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Gate of the Sun (Intipuncu)

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Tough Hike and Should Do on a Clear Day

It was a lot of uphill walking with plenty of steep sections. After about 50 minutes, I had reached the top. It was an easier hike than the one up to Huayna Picchu. I went on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a lot of uphill walking with plenty of steep sections. After about 50 minutes, I had reached the top. It was an easier hike than the one up to Huayna Picchu. I went on a cloudy day and there was no view at the top. Advice is to do this hike on a clear day. On the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike to get there was moderately arduous, but the destination was well worth it! The scenery kept our entire group entranced and upbeat the entire journey.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting part of Machu PIcchu! Essential to go with a guide who will explain the significance!

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many, many places to take pictures of MP. No better or worst that other places to get your picures.

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Pleasant Valley, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After trekking the Salkantay, hiking the 1:00 to the Sun Gate was almost like child's play! The views are exceptional!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gate of the sun was a fabulous point from which to take in Machu Pichu after hiking all day on the Inca Trail. However, the hordes of young tourists knocking each other out of the way for pictures was less than ideal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take the trail taking you to The Gate of the Sun from the citadel. It takes you one hour one way, so make sure you have enough time. As it was unbelievably hot and I was also taking a million pictures, I spent one hour and a half to go to the Sun Gate, half an hour stop... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to sweat it out for more than an hour before reaching the gate of the sun. it was a very good exercise

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be in good shape and have appropriate hiking shoes & plenty of water to make this climb. The path is fairly steep and there are rock boulders for much of the steps. I stopped to rest often and took photos of the mountains and flowers on the side of cliffs. Luckily, it was a sunny day and I got to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two ways of reaching this saddle or pass overlooking the Citadel. The hard way is to do the Inca Trail - a 3 - 5 day hike, (of dubious provenance!) to "reproduce the journey of Inca Nobles to the ancient city" - or - you can just do the 1-hour walk from the citadel itself. The hard way... More 

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