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

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.


  • 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.
  • 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 5 reviews

Review summary

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Riding with Holger (aka, George) was a great experience for us and our kids (13 and 11). George grew up riding horses, and he led our group with an infectious enthusiasm. He speaks excellent English at a volume the entire group could hear. The horses were obviously well-trained, and we rode based on our collective level of experience, maxing out with some trotting here and there (plenty for me, judging by how I felt the next day ). The whole experience seemed like a very authentic way of experiencing the Peruvian countryside. Riding itself would have been 5 stars, but there was icing on the cake: - a short hike to Devil’s Landing; - a 10-minute cave exploration with a little bouldering (have your phone for its flashlight); and - a snack of Peruvian fruit. Altogether, a very enjoyable afternoon! Kudos! Highly recommended!

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April 15, 2022

I had the most INCREDIBLE time on this tour. My guide, Olgar, was very knowledgeable about the local Incan sites and natural plant remedies. We explored many different sites on horseback and walking. My horse, Sol Andino, was very sweet and made me feel super safe! I would highly recommend this tour, it is perfect for everyone!

February 2, 2021

excelente experiencia, el guia muy bueno! los caballos bien cuidados y tranquilos

April 26, 2021


Product ID: 387419