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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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  • Sample of Inca architecture, which still exists in the history. the good thing about this place and others that are in the same circuit so it is impossible to miss it.
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  • Very easy to walk from Tambomachay to Cusco visiting the other sites on the route. Tambomachay is small but nice with the fountains and inca structures. 
  • Is near Puka Pukara (across the road) and along with that other site is easily reached by bus from "El Huerto". Access included in the visitors ticket Turistico. This is a fortress and residence of the dignitaries of the Incas, looks different from the other ruins.
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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.