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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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  • This is a smaller archaeological area, but on the way to many others, so worth stopping at. Interesting history and very pretty.  more »
  • We visited here as part of our city tour. From the carpark it was a 10 minute walk. Our guide told us that this is where Royalty and the wealthy would bathe to cleanse themselves before walking the In...  more »
  • Tambomachay vi the same days to Sacsayhuaman, Q' q'enqo and Pukapukara and believe that it is the weaker of all (I think I went only because it included them in the same tour and by the entrance to 70 soles (partial or daily) / 100 soles (general or input for 10 days)). It is at the end of a small hike of approximately 15/20 min and except for some natural sources and the street vendors of the road, there is much more to rescue site!
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  • Tampu Mach'ay is an archaeological site associated with the Inca Empire, located near Cusco, Peru. An alternate Spanish name is El Baño del Inca. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks.
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  • Where: Cusco, Peru What: Tambomachay, archeological site How was it: This place was our first sightseeing place in Cusco. We were very tired from our overnight flight and not used to the altitude yet. Needless to say, we didn't have the necessary strength to visit the entire place but we appreciated the beauty. Like most places in Cusco, there are vendors selling pictures and artisanat at the park entrance. They can offer you great prices at times and feel free to negotiate with them. They don't however accept credit cards, so make sure you have enough money. This is one of the places you can buy the 'boleto touristico', again you need cash (and lots of it because it's rare they accept cards). The boleto touristico is well worth it, if you're in Cusco for more than 5 days, consider the extended version to visit many places. *Another advice, the city tour consists of many sights. The main one you will want to spend more time is Sacsayhuaman and 'consider' getting a guide if you want. You can pay for guides at the other sights, but it will get repetitive and expensive. Our thoughts shared with you ! ;-) Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yes, it's part of the 'boleto touristico' and a nice place to check out !
  • The place that was meant to be visited by the royals when it was built is now open for us. The water runs cold here and was meant to purify souls and bodies

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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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