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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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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
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
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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
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
Visit the Temple of the Moon and the Devil’s Balcony on horseback
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9864P1
Call +63 923-0990452
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.
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
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
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
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Tamara J
Dallas, TX12 contributions
Best day ever!!! Book this trip!!
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 4 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eliot Barring
New Orleans, LA6 contributions
Fun half day adventure
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 10 February 2021
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Nicole H
Denver, CO18 contributions
Fun Family Ride
Dec 2020
Fun family ride above Cusco. Our guide, who also owns the tour company was great. He and his father took us on the ride. Very nice and knowledgeable.
Written 4 January 2021
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traveler341ref
Mrs. Nicole: thans for the review, I loved to ride with you and your little daughter, you girls were very brave. Once you come back, your horses will be waiting for you!. best wishes from Cusco - Perú.
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Alex E
5 contributions
Great experience
Dec 2020 • Couples
Great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. Didn't rush anything and took his time. The weather shifted during and everything was just taken in stride. Great experience.
Written 22 December 2020
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traveler341ref
Dear Alexe: thanks so much for your review, our team is always looking to make great experiences, even of the rain, we really enjoyed the ride. Wish you had a great time in Cusco. Kind Regards.
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Sheron
London, UK2 contributions
Excellent tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
That was amazing tour.that hours are very beautiful and strong.you must go that tour.wonderful and amazing.
Written 29 March 2020
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Sally A
Brea, CA2 contributions
A beautiful way to spend an afternoon!
The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. The vistas were amazing. The horses were very well behaved. Above all the animals looked very well taken care of. Bonus points for the sweet family dogs that trailed along.
Written 15 March 2020
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Valeria F
11 contributions
Afternoon well spent
Not only was our tour guide extremely helpful and friendly, but the horses were extremely well behaved and it was easy to ride with them even for people in the group that didn’t have experience.
Written 14 March 2020
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David W
Bernardsville, NJ4 contributions
Great Way to explore the Inca ruins in the mountains outside Cusco
Mar 2020
This is a great trip. Olga was our English speaking owner/guide who provided a fun, safe, educational experience. Visited a variety of Inca sites over the period of 4 hours.
What I really like is that we saw sites that were a little less accessible if you were not on a horse.
Horses were fun and responsive to ride, and they also felt safe ..... as in they did what they were asked.
Would highly recommend
Written 14 March 2020
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Hannah D
1 contribution
Do THIS TOUR!!!!!!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I spent two weeks exploring Peru. This was our favorite part (and one of my great life experiences). Holger is an incredibly knowledgeable guide and has an infectious love and passion for his horses and natural surroundings. I’m so glad this was our final experience—it was the most magical conclusion to our trip. His horses are so sweet and have so much personality (they must get it from their caretaker).
Written 18 January 2020
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Megan
3 contributions
Great Tour
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 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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An amazing day in Cusco
This was one of the best experiences I’ve had in Peru! Despite being the only guest (during pandemic), the tour was
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Holger and his horses are the best!
We took a full day tour with Holger and his horses, the ranch is located only 15 minutes from Cusco city with very
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The perfect full day horseback riding tour in Cusco
We went for a full day tour in Cusco, passed by beatufull landscapes, we visited ancient inca temples and took a bo
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Great ride with well careed horses and a knowledgeable guide !
We saw the reviews and decided to take this full day experience because it was near the Cusco city. Our guide Ho
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Novice and Experienced riders Happy!!
We were looking for a half day activity in Cusco and my girlfriend decided to take me on a horseback adventure, we
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Lovely ride through the mountains and ruins
Horses were amazing. Good condition and well trained. Guide was excellent and could give tour in English. You can s
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Outstanding
We took a few hours to venture with this company for riding and adventuring to naturalistic ruins vs. typical touri
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Culture and caballos
We met our lovely guide (Holger) and driver directly outside our accommodation at 9.30am and were taken straight to
Tess B
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Wonderful ride!
During a week in Cusco, I dragged a few friends along with me to go riding. I've been riding for about 15 years, bu
TaylorB7219
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Great experience!
I had such a great time with Holger and our small group! Easy pick up/drop off service directly at my hotel. Horses
lorid723
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Fantastic tour
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and caring. My daughter a
kaarethrane
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Nice
I had a great time, the tour guide was good and the horses were so easy to ride. The area was really nice to trave
Tracy C
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Fabulous ride with great views, great horses!
My husband and I enjoyed the morning ride. We were picked up at our hotel and our guide, Holgar, brought our horses
DRMBinDC
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Overall great experience just outside of Cuzco
We did a wonderful 3-hour horseback ride just outside of Cuzco. The ranch felt like a family operation with the hor
evillespa
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Great experience on wonderfully mannered, well taken care of horses!
We had a wonderful afternoon ride with our guide Holgar. The communication with him by email was quick and efficien
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