Tambomachay
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This was the final stop in our half-day City Tour. The site was at an elevation of 12150 feet above sea level, and the path was entirely on cobblestones. It was an effort for us tired tourists to get up there, but it really was worth the trouble.

When we arrived, we saw a series of large terraces, some very high up on a hill. The terraces, as expected, were built with Inca precision that we have seen everywhere else. What made this place different was the series of niches built into the terraces, and water running through several aqueducts that are clearly seen through the rocks.

The exact purpose of this site is unknown, but our guide informed us that it could have been a bathing site for the Inca elite (sort of spa in the mountains), or a military outpost judging from the watchtowers way up in the mountains. The presence of pools of water also could have been used for ceremonial purposes.

The series of terraces were probably built over a natural spring which continuously feeds the aqueducts, canals and little waterfalls that are seen all over the site.

The entrance fee for this is included in the Cuzco Tourist Ticket, so make sure that you have the ticket with you.

Absolutely worth a visit.
Written September 22, 2023
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Laura A
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Tambomachay is a fascinating Inca archaeological site near Cusco, Peru. It's known for its impressive stone structures and intricate water channels, showcasing the engineering prowess of the Inca civilization. The site's serene atmosphere and proximity to Cusco make it a worthwhile stop for history enthusiasts and travelers. Exercise caution regarding the altitude; it's advisable not to visit this site until you've acclimated to it.

Written September 4, 2023
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Ectoplasm Fantasia
Birmingham, UK1,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Loved this.

The water on the stones was especially nice to see.

A pleasant stroll along the path to see the stones and at an easy pace - no hills which makes a difference.
Written August 19, 2023
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Sabrina Besnard
Le Blanc-Mesnil, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This place is special because of its ability to prove the incredible wonder of the Incan civilization. Here, you'll be able to observe how the Incas conquered water with fountains and aqueducts pouring out of the hillside. Absolutely lovely and make sure you've adjusted to the altitude before you hike up the hill.
Written January 21, 2023
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Chiranjivi
Konark, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
I loved!!! A beautiful place where you can feel the energy. They still don't know where the water comes from. Is incredible! I would recommend going with a tour guide to explain the Inca history.
I took Peru Tripper agency for this tour.
Written January 7, 2023
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Amazing site to see the aqueducts. We hired a taxi to drive us to various sites. Acclimatize to the sacred valley before climbing high Altitude. It was very hard to breathe and walk. Walk slow and constant. We saw some vendors selling ponchos that we bought. Make sure to bargain. Take some lovely pics with the llamas. It was a wonderful site to visit
Written June 27, 2022
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
From Cusco city center, you can take a white bus called "Cristo Blanco" that costs 2 soles per person. The entrance fee is included in the tourist ticket that costs 130 soles. The complex is quite small but very well preserved. You can walk up the mountain.
Written April 11, 2022
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Judith R
Cincinnati, OH333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This was the last of the "ruins" we visited with a guide, and it was the. most peaceful. The stream and the water features are so calming, it is easy to see why it was a retreat. I made videos so I could listen to them later and remember the restful location.
Written April 7, 2022
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Tierras Vivas
Cusco, Perú196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Tambomachay is beautiful and mistery place, I visited myself and explore long time to undestands.

Tambomachay is eight kilometres from Cusco and one kilometre from Puca-Pucara, on the slopes of a hill. Ancient fountains preside over this tranquil and secluded spot, which is commonly known as "El Baño del Inca," or Inca's Bath.
Written March 18, 2022
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Medea7
Denver, CO210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Go early, without a group if you can. Local guides know a lovely path down through many other ruins and the Temple of the Moon (you'll need a tourist ticket.) Most tourists walk down along the highway, not a very pleasant experience given the level of traffic. Make sure your guide is familiar with the trail--it includes a turn not easily seen.
Written December 14, 2021
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