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Address: Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 993 492 979
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Cusco Horseback Riding tour around Sacsayhuaman

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Beautiful ancient place in the mountains

The view is amazing, the ruins are average, but the historic facts surrounding this place are worth visiting it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Easy day trip from Cusco! Book it through Inca Trail Reservations. They are local so you can walk to their office and book the trip and also purchase tickets-boleta touristic there. The tour bus was clean, the bus drive was very friendly, our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about the area

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I visited Puka Pukara as part of a morning visiting all four ruins near Cusco, but sadly it was raining so the spectacular location was rather diminished. It's a fairly small site with lovely views over the valley and worth stopping by if you're also going to Tambomachay. To get there independently, a bus to Pisac or Calca from Tullumayo... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

As the guide explained this set of ruins was a complement to Tambomachay rather than being a structure of any individual importance. There's not much to see. Only about 30% remains of it. It started raining and the ticket checkers ran off and didn't bother stamping the boleto.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The view is amazing, the ruins are average, but the historic facts surrounding this place are worth visiting it.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Of all the sites on this hill covered by the partial Boleto Turistico (the ticket you have to buy to visit certain Inca sites in Cusco), Sacsayhuaman is really the best. Puka Pukara is really just another Inca site, so don't go out of your way to see it since it's better combined with a hike down to Sacsayhuaman, which... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is near a couple of other Inca sites, so it's easy to include when exploring the area. Interesting archaeology and not difficult to walk around the site.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well for starters it is an example of Incan ruins and architecture. I did not think you absolutely could not miss this site. We took about 15-20 minutes. Glad to say I saw it, but not a must see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Impressive ruin with fortifications and right by Tambomachay. another site. There were a good lead up to Sacsayhauman and help tell the story of the people. We actually hiked the 8km back to Cusco visiting the sites along the way. It was easy walking but there is no trail and it is no well marked.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Visited along with Tambomachay across the road, this site features multiple double-jam doorways, which designate special, particularly royal, places. Besides the fine examples of masonry, however, there isn't that much to see... the actual function of this site is unknown. Often called a fortress, it was, more likely, some for of accommodations related to the nearby springs at Tambomachay.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

“Puka” means red and “Pukara” means fortress, Red Fortress. The site of military ruins got its name from the red color of the rocks during dusk The large walls, terraces and staircases serves as defense of Cusco at one time. When you look at the fortress, it is built high on the ground overlooking the valley and was probably built... More 

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