We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ruins of Intipata

Machu Picchu, Peru
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The Intipata ruins are recenlty discovered agricultural terraces. Inhabitants may have once used the terraces as a walking path to Machu Picchu.
Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Wow, breathtaking views at Intipata "place of the sun". I was so overwhelmed, maybe because it was the last set of ruins we were to encounter until our final day up to Machu Picchu. Absolutely stunning. Spend some time here, but watch the llama poop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
123 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was breathtaking!! by the time you get here you will be tired because it is towards the end of the hike for that day and the camp site is right below the steep stairs there... and boy were these steep! if you have a walking stick thingy this is where it will come in handy, looks steeper than it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tiptree, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My Son and I did a five day walk over two mountains to get to Machu Picchu in Peru , this was one of the best thing,s I have every dun, also the hardest . We left Cusco then picked up our porter,s before the start of the walk , there were 13 of us with a team of 19... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

You definitely have to hire a guide otherwise you do not know what you are touring. It's very helpful though after a while the fees for hiring tour guide really add up, but there is no choice if you want he information.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

When we arrived at these ruins I was amazed by how green it was with the grass and foilage around it. The ruins did not look rebuilt like some of the others. It made for nice terrace pictures. We saw 2 lamas and a milipeded at this location. The camp was near the bottom and the stairs going down were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

All the ruins along the Inca trail and in the Cusco area are interesteing, and the building process is fascinating, but after a while, they all look the same.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Omg !! The view !!! Surround with nature,a lot of terraces and steps,you will definitely feel like you are amazed for the incas ,how they did it!!! So incredible ,! The best ruins !! I love it !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We visited this site whilst trekking the Inca Trail. It's really impressive and well worth a visit, particularly if the Llama are grazing on the terraces. Still can't believe that the Inca went to such lengths to build the trail and all these temples and watch towers, there must have been thousands and thousands of them working on these sites.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
530 reviews 530 reviews
432 attraction reviews
1,073 helpful votes 1,073 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Located near the final campsite at Winay Wayna, the convex archeological terraces of Intipata were just recently uncovered in 1998. The only way to access these are by hiking the trail, so the isolation here works in favor of those who like a little peace and quiet associated with their ancient structures; we noticed maybe a dozen people here during... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Miami Beach, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Visiting Macchu Picchu is a wonderful experience when you find out how knowledgable was this ancient inca culture. To get there it depends on your budget and your adventure spirit. My first trip to this place was 42 years ago, and since then the great change is the better train service but expensive and confusing to get tickets online. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed The Ruins of Intipata also viewed

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley

Been to The Ruins of Intipata? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Ruins of Intipata, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing