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Address: Cusco, Peru
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$85.00*
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Private Cusco City Tour Including Main Archaeological Sites
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$125.00*
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Cusco City Small-Group Tour
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$28.00*
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Small-Group City Tour of Cusco

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One of the four archeological sites to visit

This site is part of a tour you can visit easily on your own. From the university of Cuzco, you take the bus Huerta. You get of at Tambomachay where you can start your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Immie M
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Australind, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was delighted by this place I certainly liked it,The construction, the water fallI will recommend this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here as part of our Gate1 tour. We also went across the street. Not a large site but interesting with the water flow, has some very nice stonework. There was a lady sitting with some alpaca and got some good photos..

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to appreciate the Incan engineering and architecture. Lots of steps. Not a place that would be easy for some with disabilities to navigate.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience the amazing Inca Culture, the history is fascinating . You can walk this site is as little as an hour if you only have a bit of time but its worth spending a few hours exploring,

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is included on the Cusco tourist ticket and is out of town. It was included as part of our city tour and interesting to see though not a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is part of a tour you can visit easily on your own. From the university of Cuzco, you take the bus Huerta. You get of at Tambomachay where you can start your discovery. Tip: bring your guide since the sites doesn't provide you any specific information. After this visit you can easily walk to the next one. Same... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place on a day tour and it was very interesting! Our guide spoke excellent English so he told the history the way a true historian would!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Not a large site but interesting with the water flow, has some very nice stonework. If you want to do a bit of hiking, just follow the river upstream and there are terraces and other small constructions scattered around the hillsides. Access it with the Boleto Turistico ticket that can be purchased in cusco, S/. 130 but gives access to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

If you are doing a tour of the nearby ruins to cusco, this is probably on the list. This is one of the smaller sites but still interesting to make the stop. It doesnt take but about 10 minutes to walk to the top of the site. One of the few spots in these ruins where you will will likely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

The Incan architecture is amazing. This water system at Tambomachay is representative of how they were able to obtain there water through a sophisticated channel system, using large rocks that were precisely fitted together. You can pay for this attraction as a part of the Saqsayhuaman entry fee or the Boleto Turistico Del Cusco S/130.

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