Our half-day horseback in Cusco tour provides a beautiful way to visit four archaeological complexes on the outskirts of Cusco. With your bilingual guide (Spanish/English), you’ll ride through beautiful Andean landscapes to four of the most important sites near Cusco: Saqsayhwuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puka Pukara.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (9:00am – 9:30am).
MAXIMUM WEIGHT 100 Kilograms or 220,462 Pounds.
Our day will begin when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 9 a.m. We’ll then make the short drive to the ranch, where we’ll meet our horses. Your guide will give you all the necessary instructions and information for your ride, which will last for three to four hours.
The setting off on horseback, we’ll first head up to the great Inca site of Saqsayhuaman. Built on a hilltop overlooking Cusco, Saqsayhuaman displays some of the most outstanding examples of Inca stonework, with massive stone blocks shaped and carved to perfection and fitting seamlessly into the enormous walls. We’ll then move to Qenqo, one of the largest Huacas, or holy places, in the Cusco Region. Here we’ll see natural rock formations that the Incas used for sacred purposes, carving shapes and symbols into the rocks.
Next, we’ll ride up to Puka Pukara, a set of military ruins. Built by the Inca Empire, this fort has large walls, terraces and staircases, and a commanding view that allowed the Incas to see any approaching threats long before they could attack Cusco below. The last site we’ll explore during our ride is Tambomachay. Its exact purpose is unknown, but it may have functioned like an Inca spa, at least in part. Inca hydro-engineering is apparent here, with a series of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls running through the terraced rocks.
At around 11:15 a.m., we’ll arrive at Chacan Mountain, where we’ll have a break with amazing views of Cusco. After the break, we’ll start riding back down to the ranch. Once we’ve said goodbye to our beautiful horses, we’ll drive you back to your hotel in Cusco, where our tour will end.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Horseback Riding in Cusco private service includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
At what time of the year can the tour be done?
You can enjoy our services at any time of the year.
What is the weight limit?
100 Kilograms or 220,462 Pounds.
Do I need experience for horseback riding?
You do not need to have equestrian experience to participate in our excursions and trips.
What is the minimum and maximum age required to do this horseback riding tour?
The minimum age required is 9 years. However, the smallest of the family will be guarded during the ride by a member of our team. The maximum age is not established because it will depend on the physical and mental conditions of the person. But, attention, whether a minor or a senior citizen, will be accepted or not after an evaluation by the chalan (horse controller) or another authorized member of Peru Tripper
Perfect way to start a trip to Cusco!
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