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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 attraction is a marvel of hydraulic engineering, say that the site was built to worship the water. Has beautiful aqueducts, loved it! p
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  • This inca archaeological site is part of what we did and it was private toru very interesting to see how the inca people make use of water for purposes other than survival.
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  • other places of cusco, which takes more than one day tour, or return, shows as is established according to their social position
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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.