Horseback riding is easy to set up and follows beautiful routes through the Cordillera Negra.
A recommended outfit in Yungay, a village 20 minutes north of Huaraz, is La Posada de Yungay (Km 219 Huaraz-Caraz Highway, tel. 043/978-4732, edergirald [at] hotmail [dot] com, US$8 per hour). Guide Eder Giraldo offers excellent day trips in the Cordillera Negra, as well as longer rides into the Cordillera Blanca’s Quebrada Ishinca.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition