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Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco provided by Horseback Riding Cusco - Day Tours

Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco

Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco
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Tour snapshot
Visit the Temple of the Moon and the Devil’s Balcony on horseback
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 9864P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Saddle and safety helmets
  • Muleteer (goes to the care of horses)
  • Snacks for the ride
  • Mineral water or natural water
  • Cookies, chocolate bar and fruit
  • Round trip transportation from Cusco hotel to ranch
  • Transport by private car
  • Entry/Admission - Horseback Riding Cusco - Day Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Moon Temple
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable for participants with little or no experience
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended that you wear long pants (preferably jeans), closed shoes (with rubber soles or walking shoes), and bring a rain jacket (if the weather forecast gives any significant chance of rain during the time of the ride)
  • Note: Do not wear jewelry or valuables during the ride
  • Maximum weight is 185 lbs (83 kg)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Saddle and safety helmets
  • Muleteer (goes to the care of horses)
  • Snacks for the ride
  • Mineral water or natural water
  • Cookies, chocolate bar and fruit
  • Round trip transportation from Cusco hotel to ranch
  • Transport by private car
  • Entry/Admission - Horseback Riding Cusco - Day Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Moon Temple
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable for participants with little or no experience
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended that you wear long pants (preferably jeans), closed shoes (with rubber soles or walking shoes), and bring a rain jacket (if the weather forecast gives any significant chance of rain during the time of the ride)
  • Note: Do not wear jewelry or valuables during the ride
  • Maximum weight is 185 lbs (83 kg)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 8, 2021
A note from Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco
Groups limited to 06 persons while the Pandemic is active by the W.H.O.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    San Blas
    Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)
  • 1
    Horseback Riding Cusco - Day Tours
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Balcon del Diablo
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Cusco Moon Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Marina B
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I am really into horseriding and ancient ruins, so this activity was a perfect match for me.
I booked it myself and encouraged a friend to join as well.
I had enough experience in the saddle, so I was given a horse perfectly matching my personality: an active, impatient and quick stallion named “Caramelo”. The connection with a horse was quick and I enjoyed all the time we spent together. My horse tried to outrun the others and lead the group and was willing to turn into a gallop which I enjoyed given my passion for a quick ride.

The other members of the group were also happy with the horse assignments. All the horses are well cared for, well trained and are amazing companions even for beginners.

The guide Holger was amazing, to be honest the best I met in Peru. He speaks English fluently, shared a lot of interesting facts about the ruins and took care of every single member of the group. When my friend scratched his neck having encountered a branch, Holger immediately took care of the scratch and disinfected it. The other member of the tour was following us in the rear, so the whole group was under observation all the time.

Not only did we ride the horses but also climbed and explores the local caves.

The next day Hoger created a WhatsApp group and shared the photos of us he made during the trip (they were amazing btw).

Take me back pls!!!!
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tamara J
Dallas, TX13 contributions
THIS TOUR IS AMAZING!!! If you’re thinking about booking, DO IT NOW. It is hands down one of the most magical tours you can do in Peru! I have actually traveled all over the world and I do horseback riding trips a lot and this is the top one I’ve ever done. This is a family-owners business and they are extremely knowledgeable and speak perfect English and it was just such a special day. From start to finish, Holger and his dad are just so knowledgable, attentive and FUN!!! When I was searching for a tour, I read a lot of reviews, so I want to be as thorough as possible to help anyone else out in the future. Also, they will send a taxi driver to you and he works with the family and he’s just so sweet. I loved spending time with him just as much as riding the horses!

Just a little about my ride: I took my trip solo on March 3, 2021, during the pandemic. This tour is run by a wonderful family with Holger leading the tour and his father joined on our ride. Holger speaks incredible (nearly perfect) English and he’s so, so knowledgable. These horses and this land have been in the family for a very long time and you won’t meet anyone who knows it better than them. Holger’s dad is a teacher and both men really have the gift of teaching. I learned so much during my ride and it’s a journey that I will never, ever forget. They took extreme precautions to make sure everything was sanitized and safe and all of that. As for the trip - WOW. There are no words. I actually got tears a few times because the views were that breathtaking!! The horses are extremely taken care of and they will give you one that matches your skill level. You start on the journey seeing the land. I actually don’t want to tell you everything because that’s part of the fun and surprises. But just know that you’ll see many animals and people in their natural habitat and you’ll see how they live on the land. It made my day to see some tiny children and all the animals roaming the land!! Holger really takes the time to explain the cultural aspect and you’ll come to understand how they live and why it is so important to them. Then along the way, you’ll stop and hike up areas to take in the scenery. I don’t want to ruin all the surprises, so just know that the day is very special. It’s so much more than a horseback ride; it’s truly a cultural and scenic trip, too.

