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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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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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$20.00
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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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Visit Sacsayhuaman Qenqo PucaPucara and Tambomachay Cusco

Visit Sacsayhuaman Qenqo PucaPucara and Tambomachay Cusco

We will visit the main attractions of the city of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. We will know the history of each one of them and on the way we can observe beautiful landscapes. A circuit with a lot of history.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Horse Riding To Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay

Horse Riding To Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay

The tour begins when we pick you up from the hotel, when we arrive at the ranch you can see our horses walking free on our property, before starting the tour we will choose a horse according to your experience, the trip starts going directly to Puca Pucara, this fantastic fortress that is composed of large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire, then we will go to Tambomachay is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water, then we go to Qenqo It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that were in the incanato, finally to close with a flourish our tour we headed towards the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their apogee. From the fortress there is a panoramic view of the surroundings, then we will return to the transfer that will be waiting for us to return to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$76.93
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Horseback Riding: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay

Horseback Riding: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay

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Skip crowded tour buses and less-than-exciting driving tours in lieu of a fun and invigorating horseback ride to the four biggest archaeological sites on the outskirts of Cusco. Saddle up for a ride to the ruin complexes at Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Qenqo, and Sacsayhuaman, taking in views of the beautiful surrounding landscape between destinations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$75.00
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$75.00

Half Day Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Half Day Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Cusco city inspires amazement with its rich and astonishingly Inca Wall Remains and The beautiful Baroque style Churches brought by the Castilians, combined with stunning scenery old colonial background that has the power to stop travelers in their tracks, a compelling history and a legacy of the fascinating Inca culture and Spanish civilization, which have formed a harmonious ensemble that still exists today… Cusco is not a simple old city, but one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Our private tour cusco are designed to showcase all that is has to offer. Join our best private Tour Guides in Cusco City – Peru, all of them are professionals that have studied at the college and have the permission from the Government to work as tour guides, our company is 100% authorized by the city hall, the way it should be to assure the quality of tours in Peru.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
Price varies by group size
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$76.93
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Horse Riding Full-Day:Sacsayhuaman, Temple Of The Moon, PucaPucara & Tambomachay

Horse Riding Full-Day:Sacsayhuaman, Temple Of The Moon, PucaPucara & Tambomachay

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It all begins by private transportation to the ranch for the encounter with the horses, here the guide will give a speech about safety during the trip, then we will take the road to "Q'ENQO" It is believed that the Inca gods were worshiped there as the sun , the mountains and the earth, then we will go to the "TEMPLE OF THE MOON" was a sanctuary where the Incas celebrated rituals in honor of the moon, then we will visit "PUKA PUKARA" It is an Inca military construction, and "TAMBOMACHAY" It is an archaeological site that was destined to the cult of the water, once the visit is made, we will go to the community of Huayllarcocha to take our picnic lunch after taking our horses uphill to the MOUNTAIN OF CHACAN also known as “balcony of the devil”. We return to the ranch where we will take the mobility and go to visit the archaeological site of "SACSAYHUAMAN", the most important example of Inca architecture and engineering. After the visit we return to Cusco.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$150.00
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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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Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay Half Day in the morning

Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay Half Day in the morning

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Very important Archaeological Centers near the city of Cusco, your visit is in the morning, group service departures every day
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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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
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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 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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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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$32.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.01
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$26.01
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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$84.00

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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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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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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Cusco City Tour And Ruins Around (group Tour - Economical Option)

Cusco City Tour And Ruins Around (group Tour - Economical Option)

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On the first day upon arrival in Cusco we recommend to do the City Tour, our agency organizes this tour every day. This tour gives you a great chance to see Cusco and the most important ruins around. You will visit the Cathedral of Cusco, The Koricancha Temple and the Ruins around: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$70.52
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3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu Private Service

3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu Private Service

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Take a different path to Machu Picchu during this family-friendly, 3-day, 2-night Qosqo trek. Over the course of your hike, you’ll travel through local Andean communities, enjoy stunning views, visit ancient Inca sites and learn about the area’s native plants, animals and birds. Finish your trip with a guided tour of the spectacular city of Machu Picchu. It’s a great way to cover a lot of ground in a short time. Your trek also features a professional guide, hotel pickup, bus and train transfers, two days of meals and snacks, camping equipment, one night of camping and one night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes and horsemen and mules to carry gear.
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  • 3 days
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$951.00
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Small-Group Tour: Cusco City with Temple of Qoricancha

Small-Group Tour: Cusco City with Temple of Qoricancha

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Although now one of the largest contemporary cities in Peru, Cusco's history as the former seat of the Inca Empire is on display throughout the modern metropolis. See some of Cusco's most stunning attractions, including the Temple of Qoricancha and the Sacsayhuaman, on this guided tour of the city center, which includes informative commentary about the city's history as well as its present-day culture.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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Cusco City Tour 1/2 Day

Cusco City Tour 1/2 Day

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Explore the Inca capital during this small-group city tour of Cusco. Pack in visits to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay all in one day; catch sight of the Cusco Cathedral; and roam the San Blas neighborhood with a guide. As you go, learn about the city's architecture, history, and culture. Transportation, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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Cusco Half-Day City Tour

Cusco Half-Day City Tour

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Spend time in the old religious and administrative capital of the Inca Empire on this 4-hour tour of Cusco, including transport. Visit many of the Inca Empire’s sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Q’enqo, and Qorikancha. Plus, numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Frequently Asked 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 189 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 189 Tambomachay tickets and tours on Viator.
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