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Address: Cusco, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private Cusco City Tour Including Main Archaeological Sites
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If you're in Cusco, this should be your first stop

We took a cab up the hill to the top entrance & walked our way back in to town. I would absolutely recommend it. Take your time here in Sacsayhuaman, there's so much to see, you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a cab up the hill to the top entrance & walked our way back in to town. I would absolutely recommend it. Take your time here in Sacsayhuaman, there's so much to see, you might even be lucky and stumble across a group of llamas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the circuit 1 tourist ticket which gets you into all 4 ruins just outside of Cusco. Easy to get to on a local bus and you can walk between them too. Really fascinating places and super interesting to spend a day looking round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a visit to this well maintained/restored non knowing how great and interesting it would have been. Beside the guide well knowledgeable of the history of the location (and his continuos joke about the pronunciation that sounds like "sexy woman"...). Well worth a visit when in Cusco. Plan for about 3 hrs. from/back to Cusco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and informative trip, be sure to bring sun screen and camera. Great view of the city below

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love history and this visit was awesome. I marvel at how the Incas were able to build this with no mortar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally worth the time and small fee. This is a sacred site of the Inca. Cusco was the center of their universe so this site was important to the Inca.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This archeological site is second only to Machu Pucchu and in some ways is more impressive due to the intricate stone work and cultural activities that were held there. Wear hiking shoes to help while climbing the stone stairs, also dress for any weather even if it seems like a beautiful day. Rain, wind and cold weather come in fast... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's incredible to think how did the Incas to bring, sculpt and place those huge stones and build amazing buildings and walls with them. At the top of the mountain there's a really nice spot where you can see a really nice view of Cusco

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incan architecture was way ahead of its time. Being able to gather and assemble such large rocks and fit them together so precisely is a marvel. The site is an easy drive from Cusco or you can walk there in 45 minutes if you can navigate the grade.You can purchase the entry fee at the site or as I did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is right outside of Cusco. Even 15 minutes of your time will be the best time you have ever spent. Look at the size, layout, and geometry of the stones and think to yourself, 'does this look like a military fortress?' That is the traditional story. I think not.

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