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Banos del Inca

Cajamarca, Peru
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Cajamarca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Cajamarca, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You get a private bath for 20 minutes and the space, privacy and cleanliness is wonderful. It is so relaxing and if they can fit you in, get the massage too! Just wish they had a large public thermal pool to swim around in.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was in a bit of a hurry but glad to have made this stop. I never saw the public open bathing areas but the private rooms were very nice, large, clean and inexpensive. Both hot and cold taps were available to enable you to adjust the temperature to your comfort. Forgot my towel but was able to find one... More

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Tustin, California
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The baths are very clean, well run and worth the trip. You can get private baths or swim in a pool. The grounds are well kept and very nice. It helps to speak Spanish. If you can afford it, get a reservation and spend the night in the bungalows right in the bath grounds.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I enjoyed my visit. I purchased a ticket for the private bath and had a wonderful hot soak. I was a little nervous about the hot springs not having any kind of barrier around them at the time of my visit which was not in August of last year. My friend got a massage from a lady who gave her... More

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Sudamericano por el mundo
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Baños del Inka. The place where the spaniards met Inka Atahualpa. Today, with modern infrastructure, you can go to enjoy your hot thermal bath in personal tubes. Very comfortable, and clean ideal for couples. The sauna is very good too and the best of all the prices. Very cheap for international standards.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived at the Baños del Incas by a Combi from Cajamarca, and were really keen to have a dip in the main swimming pool. We explained (in Spanish), that we wanted to use the communal baths, but we rejected the offer of a private bath for just the two of us. When we entered the place and asked where... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A nice place for a swim. A municipal open air swimming pool a bit warmer than normal which was slightly awkward as too hot for serious swimming and a little chilly for just lazing about, which is what I wanted to do. At the time I was there the pool was dominated by a group of 20 teenagers having a... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

There are pre-Inca ruins and things that the Incas built here. It's also still used as a modern-day facility. There is a small museum. I didn't use the baths, but instead just came to see everything.

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rio de janeiro
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36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Baños del Inca is the postcard of cajamarca. this site in 1532 was Atahualpa, the Inca emperor resting after his last great victory. Unfortunately has only one place still from that era, where the Emperor prórpio bathed. for current users are recommended to use as soon as possible (5:00 am) as well as ensures pure spa water without mixing with... More

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Lima, Peru
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It is clean, pleasant, well organized and SO cheap it makes you cry! You take a taxi from downtown to the baths ($5 roundtrip), you can get in a private tub ($7) for thirty minutes. There is a great variety of options. You can go as low as $1 for the public swimming pool if you want.

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