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Inca Bridge

Puente Inka de Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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RapidCity,SD
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

At Ollantaytambo--We walked to the Inca bridge at Ollantaytamo and it was wooden bridge over Urubamba river. Nothing special, we were just walking around town and exploring. At Machu Picchu--There is a trail called Inca Bridge--it is no where near the Sun Gate as some else mentioned. But closer to the thatched Guardians Hut near the center of MP. The... More

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Milton, Wisconsin
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129 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You must sign in before going on the trail and sign out when you leave. When Steve did this in the afternoon, after climbing to the Sun Gate he was the 250th person. It is a 20-30 minute hike from the sign in area. The bridge can be seen from a distance... no one is allowed to cross it. The... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is good 30-minute round trip walk from the entrance of Machu Picchu. It is important to point out that this site is NOT in Ollantaytambo, meaning that this is miscategorized! There are some straight drop-offs from this Inca stone trail that can be a bit hair-raising, but the trail is plenty wide and you can lean against the mountain... More

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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The trail is well maintained, but watch your step because the trail is located in a mountainous relief. It's about 20-30 min walk in and out, if you have time is worth to see a different point of view of the sights.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Something special about the Inca Bridges - worth a diversion - by this time we were almost used to heights, steps and walking - as others attest, the Inca Empire was amazing in so many ways and ahead of their time.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great trail /path. But while my wife jauntily strode along, I found myself gripping the cliff walls. I don't do heights as well as she does. Great views. Gets you away from crowds. but if you don't like looking down, don't do it !

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Loa Gatos, CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After reading the reviews I was a little concerned but this was a very nice walk off the beaten path. Yes there were a couple of areas with a steep drop, but they were a short part of the walk and at no point was I ever afraid. It was a nice walk in the afternoon to give us a... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Don't listen to people if they tell you the path to get there is frightening --it's just not. The way is completely safe and takes about 10-15 minutes to get there from the guard house. Pretty interesting to look at yet another example of the prowess of the inca empire -- don't miss it!

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Zionsville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As what a few other reviewers have mentioned, I believe some of the reviewers here logged their reviews for the wrong landmark. I suppose the landmark name "Inca Bridge" is similar in concept as another common landmark name like "Plaza de Armas": there's a Plaza de Armas in Lima, but there's also another Plaza de Armas in Ollantaytambo, Cusco, etc.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I liked this 35 minute hike to the Inca Bridge because it was basically flat and shady compared to the hilly sunny other parts of the Machu Picchu complex. Less people and scenery was lush and tropical. Bridge was ok, you can't cross it but it does look like something out of "Middle Earth" :). We ended our day here... More

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