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Gate of the Sun (Intipuncu)

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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From the ruins

We walked the mile up to the sun gate from the Macchu Picchu ruins. Took us 2 hours in a light rain. Saw an amazing rainbow! 1400' incline over 1 mile. Stopped and rested... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
2119rio
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Atlantic Beach, Florida

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked the mile up to the sun gate from the Macchu Picchu ruins. Took us 2 hours in a light rain. Saw an amazing rainbow! 1400' incline over 1 mile. Stopped and rested frequently, but doable. We are in our 50's, not athletic. We descended between 4pm and 5 and the ruins were empty. No people! We were able... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sun gate as part of machu picchu trek or entrance mind blowing sights around the ruins and temples. A must to see.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite a hike reaching to the top but it is all worth it. The views are astonishingly beautiful, rain or shine. Their people did a good job in preserving their gift of the magnificent. Very clean and the tours are well organized. It's a good place to see for those who seek spiritual or self discovery.

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California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It is quite a climb but the views are amazing from up top. Def worth the hike. Tips - try and go early in the day and carry plenty of water and a camera to capture the views.

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2 Thank ananni
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A couple hour hike which can be strenuous for some at times. That said, it is totally worth it. The view points to Machu Picchu are incredible along the trail. You don't need to go all the way to the top to get to the view points. There are plenty along the way that are fairly early in the trail.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's quite a climb to get to the Gate of the Sun, but well worth it. On the day we were there it was incredible. The glow from the old city was amazing as was the view. You must see the Gate when you're here!

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is one of the more strenuous of the hikes but well worth it. The views during the hike and at the finale are amazing. We did the hike during rain and sun which added a nice contrast. If the ground is wet it can be quite slippery. Wear hiking books not sneakers and definitely not sandals.

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2 Thank MPKNJ
Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you already paid to enter to Machu Picchu, you can go here for free. The view from Gate of the Sun values the 30 min walk to get here.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We hiked the Inca Trail and walked through the Sun Gate, and it was worth the four days of hiking to get there.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Make sure you get there early in the morning when the first beam of sun glows the old city......majestic moment! Those who are doing the Inca Trail there is an incentive for competition on the person who first arrives the Sun Gate to get luck in his/her life! Obviously there are only about 400 people every day starting the trail... More 

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