, Maras Salt Mines, Andean Landscapes, Moray Archaeological Site

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FromUSD 150
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 09:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 09:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 09:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 09:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 09:00
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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Cusco – Maras – Moray – Salt Mines – Cusco

Begin your adventure with a convenient 9:00 am pickup from your hotel in Cusco, setting off for a day filled with cultural insights and natural beauty. Upon arrival in the picturesque town of Maras, you’ll meet our skilled rider guides and get acquainted with your horse. After a brief orientation, saddle up for the first leg of your journey to the historic Maras Salt Mines. As you ride, marvel at the intricate network of salt pools, shimmering in the sunlight, a testament to the enduring legacy of Inca innovation.

The trail then winds through the breathtaking landscapes of the Sacred Valley, offering panoramic views of the majestic Andes Mountains. Ride past charming villages and lush farmlands, capturing the essence of local life in the Peruvian highlands. The journey is as much about soaking in the serene beauty of the Andes as it is about exploring its cultural treasures.

A key highlight of the tour is the visit to the Archaeological Complex of Moray. Here, you’ll be captivated by the sight of its unique concentric terraces, an ancient Inca agricultural laboratory. These terraces, varying in altitude, reveal the ingenuity of Inca farming techniques and their deep understanding of micro-climates.

Concluding this enriching day, we aim to return to Cusco by approximately 3:00 pm. This 1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour is an ideal outing for anyone seeking to experience the historical gems and scenic landscapes that make this part of Peru truly unforgettable. It’s a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty, suitable for families, friends, and solo travelers alike.

Tour Highlights

1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour Highlights

  • Maras Salt Mines: Begin your horseback adventure with a visit to the historic Maras Salt Mines. These ancient salt pools, used since Inca times, present a stunning mosaic of white and pink hues, creating a unique and photogenic landscape.
  • Ride Through Sacred Valley: Experience the beauty of the Sacred Valley on horseback, traversing rustic trails with panoramic views of the majestic Andes Mountains. The journey offers a blend of breathtaking scenery and peaceful countryside.
  • Local Village Life: As you ride, pass through charming villages where you’ll see glimpses of local life in the highlands. This part of the tour offers an authentic insight into the daily lives and traditions of the Andean people.
  • Archaeological Complex of Moray: Explore the fascinating terraces of Moray, an Inca site known for its extraordinary circular terraces. Learn about the ingenious agricultural techniques of the Incas, with each terrace representing a different microclimate.
  • Scenic Andean Landscapes: Throughout the tour, enjoy the ever-changing landscapes of the Andes, from verdant farmlands to rugged mountain vistas, offering endless opportunities for stunning photographs and moments of reflection.
  • Expert Guides and Gentle Horses: Benefit from the knowledge and experience of our skilled rider guides, and enjoy the company of well-trained, gentle horses, making this tour suitable for riders of all levels.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • Efficient round-trip transportation to all destinations.
  • Horse for the Day: A horse suited to your riding experience.
  • Guided tours of both Maras Salt Mines and Moray Terraces: Discover ancient Incan agricultural terraces and historic salt mines.
  • Basic Safety Gear: Helmets and other essentials provided for your safety.
  • Picnic-Style Lunch: Enjoy a light meal featuring local flavors, with vegetarian and vegan options at no extra cost.
  • Emergency readiness: Oxygen bottle and medical kit on standby for your well-being.

Exclusions:

Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Moray Archaeological Pass: Payable on-site, 70.00 Soles (approx. $20 USD).
  • Salineras Pass: Payable on-site, 15.00 Soles (approx. $4 USD).
  • Travel/health/emergency insurance.
  • Tips (optional and at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Expert Guide: Professional guide for personalized exploration.
  • Moray Archaeological Pass: Skip the line with included access to the archaeological site of Moray.
  • Salineras Pass: Gain complimentary access to the fascinating Salineras salt mines.
  • Restaurant Lunch: Savor a delicious meal at a local restaurant, providing a more upscale dining experience compared to the standard picnic-style lunch.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your day to fit your interests, giving you the freedom to focus on the sites that intrigue you the most.
  • Fair Compensation: Ethical and fair remuneration ensured for all our dedicated team members.

Prices

Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max

USD

150

Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max

USD

170

Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

210

Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

300

Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

290

Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

490

Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Peru Tripper accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Peru Tripper is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Original passport & student ID (if applicable).
  • A small backpack to carry personal items.
  • Comfortable clothing suited for outdoor activities.
  • Hat or cap for sun protection.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Light rain jacket or poncho (weather-dependent).
  • Camera or smartphone for photos.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Personal snacks (granola bars, fruit, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Cash in Peruvian Soles for entrance fees and tips.

Note:

This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Light but Practical: Since it’s a 1-day tour, pack light but make sure you have all essentials for a day outdoors.
  • Layer Up: Weather in the Sacred Valley can be unpredictable. Dress in layers that you can easily add or remove as needed.
  • Comfort is Key: Make sure your shoes are comfortable for walking and safe for horseback riding. Break them in before the trip if they’re new.
  • Protect Against the Sun: The high altitude intensifies the sun’s rays, making sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses crucial.
  • Hydrate: Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during the ride. Extra water may also be purchased, but it’s good to start with some.
  • Cash is King: Always carry a small amount of cash in Peruvian Soles as not all places accept credit cards, especially for small expenses like tips or snacks.
  • Camera Ready: Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the scenic vistas, but ensure they’re secured during the horseback ride.
  • Identification: Keep a copy of your ID and essential documents in your backpack and leave the originals in a safe place.

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