If you’re just arriving in Cusco, I would definitely recommend taking this journey before any other tour because it’s a good solid foundation to understand the area, the people and customs. Also, it’s a good one while you’re getting acclimated to the altitude because the horses do all the hard work. Holger is well-versed in world news and he’s just a cool dude to spend the day with. I will definitely be coming back to use them again. Thank you for a remarkable time and I’ll never, ever forget this day!
Written March 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Imelda B
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
We enjoyed the calm ride across the beautiful landscape of Peru. The horses were so calm and professional, our Guide was knowledgeable and also a true profesional. He knows his history and horses.
The tour guide provided snacks, he chose the right horses for our riding abilities, narrated the history of places we visited and took photos of us.
We were picked up at our hotel by their driver and he was super nice too.

Cautionary notes: no bathrooms available during this particular ride. Bring sunscreen for your neck and nose, wear long sleeve, sturdy pants and shoes.

They provided light snacks.

I would definitely book with this tour group again and perhaps try a longer ride. The horses are perfect for beginners and experienced riders.

Thank you for a beautiful experience in Peru!
Written November 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eliot Barring
New Orleans, LA6 contributions
Feb 2021
We took a half day tour to the devil's balcony with Holger and his horses, was a very nice experience with very well traiden horses.

the driver took us from the hotel on time and we finished the tour on time to experience our cooking lessons on the city.

we really recommend to do this tour, specially because is a local family bussines that takes care very well of theyr animals.
Written February 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauran G
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
We literally booked this the morning of our excursion not certain we would have the time to do it since it was last minute but Holgar was prompt & efficient to reply in guiding us on how to book it online. He handles that part and was helpful in answering any questions we had. We were quickly picked up and taken to where the horses were, also where we started our journey. His brother, Morgan, speaks english & spanish. He was an absolute gem of a person. He was very accommodating since it had been absolute 20 years since we had been on a horse. I road Galvan (the brown horse in the pics) who was sweet even if he wanted to be in front of my friend’s horse for a sec..lol. The horses bickered minimally and so we figured the horses must be siblings. There was 2 of us riding and we always felt safe through our journey. We were in the middle of our trek, so Morgan was the leader of our pack and his helper was at the end. Morgan was really great about turning around to check in on us to make sure we were doing well. He is definitely a professional in this line of work so you will be in good hands. We saw dogs, alpacas, llamas, chickens, birds, and an abundance of native plants that are locally grown there like potatoes, maiz (their unique native corn) and it was literally just US for what seemed like miles. The foothills were absolutely breathtaking. I kept saying I felt like I was in a dream. The stops Morgan had set up were simply magical. This was all very well planned out and he was so passionate about the special locations he took us to when we hiked on foot. Each part of this excursion felt as though we were off the beaten path. I would highly recommend this company and as Morgan mentioned the horse senses our energy. I made it a point to stay calm and connect with Galvan, the experience & pachamana. It rained a bit sporadically which is normal for that time of the year and made it that much more exciting. If I had to do it all over again, I would do it again in a heartbeat for a longer trek. If you have any doubts, I hope this helps make your decision as you will be in for a real treat! Remember to bring & reapply sunscreen cuz it is easy to get sunburned. Also wear layers to accommodate the ongoing weather changes which goes for all of our time there, too.
Written May 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BoardingPass194463
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
After looking for something to do in Cusco on one of the days we had nothing planned I took to the internet and saw many people recommended horseback riding with Olgor. We jumped on the idea of seeing the area by horseback and we were definitely not disappointed. We did the Devils balcony tour with Temple of the Moon and even got to trek through a cave. We really enjoyed Olgor and his knowledge of the area. This was a great way to see the countryside and get amazing views of the city and mountains surrounding it. The horses were pretty tame and stayed in line very well. Olgor lets you trot and gallop if you are comfortable. If you are not experienced and not comfortable going faster then you can just let him know. If I came back to the area I would definitely do this again. It was for sure a highlight.
Written September 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Though I would recommend the morning trip during the rainy season, I took the afternoon because it fit better into my schedule. It did rain quite a bit, but the guide was kind about finding us places to rest under shelter. The horses were very healthy and well cared for and we even had one of the ranch dogs come along for the ride. I was the only one on the tour, which made me nervous as a young, female traveler, but I felt safe and well looked after the entire time. A great trip all around!
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HenryD31
Monroe, NJ28 contributions
Aug 2021
It was just 2 of us, friends who came to Cusco as a base place for visiting Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley. We booked with these guys based on needing to do something fairly easy to allow getting used to the altitude before going off for Inca trail. This tour was just awesome, the horses were very gentle, it was my second time ever on a horse but they were very easy to ride. The guide was a local guy who owns the business with his family. Wonderful person who enjoys the natural beauty of the Cusco and the surrounding area. Spoke excellent English. My friend got a bit winded walking around the Devils balcony, the altitude got to him, but the guide was quick to find some natural remedies and we were able to continue. Devil's balcony as well as Temple of the Moon were both great places to visit and experience the great landscapes around Cusco. Totally recommended for anyone !
Written September 1, 2021
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Eva n
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
It was a wonderfull ride. I did ride a lot of horses, however I do not think I ever have ridden a horse more stable than these particular horses! Their extra gait is supernice and the canter very flat. Holger is a wonderfull guide with a lot of knowledge of the culture and history. Check out his other places as well!
Written April 24, 2022
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Roxy T
United Kingdom13 contributions
Jan 2022
We took this tour on the morning, Holger was an excellet guide, gave us a tons of information abut the incas and local culture.

