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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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  • This was a cool place to see. interesting little cave where you go into and you can see an alter where they used to sacrifice animals.  more »
  • Of the 4 Inca sites (Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara) which are visited routinely as part of a half day tour of Cusco, for me, Q'enqo would finish runner-up. The thing that stood out...  more »
  • Went here on a tour and got the run down on what this was used for and saw inside the caves and the walls surrounding. Nice little break up in the hills above Cusco, but not as impressive as other spo...  more »
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  • Very short trip through a giant sun-dial cut into a giant rock formation. Cool but very small. Maybe having a guide tell some history would have made it more of an experience. Google estimated 30 minutes and we did it in 10.
  • Did this as part of a city tour. Interesting rock maze with an alter in a small cave. Worth going along with the other sites, but kinda small.
  • This is a small, but very interesting place where the most "important" people in the Inkan times were momified. It has a lot of information about their beliefs and understanding of pre, current, and post life concepts.
  • A very interesting site. It is definitely worth the visit.
  • Worth to visit if you are going Saksaywaman as this is next to it.