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Cusco: 3-Hour Horse Riding Tour to the Temple of the Moon

1. Cusco: 3-Hour Horse Riding Tour to the Temple of the Moon

Travel on horseback to the magnificent Temple of the Moon near the mountains of Cusco city. Start your adventure at the ranch and meet your expert guide. Learn the basics of how to control the horses and grab your helmet. Enjoy an unforgettable ride along the Andes to the Temple of the Moon and take in the incredible views of Cusco city. Once you've arrived, hop off your horse and follow your guide to the Temple of the Moon. Explore the ancient temple while your guide explains the Incan and Pre-Incan history of the site.

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

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

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.

Cusco: Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour to Maras & Moray

3. Cusco: Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour to Maras & Moray

Enjoy a full-day tour on horseback around the stunning landscapes of the famous Sacred Valley. Ride amongst snow-capped mountains and historic farmlands as you make stops with your guide to visit the archaeological site of Moray, the town of Maras, and the spectatcular Maras salt pans.  Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and en route to the ranch receive an activity briefring from your guide. At the ranch, receive a brief introduction to how to control and steer your horse. You will be given a horse based on your experience and activity level.  Ride towards the archaeological site of Moray with incredible views of the stunning scenery composed by snowy mountains and serene farmland. At Moray your guide will explain the importance of this archaeological site, where the Incas adapted the farming of plants and foods to different altitude levels.  Jump back on your horse and continue to the town of Maras. Make a small tour of this picturesque village where you will see a church that is over 400 years old. Stop for your included buffet lunch, which includes vegetarian options, at Tunupas Restaurant.  Leave the horses and travel in a vehicle to visit the famous Maras salt mines. The salt mines have been worked by the locals even from pre-Incan times which involves making small wells to hold water that contains salt particles that settle at the base to be extracted. Arrive back in Cusco around 4:30 PM.

Cusco: Sacsayhuaman Guided Tour and 1-Hour Horseback Ride

4. Cusco: Sacsayhuaman Guided Tour and 1-Hour Horseback Ride

Head to the old capital of the Incan Empire, Sacsayhuaman, for an archeological treat before traveling to Qenqo for a lesson in mummification. Finish the experience with a trip to a Peruvian ranch for a chance to try out horse riding with memorable landscapes.  After your hotel pickup in your hotel, head to the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of Cusco. See the heart of the famous Incan Empire. Discover all about the architecture, function and importance of the city, and why Sacsayhuaman is one of the best examples of Inca engineering. Next, drive to Qenqo, a huaca or designated Incan holy place. Learn about the mummification of ancient royal people that took place in a cave located on this archeological site. After this, head to a ranch near Sacsayhuaman where you will meet your horses and muleteers. Upon arriving at the ranch, a guide will make a brief induction to horse riding and how to lead them safely. Horses will be selected according to your experience and mood.  Start your 1-hour ride into the National Park of Sacsayhuaman, comprising 6000 acres of territory. Along the ride see amazing views, pass by some potato farms, some new excavations and with luck some local animals such as llamas and alpacas. After your ride, squeeze in some visits to Tambomachay, an ancient temple dedicated to water, and Pucapukara, an ancient Incan fortress. Finish up the day with a transfer back to Cusco city.

Cusco: Hidden Incan Temples Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour

5. Cusco: Hidden Incan Temples Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour

After pickup from your hotel, head to the ranch where you will meet your horses and muleteers. Upon arriving at the ranch, the guide will provide a brief induction to teach you how to control the horses. The horses will be selected according to your experience and mood. Start the tour passing by the Andean village of Yuncaypata. Next, go to Inkilltambo, an ancient checkpoint control for travelers and business people from Incan times, restored only 3 years ago. Continue and visit Rumiwasi or the “Stone House”, an ancient house from a local leader during Incan times. Admire the quality of the architecture before making a stop and enjoying your packed lunch. Finally, explore Kallachaka, an ancient Incan temple. Then, head back to the ranch and return to the city.

