Horse back riding to Inca Raccay Ruins

Horse back riding to Inca Raccay Ruins

The ancient city of Inca Raccay, located high up in the Andes of Peru, was inked to Choquequirao during Inca times. Almost no one visits this magnificent and historic remote Inca archaeological site located 10 km/ 6.25 from Cachora, which can be easily done in one day.
On our trip to Inca Raccay you will enjoy stunning views of Apurimac canyon and Choquequirao from a distance.  Along the trail to Inca Raccay there are Quechua families farming potatoes, lima beans, quinoa and many varieties of corn. With a little of luck, we will see the majestic Andean condor, very common to see in the afternoon flying along the canyon walls. We will have plenty of time to explore the site and enjoy our picnic.

Later in the afternoon we will take the way back home in our saddle horses.


The adventure will begin at our Choquequirao Guest House  at 7:00am. After a nutritious breakfast, we will get on the horses and ride to INCA RACCAY.  Along the 4 hour ride, we will go through farm land, streams, Quechua villages, and scenic lookouts before arriving at our destination. After exploring remains from the 1400 year-old ancient civilization, we will have a picnic, relax, and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. At 2:00 PM we embark back to our guest house in Cachora and celebrate the day’s adventure with a traditional Quechua dinner.
Meals: B, L, D
Distance traveled:  20km /  12.5mi
Máximum altitude:  3030masl / 9941.43 ft
Mínimum altitude: 2950 masl / 9678.95ft
Travel time: 7 to 8 hours


  • Saddle horse
  • Horse man
  • Box lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • First- aid – kit
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Helmet


  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Tips to field staff


  • Water-resistant trekking shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket & pants or rain poncho
  • t-shirts
  • Sunhat & sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medications
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper
  • Insurance card