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4-Day Peru Horseback Riding Tour: Cusco to Machu Picchu

On this spectacular horseback riding tour across Peru, ride and camp in the Lares Mountains and discover Peru’s true cultural identity that lives and thrives off the beaten path. Take a scenic train across the Sacred Valley to reach the spectacular Inca citadel and city of Machu Picchu!

USD $1,802.00

Per Person

Experience Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and More on this Peru Horseback Riding Tour

On this spectacular 4-day Peru horseback riding tour in the Lares Mountains, discover Peru’s true cultural identity that lives and thrives off-the-beaten-path. Ride with a multi-lingual guide, professional cook, and riding/camping team for an immersive and comfortable experience camping in Peru’s stunning mountainsides. Travel on horseback from Cusco across the Sacred Valley, then take a scenic train ride to the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu


  • Travel with an experienced bilingual guide
  • Travel with a trained cook/trekking team for a comfortable and hassle-free camping and riding experience
  • Tour Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Wonder of the World
  • Discover Peru horseback riding, for an off-the-beaten-path experience

Tour Information

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Cusco

Accommodation: 2 nights camping/1 night hotel


Day 1: Hike and Ride into the Lares Mountains
Begin your trek with 5:30 am hotel pick-up in Cuscoand transfer to the stables at Lares. Stop along the way for breakfast, and arrive at the stables by mid-morning. Today, you’ll ride for 5.5 hours along spectacular ridges, stopping for lunch and a rest at a mountain lake called Ipsaycchocha. Pass plenty of llamas and alpacas along the way.

You’ll arrive at your campsite by 17:00 pm, and have time to relax and enjoy dinner. In the dry season, enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountainsides.

  • Horseback Riding Time: 5.5 hours
  • Low Altitude: 11,400 feet (3500 meters)
  • High Altitude: 12,800 feet (3900 meters)

Day 2: Ride to the Famous Chachapata Kunkany Hot Spring
Wake up at 5:30 am for a hearty breakfast, then set out for a 6-hour ride along gentle slopes. Pass by several scenic lakes, and plenty of llama and alpaca. Stop for lunch at mid-day.

Arrive to the famous Chachapata Kunkany Hot Springs in the evening and soak in the warm, mineral-rich baths for a well-earned relaxation. At night, your team will set up camp along the hot springs

  • Horseback Riding Time: 6 hours
  • Low Altitude: 10,660 feet  (3250 meters)
  • High Altitude: 12,800 feet (3900 meters)

Day 3: Take a Scenic Train to Aguas Calientes
After a delicious breakfast at camp, say goodbye to the working team and horses and set out via private transfer to the scenic town of Ollantaytambo. From here, enjoy a scenic 2-hour train ride through the Inca Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes town. Upon arrival, check-in to your well-deserved hotel room for the night.

Day 4: Discover Machu PicchuWa
Wake up at 4:30 am and enjoy an early-morning breakfast at the hotel. Take the 5:30 am train ride to Machu Picchu (~30 minutes) to beat the crowds to Machu Picchu.

Today, enjoy a private guided tour of this spectacular and magical world wonder. Explore and discover the Inca citadel, then take the bus back to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon to begin your return trip. Take the train to Ollantaytambo, and from there, catch the bus to Cusco. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip transportation from/to Cusco
  • Nightly accommodation (2 nights camping, 1 night hotel)
  • Camping equipment and tents
  • All meals except last lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Service of an experienced bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Transportation of personal belongings on the trail by pack horses/mules and/or porters.
  • Guided visit of Machu Picchu (includes entrance fees)

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for guides, cook, porter/trekking service


Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu -13.154300, -72.525700

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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