The horses were well behaved and perfect trained, Holger gave us horses according to our experience.

Horses are well cared by Holger's family, I can say that horses are happy and safe.

Perfect half day activity in Cusco, My parents loved it!.
Written January 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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cdkiani
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Beautiful scenery while viewing from horseback
A great and exhilarating experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a great overview of the moon tem
Michaella004
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A must do in Cusco
Holger was the best guide we had in our entire time in Peru! Our riding group ranged from expert to beginner and we
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Best time ever
My husband and I had an amazing time horseback riding ! Highly recommended , great value for your money , and very
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Must Go
This is THE BEST TOUR I have ever had! The horses are so well behaved. The guide is super nice. The view is terrifi
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Amazing horses and fabulous guide!
Holger is very knowledgeable, caring and accommodating and has created a beautiful tour. His horses are as kind nat
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Explore the mountains on horseback with Holger!
We did the Hidden Inca temples ride, it is amazing, we have visited some small temples that are only viisited by lo
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The best of Cusco 🇵🇪
Setting up a ride was quick with Holger who was easy to reach via WhatsApp. Holger is a local, experienced rider, w
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10 STARS - BOOK THIS TOUR NOW
WOW! BOOK THIS TOUR NOW! If I could give Holger and his team 10 STARS I would! This was the best tour I have ever b
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The best trip!
This was such an amazing way to spend a morning! All of the archaeological sites were stunning, and Holger was so f
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Recommend!!!
The tour was great! The horses are well trained, our guide spoke great English, was friendly and professional, the
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Awesome Experience
Overall, this was a really well organized tour and a highlight of our trip. It struck a great balance between lear
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Nice well cared horses with an expert guide!
Our guide Holger picked us from our hotel on time, then we went to an amazing archeologycal site near Cusco, Sacsay
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healthy horses and Expert guide!
We had a great time with Holger and his horses, the tour is very nice combination of archeologycal sites and horse
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Unforgetable experience, amazing people!
We had an amazing trip! It was a full day packed with attractions, very well organized, and great value for money.
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Explore sacsayhuaman on horseback !
This was perfect way to explore Sacsayhuaman national park, Our guide Holger was very informative, and patient we l
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