Cusco: Temple of the Moon & Devil's Balcony Horseback Ride

6. Cusco: Temple of the Moon & Devil's Balcony Horseback Ride

Begin with pickup from your hotel or the central meeting point in Cusco. Meet your tour guide and receive a short briefing before taking private transport towards Saqsayhuaman Ranch. Here, you'll get acquainted with your horse before starting the journey. Ride across the beautiful pasture lands where you'll see locals taking care of herds of sheep and alpacas. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views over the country fields and surrounding mountains. Upon reaching the Temple of the Moon, learn about its fascinating history from your guide. Next, at the locally-named Devil's Balcony, pass through a natural cave formed thousands of years ago. These caves were considered to be sacred by the Incas. After this, enjoy some enjoy snacks provided before returning to the ranch to board the private transport back to Cusco.

Rainbow Mountain Tour Cuzco Mountain of Seven Colors

7. Rainbow Mountain Tour Cuzco Mountain of Seven Colors

Discover and live a unique experience of the 7 colors mountain tour Welcome to one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Vinicunca mountain, a natural attraction in Peru, perfect for a 1-day tour with friends and family, the Mountain of Colors is one of the most colorful places present in the Ausangate mountain range, a walk where You will be able to observe beautiful landscapes of high mountains and formidable glaciers. Currently, the Mountain of 7 Colors or Rainbow is visited daily just to contemplate the beautiful coloration and the spectacular landscape that surrounds it. This natural wonder is located in Cusco, in the province of Canchis at 5200 meters above sea level. which makes it quite a challenge to reach the top. What are you waiting for book your trip to the mountain of colors and live one of the experiences that you will never forget To start the 7 Colors Mountain Tour 1 Day we pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco between 04:00 and 04:30 am. We traveled by car for approximately two hours to the south, until we reached the district of Cusipata - Paucarpata, (3,310 masl.). Upon arrival we enjoy a buffet breakfast, then we will travel by car for 1 more hour until we reach the checkpoint and start the walk. The walk will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, we will observe the typical flora and fauna of the Andes, among which the presence of llamas and alpacas stand out, we will pass through beautiful ravines and we will see snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5080 masl.) our guide will give us an explanation about the geography, ecosystem and color of the mountain, we can also take advantage of the moment to observe the Vinicunca mountain range (5020 m.s.n.m,) take Souvenir photos and admire the beautiful landscape, then we will return along the same path to the point where we started the walk, where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata, where we will enjoy the buffet lunch. After lunch we will begin the return trip to the city of Cusco, where we arrive approximately between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. Here ends the Tour to the Mountain of Seven Colors.

From Cusco: Horseback Riding Through the Temple of the Moon

8. From Cusco: Horseback Riding Through the Temple of the Moon

We start picking you up at your hotel between 08:50 and 09:00 in the morning to go in our transportation to the ranch and enjoy these wonderful animals. We will have a safety talk for a few minutes by our guide, then we will be given the safety clothing to begin to enjoy our magnificent experience. Our tour begins by going as first point to the Temple of the Moon (Note that we will leave the horses in a specific point, because we can not enter with them to the archaeological site). Here we will have a brief explanation about this very important religious site. We will return to our horses and head to the back of Sacsayhuaman to go to the Devil's Balcony or Chacan Mountain, a rock formation with a cave formed thousands of years ago that survives to this day. Here we will enjoy incredible views of the city of Cusco. Finally we will return to the starting point of the route, where our transportation will be waiting for you to return to the city of Cusco.

