Hidden Inca Temples – Full day Horseback Riding Tour – Cusco

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Cusco, PE
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Cusco, PE
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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the hidden Inca temples of Cusco on a full-day horseback riding tour. This unique experience combines horses, nature, and culture, taking you to explore Andean villages like Yuncaypata and undiscovered archaeological sites around the city. Discover the secret wonders of Kallachaka, an ancient Inca temple associated with the stars, a place rarely visited by regular tourists. Immerse yourself in the history of Inkilltambo, a restored Inca checkpoint for travelers and businesspeople from centuries ago. And marvel at the architectural marvels of Rumiwasi, believed to be the residence of a high-ranking individual during Inca times. With a total duration of 360 minutes, this tour promises an unforgettable journey through the hidden treasures of Cusco. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the secrets of the Incas.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore hidden Inca sites
  • Visit restored Inkilltambo
  • Discover the ancient Rumiwasi
  • Experience horseback riding in Cusco
  • Uncover the Temple of the Moon
  • Box Lunch
  • Private Transfer hotel - ranch - hotel
  • Water
  • Helmets
  • well cared horses
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Tips for the team
  • weight Limit 200 pounds or 90 kilos

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Hidden Inca Temples – Full day Horseback Riding Tour – Cusco provides a unique and unforgettable experience for those who love to venture off the beaten path and discover hidden gems around Cusco city. This tour seamlessly combines the beauty of nature, the thrill of horseback riding, and the intriguing history of the Incas. Embark on a journey that will take you to explore lesser-known Andean villages and unexplored archaeological sites, allowing you to delve deeper into the rich culture and heritage of the region.

What to expect?

During this full-day tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Incas. Discover hidden Inca sites such as Kallachaka, an ancient temple believed to have connections with the stars. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Inkilltambo, an ancient Inca checkpoint recently restored and open to fortunate visitors like yourself. Wrap up the tour with a visit to Rumiwasi, the enigmatic "Stone House," where the superior craftsmanship reveals its significance as a dwelling for high-ranking individuals during the Inca era.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for adventurous explorers and history enthusiasts who are seeking an authentic experience in Cusco. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour welcomes individuals, families, and friends alike. It caters to those who are intrigued by off-the-beaten-path adventures, willing to delve into the rich history, and appreciate the mesmerizing beauty of the Andean landscapes.

Why book this?

Tucked away from the typical tourist spots, the Hidden Inca Temples – Full day Horseback Riding Tour offers a unique opportunity to uncover the secrets of Cusco's hidden treasures. As you ride through picturesque Andean villages and explore off-the-grid archaeological sites, you'll feel a sense of exclusivity and wonder. The chance to visit rarely seen temples and checkpoints from the Inca civilization provides a truly immersive understanding of their culture and way of life. With expert guides and well-trained horses, this tour ensures your comfort, safety, and unforgettable memories.

Good to know

When booking this tour, it's important to keep in mind that the duration of the experience is approximately 360 minutes. Throughout the day, you'll be captivated by various highlights, including the ceremonial huaca of Inkilltambo, the Moon Temple, and the lush wetland of Wayllarcocha. The tour includes horseback riding, so make sure to wear comfortable attire and suitable footwear. Immerse yourself in the Andean culture and discover the best of Cusco's hidden treasures.


Travelers who have embarked on the Hidden Inca Temples – Full day Horseback Riding Tour rave about the unique and immersive experience it offers. They often mention the thrill of exploring lesser-known sites and the privilege of visiting Inca temples that are not typically accessible to regular tourists. Visitors appreciate the knowledgeable guides who share fascinating insights and stories about the ancient Inca civilization. Overall, reviewers express their satisfaction with the tour, describing it as an unparalleled journey that adds a remarkable touch to their exploration of Cusco.

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Your Itinerary


Inkilltambo is a ceremonial huaca built during Inca Wiracocha’s government. In this site, you can find carved rocks connected to narrow passageways, as well as rectangular enclosures, platforms, fountains, staircases and canals from the pre-Hispanic era.

Cusco Moon Temple

Laqo is the original name of this archaeological site better known as the Temple of the Moon. A few years ago, archaeologists found here the bodies of eight children who might have been sacrificed in Inca times. These children could have been the servants or Capac Qochas of Amaro Topa Inca, Pachacuteq´s offspring and Tupac Yupanqui´s brother.

Admission Included


Kallachaka - In the wetland of Wayllarcocha, the adventure begins. Towards the bottom, it is possible to see the remains of the polygonal platform of the canalization of the Inkilltambo river like the Inca sites of Chuspiyoc, Kallachaka Choqekiraw Pukyo. Recommended tour for mid-afternoon or morning exploring hidden places of the Andean people in the northwest of the city of Cusco. Beautiful activity for families, friends, researchers of ancestral sites, explores the best tourist combination in the outskirts of the city.

Horseback Riding Cusco

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Our ranch is located only 20 munutes away from cusco city, the best horse trail experiences in Cusco are with us.



