Tambomachay sits on a hill about 4 miles north of cusco, at about 12,150 feet 3,700 meters above sea level. The traditional information show that, when the inca was about to visit the baths of tambomachay, the formidable group of soldiers, dancers and others stayed in puka pukara, that represented the quarters and tambo resting place. Cusco wanchaq station is 15 minutes by foot and san pedro station is 18 minutes. We are at tambomachay near cusco, peru, the first of four sites you can visit by following the winding path down the mountain and ending at sacsayhuaman. Most people just visit the latter as it is the most impressive and thus the most wellknown.
In this package we combine the first day the city tour in cusco, with the cusco cathedral, koricancha, sacsayhamany, qenqo, pucapucara and tambomachay. Jul 31, 2015 this file contains additional information such as exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Tambomachay ancient incan bathing pools and resting place just outside of cusco. Set into the hillside, it is a great example of the hydroengineering skill of the inca.
A single entrance ticket to tambomachay is not available, but btg tickets can be purchased at the entrance to tambomachay. Tambo is also called the cave because there are caves nearby machay. While the exact function of the site is uncertain, it may have served as a defensive outpost to cusco, a spa for the elite incan political leaders, a temple dedicated to water, or all three. From tambomachay, you only need to follow the road in the direction of cusco. Pucapucara the red fortress built to protect tambomachay. Its a smaller site, but amazing when considering the engineering and manual labor. Its best seen as part of the four ruins that are down the road from each other on the way into cusco. The temple of the water tambomachay, cusco traveller. The structure consists of three stepped terraces of. Taking a taxi is by far the easiest way to get to tambomachay. The valley opens a little bit after the reservoir as you keep walking on the plain. Copper trapped during migration of basinal fluids by bacterially reduced sulfur. As you approach the site you can see the still partially intact buildings.
The crystalclear water flows through both the rainy and dry seasons. Lima to machu picchu agencies dont want you to read this. Tambomachay, the inca baths and center of worship to. The inca aqueducts and fountain at tambomachay near cuzco. According to tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience tambomachay. This is a flat in autocad 3d made 3d 2014 in the gallery or tunnels that are in tambomachay cusco. Tambomachay located 7km from cusco at 3,700 meters above sea level, this site was popularly known as the incas baths. Walk through the small area and find the aqueducts, canals, and fountains left behind.
There are 372 different species of orchids in the machu picchu area. Mar 21, 2016 not a lot is known about the purpose of tambomachay. Three miles later, youll reach the holy site of qenqo. This file contains additional information such as exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Located 5 miles 8 km from cusco, tambomachay is a peaceful inca site consisting of a series of delicately carved aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls that run. I do not recommend, however, this second choice because your energy. The exact function of the site remains unclear, though prevailing opinion holds that it served as a military outpost, spa for the elite, or both. If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
This is one of the most interesting hikes nearby the city of cusco. Everything we learned about cusco and the sacred valley came from this book. Mar 24, 20 the last stretch of the hike cusco tambomachay. To get the most out of the sonesta web site, we recommend using a newer version of chrome, firefox, internet explorer or safari for help or reservations, call 1800sonesta.
This site is located at 8km from the city of cusco, at 3700 meters above the sea level, is also known as the cavern tambo storage. Visit tambomachay on your trip to cusco or peru inspirock. The archaeological site of tambomachay cusco is one of the most important inca constructions. Machu picchu 5 the machu picchu area is teeming with an extremely diverse variety of flora and fauna.
Hatunrumiyoc and twelve angled stone are also within 5 minutes. The full day cusco city tour begins by visiting the inca sites of tambomachay, puca pucara, qenqo and the impressive fortress of sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking cusco. Apr 21, 2010 everything we learned about cusco and the sacred valley came from this book. Cusco we invite you to study while enjoying a unique cultural immersion experience in the most important historic city in south america, the former capital of the inca empire, and visiting one of the new seven wonders of the world, the inca royal residence of machu picchu. The route is situated just north of cusco, making access easy and is ideal for visitors who either dont have much time in the region or would like to do a little hiking without too much of a strenuous workout. Lindsay thomas tambomachay is situated at just 9 km 5. There are two theories about tambomachay, david choque, my guide tells me. Here we leave you a complete guide so you can also visit it. You can start either from the very city or from tambomachay. This site is located at 8km from the city of cusco, at 3700 meters above the sea level, is also known as. Drawing labels, details, and other text information extracted from the cad file translated from spanish. Tambomachay is located about 8kms 5 miles from the centre of cusco, and is situated on the road from cusco to pisac. Matergia realismo fantastico con rafa mercado 15,170 views. Most tour companies offer the trek on a twoday schedule, with onenight camping, and an.
