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“Ruins above the city”
Review of Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman
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US$70.00*
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Tourist Ticket of Cusco
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US$74.99*
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Sacsayhuaman and Temple of the Sun Tour from Cusco
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US$85.00*
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Private Cusco City Tour Including Main Archaeological Sites
Ranked #2 of 170 things to do in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 August 2014

It was a short hike up from the Plaza to Sacsayhuaman and a couple of hours were spent wandering around this amazing area of ruins.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My sister & I hiked up to Sacsayhuaman while we were staying in Cusco for a few days pre Inca Trek. It's only a 20 minute walk from the Plaza des Armas in Cusco city centre so if you have some free time its definitely worth the wander up. It does cost 70 sol to enter but there are great views of the city and you can wander around the ruins. It could do with some actual tourist information on site telling you about the ruins and giving you some perspective on the history etc which is why I only gave it 4 stars.

Try and find the stone slide that you can slide down as it isn't mentioned in the Lonely Planet and we only heard about it from other travellers who had found it but we missed it ourselves as the site is huge and you could spend ages there. Indeed some families brought picnics and made a day out of it!!

Worth a visit if you are in the locale :)

Thank shorain
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This large national park area has something for everyone: a smaller Christ the Reedemer, two Inca remain sites, local craft shops, huge park area for BBQ/kite flying and family days out.

Thank mollyham4
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

I visited Sacsayhuaman on a day tour of sites just outside of Cusco. We took a taxi around to these ruins and sites and this was one of our favorites. It was easily accessible and wonderful to walk around in. We took a lot of pictures.

Thank Becky T
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Located up on the hills above the city, it is a quick 5-8 minute taxi from the plaza de armas. Taxi should be around 8 soles. It opens at 8 so get up there at 8 to beat the tour groups. Its a great sight with many picture opportunities. Get there at opening and start at the ground level where the big stones are to get the best pictures before people start to arrive. Later on work your way up to see the city from the top. Also good to do is walk to the other hill to visit the statue of christ and a better view of the city.

Thank satobt
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