On horseback we survey the rugged tablelands of southern Peru. In this charming hacienda we acquaint ourselves with the local people and customs. We have the opportunity to explore the caverns, springs, canyons, and misty mountains of the headwaters of the Apurimac River, which runs north past Cusco to become the longest and most voluminous river in the world. Interlaced with the headwaters of the Apurimac River are many high lakes and meandering streams, divulged by deep caverns at the canyon heads. The amazing scenery, natural landscaping, and quaint environment make this horseback riding adventure absolutely astounding. Note: You have the option of ending this adventure in Arequipaor in Cusco. This trip offers a pleasant means of travel from Cusco to Arequipa.
At 6:00 AM we leave by bus from Cusco for Espinar (Yauri), ascending the Vilcanota River, the river which defines the Sacred Valley and passes Machu Picchu. We will stop for breakfast in Urcos. Once we arrive at Sicuani, we ascend a tributary of the Vilcanota to its source in Lake Langui Layo. We ascend to the west and cross the waters divide into the headwaters of the Apurimac. Our trip lasts approximately 5 hours and covers 220 kilometres. We saddle the horses to ride to the Hacienda Puente Central where we rest for the evening.
In the morning we climb the valley of the Apurimac River until we arrive at the 3 Canyons, where during lunch we admire the beautiful landscape. The return is approximately 3 hours to the hacienda and we arrive in time for a special dinner of typical foods and a traditional dancing show.
In the morning we visit lovely sites near the hacienda, climbing to the tops of nearby hills and galloping freely. We return for a late barbecue lunch and then board the bus for a 5-hour trip returning to Cusco. We arrive at 9:00 in the evening, with time to shower and refresh before Cusco's nightlife begins.
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