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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.

Locations visited
Moon Temple
San Blas
Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)
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Overview
The Devil’s Balcony is a natural feature in the countryside outside Cusco, with a human history dating back to the Incas. This half-day guided horseback safari includes round-trip travel from Cusco, safety equipment, and snacks—allowing you to relax and enjoy an intimate experience in nature. Discover the Temple of the Moon and the Devil’s Balcony itself while learning of Cusco’s Incan heritage.
Highlights
  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday
Unique horseriding experience

We had a free morning in Cusco before we had to leave and, having done the other tourist sites, wanted to give this a go. Plus, my boyfriend had never ridden a horse before so there was no better place to try. First of all,...More

Thank sazzlem88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
So amazing!

This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. Holger is the most knowledgeable guide I've had in a month and a half of being here and it was such a great experience. The horses are really well cared for and they give you...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best horseback riding we’ve ever done!

My husband and I took the Devil’s Balcony tour with Holger in July and it was simply amazing. Transportation is included and the driver who picked us up at the hotel to take us to the ranch was punctual and so nice! On the way...More

Thank SML7
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
We couldn't expect better!

My girlfriend and I enjoyed this afternoon on the back of healthy horses. The crew was very gentle, our guide knew a lot about the temple and places visited, the history of Peru/Incas. He also told us specificity of peruvian horses. I never rode before,...More

Thank Bertrand V
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile
Best way to see the Cusco landscape

My wife and I often disagree on hiking, and horses are a great compromise. We went on a day tour to Devil’s balcony with Cusco Horseback Riding and were impressed with the professional guides and the well trained horses. I felt like I could take...More

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Response from Jonathan K | Reviewed this property |
Transportation from and to hotel was part of the deal, but we were I'm cusco. The horses are kept outside Cusco, and I want to say to the north, but shoot them an email. They're super friendly and accommodating.
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