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I am so glad I found this tour! I have been looking for horseback riding companies in Cusco and so glad I went with this company. I am not an experienced rider at all. I have only ridden on vacations like 2 times, and would never consider myself a serious rider. Just a real beginner! First of all, Holger was very responsive when I first inquired about the tour, and was graciously able to book a tour for just one person. I told him I was a little worried about the altitude, as I was starting to feel symptoms again, and he was very understanding. Then I expressed my concerns about needing a calm, smaller horse who was gentle, and that's exactly what I got! I created such a great bond with my host, and I've never really been a horse person, or even rode for a full day, only 2 hours maximum and couldn't wait to get off afterwards. But this time I didn't want the tour to end!! In the morning it was a small group tour, since I didn't mind either way if it was a small group or private. We went to Devil's Balcony. Then in the afternoon, was private with just Holger and I and we went to the Temple of The Moon. Both experiences were incredible, because Holger and everyone on my morning tour were so patient with me and encouraging. I felt like I was learning fast. Plus we also learned about the places we went too, and the surrounding areas. Breath taking views throughout the whole ride where you can see forever and peaceful surroundings. Same in the afternoon. I got to even rock climb and felt like I was in an Indiana Jones movie! I've never climbed rocks before, but Holger opened me up to new experiences, and was so patient with me the whole day, both on the group and private. When I thought things couldn't get better, Holger and I had a picnic lunch all set for us near the Temple of The Moon prepared by his mom who joined us for part of it and was so kind, and not to mention, an amazing cook!! Plus throughout both morning and after, Holger made sure there was enough water and snacks for everyone, even when I dropped one of my fruits, he graciously gave me another, and an extra pack of oreos which I asked for. They really all went above and beyond to make sure we had an unforgettable day. I would definitely ride with Holger again, even for an overnight tour. I wish I was a more advanced rider to do a multi-day trip. And an added bonus, for any cat and dog lovers, there are the sweetest, most affectionate, cuddly cat and dogs on Holger's farm. I made friends with them, there was a little puppy only 9 weeks old and a sweet and sassy cat who loved attention.


What an incredible way to spend the day exploring the area around Cusco!! We were able to see so many sites that are off the beaten path that we couldn’t have got to just on foot. We couldn’t recommend this experience more. Our guide was incredible and so knowledgeable. Thank you so much !


I was so impressed with this tour and could not recommend it enough! The horses were incredible, well taken care of and a joy to ride. We were able to gallop multiple times throughout the trip and it was an absolute joy. But there is so much more to this experience on top of the fantastic ride! Seeing some of the off the beaten path Inca temples is so special, there are far less visitors at these sites and they are equally as important as some of the better known spots. The guide was passionate and had so much knowledge to share. He was a joy to spend the day with. He also provided some videos from our ride which I am so grateful to have and look back on! This was by far my favorite thing I did on my trip to Peru and highly recommend it!


Extraordinarily beautiful ride that showed parts of the Andes and hidden archaeological sites that you could easily miss. I'm still speechless for the views we saw today. We booked this trip at 4:30 the day before, when we were looking for something to do on our last day before returning to Lima that wouldn't be too far out of the city. The ranch is a quick 20 minute ride and then you start your journey on horse and feel like you are hours away. I was nervous that everything would not get confirmed last minute, but they were quick to reply and communicate via what's app after booking and the driver arrived at the hotel right on time. Morgan led our tour and was great. He was very thoughtful and wanted to ensure we saw all of the sites.

Lisa E

It is a such a beautiful ride on well trained, contented horses. Amazing to be able to visit these hidden Inca treasures far from the touristy crowds. As some of the reviews say, the saddles are really hard, but don't let that discourage you! Holger really cares about his animals and the land and he is an excellent guide. A truly five star experience that I am so grateful for.

Matthew H

Me and my partner did the full day Cuzco Incan Ruins tour and loved it! Picked us up from our hotel and took us to the ranch. The horses were great and they were very accommodating even though we hadn't riden before and I was on the upper end of the weight limit. All the sites we visited were full of really interesting descriptions and anecdotes and no questions were too much even though we went very off topic at times! Horse riding was great. The horses will naturally follow each other but will listen to instructions from a confident rider. You ride for about 4 hours across an 8 hour day. Lunch was great (and big) they had massive ponchos for if it rained and we went to sites that you definitely wouldn't find on other tours. We full galloped for ages too which was great if a little scary at times. 10/10 would go again.

johan a

the ride was very nice, the views were very nice, the horses are very well trained and the service is very good


the experience was rewarding, the service excellent, I really liked the route and the beautiful view


Holger is very knowledgeable, caring and accommodating and has created a beautiful tour. His horses are as kind natured as he is and are beautifully smooth to ride. The landscape and ruins are stunning, lovely weather and wonderful lunch (definitely not your typical sandwich) with eco friendly packaging. He runs the farm with his wonderful family and was raised on the land. You can tell his heart and soul lay with the horses and land and I felt honored to be a part of it for a day. His English is perfect and I would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you again Holger.

Lisa P

We did the Hidden Inca temples ride, it is amazing, we have visited some small temples that are only viisited by locals. Some caves, interesting archeologycal sites and a delicious lunch. the horses are the perfect partners for this trip, theay are very well trained and happy horses leaded by Holger and his family. We would do it again !
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-29 21:39