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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
Description: Ancient Inca village.

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Another good spot on the trail

Day one make sure you take the high route, yes it's adds a bit to your hike and it's up hill but the views are worth it to look over this site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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Rexburg, Idaho
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is one of the first ruins we looked at on the Inca Trail. Our guide Hernan Hermoza gave us lots of interesting information about it. We took time to look and absorb this beautiful site. You look down on it from the trail. Amazing. My advice on the Inca Trail Hike is to take time to look around and... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

i saw this place on the way to macchu picchu, but didn't get a chance to stop by. wish i did tho. it looks amazing to visit.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This will be the first place you see on the Inca trek and it is really quite neat. Make sure you listen to what your guide has to say about the area and what the different buildings were used for! I found that all of the ruins were so much more meaningful after hearing the guide's narration--though they're quite spectacular... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Day one make sure you take the high route, yes it's adds a bit to your hike and it's up hill but the views are worth it to look over this site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Called both Patallacta and Llaqtapata, this is one of the first Inca sites you pass along the Inca Trail. You view it from a distance, across the Cusichaca River. You can't get down close to it, but you can see the remains of over 100 dwellings. The village was most likely an agricultural community which took advantage of it's prominent... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

On the Inca Trail, it is the first large Inca site you will see. It is very impressive and would have been great to visit. You will be high above it on the trail and it makes for nice pictures. We were not given an option to visit it.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

You will see it on the inca trail,is the agricultural terrace,the mountains surrounds this really nice place,so you can prepare for more

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Cusco, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is the first site you'll stumble on during the Inca Trail, located in a beautiful valley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Not to be confused with the ruins site of the same name that you see from the Salkantay Alternative Trek, Llaqtapata (also Llactapata) is one of the ruins sites you pass while walking the Classic Inca Trail. You see the site on the first day of the hike, well below the trail. Not many hikers venture down there because everyone... More 

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