Q'enqo

Q'enqo, Cusco

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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,697 contributions
Mar 2022
The entrance fee is included in the tourist ticket that costs 130 soles. You can arrive with public transport that costs 1 sol from Cusco City Center or walking from Saqsaywaman or even from the center of Cusco. If you use public transport, You have to take a white bus called "Cristo Blanco". You have Q'enco chico at the beginning and then Q'enco Grande. The complex is not very big but interesting.
Written April 11, 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,094 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This is a natural cavern where you can walk under the rock. It leads to a slab where you can imagine various rituals taking place. There is a multiple ticket entry for $130 soles that you can buy to visit various sites. Its very convenient. Our taxi operator helped us buy it. This was a start to various archaeology sites and the mysteries of the Inca.
Written June 26, 2022
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Judith R
Cincinnati, OH278 contributions
Mar 2022
A small site, easy to access from the road. This location does not afford the dramatic views of Cusco like Sacsayhuaman or Tambomachay. However, it is a Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) site and the location of a mysterious altar within a tunnel as well as an intriguing monolith. Worth the visit unless you are incredibly short on time.
Written April 9, 2022
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Oct 2019
Q'enqo (Kenko in some guides) wasn't as impressive as some of the other Inca ruins we visited. Stones arranged in an arc facing a stage with massive stones in the center. Entered a cave where there was a sacrificial altar (they found thousands of llama bones buried nearby). I personally would skip Q'enqo and spend more time at Saqsaywaman -- but that's just me.
Written April 28, 2020
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY6,683 contributions
Nov 2015
Our tour guide combined this with our visit it Saqsaywaman, and I found it very interesting. Q'engo means zigzag or labyrinth and that helps to understand the design of the temple and the canals. This is smaller than the other ruins in the area, but if you have a good tour guide, you will appreciate it much more.
Written December 17, 2015
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Johann&Sandra
8,374 contributions
Sep 2011 • Couples
Q'engo is probably our favorite ruins site around Cusco (not counting Sacred Valley). It is a small site, but quite different in that you have an underground labyrinth, and you can see the actual spots where the Incan mummies were prepared. Weird thinking you're standing at a table where ancient Incan Kings were being mummified. Best visited with a guide who can tell you the stories of what you're seeing - only takes a short visit as the ruins aren't very big, so visit as part of a larger tour - preferably private of small group for the best experience. Not huge or impressive, but quite interesting nonetheless, and very near the road for an easy visit.
Written September 25, 2011
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hurley_forever
Winnipeg, Canada171 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We had bought the Boleto Turistico and hired a taxi for the morning to take us to all the ruin sites near Cusco. We mostly wanted to see Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman, but seeing as we has the Boleto, we figured we might as well do them all. Q'enko was a pleasant surpirse! The site is very small, but there is a cave that is quite interesting. Definitely make a quick stop if you already have the Boleto.
Written April 28, 2018
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Stephen T
Dorchester, UK267 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is a smallish Inca site on the outskirts of Cusco with an interesting cave within which are carved altars on which the, very occasional, human sacrifices were conducted. Not something you will see every day, interesting, well presented. Like so many Inca sites, you do need someone to tell you what it is you are looking at and what it is all about. Well worth the trip.
Written February 20, 2018
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Calgary Man Y
34 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
Not bad to check out. The view was good over looking the town. The rocks and history are a bit of a mystery
Written May 25, 2017
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Jaja000
Breda, The Netherlands409 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
This site is not super special but what I can recommend is to have you dropped of by car here, preferaly with a good guide and the walk to sacsayhuaman, which is more impressive and from there walk down to Cusco centre. It's a nice quiet walk down the hill and through a nice part of Cusca and it ends at San Blas. Without a guide make sure you have a map.
In general be careful if you've not acclimatized in Sacred Valley, you should take it really easy to avoid altitude sickness.
Written August 3, 2015
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