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Tambomachay

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

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Water attraction part of the Saqsayhuaman group

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful water fountain from the inca times, it is close to Sacsayuman which an amazing inca palace remains most of destroyed by Spanish Inquisition . It is nice place to go in a sunny day to appreciate the view of Cusco city

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Sainte-Elizabeth-de-Warwick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful place outside Cusco where you can observe the customs of the local people the history of each place formidable

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Ireland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like nowhere else I have ever been. The sheer enormity of the rock is awe inspiring. Lots of walking and climbing so make sure you're up for it and obvo wear comfortable shoes. Possible to walk back to cusco after and the route is very special so don't miss that either.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tambomachay is a very interesting example of Inka engineering prowess. Presented as eternal fountains, the site, which is not huge, offers a view of how the Inka's worked hydrological engineering and were able to build ever lasting fountains in a beautiful mountain setting. Well worth the trip and Tambomachay is also a part of Sacsayhuaman so you should actually visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice but small site outside of Cusco. The ruins are small but it is a fair walk up to them. The spring waters are still running . I just rated this average because of the other magnificent sites in the area.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I visited this place, I didn't realize that what it was until I read more about it that night. Kind of interesting area, one of several places on the Tourist Ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

While not the biggest ruins, it's impressive how the water still runs and if the light is right you get some great pics.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A small, but interesting Incan site near Cusco. A bit of a walk from the parking lot, but interesting to see what has been found here. One of the highest places above Cusco - the sign there says 12,392 feet!

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Hainesville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This was the "Kings Retreat" back when the Incas were alive. Make sure you book this trip with a tour guide so he can provide history on this area. It also makes it easier to have a guide, so he can worry about the transportation getting you to this wonderful place.

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