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Tambomachay, Cusco

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Bathe as the ancients did at Tambomachay, natural thermal springs flanked by rock formations and caves. A favored bathing spot for Incas, these finely carved aqueducts and stone structures were likely the subject of worship and ritual related to the Inca's reverence for water in general. The source of this refreshing spring remains undiscovered to this day. Make Tambomachay part of your personalized Cusco itinerary using our Cusco trip itinerary builder.
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  • This site gives you a view of how water was moved and used in the days gone by. I visited 10 years ago and nothing has changed except a few more sellers along the walk up the hill. Some good views fro...  more »
  • If you're seeing all the other ruins just outside Cusco, then go ahead and check it out, especially if you have the card that lets you visit it all. And if you're there, keep hiking down the river, an...  more »
  • Seeing so many wonders left by our ancestors is something that us haxe appreciate more our great country knowing these places have no words how to describe them and it is better to live it
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  • The fountains at Tambomachay are still flowing after over 500 years. This stop on an important highway from the Inca period probably served as a resting place for the chasquis, the runners who served the communication needs of the nobility of that period. A short climb provides a great vantage point from which you can take an iconic photograph of the site.
  • VERY high up above Cusco. The entrance to the ruins is at 12,350' and it goes up from there. This was supposedly an inca hunting lodge and spring. Cute to see and a steep walk up from the entrance
  • Nice Inca site with fountains made out of natural sources. Great place to visit combined with 3 other sites. We paid 100 soles to a taxi driver driving us all afternoon and waiting for us at the gate of all sites we visited. We started here at Tambomachay, followed by Puca Pucará which is just across the street. Then we went to Q'inqu (Qenqo) and ended at Sacsaywaman.
  • inca ruins - good to visit if u enjoy history very crowded
  • Nice trek for a trek: ask a taxi from Cusco to take you here and then go back by walk.