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Tambomachay, Cusco

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See an authentic Incan site and get a sense of how the ancient culture revered water when you visit Tambomachay. As you approach the site you can see the still partially intact buildings. Walk through the small area and find the aqueducts, canals, and fountains left behind. The exact function of the site remains unclear, though prevailing opinion holds that it served as a military outpost, spa for the elite, or both. City tours usually show up in the afternoon, while mornings are less crowded. Plan to visit Tambomachay during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco day trip planning app .
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  • Tambomachay is on the Boleto Touristico & a higher elevation than Sacsayhuaman but not as elaborate. Designed as a waterstop, baths & sacred place on 1 of the Inca routes it still has water flowing ov...  more »
  • a temple to the divinity of water. we still do not know were the water comes from, still flowing from Inca Times. incredible...  more »
  • In a nice setting- kind of foresty, these ruins are well preserved and easily accessible. Up a slight incline, not strenous at all. If you feel more energetic walk over the bridge and up to the viewin...  more »
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  • Pretty worthy but the site is small. The best is probably to start from the site, and walk around in the mountain. And walk to qenco, etc.
  • Nice and quiet place to visit, worth the trip from Cusco. Need a "Boleto Turistico Del Cusco" to enter.
  • Awesome place. Would recommend a good and a day to adjust to altitude before coming
  • A taste of better ruins to come.
  • Beautiful place to visit

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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