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

Product ID: 387419
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Enjoy a half-day adventure around the mountains of Cusco on horseback ride, and explore the Devil's Balcony, one of the hidden gems of Cusco.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup included from central hotels in Cusco. Please wait in the lobby/hotel entrance for your guide.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a panoramic view of Cusco from the mountains
  • Explore the Devil's Balcony on horseback
  • Go off the beaten track from Cusco
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Cusco
  • Bilingual Spanish and English-Speaking guide
  • Saddle
  • Safety Helmets
  • Muleteer
What’s Not Included
  • Travel/Activity Insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Long pants
Know before you go
• The duration of the tour is approximate, it all depends on your experience and horse riding skills
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Horseback Riding Cusco

Product ID: 387419