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Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco

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Enjoy a  tour to the 'Devil’s Balcony' from Cusco. You will go on an exciting ride passing through Andean communities where you can see their way of life including farming, working together and taking care about their sheep llamas or alpacas. You will also see some ancient Inca temples and feel the ancient energy of those places. Your tour includes gear, a professional guide and transport.
  • Visit the Temple of the Moon and the Devil’s Balcony on horseback
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience than you would on a large-group bus tour
  • Learn of the region’s rich Incan history and heritage along the way
  • Includes all equipment and round-trip travel from your Cusco accommodation
What to Expect
Choose a morning or afternoon horseback safari, and meet your guide during pickup at your accommodation in Cusco. Begin your half-day tour as you transfer out to a ranch in the Villa San Blas neighborhood. On arrival, meet the horses and muleteers, and then receive a safety briefing. Afterward, climb onto your horse and ride out toward the archaeological site of the Temple of the Moon. With your guide leading the way, gain insight into the region’s ancient history and rich cultural heritage.  Pass traditional local communities in the countryside and see a way of life that’s quite different than bustling Cusco. On arrival at the Devil’s Balcony—known locally as Chacan—explore features including a natural cave that the Incas used as a shrine thousands of years ago. Replenish your energy with a snack by the cave, then return on horseback to the ranch, where you board your vehicle for the journey back to your Cusco accommodation.
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Departure Point
Cusco hotels
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional tour guide
  • Saddle and safety helmets
  • Muleteer (goes to the care of horses)
  • Snacks for the ride
  • Mineral water or natural water
  • Cookies, chocolate bar and fruit
  • Round trip transportation from Cusco hotel to ranch
  • Transport by private car
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable for participants with little or no experience
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended that you wear long pants (preferably jeans), closed shoes (with rubber soles or walking shoes), and bring a rain jacket (if the weather forecast gives any significant chance of rain during the time of the ride)
  • Note: Do not wear jewelry or valuables during the ride
  • Maximum weight is 185 lbs (83 kg)
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time horse riding with Holger as a guide. Beautiful scenery overlooking Cusco city.

Thank arno94600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a half-day tour in Cusco and found this afternoon horseback riding tour. Pros: - booked it directly via TripAdvisor on the same day (tour pick-up was at 1PM and I booked it at 10AM) - Holger is a fantastic, very polite...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Palomavv
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Holger and his team were excellent. We had a wonderful experience. A taxi picked us up from our hotel at 9am sharp. Both of us had basically no horse riding experience but we throughly enjoyed our morning and felt very well looked after. The views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ann W
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

A great day which was well planned - The horses are well trained, trotted to numerous scenic areas and had some spurts of galloping which was great fun. The best part for me was learning about the history of the Incan’s which the tour guide...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Clozza82
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

This was a really fun and unique experience, neither of us has ridden before but the horses were mostly well behaved and the guide had a lovely manner. Both sites were fascinating and the scenery was stunning.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amandalB5095HM
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YES!! And I am sure they will make you feel very comfortable.
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