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  • Address: Cusco, Peru
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 70 PEN
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture

Sacsayhuaman - Review

From Sacsayhuaman, you can get a beautiful view of the city. If you desire to experience the architectural skills of Inca civilization, then Sacsayhuaman is the best place for you to visit. This is an amazing place to view the ancient engineering skills.

Sacsayhuaman showcases an extensive and splendid carving work done with enormous tones which stands over 8 meters in height. You will also find distinctive designs carved into this stone work. Sacsayhuaman walls depict the head of the puma. 

Sacsayhuaman is indeed one of the best places to learn about the culture of Incan. In fact, the structures at Sacsayhuaman have always been a place of interest and inspiration for architecture students. The bigger rocks found in Sacsayhuaman are certainly striking to look at for the visitors. The mystical beauty of the city can be experienced at Sacsayhuaman.

People who enjoy hiking would certainly love the moderately difficult trail that leads to Sacsayhuaman. You can also find llamas around Sacsayhuaman. This place will definitely leave its visitors in awe. It is an enormous place which is a symbol of Inca work and their technical skills. The huge stone constructions done here are mind boggling!

Enjoy the beautiful views of the city of Custo as you stand on the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Understand the ancient engineering skills as you book tickets for Sacsayhuaman tours with us. Sacsayhuaman tickets are also available on the counter; however, you can skip the lines and have a hassle-free entry through tour booking. Tickets for Sacsayhuaman is your entry to know the ancient world of Peru better. Sacsayhuaman ticket prices won’t cost you much but they will render a lot in terms of knowledge of history.

Sacsayhuaman Information

  • There are no bathrooms or facilities for drinking water inside. So always carry water with you.
  • Be sure that you negotiate well with the taxi driver.
  • If you wish to purchase a ticket for a day, it would cost you 70 soles. It would include 4 Incan sites.
  • If you wish to purchase a ticket for 10 days, it would cost you 140 soles. It would include admission to Qorikancha, Saqsayhuman, Q'engo, Puka Pukara,Tambomachay and other archaeological sites and museums.
  • The ruins are packed during the Inti Raymi Festival.
  • The hills are a steep climb and so it can be quite hectic for you.

Sacsayhuaman Ticket Prices

  • 70 soles (for Incan sites for 1 day) 140 soles (for more sites for 10 days).

How To reach Sacsayhuaman by Public Transport

  • If you wish to travel by public transport you should invest in a transport map. There is a bus service but details are not available online.

Restaurants Near Sacsayhuaman

  • Nolita
  • Machu Picchu
  • Restaurant Peyo
  • Survenir
  • Catamaran

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TripHobo Highlights for Sacsayhuaman

  • Sacsayhuaman Address: Cusco, Peru
  • Sacsayhuaman Timing: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Sacsayhuaman Price: 70 PEN
  • Best time to visit Sacsayhuaman(preferred time): 07:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sacsayhuaman: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sacsayhuaman

  • 95% of people who visit Cusco include Sacsayhuaman in their plan

  • 48.9% of people start their Sacsayhuaman visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sacsayhuaman

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

92.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sacsayhuaman

People normally club together Moray and Qenko while planning their visit to Sacsayhuaman.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sacsayhuaman, Cusco Reviews

  • Wow 70 sols to see some big rocks that look alot bigger in pictures than in real life. I was not overly impressed with the size of the ruins it's just way too expensive for what it is.. You can have the view from top for free if you walk on the other side as for the ruins it's just a major tourist trap

  • Extensive ruins with enough intact walls to be very impressed. The triple zigzag walls are the teeth of the puma's head (Saqsaywaman is the in the shape of a puma's head). Beautiful views

  • Huge rock blocks and giant walls of one of the most iconic Inca strongholds. Hire a guide, available at the entrance. In therms of building technology, perhaps the South American equivalent of Egyptian pyramids.After visit, think that only 20% of the ancient Inca fortress is, today, conserved on this site. Spanish conquerors dismantled 80% of it and used the stones to build other buildings in Cusco and surroundings.Unfortunately, another evidence, how conquering civilizations are sometimes more barbaric than the conquered ones...

  • Excellent archaeological site. The stonework here is 2nd to none, the views over Cusco are excellent, and if you're lucky you'll be able to mingle with some Alpacas. Worth the trip!

  • Saqsaywaman - Sounds like "Sexy-woman" and it is indeed...there is a flat space available between the gives a feeling of a football stadium...for my surprise got to know that in the past a local football team conducted practice sessions for the players to acclimatize with high altitude low oxygen condition...but now it is strictly open for tourism...

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