HORSE RIDE IN SACSAYHUAMAN AND SURROUNDING CUSCO
Horse ride in Sacsayhuaman is actually a recreational activity where you will experience the adrenaline of riding. However, this will allow you to appreciate the incredible landscape. In addition, you will know the nearby archaeological sites.
X TRAVEL PERU invites you to do this incredible activity horse ride in Sacsayhuaman.
According to studies Sacsayhuamán comes from two Quechua words: “Saqsay”, full or satisfied, and “Waman”, falcon, that is, “satisfied falcon”. Likewise, Sacsayhuamán is an Inca ceremonial fortress. Moreover, construction began during the government of Inca Pachacútec, in the 15th century; however, it was Huayna Cápac who completed it in the 16th century.
In addition, Sacsayhuamán has its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas made during their heyday. From the fortress you can see a unique panoramic view of the surroundings, also of the city of Cusco.
Some plants that we will see during the horseback riding tour in Sacsayhuamán are the Queuña, muña, ñucchu, nettle, ch’iri ch’iri, qantu, broom, and as for the fauna we will see kestrels, Andean hummingbird, goldfinch, alpacas, llamas.
Likewise, Qenqo is located on the Socorro hill, very close to the city of Cusco. In the place you will be able to see the underground galleries that are the most impressive that you can observe in the city of Cusco, there is also the amphitheater that has a semicircular shape and is 55 meters long surrounded by niches, Intihuatana is located on the base of a rock where two small cylindrical formations stand out and the lithic structure should have served as an astronomical observatory where the changes of season were calculated, as well as a shrine to the sun, the moon and the stars, we also have the temple of the monkeys, it is a rock that has figures zoomorphic in relief of which the forms of snakes and monkeys stand out; that is why this venue is named after it.
Likewise, Tambomachay comes from two Quechua words: Tampu, which means accommodation or lodging and Mach’ay, which means a place of rest, rather what would describe the peculiar environment of the place where these natural rock formations are appreciated is the indigenous tradition, which indicates that they were the object of veneration or ancestral practices to the Apus.
However, in its first three levels it has a source with two channels, one of which was the Inca-Yupanqui house, where he stayed when he went hunting. In addition, Tambomachay has an extraordinary hydraulic system. However, it has two aqueducts artistically carved into the rock, however, they transport and maintain a constant flow of clean and clear water throughout the year, which comes from a pool that is at a higher level.
Puca Pucara comes from two Quechua words Puca means red and Pucara is a fortress that is why Puca Pucara is known as a red fortress. In addition, it is said to be a fortress due to the location of the group and the existence of some semicircular environment; and it is red because of the color of the earth in the place. Also, on the western side is the facade of the architectural complex on a free area in the manner of a small square. In addition, this fortress is made up of great walls, stairways and terraces. However, it was part of the defensive ensemble of Cusco in particular and of the Inca Empire in general.In fact, Puca Pucara is another example of military architecture that also functioned as an administrative center, it has platforms, superimposed terraces, stairways and passages.
HORSE RIDE IN SACSAYHUAMAN CUSCO
The horse ride tour in Sacsayhuamán is a spectacular experience, therefore during the tour, you will be able to appreciate many plants and animals. However, there are two schedules. First thing in the morning at 09:00 a.m. and in the afternoon at 01:00 p.m. In reality, in any of the schedules, passengers are transferred to the ranch located near Sacsayhuamán, where this tour on horseback begins. This circuit lasts 4 hours and you can enjoy very beautiful landscapes, you can also visit some archaeological sites such as Qenqo, it is also believed that the Inca gods such as the sun, the moon, the mountains, and the earth were worshiped there. Puca Pucara and finally Tambomachay. This trip is done in a group and always accompanied by a muleteer for each horse, at the end you walk down visiting the archaeological site of Sacsayhuamán.
HORSE RIDE IN SACSAYHUAMAN CUSCO
- First, I pick up from your depending on the time you choose 9:00 am or 1:00 pm.
- Second, we move to the ranch that is located in Sacsayhuamán.
- Later we will start the ride around Sacsayhuamán.
- Also, during the horseback riding tour to Sacsayhuamán
- We will also visit Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
- Finally, we finish the ride and return to our mobility
- Finally, the service ends with the transfer to your hotel.
INCLUDES IN THE HORSE RIDE IN SACSAYHUAMAN
- First transportation during the tour.
- Chair for the ride.
- Professional guide (only for private departure).
- Also, muleteers.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE HORSE RIDE IN SACSAYHUAMAN
- Face shield
- Finally, tourist tickets
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HORSE RIDE IN SACSAYHUAMAN:
- First, a small backpack with personal items.
- Also, a camera.
- Tourist ticket.
- Extra money.
- However, wear a mask.
- Face shield.
- Lastly, personal alcohol.
- Avoid leaving trash and/or destroying this wonderful place.
Please ask for a personalized quote. The price is customized depending on the final accommodation options, travel dates and other preferences.