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Cusco: Half-Day Horseback Riding at Devil's Balcony

1. Cusco: Half-Day Horseback Riding at Devil's Balcony

After pickup in your hotel, your guide will make a briefing about the activity. Then, head to the ranch near Sacsayhuaman where you will meet your horses and muleteers.  Upon arriving at the ranch, guide will make a brief induction to know how to control the horses and be able to lead them safely. Horses will be selected according to your experience and mood. Start visiting the archeological place of the Temple of the Moon, a big hill with two caves inside it, probably used to evoke fertility during Pre Inca and Inca times. The caves contain altars and cracks in the walls that let in sunlight or more significantly moonlight that strikes the altars on certain nights.  Then, head to the “Inca Face” and finally the fabulous Devil’s Balcony or also called “Chacan”. Located on the backside of the Saqsayhuaman, this archaeological attraction and natural architectural heritage is a large rock with a spectacular view of a chasm in the middle. There is a window, a balcony overlooking the river that runs underneath rock. Below the balcony, the river goes through a huge cave towards the other end of the rock. Here, in this natural cave formed thousands of years ago, which was used as Inca Shrine, you will stop and taste a snack. In each of those places mentioned, your guide will stop to tell you a detailed explanation about it. Then, head back to the ranch and return to the city.

Cusco: 3-Hour Horse Riding Tour to the Temple of the Moon

2. Cusco: 3-Hour Horse Riding Tour to the Temple of the Moon

Travel on horseback to the magnificent Temple of the Moon near the mountains of Cusco city. Start your adventure at the ranch and meet your expert guide. Learn the basics of how to control the horses and grab your helmet. Enjoy an unforgettable ride along the Andes to the Temple of the Moon and take in the incredible views of Cusco city. Once you've arrived, hop off your horse and follow your guide to the Temple of the Moon. Explore the ancient temple while your guide explains the Incan and Pre-Incan history of the site.

Cusco: Sacsayhuaman Guided Tour and 1-Hour Horseback Ride

3. Cusco: Sacsayhuaman Guided Tour and 1-Hour Horseback Ride

Head to the old capital of the Incan Empire, Sacsayhuaman, for an archeological treat before traveling to Qenqo for a lesson in mummification. Finish the experience with a trip to a Peruvian ranch for a chance to try out horse riding with memorable landscapes.  After your hotel pickup in your hotel, head to the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of Cusco. See the heart of the famous Incan Empire. Discover all about the architecture, function and importance of the city, and why Sacsayhuaman is one of the best examples of Inca engineering. Next, drive to Qenqo, a huaca or designated Incan holy place. Learn about the mummification of ancient royal people that took place in a cave located on this archeological site. After this, head to a ranch near Sacsayhuaman where you will meet your horses and muleteers. Upon arriving at the ranch, a guide will make a brief induction to horse riding and how to lead them safely. Horses will be selected according to your experience and mood.  Start your 1-hour ride into the National Park of Sacsayhuaman, comprising 6000 acres of territory. Along the ride see amazing views, pass by some potato farms, some new excavations and with luck some local animals such as llamas and alpacas. After your ride, squeeze in some visits to Tambomachay, an ancient temple dedicated to water, and Pucapukara, an ancient Incan fortress. Finish up the day with a transfer back to Cusco city.

Cusco: Hidden Incan Temples Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour

4. Cusco: Hidden Incan Temples Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour

After pickup from your hotel, head to the ranch where you will meet your horses and muleteers. Upon arriving at the ranch, the guide will provide a brief induction to teach you how to control the horses. The horses will be selected according to your experience and mood. Start the tour passing by the Andean village of Yuncaypata. Next, go to Inkilltambo, an ancient checkpoint control for travelers and business people from Incan times, restored only 3 years ago. Continue and visit Rumiwasi or the “Stone House”, an ancient house from a local leader during Incan times. Admire the quality of the architecture before making a stop and enjoying your packed lunch. Finally, explore Kallachaka, an ancient Incan temple. Then, head back to the ranch and return to the city.

From Cusco: 2 Day Machu Picchu Tour w/ Hotel & Return by Bus

5. From Cusco: 2 Day Machu Picchu Tour w/ Hotel & Return by Bus

venture on this Amazon route to Machu Picchu Day 1 Pick up from your hotel or meet at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Travel from Cusco to the hydroelectric plant. Start the seven-hour trip until you reach the starting point of the walk where we can have lunch. After that, you will walk 3 hours until you reach Aguas Calientes on the way. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, go to the center of the plaza and you will be directed to your lodging. You will have the explanation of your tour between 7 pm to 8 pm. You can go to dinner on your own before settling into your lodging. Day 2: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Rise early according to the guide's instructions. You will walk early and start with the trek to the Machu Picchu sanctuary where you will enter with the group and the guide. Once in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, you will have a guide for 2 hours and 30 minutes, enough time to get to know Machu Picchu and take amazing photos. After your tour, hike back down to the hydroelectric plant where the transport will leave at 2:45 pm arriving in Cusco at 11 pm at night. You will be dropped off at Plaza de San Francisco.

