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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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Breathtaking views – right off the Inca Trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Machu Picchu

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