Pumahuanca Incan Forest
1 or 2 DAY EXPEDITION TO PUMAHUANCA INCAN FOREST IN THE SACRED VALLEY, CUSCO
Ride up from the Sacred Valley through a deep forest, along a rushing river to reach Pumahuanca Incan refuge and view 'colca' ancient storehouses along the way. The rocky mountain trail iis through a sheltering forest. At the top we will enjoy views across the valley and over to the high plains of Maras. This ride can be done as a 1 day expedition or an overnight trip.
For Intermediate to advanced riders. We begin the ride at 9 am and return to the ranch at 4 pm. Approximate riding time 5 hours.
This ride takes us way up a valley, along ancient trails that connect the Sacred Valley to the jungle and Machu Picchu. After passing through a rural zone of the town of Urubamba we begin our ascent into the forest alongside the rushing river of Pumahuanca. Our mid journey destination is the Incan refuge high above the valley, a place where Chaski travellers would stop, rest and store their goods along this important Incan trade route. Our high resting spot offers incredible 360 degree views.
- 1 day trip option - 145 US$
- 2 day trip option - 465 US$ (only available May 15-Oct 15)
- Peruvian Paso horse & safety gear
- A skilled guide/riding instructor, in your language
- Gourmet picnic meals
- Water & snacks
- Camping gear on the 2 day journey
On the one day trip
we will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and time to explore the well-preserved and little visited stone remains of this travelers station.
On the two day trip
we will spend the night camping at the ancient sanctuary, hiking further up the valley to experience travelling along the important throughway to the jungle, learning about native medicine plants, farming and livestock raising in the Andes. Two day trips are available May 15- Oct. 15.
Read out blog post about this expedition by one of our visitors.
Payment is required to book any journey. A standard responsiblity release waiver provided by the ranch much be signed by each rider. Upon requesting a booking a delatiled list of conditions, inclusions and exclusions will be provided. No cancelations or refunds will be made after booking. For any concerns please contact the ranch.