Ride horseback across the high, rugged tablelands between Cusco and Arequipa. We'll see mountains, canyons, caverns, hot springs, and get to know the country folk, native animals and ecology of the high plateau. We ride up the geologically disturbed Apurimac River and down the Colca Canyon where we will look for condors. Note: this tour can go to Arequipa or to Cusco at the end. Use it as a pleasant way to travel from Cusco to Arequipa.
Day 1 Cusco - Espinar
At 8 am, we’ll take our clients from their hotels, then we’ll go south of Cusco to Espinar (Yauri), there, we’ll have lunch, after it, our guides will introduce us with the team that will be all the tour with us(cook, horseman, etc), then we’ll go by horseback to the Hacienda Puente Central, arriving at 5pm more or less, accommodations.
Day 2 Espinar - Suykutambo
After breakfast, we’ll prepare our horses for our journey, we’ll begin to ride following the Apurimac River upstream passing the inpresive 3 canyons of Suykutambo where 3 rivers are converging and forming the Apurimac River, campsite.
Day 3 Suykutambo - Apacheta
After breakfast, we’ll pack all the campsite and then we’ll continue by our horses upper the Apurimac Canyon until the Apacheta(4,600 masl), then we’ll go down to an small canyon to sleep there in a warm campsite.
Day 4 Apacheta - Ichunhuayco
This day we’ll continue crossing the highlands, during the trail, we’ll see lots of Alpacas and local People taking care of them, in the afternoon we’ll arrive to the hot springs of Ichunhuayco 3,995 mass, (campsite there)…, after a nice bath in the hot springs, we’ll eat lunch.
Day 5 Ichunhuayco - Mismi
This day we’ll climb up until 4,800 masl to the Mismi snowcup, there we’ll see the begin of the Amazonas river, after lunch, we’ll go down to our next campsite at 3,700 masl.
Day 6 Mismi - Tuti
This last day in our horses, we’ll go to Tuti(small town in the Colca Canyon), there our car will be waiting for us, to take us by car to Chivay, once in Chivay, accommodations in a hotel.
Day 7 Tuti – Condor Cross
Early in the morning, we’ll go by our car to Condor Cross, in order to see the deepest canyon in the World with Condors flying around(really impressive)…, after lunch, we’ll go to Arequipa, end of our services.
Prices in American Dollars per person