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Tambomachay Tours

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Tambomachay
Tambomachay might not be one of the biggest ruins in Cusco, but it’s definitely one of the highest, topping out at nearly 13,000 feet. 

Located five miles from the city center, Tambomachay is also known as “the Baths of the Inca” due to the multiple baths which are scattered about the site. The Inca held water in a spiritual regard as one of the sources of life, and the spring waters at Tambomachay are masterfully diverted into aqueducts, baths, and stone-carved waterways which would divert the water through the stone. Given the site’s natural beauty and the spiritual significance of its waters, it’s believed by historians that Tambomachay was reserved for Inca royalty. 

When visiting Tambomachay today, be sure to admire the smooth mosaic of stone which forms the walls of the ruin. The way in which the stones are perfectly stacked on each other is an example of the handicraft for which the Inca were famous. Also, take a moment to notice the way that the multi-tiered terraces are built into the mountainside in such a way that they nearly blend as a natural part of the landscape. This is a relaxing, powerful, and meditative spot that sees far fewer visitors than some of the more famous ruins.

To visit Tambomachay, you can either take part in a guided tour or visit the site independently. For those who choose to visit on their own and are looking for a bit of a workout, consider riding a bus to the site and then strolling the five miles back towards the city. Remember to take it slow, however, as the altitude can easily be felt, and be sure to admire the views of Cusco that stretch out to the surrounding valley.

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Tambomachay is located 5 miles north of the center of Cusco, and it is accessible as part of the Boleto Turistico, which allows entrance to 16 sites around Cusco for $43/adult or $23/student. 
Address: Cusco, Peru
Hours: Daily 7am-6pm
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Tambomachay Admission Ticket

Tambomachay Admission Ticket

Don’t waste time waiting in line on the day; instead, enjoy immediate access to Tambomachay with pre-booked admission tickets. By buying in advance, you can visit on the day and at the time which suits you, without worrying about fixed schedules and other travelers. Plus, this ticket grants same-day access to several other sites, such as Sacsayhuaman.
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  • 1 day
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$26.35
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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

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Take an intimate look at Cusco’s colonial and Incan legacy during this 4-hour private guided history tour. Marvel at the Spanish architecture and art inside the city’s main cathedral, and check out the ‘Qoricancha,’ a one-time Inca temple that’s now a monastery. You’ll also visit the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
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Cusco Half Day City Tour: Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

Cusco Half Day City Tour: Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

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Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was thought of as the center of the world. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo and the famous Cusco Cathedral with its Cuzqueno paintings.
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  • 6 hours
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$30.77
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$30.77

Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

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Tick off more Cusco attractions in less time on a private, half-day city tour, designed with history buffs in mind. With a private guide, you’ll visit ancient Inca archeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay; explore the Historic Center of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and admire landmarks such as Cusco La Catedral and the Convent of Santo Domingo. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.42
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$112.42
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Private Half-Day Cusco City Tour

Private Half-Day Cusco City Tour

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Explore the ancient heart of the Inca empire and its later role as a Spanish colony during this half-day private exploration of Cusco. Check out key city sights including the main cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery (once the site of the Inca temple Qorikancha) and the massive Incan stone fortress at Sacsayhuaman. During the course of your visit you’ll receive personalized insight from your private guide and also have the chance to admire a range of Inca- and Spanish-style architecture. Your Cusco visit also covers a private vehicle and hotel pickup.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in the impressive Incan architecture of Sacsayhuaman on an exciting excursion from Cusco. Explore the ancient fortresses and sacred temples of the archaeological park with a knowledgeable guide to discover legendary landmarks like the Tower of Puka Pukara. Seek out the source of natural spring water; navigate a mystifying stone labyrinth; and gain fascinating insight into the culture and customs of the Incas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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$33.00
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Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

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Discover Cusco’s UNESCO-listed center and remarkably preserved Inca ruins on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the archeological sites of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay; admire Cusco landmarks including Plaza de Armas, Coricancha temple, and Cusco Cathedral; and browse the stalls at San Pedro market.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Cusco City Tour and Nearby Archaeological Sites

Cusco City Tour and Nearby Archaeological Sites

Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping of the sun, and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf. Then, visit the Cathedral at the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Finally, visit Tambomachay. Afterwards, return to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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$37.00
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Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour

Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour

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Enjoy the Ancient Inca Capital of Cusco .This Tour is half a day that includes a visit to the Cathedral in the main square , the Temple of Sun Koricancha nearby ruins around this city such us The fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara and finally we will visit Tambomachay.
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  • 5 hours
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$25.00
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Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour

Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Cusco on this half-day guided sightseeing tour. With a guide to provide information through insightful commentary, check all of the city's highlights off your list. Stops include archaeological sites (including Sacsayhuaman), the Convent of Santo Domingo, the Water Temple of Tambomachay, and others. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from downtown Cusco hotels included.
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  • 4 hours
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$84.00
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

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Get a comprehensive tour of the main Incan sites around Cusco on this half-day excursion. Visit all the highlights and landmarks, including Tambomachay, Puccpucara, Quenqo, Sacsayuaman, and Koricancha. Hotel pickup in the historic center of Cusco available; travel via air-conditioned coach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

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Tour of the city of Cusco, visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire, live the magical mixture of this city between the traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spaniards. The tour of the city of Cusco includes an archaeological park of Saqsayhuaman and a tour of religious places in Cusco. The walk through the city is highly recommended on the first day of your stay in Cusco to acclimatize and be much quieter on the tours of the following days. The tour starts at the Cathedral and then Q'oricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, and after the tour we return to the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$20.52
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Cusco City Tour

Cusco City Tour

The city tour in Cusco is one of the best experiences to get to know a little of the traditional city of Cusco, and the main archaeological monuments located around it. Without a doubt, it is an outstanding tour since the main temples of the ancient Inca empire are known, which still keep intact many of the most outstanding remains of the architecture of our ancestors. It is recommended to perform as a family, in the company of friends, the couple or if you want to do it alone.
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  • 4 hours
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$15.00
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City Tour in Cusco

City Tour in Cusco

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The imperial city of Cusco has a series of Inca buildings and places that deserve to be traveled. And this fabulous tour takes you to the most important sites in Cusco. Since it really is a fascinating place to visit; Providing a mixture of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish), the city has an appearance that is completely different to the rest of Peru. This tour is essential when visiting Cusco and is usually one of the first ports of call for all visiting tourists. PLACES OF VISITS: Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay (Temple of Water), Plaza de Armas of Cusco AVAILABILITY: Every day DURATION OF TOUR: Morning (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM) - Afternoon (1:30 PM to 6:00 PM) FREQUENCY: All year
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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8-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titcaca

8-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titcaca

Get a comprehensive overview of Peru’s landmarks on this 8-day tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca. Enjoy both private and shared tours throughout the week as you discover key landmarks such as the Sacred Valley, Inca archeological sites, the city of Cusco, the islands of Uros and Taquile, and of course, the famous Machu Picchu. Learn about Peru’s rich history and culture as you explore the country.
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  • 8 days
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$1,183.00
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4-Day Tour of Cusco Including Machu Picchu

4-Day Tour of Cusco Including Machu Picchu

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Discover the best of Cusco and its surroundings during this 4-day comprehensive tour. Visit sites such as Qorikancha, Saqsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Dive into the history of Peru and the Incas and admire the beautiful views of Peru’s countryside as you tour each location. This tour is inclusive of all accommodation, tours, and transfers.
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  • 4 days
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$510.96
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6-Day Private Tour to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

6-Day Private Tour to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

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Discover the best of Peru on this private 6-day tour to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Explore Cusco city and the archeological sites of Pisac, Moray, Chinchero, Maras, Ollantaytambo, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Get a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of Peru from before the Incas to present-day from your guides. Absorb the Peruvian culture and enjoy memorable experiences exploring the country.
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  • 6 days
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$1,043.00
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3 Days - All Inclusive - Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machupicchu.

