1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Saksaywaman

Cusco: Sacsayhuaman Guided Tour and 1-Hour Horseback Ride

Product ID: 387448
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Explore the old Incan capital, Sacsayhuaman, and various Incan holy places before exploring the Peruvian landscape on horseback. Transfers from Cusco included.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

From hotels in central Cusco. Please wait in the lobby or hotel entrance for your guide.

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the old heart of the Incan Empire, Sacsayhuaman
  • Learn about huacas at Qenqo, the perfect example of one
  • Discover how the old Inca royals were mummified
  • Go horse riding in the Peruvian landscape with temples along your route
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Cusco
  • Bilingual guide
  • Saddle
  • Safety helmets
  • Muleteer
  • Snacks and water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrances fees
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket Site Pass
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
Know before you go
• The duration of the tour depends on participants' horse riding skills and experience

From US$ 65 per person

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Horseback Riding Cusco

Product ID: 387448