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The Ruins of Intipata

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: The Intipata ruins are recenlty discovered agricultural terraces. Inhabitants may have once used the terraces as a walking path to Machu Picchu.
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Sale, Australia
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271 reviews 271 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Almost made it to the final base camp? Do not take the short cut!!! You must go and see these ruins! Off spectacular views over the base camp and a good spot to chill for a bit and ponder what you've achieved so far.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 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

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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 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

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Tucson, Arizona
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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.

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Canada
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92 helpful votes 92 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

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Edmonton, Canada
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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.

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New York City, New York
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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 !!

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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

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