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Banos del Inca

Cajamarca, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Cajamarca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 attraction reviews
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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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Los Angeles, California
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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I went in the morning and got a ticket for a private bath, it was really a good time. I've been laughing at some of these reviews, not sure what people expect, for example some reviewers say - "commercialized" - yes it's a business they sell you a ticket, but I didn't feel it was commercialized at all, there's no... More

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Cairns, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The historical element of this place has been consumed and regurgitated by commercialism. The token 'original bath' looks like the water hasn't been changed since the emperor was last in it. We didn't go for the private bath, heck, if I want hot water then there are taps all around the city that can do the same thing! The piscina... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Took one hour to get in, do not go during school holidays, not all services are available; there is only one ticket counter for the entire facility

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