We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Q'enqo

1,384 Reviews

Q'enqo

1,384 Reviews
Plan your visit
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Tours & Sightseeing
Browse our largest collection of experiences
Transfers & Ground Transport
No stress transit for your arrival and departure
Walking & Biking Tours
Explore on your feet—and never miss anything
Weddings & Honeymoons
Our most romantic experiences
•••
Browse
Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay
$20.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 468 travelers!
City Tour in the city of Cusco 1/2 Day
$16.00 per adult
Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour
$33.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 354 travelers!
Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour
$25.00 per adult
Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo
$80.00 per adult
Popular: Booked by 115 travelers!
See more
Full view
Location
Contact
Cusco Peru
Get to know the area
Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Day Trips

Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

233 reviews
Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
$45.00 per adult
1,384Reviews3Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 450
  • 592
  • 320
  • 21
  • 2
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Wesley C wrote a review Apr 2020
Tucson, Arizona6,774 contributions527 helpful votes
+1
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.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Rafal W wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom949 contributions29 helpful votes
+1
Huaca Q'enqo was another place I've visited on that day when I was wandering around outside of the Cuzco. Located about 6 km to the northeast of city, Q'enqo is considered one of the biggest holy places in area around Cuzco. Carved surface of massive rock formation is especially impressive, and is source of many theories of what exactly it represents. Map of imaginary world? Map of Inca Empire? Map of the other world? Who knows. We'll probably never learn of what it is as the people who created it are long gone. Q'enqo also contains short passages between and under the rocks, and we can only speculate about what kind of ceremonies were taking a place in there. One dangerous incident took a place while I was there. Suddenly, out of nowhere, bunch of stray dogs has appeared and one of them attacked me while I was walking around huge outcrop. Luckily the other dogs just watched me. I had my heavy looking arm bag with me so I brandished it around, and the dog gave up on me. If they would attacked me all at once I would be in trouble...
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
ScaniaSwede wrote a review Jan 2020
Malmö, Sweden1,192 contributions84 helpful votes
We visited this site as part of some other ruins. It was very small and our guide did not tell us so much. I wish he’d been more informative in which case I’m sure I would have enjoyed the site more.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
Helpful
Share
Chris D wrote a review Nov 2019
Nantwich, United Kingdom136 contributions38 helpful votes
Temple deep inside a huge rock formation with a carved sacrificial alter. They say constructed so the sun lights the place in the morning at noon and then at sun set so best if visit on a sunny day ( they say even had gold mirrors back in Inca times to add the light.....amazing). Quite different to all the other Inca sites in the way built inside the rock so well worth the visit
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
Olivers thomas wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I took a half day tour (city tour), incredible place that is small but with a nice view of the city of Cusco and has a small cave where they performed rituals with blood.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Q'enqo