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Tambomachay, Kenko, & Sacsayhuaman


Enjoy a relaxing 30-minute scenic drive to explore pre-Columbian archaeological sites outside of Cusco, e.g. the sacred fountain of Tambomachay, the Kenko lunar and solar observatory, and the megalithic astronomical calendar of Sacsayhuaman. You will be captivated by Andean astronomy and sacred geometry, which are the foundations of Andean culture. Enjoy a pre-arranged picnic lunch at one of the resorts, or have lunch at Písac upon return.

  • Duration: 5 – 7 hours
  • Limited availability: There is no daily schedule. It is not done on a daily basis. It is absolutely necessary to coordinate in advance.
  • Altitude: ranging from 9,700 ft. (town of Pisac) up to 12,400 ft. (at site)
  • Description: High altitude hike that requires moderate physical effort at your own pace.


Travellers Private Service (per person)
1 traveller $ 150
2 travellers $ 85
3 travellers $ 75
4 travellers $ 65
5 travellers


$ 55

$ 50

What does it include:

  • Professional English speaking Andean specialist guide
  • Transportation in private vehicle


What is not included:

  • Entrance fees – You will need to purchase the Boleto Turistico, upon entering the first site you visit. The Complete Ticket costs 130 soles per person (approx. $50), includes entrance to 16 various sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and is valid for ten days. The Partial Ticket costs 70 soles per person (aprox $30), includes entrance to three sites, and is valid for two days. You must pay the Ministry of Culture in soles; they do not accept dollars and credit cards.
  • Almuerzo no incluido; puede ordenar un almuerzo pícnic en el restaurante Cuchara de Palo por 30 soles (11 dólares aprox.) la noche anterior, o regresar a Písac para almorzar en el restaurante Cuchara de Palo.
  • Propinas


Recommended: Wear comfortable clothes for high altitude, open-air hiking. Bring layers for drastic temperature changes; be prepared for extreme sun, cold and possible rain. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested; hiking boots are not necessary. Bring sunblock and sunhat, and plenty of drinking water in your daypack.