Cusco: Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour to Maras & Moray

6. Cusco: Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour to Maras & Moray

Enjoy a full-day tour on horseback around the stunning landscapes of the famous Sacred Valley. Ride amongst snow-capped mountains and historic farmlands as you make stops with your guide to visit the archaeological site of Moray, the town of Maras, and the spectatcular Maras salt pans.  Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and en route to the ranch receive an activity briefring from your guide. At the ranch, receive a brief introduction to how to control and steer your horse. You will be given a horse based on your experience and activity level.  Ride towards the archaeological site of Moray with incredible views of the stunning scenery composed by snowy mountains and serene farmland. At Moray your guide will explain the importance of this archaeological site, where the Incas adapted the farming of plants and foods to different altitude levels.  Jump back on your horse and continue to the town of Maras. Make a small tour of this picturesque village where you will see a church that is over 400 years old. Stop for your included buffet lunch, which includes vegetarian options, at Tunupas Restaurant.  Leave the horses and travel in a vehicle to visit the famous Maras salt mines. The salt mines have been worked by the locals even from pre-Incan times which involves making small wells to hold water that contains salt particles that settle at the base to be extracted. Arrive back in Cusco around 4:30 PM.

Cusco: Temple of the Moon & Devil's Balcony Horseback Ride

7. Cusco: Temple of the Moon & Devil's Balcony Horseback Ride

Begin with pickup from your hotel or the central meeting point in Cusco. Meet your tour guide and receive a short briefing before taking private transport towards Saqsayhuaman Ranch. Here, you'll get acquainted with your horse before starting the journey. Ride across the beautiful pasture lands where you'll see locals taking care of herds of sheep and alpacas. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views over the country fields and surrounding mountains. Upon reaching the Temple of the Moon, learn about its fascinating history from your guide. Next, at the locally-named Devil's Balcony, pass through a natural cave formed thousands of years ago. These caves were considered to be sacred by the Incas. After this, enjoy some enjoy snacks provided before returning to the ranch to board the private transport back to Cusco.

From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo 2-Day Horse Riding Trip

8. From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo 2-Day Horse Riding Trip

Day 1: Cusco - Huchuy Qosqo - Chinchero Drive for around 20 minutes from Cusco to Sacsayhuaman, where your horses await you. Once at Sacsayhuaman, get to know your horses before setting off on the 3 to 4-hour ride to the Queullacocha lagoon, where you will enjoy your pack lunch. Next, make your way to Chinchero, an Andean village that sits on top of a high plain with sweeping views of snow-capped peaks, at an altitude of 3800 meters. Enjoy time to rest, relax, and eat dinner. Turn in for an early night in your room. Day 2: Chinchero - Huchuy Qosco - Lamay - Cusco Get up early for an exciting day of adventure with 4-5 hours of horse riding and hiking. Wrapped up warm, equipped for riding and hiking, and with your helmet on, you’re ready to go. Lead your horse down a 3-hour trail to Pukamarca. From here you will leave the horses behind to hike a section of the famous Inca trail for 45-minutes that leads up to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins at 3600 meters. Make sure to take a breather and take in the spectacular Leon Punku, or Lion’s Mouth, canyon views on your way. Enjoy a snack at Huchuy Qosqo as you listen to your local guide tell you the rich Inca history of the region. After this part, start your descent towards the town of Lamay, famous for its Cuy al Palo, or roasted guinea pig. Have a short rest after lunch here, and your transportation will meet you for an approximately 1-hour drive back to Cusco. Get dropped back off at your accommodation in Cusco.

Cusco:Half-Day Private Tour Riding on Horseback Around Cusco

9. Cusco:Half-Day Private Tour Riding on Horseback Around Cusco

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco followed by a twenty-minute car trip to the starting point. The trip lasts two and a half hours and will take you through fields, Andean-style villages, and views of sites and Inca ruins. You will enjoy a wonderful view of the city of Cusco on your way to the Temple of the Moon, where the horses will be left and will embark on the trip by car back to Cusco. Return to the hotel in Cusco. You are not allowed to visit the archaeological sites, while you are riding on horseback.

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What people are saying about Cusco

Family business who absoultly love their horses and are incredibly knowledgeable. The horses are well minded, as are their dogs. Everyone we interacted with was so lovely including our lift there. Enjoyed the tour side imensly getting to see spots we wouldn't have other wise. They were all very quiet and don't deserve to be. Basically if your debating it - book it!!! Such a wonderful day out with some beautiful animals and really nice humans thanks so much for the perfect last day in Cusco.

the coordination is perfect only the transportation lasts 7 hours to go and 7 hours to return it is somewhat heavy but it is what you pay for the hotel is something very nice and basic but welcoming the guide is very informative in machupicchu I would stay there all the day the walks are incredible and beautiful there is nothing more to say when you are there everything is incredible I recommend it 100%

Amazing experience!! The guide was so kind and taught us so much, and the views were great. The horses are well looked after and calm. Such great people, recommend to anyone!❤️❤️❤️

Great way to see Cusco from above, and see some of the surrounding landscape, you'll get to see some ruins too. The guide was great and the horses very tame, was a great afternoon.

Very pleasant walk, fabulous landscapes and very interesting explanations from the guide. Perfect