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“A long walk up a slope for a trickle of water”
Review of Tambomachay

Tambomachay
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Private Cusco City Tour Including Main Archaeological Sites
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Cusco Afternoon City Tour
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Cusco City Small-Group Tour
Ranked #26 of 170 things to do in Cusco
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Essex, England
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“A long walk up a slope for a trickle of water”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Bit disappointing this, really. I expected more. There are some nicely carved Inca stones at the top out of which there's the fountain/spring but if you are pushed for time give it a miss.

Visited September 2012
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“Running inca water system”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Was fascinating to see an inca ruin which was still working. Was really interesting to hear from the tour guide about how the incas commandeered the local water into this irrigation system. There were lots of Peruvian women in local dress taking pictures with tourists and a llama in tow

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Tampa, Florida
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“We Wish We Came Here Earlier During The Day.”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

It was getting dark by the time we got there and we still had one place to see so we felt rushed. I wanted to see more flowers and birds but it was late. The ruins were small. They were ancient baths. I had fun talking with the vendors of shawls and blankets and ended up getting an alpaca blanket as it got too cold when the sun went down.
There were lots of "models" (Incan women in colorful costumes who wanted their picture taken with their animals for a fee- about $3.00).
Be careful walking as there were lots of pebbles on the street and the altitude there was over 11,000 feet.

Visited November 2012
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United Kingdom
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“A little underwhelming”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the smallest sites around Cusco, and a little disappointing as it doesn't offer much in terms of ruins.

The good unique thing about this site is the still functioning irrigation channels and waterways, interesting to see how the Inca commanded the water through engineering.

Whilst at this site, take an opportunity to climb the hillside above Tambomachay as it offers some stunning views of PukaPukara and the valley.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“THE BATH OF THE INCAS”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

No far from Cusco and in day walk you can discover from Tambomachay to Sacsayhuaman. The walk is not difficult and in our little group we felt protect to adventure in the three hours walk to the different places. Tambomachay is small but nice as all what the incas did.

Visited September 2012
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