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 ... 

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Adria M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Because there was no one else on this tour, Viator let me customize my pick up time and the itinerary. I had already toured the cathedral and other in city attractions so we went only to the sites outside of the city: Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Like all Viator guides that I've had, my guide was very knowledgable, informative and personable. Sacayhuaman was one of my top three favorite Inca sites. Don't miss it!

Doing what: Sacsayhuaman and Temple of the Sun Tour from Cusco

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

From pick-up to drop-off the tour was exactly as described and timed (practically to the minute). Felt like a private tour (two of us and three other people) in our own tour van with driver and guide. Guide was informative, able to answer all the questions - good English. Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Pucca Pucara were very interesting, but the highlight - walking beside the massive stone walls of Sacsayhuaman fortress. Of the tours we did in Cusco, this was the most interesting and the best.

Doing what: Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Heather H

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2016

There was a small hiccup with the pass for one of the tour members but once it was sorted out the tour was a lot of fun. Sacsayhuaman was beautiful and mind blowing. How did they get those giant boulders in place?! We also visited Tambomachay, which was a fun to learn about the different hotels along the Inca's many trails and roads. The Cathedral of Santo Domingo is very large so we were grateful to have our guide to navigate the large halls.

Doing what: Sacsayhuaman and Temple of the Sun Tour from Cusco

lrs

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

We had a really good/satisfying overview of Sacsayhuaman on this tour. It also afforded great views of Cusco city below. The Cristo Blanco White Christ statue was just a 10-min walk away, although we didn't go there. The tour included a short visit to Tambomachay and Qenqo, and we saw/photographed Puca Pucara. Our guide was not only very knowledgeable of all the sites we visited, but also of Incan history and culture he had much pride in his heritage. We had blue skies and bright, bright sun - this is where I got sun-burned. This was my fault - duh, high altitude - put on sun-block and BRING A HAT when going anywhere in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. There was another couple on the tour. The van was spacious and clean. The only thing I didn't like was that we stopped for about 30min at a store that sold alpaca and silver goods - I believe they had an alpaca farm. Although it was nice to understand the differences between alpaca, baby alpaca, vicuña and llama wool, I didn't go on this tour to shop I would have preferred instead to spend those 30 minutes visiting the Puca Pucara site. Warning - we bought a scarf, and because we paid by Visa, we were charge a 30 markup, yikes! Had we known this, we would have paid in cash. It was such a hassle to get a refund, I didn't want to be bothered with it, I just wanted to get out of the store - but my husband was so angry with the whole thing. I had debated this tour vs. the religious sites tour which would have quickly visited other sites like the Korikancha and the cathedral, but I was glad to get more in-depth knowledge of Sacsayhuaman. We ended up exploring the Korikancha and the cathedral on our own, and took our time doing so.

Doing what: Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Stephan M Trinidad and Tobago

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Firstly, pick up for the tour was on time and very professional. Miguel was very knowledgeable on the sites and very passionate about his heritage. His English was very good and he was able to relay his message to all members of the group. This tour gave a great insight into Peruvian (Incan) history and is highly recommended. It must be noted that Tambomachay is at altitude and the upper archaeological site has to be accessed by foot. Travelers should ideally acclimatize to the altitude prior to going on this tour.

Doing what: Sacsayhuaman and Temple of the Sun Tour from Cusco

Brian S

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2016

This tour was a complete waste of money. It was a very small group so I thought the guide would take it slow and allow plenty of time for pictures, but he basically rushed us through Tambomachay and Qenko and at Saksaywaman spend more time at the view point than at the ruins. The only site he gave us time at was Puka Pukara, and it was probably only because he saw me wander off on my own.
Our guide, Hector, knew almost no history about these places, stated inaccurate facts and spend most of the time talking about Llamas and corn with the other clients, instead of about the history of the places we were visiting.
I asked him about the battle at Saksaywaman that took place between the Spanish and the Inca, just to see if he knew about it, and he just laughed and completely ignored my question and went to take pictures of the other people in our group. Instead of spending more time at the ruins, he took us to a stupid sweater factory, actually more like a sweater shop, for 20 minutes, which wasn't even listed as part of the itinerary.
We were so disappointed, we ended up going back to Saksaywaman the next day by ourselves and discovered new parts of the site he didn't take us to.
The only reason we booked this tour in the first place, is because we read stories about crime at the ruins. Once we found out how safe it was, we ended up visiting several other sites by taxi.
Don't take this tour. Better to hire a taxi for a few hours and see the ruins at your own pace.

Doing what: Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Sara D

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
June 2016

Bad. Tour did not pick up or drop off at hotel.Started over 1 hour late at the cathedral. By the time we headed out to sites, it was getting cold and the sun set at sacsyhuaman. Did not take us to tambomachay but described pukapukara as tambomachay. Unscheduled store stop at the end to push sales.

Doing what: Sacsayhuaman and Temple of the Sun Tour from Cusco

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