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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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Spectacular view as the valleys fall away beneath you and the terraces rise above you.

You reach this wonder at the end of day three as you make your way down to camp. The terraces are huge and very impressive and allows for some amazing pictures. The view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
NiallODonoghue
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Cork, Ireland

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

You reach this wonder at the end of day three as you make your way down to camp. The terraces are huge and very impressive and allows for some amazing pictures. The view of the valleys below are out of this world. The Inca trail is brilliant as each day you are treated to wonders like this as a reward... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were treated here to great views of the Urubamba Valley, llamas grazing on the terraces (some of the best photos I got in Peru) and one heck of a lot of stairs. Be careful if you're going down these stairs as part of the Inca Trail.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Incredible and filled with interesting history! I used a guide and learned a lot! I recommend having a guide to explain the rich history of some places in Machu Picchu because that way you can better understand its magic!

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Basingstoke UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nearing the end of a day's trekking you are thinking about camp and then this wonderful site. From this area the views across the valleys and of the mountains are terrific then there are the cascading terraces and the flying steps, not all as cleaned and pristine as Machu Picchu but that is part of the value.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the site where you see all the amazing photos from those who have hiked the Inca Trail. No views of Machu Picchu from here, but the views of the valley and river are amazing AND it’s not over run with people. This is must when hiking the Inca Trail, as the site is right off the trail. Make... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Magical place where you can see very patient llamas resting in the platforms. Lovely and very high place I visited during mu Inca trail and I had enough time to see it.

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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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