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Horseback Riding in Cusco

Horseback Riding in Cusco

Horseback Riding in Cusco

from $ 75.00


This Horseback Riding in Cusco  takes you through the mysterious archaeological remains that surround the city of Cusco. The tour lasts approximately 4-5 hours, of which 3-4 hours will be on horseback. It is not a difficult route and therefore no experience is required. This 4-5 hour horseback riding tour offers an entirely English-language guided tour of the lesser-known side of Cusco.
The mystical tour takes you on a less touristy route around the outskirts of Cusco, including places like the Temple of the Moon that are not normally seen by tourists. Explore the majestic archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman where you will marvel at the impressive Inca stone structures and get a unique perspective of this historic fortress from the saddle.


  1. Ancient Inca Citadel: Explore the majestic archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman on horseback, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the outskirts of Cusco. Marvel at the impressive Inca stone structures and gain a unique perspective of this historical fortress from the saddle.
  2. Scenic Mountain Views: Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountains as you ride through the high-altitude landscapes near Sacsayhuaman. The elevated vantage point provides breathtaking vistas of Cusco and the expansive valleys below.
  3. Inca Terraces and Ruins: Traverse the ancient terraces and ruins surrounding Sacsayhuaman, witnessing the architectural marvels left behind by the Inca civilization. Horseback riding allows you to easily access areas with archaeological significance while enjoying a leisurely journey.
  4. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the Andean region by interacting with local communities during your horseback adventure. Gain insights into traditional practices and customs that have persisted for centuries.
  5. Tailored Riding Experiences: Choose from a variety of riding options, including short rides, day trips, or longer expeditions based on your preferences and riding skill level. Tailor your experience to match your desired level of adventure and exploration.
  6. Experienced Guides: Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides who accompany you on your horseback journey. These guides share their knowledge of the history and significance of Sacsayhuaman, as well as provide assistance to riders of all levels.
  7. Photogenic Landscapes: Capture stunning photographs of your horseback adventure against the backdrop of ancient ruins, terraced landscapes, and the scenic beauty of the Andean highlands. Sacsayhuaman provides a picturesque setting for memorable snapshots.

Trip Details

Highlight: Horse Back Riding, Temple of the moon, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Wayllarcocha and Lanlacuyoc (Zone X)Begin from: Cusco
End in: Cusco
Duration: Half Day
Physical Rating: Easy
Activities: Horse riding

09:00 – 09:05 Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the ranch.
09:20 – 09:30 Induction about horse handling.
09:30 – 09:45 horses Ranch – Temple of the Moon.
09:45 – 10:00 Guided visit to the Temple of the Moon.
10:00 – 10:30 Horses Temple of the Moon – Inkilltambo viewpoint.
10:30 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:40 Horseback riding to the viewpoint of the city of Cusco and return to the hotel.
11:40 – 11:50 Transfer to the ranch – Sacsayhuaman.
11:50 – 12:30 Guided visit to Sacsayhuaman.
12:30 – 12:45 Return to the hotel and end of the activity.


Tour Itinerary

Pick up from your Hotel at 09:00 or 13:30 then transfer to the ranch, there you will meet with the horses and the horseman, who will show us how to saddle and practice how to drive the horses inside the corral before to get Outdoor. We begin the riding tour going through the Inca ruins located around Cusco. During the guided tour we will pass through agriculture field of native productions. The landscape will offer us spectacular view of the mountain, snow-peaks, deep Andean valleys and a lot contact with the nature and the mother earth.

This ride lasts 3-4 hours, following farming fields and Andean style villages through Inca remains. You will get an overview of the Cuzco citadel, the temple of the moon, Sacsayhuaman, Puca pucara, Tambomachay, Zone X, Wayllarcocha and Chacan. You will then leave the horses and take a van ride back to Cuzco.

Departure: Any date that you want

Time departure: At 09:00am or 1:30pm from the Hotel


  •  English-speaking guide trained in first aid
  •  Private transport
  •  First aid kit
  •  Horses and saddles
  •  Snack and water bottle
  •  Muleteer
  •  Pick up and drop off at hotel of your choice in Cusco

No Included

  •  Personal belongings
  •  Travelers insurance
  •  Water bottle
  •  Tips
  •  Entrance fee (if you want to visit Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay)

What To Bring

  • Comfortable riding clothes.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Waterproof jacket or Poncho (depending on the weather).
  • Water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Tourist Ticket.

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