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Address: Cusco, Peru
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$70.00*
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Half Day Horseback Riding Tour to Inca Ruins from Cusco
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US$15.00*
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay
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US$190.00*
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Private Half-Day Tour of Cusco and Its Surroundings

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small but interesting

Qenko is a small site, takes about 15 minutes. Walking distance from Sacsayhuaman, so might as well check it out. It is carved out of the hilltop limestone, a zigzag of cracks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Winchester, Tennessee
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cusco Native set this tour up for us after our Machu Picchu trip with them. This small place was something to see! It was like they had carved this big rock out and had rooms in it. There is also some really need places to look at just a short walk towards the stand of tall trees. It is a... More 

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Winchester, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Qenko is a small site, takes about 15 minutes. Walking distance from Sacsayhuaman, so might as well check it out. It is carved out of the hilltop limestone, a zigzag of cracks through the rock. Also check out qenko chico, it's a stone wall surrounding a hilltop, with carved natural rocks on top

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are doing a tour of the nearby ruins to cusco, this is probably on the list. This is one of the smaller sites but still interesting because this place was a sacrificial alter. It doesnt take but just a few minutes to walk through. Should be included on Cusco tourist ticket. Its a tight space inside the rock,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Part of the Saqsayhuaman complex. A location where the Incas made sacrifices and a below ground area where they prepared the dead to be mummified. This site is worth about 15 minutes of your time.

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Moriah, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stopped here with our travel guide, Walter, after visiting Sacsayhuaman. Nice view of Cusco, a you walk between the rocks to enter Q'enqo. The priestess's 'vegetable' altar is in amazing shape for the age. It doesn't take long to view, but the history is interesting.

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A very magical place where these people made sacrifices and adorations to the gods who had very beautiful where a person can find tranquility

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

As part of the visit to Sacsayhuaman, you can stop by in Q'enqo where the Incas prepared their dead leaders and mummified them for eternity. The site isn't big but it is a part of the visit and you should find it interesting. Worth the time if you visit Sacsayhuaman

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We visited this as part of a wider tour, and it was interesting but not the best part of the day. As part of the suite of Inka remains, it was good, and the path down into the sacrificial area was very Indiana Jones, but not as interesting as other Inka sites we visited. Outstanding views, as all around this... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the smaller of the Inka ruins in the area overlooking Cusco. This is good for a fill in if needed and can be done in 3/4's of an hour. Not much left of this site or never really finished.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This site was a ceremonial site for the elite Incas, It including the alter and the huge rock outside were covered in gold till the conquest. The place is still neat, the tunnel to the ceremonial alter is a classic, and the masonry work is some of the best.

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