Lodge to Lodge Salkantay Horse Trek
The only lodge to lodge horseback ride to Machu Picchu
Experience a horse trek like no other. Gallop through undulating open vistas. Climb rugged high mountain trails and meander beside raging rivers. Your trusty steeds are the finest American Quarter Horses from top farms in Uruguay. These horses have been through an extensive training program, which means they're the perfect trail companions to riders with a range of experience in the high mountain terrain.
Those in search of a true once-in-a-lifetime experience can make their pilgrimage to Machu Picchu in comfort with sure-footed horses as their ideal travelling partners. At the end of each day relax in comfortable mountain lodges and dine on three-course dinners as you ride along an uncrowded route that led early Incas to the great city of Machu Picchu.
Why we like it
- Ride rugged high mountain trails
- Salkantay Peak and Humantay Glacier Lake
- Trails of the mysterious Incas
- American Quarter Horses from Uruguay
- A road less travelled
At a Glance
Day 1 - Depart Cusco to Salkantay Lodge & meet your horse.
Day 2 - Enjoy an acclimatisation ride. Overnight Salkantay Lodge.
Day 3 - Cross the highest point of the ride, Salkantay Pass. Overnight at Wayra Lodge.
Day 4 - Descend into the cloud forest. Overnight Colpa Lodge.
Day 5 - Ride along the Santa Teresa valley and say farewell to your horse. Overnight at Lucma Lodge.
Day 6 - Tackle the last day of the trek on foot & enjoy your first view of Machu Picchu before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight at Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel.
Day 7 - Rise early and take the bus to the ruins of Machu Picchu for your guided tour. Later return to Cusco at approx. 8pm.
- Riding experience required
- Operates March to December
- Min 2 | Max 12 riders
- Low Season from US$3,490 pp
- High Season from US$3,990 pp
- Single supplements apply
- Scheduled dates, contact us for details