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Q'enqo, Cusco
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An important archaeological site, Q'enqo serves as one of the largest holy sites in the Cusco region. The name translates roughly to labyrinth, and that’s an apt way to describe this rock complex dating back to the Incan period. This ancient complex was built by Pachacuti Inka Yupanki, the eighth royal Inca king and the same man responsible for building Machu Picchu. Visit the site to explore the rock complex and learn more about the civilization. See the stone table where these people performed medical experiments and prepared their dead for mummification. To get all the inside information on this civilization and the site, hire a guide to walk the complex with you. For Q'enqo and beyond, use our Cusco trip builder to get the most from your Cusco vacation.
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  • It was a spiritual Temple carved in a cave and used as an important site of ceremonies and rituals. In Qenqo you can see the tables cerimóniais where many leaders Incas were mummified. Qenqo was still a temple of astronomical observation. To get there, be sure to blow a coca leaf 3 times and make a wish in honor of Inca trilogy, condor, mountain lion and Snake.
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  • Place of sacrifices, the place carries that name already that Q' q'enqo means twisted and stone has twisted way, the place is included within an itinerary with important places.
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  • I recommend you rent horses coming out of Sacsayhuaman and refer to the X-zone and the Temple of the moon. There if they're lucky they can enter to the cave where you can see the ceremonial table and the figure of the Wolf. The tour lasts about 1 hour horseback riding, if you go in the afternoon warm because it's cold. Then stay in Tambomachay.
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  • Amazing to see in the middle of the modern city. Disappointed by all the trash and litter on top of it and in the water fall.
  • This place was really cool. There were almost a maze like feel to it. It's not a very big set of ruins but part of it is down in a cave, in which there is an Incan alter. It was a lot of fun walking through this place. A must if you're around Cusco.
  • Nice rocks, unbelievable view over Cuzco, not far from the city. Worth a visit
  • intresting inca ruins site - not a lot but intresting ruins
  • Definitely stop here when you go to Sacsaywaman outside of Cusco. Small, quick visit...this is built into natural rock formations and my son was wowed. He loved climbing on and in between the crevices. Lovely little town nearby. Worthwhile.