During this ride through the outskirts of Cusco, you‘ll be able to see the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, overlooking the city of Cusco with its giant stons, the astronomical shrine of Q‘enqo, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay with its ritual baths and artificial canals.
We'll pick you up at your hotel or hostel in Cusco and head by car to the our starting point, the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of Cusco. Here we'll meet the horseman and the horses.
We'll tour Sacsayhuaman Fortress first, once the site of important battles between Incan and Spanish forces. It was laid out in the shape of a Puma's head to which the city of Cusco provided the body, and the massive blocks used in the construction confound modern visitors- some are as big as a truck and more than 50 tons in weight, with the largest weighing 120 tons.
Afterwards we'll continue on to Q'enqo (Labyrinth/Zigzag) an astronomical calendar and shrine consecrated to the Pachamama, the Inca earth mother deity, the nearby Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara (Red Fortress), which appears to have been a military checkpoint guarding the entry to the ritual baths of Tambomachay (Resting Place), Tambomachay (Resting Place), the "Inca Baths" with its artificial waterfalls, canals, and aqueducts channeled through the terraced rocks.
After 03 hours of horseback riding we'll begin the return to Sacsayhuaman along a route known as Zone X, along rocks naturally eroded into tunnels, some bearing Inca carvings. This area is a traditional site for offerings to the Pachamama and other rituals with pre-Columbian roots due to the widespread belief that it has a magnetized energy.
We'll return to the city of Cusco where you'll be dropped back off at your hotel or hostel.
*Provides Admission to all Archeological Sites in Cusco and its Outskirts