From Cusco: Horseback riding to the Temple of the Moon tour

9. From Cusco: Horseback riding to the Temple of the Moon tour

Our activity begins with the presence of our guide at the clients' hotel to provide a brief description of the day's activity and then transfer us in our private transportation to our ranch located 20 minutes from the city of Cusco. Upon arrival at the ranch, our guide will give a brief induction on how to control the horses and lead them safely. We will then put on our helmets, which are mandatory to ride the horses selected based on our experience and mood. Once prepared and with the basic knowledge for horseback riding, we will start our adventure towards the Temple of the Moon. At the Temple of the Moon, we will dismount our horses for a guided tour of this interesting temple, likely used for fertility rituals during pre-Inca and Inca times. After visiting the Temple of the Moon, we will go on a horseback ride through the eucalyptus forest, belonging to the Huayllarcocha peasant community. Passing through this forest, we will reach the viewpoint of the Inkilltambo archaeological site. Inkilltambo was an administrative center and checkpoint for travelers during the height of the Inca era. At this viewpoint, we will have our small snacks and talk a bit about Inca history, as well as the local flora and fauna. Subsequently, we will ascend with the horses to a point at around 3,700 meters above sea level. This is a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the modern part of the city of Cusco, where we can also appreciate the most important Apus (sacred mountains) of our region and explain their significance and function. We will conclude the horseback riding activity at the ranch and then take our transportation to visit the impressive archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman. We will have a detailed and different tour of this place, starting with the "Chinkanas" or Inca caves, then admiring the "rodadero" (stone slide), and finally exploring the enormous walls in detail. After the visit to Sacsayhuaman, we will return to our hotel, thus ending the experience around the mountains of Cusco.

Cusco: Horseback riding trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

10. Cusco: Horseback riding trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

Day 1. pick you up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley in our private transportation for a 30-minute journey to the Inca site of Ñaupa Iglesia (Quechua for Ancient Church). After this, quickly reach the starting point of the trek where set off on a wide path northward on the west bank of the river called Huaracondo. Cross beautiful valleys, mountains, and archaeological ruins to reach the impressive Inca village of Watta. After exploring the site, descend on horses for 30 minutes to the lunch spot before going to the community of Chillipahua, the wonderful Andean hamlet where’ll spend the night. Day 2. Today will be the cultural highlight of this journey because you’ll be spending the entire day in the traditional Andean village of Chillipahua participating in many of the villagers’ everyday activities. sharing a meal with the inhabitants which was probably cooked over a traditional open fire. An unforgettable day of cultural immersion where you’ll truly experience the genuine folklore still alive in this part of the Andes in modern times. Day 3. After a delicious breakfast, climb gradually along potato fields, Inca aqueducts, and native chachacomo trees. You’ll love the surrounding landscape of pasture fields clinging to the steep slopes and red mountains. After passing a few more traditional highland communities, once reach Accoccasa Pass. Here you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the immense, snowy peaks completely surrounding you. On the other side of the pass, follow a flat trail used by indigenous shepherds to descend to Qenqo Mayu Valley. We will have a break from riding to tuck into a delicious, organic lunch. Soon after this, we’ll reach our campsite near Ancascocha, opposite the striking glaciers of the Huaynay mountain range. Day 4. After breakfast, you will go up to the Chancachuco Valley. Next up last pass: Rainbow Pass from where we will follow a narrow trail downward. This will lead us to the enigmatic Intiwatana, the Sun Gate, Then we will continue downhill, crossing the Vilcanota River and finally arriving at the famous Sun Temple in Ollantaytambo. We will have time to explore the village and the temple before taking the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon. Once we get to Aguas Calientes, we will check into the hotel where we will spend the night. Day 5 get up early to enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu, tuck into a hearty breakfast, and take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Some of the highlights of this marvelous place are the Sun Dial (Intihuatana) and the views of the mountains covered by high jungle vegetation surrounding this amazing fortress. After you finish our visit to the archeological complex, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, and later in the afternoon, you will take the Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo.

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It was definitely worth it. Great experience. Our guide was very good, his name is Broli. He speaks 2 languages, very attentive, gave us a lot of information about the place, he definitely knows his job! Breakfast and lunch were good, I would only add some more meat options in the menu for lunch. But anyone who wants to book this tour should prepare for the altitude(lower amount of oxygen, low atmo pressure and dangerous sunlight) and thats its NOT a walk through the park. But when you reach the top it’s one of those moments you remember for life! Also prepare for a rough drive through the mountains from Cusipata to the parking near the rainbow mountain(1 hour + 1 hour return.)

Broley, our tour guide was amazing and took such good care of all of us! This was a tough hike with the altitude but so cool to do.

Very good and organized trip. Tour guide was able to answer any question and made sure we were all prepared for the trip.

Simple trip. Transport was great, guide also and the mountain was exceptional. Lunch and breakfast were great :)

Incredible experience. César with Inka Altitud was awesome.