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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
Description: The Intipata ruins are recenlty discovered agricultural terraces...
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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Impressive Inca engineering.

Intipata approached from the inca trail, suddenly appears beneath you and unfolds in dozens of terraces descending a very steep slope. The stairs down are very steep and looking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Adam-Dare
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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Intipata approached from the inca trail, suddenly appears beneath you and unfolds in dozens of terraces descending a very steep slope. The stairs down are very steep and looking back the towering convex terraces stretch away above you. The only complaint I have is the Peruvian practice of stringing cables and pylons across valleys, which makes a decent picture hard... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just before you reach “base camp” for the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, swing to the left and pay a visit to this incredible site. On a sunny day, you can’t beat it. Beautiful terraces.

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Newcastle, Australia
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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237 reviews 237 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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.

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New York City, New York
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 !!

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