It is an archaeological site that was assigned to the worship of water and the head of the inca empire could rest. Carlos a salcedo nunez, marco augusto m robles ancajima. Tambomachay possibly from quechua tampu inn, guest house, machay cave, or machay drunkenness, to get drunk or spindle with thread is an archaeological site associated with the inca empire, located near cusco, peru. Jun 18, 2019 the huchuy qosqo trek is the shortest and easiest of alternative treks to machu picchu. Tambomachay is an archaeological site associated with the inca empire, located near cusco, peru. Europe and the cusco cathedral, found on one of the streets of the main square of cusco, is, without any doubt, one of the most attractive buildings of america. If you decide to go your own the easiest way is to take a bus or taxi to tambomachay and make your way downhill. You will need to either buy the full btg ticket or a partial circuit 1 ticket to gain entrance. Tambomachay is 5 kilometers from the city of cusco and 0.
Hi there, if you like walking then it is a wonderful walk. Less than a mile further is the famous fortress of sacsayhuaman, which is quite a large site compared to the others. Tambomachay is eight kilometres from cusco and one kilometre from pucapucara, on the slopes of a hill. It is believed that the incas have used this complex for religious ceremonies either directly dedicated to the waters worshipping or for other rituals that included the use of flowing water.
Petromineralogical and genetic case study of the tambomachay deposit. Along the way, youll pass seven more archaeological sites, making this hike especially rich. The pond of huayllarcocha, next pic, is just near and the same path leads you to the highway. See all 171 tambomachay tickets and tours on tripadvisor. Tambomachay is a great example of the ancient architects ability to harmonize constructions with landscape, creating a space where the sound of the water echoes in the canals, resulting in a beautifully peaceful atmosphere. We start off by visiting the huge inca ceremonial center of sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of cusco. This site is located at 8km from the city of cusco, at 3700 meters above the sea level, is also known as the cavern tambo comfortable and customizable peru tours help me plan my trip. After tambomachay comes the former military control post of puka pukara, where youll enjoy stunning views of the cusco valley. The complex of tambomachay is situated at just 9 km 5.
City tours usually show up in the afternoon, while mornings are less crowded. Tambomachay can be crowded, so we recommend booking etickets ahead of time to secure your spot. You get access to a bunch of ruins and museums and things like that. To enter tambomachay you will need to buy the cusco tourist ticket boleta turistica general btg.
The site consists of baths and fountains, fed from the adjacent river, and still running today. We then enjoy a typical peruvian lunch at the pachapapa restaurant in san blas. It is also reached by taking the transport cusco pisac and cusco calca. To reach tambomachay you can take a city tour of any travel agency most of them offer this service. Located at a very convenient distance of about five miles from cuscos. Venturing further from town, we find ourselves in pisac. Puka pukara is a quechua word that means red fortress, because the setting sun changes the color of the rocks to red. Tampu, open accomodation, and machay, resting place. Stone structures were erected and carved out of the stone of local caves to take better advantage of this spot near thermal springs to make it into a very modern bathing building. The second day you can visit the sacred valley of the inkas with the most impresive atractions such us the pisac ruins, ollantaytambo and chinchero archaeological sites. Stratiform copper deposits in the san jeronimo group.
A lot of what we are going to see in and around cusco is from the boleto turistico, a kind of package ticket. A feldspathic greywacke of the san jeronimo group, varying from 10 to 90 cm in thickness. Saftey walking from cusco to tambomachay cusco forum. Located at a very convenient distance of about five miles from cusco s. See an authentic incan site and get a sense of how the ancient culture revered water when you visit tambomachay. Trek between tambomachay, qenqo and saqsayhuayman, cusco. When you are feeling lazy and want to opt for a less hectic day trip, tambomachay is the place to go. Journeys in peru october 17, 2015 saturday lima to cusco. Next, we visit another important inca site known as qenqo, which houses subterranean passages and a mummification site. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. It is an archaeological complex made up of wellcrafted canals, walls and windows which show the incas extraordinary architectural talents.
Unless you plan on hiking back to cusco you will need. Tambomachay is the furthest of the inca ruins and is a pretty short uphill hike to see some small water fall area. Tambomachay, the inca baths and center of worship to the water god. It occupies an area of 437 square meters at 3,700 metres in elevation. Researchers believe tambomachay was an important center of worship of water. Media in category tambomachay the following 59 files are in this category, out of 59 total. It could have also served a religious function 8 since sacred water fountains were found almost all of major incan temple such as pisac, ollantaytambo, and machu picchu. Request pdf the red bedhosted tambomachay deposit cuzco, peru.
It is situated near springs such as the one called timpuc puquiu, a boiling spring on the northern bank of the timpuc river and the spring near huaylla. Then we will make a short visit to the archaeological inca site of tambomachay, a temple dedicated to the god of. Sacsayhuaman, huchuy qenqo, qenqo, temple of monkeys, temple of moon, temple of water, pukapukara and tambomachay. Visit machu picchu by train on a fullday trip from cusco that takes the hassle out of exploring the spectacular inca site.1007 1178 749 21 1480 1263 1534 1463 795 191 799 950 1294 328 1549 2 895 418 838 551 1135 1219 957 1176 1448 1498 1493 1229 1108 602 350 977 1479 1488 92 363 844 1330 307 635 449 212 1303