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US$ 30.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
With an English speaking Guide:
US$ 60.00 per person (2 person)
US$ 50.00 per person (3-4 person)
US$ 40.00 per person (5-8 person)
This tour is led by a "Horse Man" (non english speaking) to lead you at walking pace. The reality is that usually the ranches use experienced boys who care for the horses. Many people find this interesting especially when they learn something of the life of this person and it complements their experience. They may tell you some interesting things about the ruins as well but we do not vouch that they are all true! Most people choose to see these sites on horseback rather than in the City tour as they are more interested in the views and ride than the information but if you want to know good clear info about the sites you can organise an English Speaking guide to accompany you. see addtional options.
The tour is approximately 4 hours from the departure from the office to when the horseman leaves you to explore Saqsayhuaman independently. This includes the time to organise the horses for you.
This is not a gallopìng horse riding tour, this is more for a countryside paseo, horses can run a bit in a certain section of the ride if you have experience.
Caballo de Paso horses for galloping only in the Sacred Valley, if you are interested we can also arrange a tour for you.
no riding experience is requires as only led at walking pace
Transport to the Ranch is provided but return to Cusco at the end is by foot
We highly recommend Marqueses Boutique Hotel in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.
SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.
DAILY DEPARTURES.- FIRST GROUP at 09.00 am SECOND GROUP at 12:00 pm The landscapes between Yuncaypata valley near Tambomachay Inca Complex and Saqsaywaman are spectacular and offer amazing views of the mountains toward the sacred valley region crossing the old Inca road to Pucamarca and Huchuy-Qosqo. Deep Andean valleys as well as the 4 famous arquelogical sites of this region Puca-pucara,Tambomachay, Qenqo and Saqsaywaman once used as a great "House of the Sun" temple, before the arriving of the conquistadors.
Temple of the moon and the monkeys cave are on route.
From this area as well you can see the majestic Ausangate snow mountain looking toward the south.
At 8.50 am meet at SAS office. We take private transport to the Ranch near Qenko and get set up with our horses and meet the horseman who will walk with you through the extent of the trek until Saqsayhuaman. Departing from the ranch takes you to the ruins of Qenko. You will get a wonderful view of the ruins, but if you would like a closer inspection, then you need the tourist ticket. The horseman will mind the horses while you explore. After passing those ruins you will follow a small dirt path, alongside a road, up to the next site, Puca Pucara, which transelates to “The Red Gate”, and is called that because it was used as the controlled entrance to the city of Cusco in the days of the Incas. You will pass just by the ruins as you are on your way to Tambomachay, which was something of an Inca “bath house”, and was also used for the worship of water. Then you will begin your return , passing through a eucalyptus forest on the way. Finally, before you reach the ranch, you will pass by the famous Inca temple, Saqsayhuaman, which is where the Incas worshiped lighting. Our service ends at Saqsayhuaman so you can take as much time as you want at this extensive and most spectacular site.