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Jan 29, 2019
“Hidden Gem”
Oct 12, 2016
“less popular but dont miss it”
Ancient Inca village.
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

Located across the valley from Machu Picchu, Llaqtapata is quite literally a hidden gem. Overgrown by foliage and vegetation, these ruins are just being unearthed. What a treasure! Also, fantastic views of Machu Picchu from here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carpe_itineris
Reviewed October 12, 2016

this is one of the lesser known attractions at machu picchu but it should be on your list of things to see while you are there. make sure to wear bug spray and sun block, really you will regret it if you do not.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank robnkim
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Just to stare at it makes you so relax to see Mother Nature and the incredible place the inka's build for themselves is absolutely unbelievable I just thank god I had the opportunity to visit this once in a lifetime world wonder.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you do the 4D/3N Inca trail you'll pass above the site. It makes for a great stop along the way. Our tour guide gave us a 20 min class on the Inca Civilization and importance of villages like this.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Nolan P
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This was the first ruin we saw along the inca trail. It was unique and magical to look down upon it from up high on a cliff. I highly recommend Sam travel Peru as your trek operator. Good and fair cost, excellent guides, and gourmet...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank chelseasly
Reviewed June 11, 2016

We visited this as part of our trek of the Salkantay, a fantastic trek, glad we did this and not the Inca Trail, far more authentic, less crowded and more rewarding.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Dtothebtraveller
Reviewed April 16, 2016

One of the many beautiful examples of ancient terraced Incan cities found along the inca trail, it is the first sight you see along the trail and it is breathtaking, both in its location and lit up by the sun.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank NiallODonoghue
Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you travel with Amazonas Explorer, you get to camp under this sight for the first day, and then tour it on their slower "5-Day Inca Trail". It's well worth it. The place is amazing in the sunrise, and the sun temple is very interesting,...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Aidski
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Seeing the size of this complex brings home the scale of the agriculture necessary to serve the Machu Picchu area. Even allowing for some restoration there is also the engineering achievement to build these secure terraces. A must stop and listen to your guide.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Signum32
Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is one of the first ruins we looked at on the Inca Trail. Our guide Hernan Hermoza gave us lots of interesting information about it. We took time to look and absorb this beautiful site. You look down on it from the trail. Amazing....More

Date of experience: May 2014
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