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Llaqtapata

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #18 of 22 Attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Ancient Inca village.
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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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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Sale, Australia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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