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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Tambomachay - a mountain south of Cusco - is where my wife and I and some companions spent our last full day in Peru on a recent hiking vacation. Our guides took us through interesting Inca ruins and fascinating hillside shepherd villages, and then surprised...More

2  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

The site only has one main area with a nicely carved wall and some trickling fountains. It's a pleasant spot to walk around for a bit. Go if you have the tourist ticket and are planning on visiting a bunch of sites, otherwise it's probably...More

3  Thank NickiandNolan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was much, much less of it than I expected, but it’s included in the tourist ticket, very near one other site and pretty near two others. I got a local bus and then walked back to Cusco via the others. It’s nice to see...More

Thank Cracovian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is special because of its ability to prove the incredible wonder of the Incan civilisation. Here, you’ll be able to observe how the incans conquered water with fountains and aqueducts pouring out of the hillside. Absolutely lovely and make sure you’ve adjusted to...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a long visit to Sacsayhuamán and were not really intrigued. The major draw is the water flowing as part of the Inca irrigation system. It was small and a bit of walk. The area is surrounded with alpacas and the environment...More

Thank sharms202
Reviewed 13 October 2018

For those of you who tend to be inclined toward the spiritual, this place is a must. My wife and I went here with little expectations but found ourselves intensely and profoundly touched spiritually. I'm not going to say that everyone will have this experience,...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Another historic site, full of ruins and history. Watch out for the path, its uphill and very unregular. Walk carefully and you will have no problem.

Thank David V
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Tambomachay was my favorite spot near Cusco on our Adventure Life tour. It is a bit of a walk up a cobbled path but the terraces and flowing water at the end is well worth it. In a sheltered area, the water flows from springs...More

Thank SDCooks
Reviewed 23 September 2018

There's a lot of walking at this site, but it's worth it. This is a really unique site where the water has been flowing for hundreds of years!

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This was the culmination of our City Tour and Ruins. It was fascinating to see all of the aqueducts still fully functional, and as with other locations the impeccable stone work. There were several street vendors in the area as well as a few of...More

Thank rcorson
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were blown away by the architecture. How this place was constructed is still a mystery to archeologists today. I wish we had more time to explore! I recommend taking a guided tour!

Thank Iamkay
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We visited this site as part of our guided tour. It is pretty small but interesting. There is a little market there to buy local items.

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Response from 666Nomad_2012 | Reviewed this property |
I would allow about 1.5 to 2 hours at this site unless you are really serious about exploring the ruins and need to see every detail. As this was the umpteenth Inca ruin on my itinerary I didn't see the need to spend a lot... More
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