This is a famous site that was left over from the Inca period and the surrounding scenery is very good, the views are especially powerful along the way and there are many sights and buildings of all sizes and sizes
We walked to the 4 ruins of Tambomachay to Pukapukara, Q’engo and lastly to Sacsayhuaman. We caught a taxi to Tambomachay and then walked down along the 8 kms of road to Cusco. There were just 2 of us and a few other random walkers at times and it was safe along the road. We stepped off the road at times to accommodate passing traffic. It was one of the highlights of our trip. It was an easy walk because it was downhill (hence the taxi trip on the upward climb) despite some rain. We used a Cusco Tourist Card for entry to the sites and this card included other sites to visit as well. We passed farms, fields, animals , small villages and stores selling woollen goods etc. it was a pleasant way to just take in the local surrounds and beautiful ruins both small and large. We took water, toilet paper and snacks on our walk. We could have caught a bus at ant time as they passed us regularly. We finished at Christo Blanco for
We visited several Inca websites today, Tambomachay is one of them. This website serves as an Inca-level retreat/spa. We can only see it from the service road. I don’t know if there are more places to see. It looks calm, and its water flows through the rocks.
Tambo Machay includes a series of aqueducts. The role of this place is still uncertain. It may be a military post guarding Cusco, or a spa resort for the political elite of the Inca Empire, or both. The other closest site is Puca Pucara.
The ruins are worth visiting, and the hot springs are also very enjoyable.