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Inca Bridge

Address: Puente Inka de Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks

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Vancouver, Canada
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417 reviews 417 reviews
153 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a review of the Inca Bridge in Ollantaytambo (Puente Inka), not in Machu Pichhu (that one has it's own TA entry). Start at the main square (Plaza Mayor) then walk down the road to the Alameda cien ventana (the road of 100 niches) and the Punku Punku - an original Inka gate very much intact. Then walk down... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Inca Bridge is an amazing site. It's not a long hike, but as everything else at Machu Picchu, it's all up hill. The bridge is an excellent photo op.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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344 reviews 344 reviews
131 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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