3 Days - All Inclusive - Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machupicchu.

The trek to Huchuy Q’osqo toward to Machu Picchu is just a 3 days hike that combines nature, Andean straw, lagoons and original Inca Trails and it is a pleasant and not too challenging, a community visit and a guided tour of the little Inca site of Huchuy Q’osco. Taking you off the beaten paths and all the crowds of the more popular treks, yet still immersing fully into all the amazing things Peru has to offer. The Huchuy Q’osco trek is perfect for those with a short time frame, an alternative non-commercial option, or who are just looking for an easier trekking route.
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  • 3 days
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$674.56
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Small Group Half-Day City Tour of Cusco

Small Group Half-Day City Tour of Cusco

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Explore Peru’s historic and picturesque capital city on this half-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel with a small group and visit Cusco’s important ruins with an informative bilingual guide. See landmarks like the ceremonial center and massive monolith, Qenqo, the amazing stone-walled fortress, Saqsaywaman, and Coricancha, the all-important Temple of the Sun.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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Private Half-Day Cusco Tour

Private Half-Day Cusco Tour

Cusco is much more than just the gateway to Machu Picchu—it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage city and home to some of the region’s most impressive archeological sites. On this private half-day tour, discover the Inca fortress of Sacsayhauman, the ancient aqueduct of Tambomachay, and the Temple of the Sun at Qorikancha; visit the sacred temple of Qenqo; then admire the magnificent Cusco Cathedral on Plaza de Armas.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.00
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$117.00
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Horseback Riding Plus Tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambomachay

Horseback Riding Plus Tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambomachay

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Discover four of the most famous Inca ruins near Cusco during this 4-hour horseback-riding adventure. Check out the Inca sites at Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pucara and Qenqo during your ride, learning about the history of this ancient civilization and enjoying beautiful views of the mountainous countryside near Cusco along the way. Your horseback ride near Cusco also includes a guide, horseback riding gear, muleteer to watch the horses, snacks and water and round-trip transport from your hotel to the ranch where you’ll start your ride.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.71
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$79.71
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5 Day - Tour to Machu Picchu Traditional - Group service

5 Day - Tour to Machu Picchu Traditional - Group service

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Experience the best of Peru’s Sacred Valley, including Cusco, Machu Picchu and the surrounding cities, on this classic 5-day, 4-night excursion. Spend your first day exploring the colonial and Incan history of Cusco at sites including Koricancha. Then explore the gorgeous cities of the Sacred Valley including Pisac and Ollantaytambo on day two. You’ll proceed by train the next day to Aguas Calientes before waking up early the next morning for a sunrise visit to Machu Picchu including a guided tour. This Sacred Valley experience also includes a guide, round-trip airport transfer, train and bus tickets, four nights of accommodation and breakfast at a three star hotel and site entrance fees.
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  • 5 days
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$730.00
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11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

Cusco, UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas count among Peru’s must-see sites of interest, but organizing accommodation, meals, and transportation to hit the highlights solo takes time and effort. On this hiking tour, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the Salkantay route—with all the key logistics covered. With your guide to lead, discover ancient ruins, bubbling hot springs, and pristine jungle.
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  • 11 days
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$1,449.00
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Half-Day Cusco Afternoon City Tour Group Service

Half-Day Cusco Afternoon City Tour Group Service

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Uncover the history of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas and one-time Spanish colonial hub, as you explore the city’s key landmarks on this 4-hour excursion. Visit the site of Qurikancha, once the most important temple in the Inca empire, and today the site of a Dominican monastery. Then check out Cusco’s massive Main Cathedral, learning about its unique collection of art from the ‘Cusqueña’ school. You’ll also see the impressive stonework at the archaeological complex of Sacsaywaman, and check out a variety of other Incan religious and military sites. Your Cusco outing also includes hotel pickup, air-conditioned coach transport and a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.01
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$26.01
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Half Day Horseback Riding Tour to Inca Ruins from Cusco

Half Day Horseback Riding Tour to Inca Ruins from Cusco

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The countryside outside Cusco is dotted with ancient ruins which shine a light on the region’s rich Incan history—but their remote locations make access a challenge. On this morning or afternoon tour, delve into the Andean countryside on horseback with your guide and cover the terrain with ease. Explore Incan ruins at Puka Pukara, Qenqo, Saqsayhuaman, and Tambomachay, with round-trip travel from your Cusco hotel included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.52
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$70.52

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Tambomachay hours of operation?
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Tambomachay hours of operation: Daily 7am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Tambomachay tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tambomachay can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 188 Tambomachay tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Tambomachay 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tambomachay costs USD 26.35. Guided Tambomachay tours start around USD 26.35 per person. See all 188 Tambomachay tickets and tours on Viator.
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