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

Activity provider: Horseback Riding Cusco

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

Activity provider: Horseback Riding Cusco

From US$ 67 per person

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
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from central hotels in Cusco. Please wait in the lobby/hotel entrance for your guide.

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
  • Travel/Activity Insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Long pants
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour is approximate, it all depends on your experience and horse riding skills
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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This is truly one of the best excursions our family has been on. Holger was incredibly knowledgeable about Incan history and culture and made the tour engaging. The scenery was beautiful and the horse ride was super fun. We forgot a backpack at the ranch and Holger was kind enough to return it to our hotel later that day.

June 26, 2022

We had a fantastic experience with Holger. My partner had never ridden before, but was given a very gentle horse and loved the entire experience. The tour was only for the two of us, and we got to experience both the wonderful scenery of the nature around Cusco and two sets of Inca ruins, entirely to ourselves. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone interested in exploring the local area.

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June 12, 2022

The sights along this journey were incredible, including seeing the whole city of Cusco from the mountain top but discovering history in the hidden caves. The amount of knowledge that Holger had to share was even more amazing. He was so informative about Cusco city, the Peruvian history and culture. He also made everyone feel so comfortable with their horse despite their level of riding experience. I would recommend this tour for anyone looking to learn about Peru from a locals perspective as well as discovering what treasures lie outside of Cusco city.

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May 31, 2022

Product ID: 387419