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Paseo a caballo en Cusco

Gallop through Cusco's Tourist Attractions: Horseback Riding in Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Horseback Riding Tour in Cusco

Half Day Tour: Adventure and History Min: 1 person
Carol B
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John V
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Adriano M
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Yoselin A
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Description of the best horseback riding tours in Cusco

With the best horseback tours in Cusco or “Horseback riding in four ruins”, you can live with nature, using the horse to move more quickly, it is less tiring and it is usually easier to go through Sacsayhuaman, Q`enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

SACSAYHUAMAN, is an Inca ceremonial fortress located 2 kilometers north of the city of Cusco. QÈNQO (Q’inqu or labyrinth, is an archaeological center that at the time of the Inca Empire was another center dedicated to ritual. PUCA PUCARA, is a military construction located near Cusco, is composed of large walls, terraces and staircases and was part of the defensive complex of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general and receives its name in Quechua “Red Fortress”, due to the red color that the rocks acquire during twilight.

TAMBOMACHAY or Tampumachay (tampu mach’ay = resting place, in an archaeological site that was intended for the worship of water and for the potentate of the Inca Empire could rest. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run through the rocks. Here there was also a kind of royal garden, whose irrigation came from a complicated system of canals especially likewise constituted a control area of people coming from Antisuyo, because there was a control tower, this archaeological center is also part of our horseback riding in Cusco.

This activity “Horseback riding” is done near the city of Cusco, many travelers visit Cusco in order to make the tour to Machu Picchu as Cusco is the entry point to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and therefore to Machu Picchu, we recommend you to take advantage if you have free days in Cusco to make the horseback riding in Sacsayhuaman.

Enjoy best horseback riding tours in Cusco


  • Sacsayhuamán (3,700 masl)
  • Q`enqo (3,580 masl)
  • Puca Pucara (3,580 masl)
  • Tambomachay (3,700 masl)


Day 1: Pick up from Hotel – Ranch – Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo – Puca Pucara – Tambomachay

  • 08.45 hrs Start the tour picking you up at your hotel, immediately in our private transportation to the archaeological center of Sacsayhuaman, we will visit this place with our guide who will explain the architecture, function and importance of this place. Then we will go to the archaeological site of Qenqo.
  • 09.00 hrs At the end of the visit to Qenqo, we will go to our ranch which is only 2 minutes away. Here before the ride, the guide will give us some basic instructions about the horses, how to control them, how to react and how to handle some situations.
  • Then we will ride for about 1 hour in the Sacsayhuaman National Park, along the way we will have incredible views, pass by some farms, see new excavations and probably some Llamas and alpacas.
  • We will finish our walk and return to the ranch, we board the car again to go to the archaeological sites of Tambomachay and Pucapukara.
  • 13.30 hrs Finally we will return to Cusco city, we will drop you off at your hotel or at the Plaza de Armas.



  • Private transportation hotel/Rancho/hotel
  • Bilingual guide
  • Horseback riding saddles
  • Safety helmets
  • Muleteer (takes care of the horses)
  • Snacks during the ride: mineral water, cookies, Sublime chocolate bar, seasonal fruit.


  • BTG General Tourist Ticket S/. 70.00
  • BTP Partial Tourist Ticket S/. 40.00
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


  • BTG General Tourist Ticket or BTP Partial Tourist Ticket for the entrance to the archaeological sites.
  • Warm clothes or windbreaker
  • Camera and batteries



Horseback riding in Cuatro Ruinas


Minimum 02 people


Photo Gallery The best of the Tour!

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Horseback Riding Tour in Four Ruins

No, you do not need prior horseback riding experience to participate in this tour. The tour is suitable for people of all ages and experience levels. Before starting the horseback ride, a guide will provide basic instructions on how to control and handle the horse, so you can feel comfortable and secure during the ride.

Recommendations for the Horseback Riding Tour in Cusco are important to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some key recommendations:

  • Tourist Ticket: Make sure to obtain the General Tourist Ticket (BTG) or the Partial Tourist Ticket (BTP) in advance, as they are required for entry to the archaeological sites visited during the tour.
  • Appropriate Clothing: Wear comfortable and season-appropriate clothing. During colder months, bring warm clothing or windbreakers, and in warmer months, wear lightweight clothing. Don’t forget to bring an extra jacket or sweater in case of temperature changes.
  • Proper Footwear: Use sturdy and comfortable footwear for horseback riding, such as closed-toe shoes or boots with non-slip soles. Avoid sandals or open-toed shoes.
  • Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen before the tour to protect your skin from sun radiation, especially if the tour is on a sunny day.
  • Camera: Bring a camera with extra batteries to capture the beautiful landscapes and moments during the tour.
  • Drinking Water: Carry enough drinking water to stay hydrated during the activity.
  • Snacks: If desired, you can bring some additional snacks to enjoy during the tour. However, keep in mind that snacks are provided during the horseback ride.
  • Safety Guidelines: Listen attentively to the guide’s instructions and follow the safety guidelines provided before and during the horseback ride. This includes how to safely control and handle the horses.

The difficulty level of the Horseback Riding Tour in Cusco, also known as “Horseback Riding in Four Ruins,” is generally considered to be low to moderate. Here are some aspects to consider for a better understanding of the difficulty level:

  • Duration of the Horseback Ride: The horseback ride itself lasts approximately 1 hour. This is a reasonable and not overly extensive time, making the activity accessible to most people.
  • Terrain: The terrain may vary, but it is mostly gentle and accessible for horses. You will ride on trails that traverse natural and cultural landscapes, adding a scenic element to the experience.
  • Altitude: The archaeological sites visited during the tour are located at altitudes ranging from 3,580 to 3,700 meters above sea level. It’s important to consider the altitude and how it may affect some individuals. However, since the horseback ride is relatively short, exposure to altitude is limited.

The best time to take the Horseback Riding Tour in Four Ruins in Cusco is generally during the dry season in the region. The dry season in Cusco typically spans from May to October and is considered the best time for tourism due to more stable and pleasant weather conditions.

Sacsayhuamán: This is an Inca ceremonial fortress located near the city of Cusco. The site is known for its impressive architecture, including giant stones assembled with astonishing precision. Its significance lies in its dual function as both a ceremonial and military site, showcasing the advanced engineering knowledge of the Inca civilization.

Q`enqo: This archaeological center was dedicated to ritual in the time of the Inca Empire. The structure is a labyrinth, and it is believed to have been a place for sacrifices or religious rituals.

Puca Pucara: This is a military construction that was part of Cusco’s defensive complex and the Inca Empire as a whole. Its name in Quechua means “Red Fortress,” and it provides insight into its role in the empire’s defensive strategy.

Tambomachay: This archaeological site was intended for water worship and the rest of the Inca elite. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls, and also served as a control point for people coming from the Antisuyo.









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