Llaqtapata

Llaqtapata, Machu Picchu

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jgemza
Whitesboro, NY430 contributions
Remarkable
Feb 2020
Wonder of the world made centuries ago. It is hard to believe the Incas could buid such a fine structure that lasted over the years. The views were amazing just before the rain, visited during the rainy season. One must be in good physical condition to see all the sites, but is was worth it. A gem in Preu.
Written March 4, 2020
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carpe_itineris
Carlsbad, CA440 contributions
Hidden Gem
Dec 2018 • Family
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.
Written January 29, 2019
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robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,684 contributions
less popular but dont miss it
Nov 2015 • Couples
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.
Written October 13, 2016
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Live2travel07
Miami, FL330 contributions
Wonder view I can't express how beautiful this is
Aug 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.
Written August 24, 2016
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Nolan P
Kansas City, MO97 contributions
Cool stop on the Inca Trail
Jul 2016 • Friends
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.
Written August 23, 2016
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chelsealynne
Pensacola, FL883 contributions
The first ruin along the inca trail
Jun 2016 • Couples
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 food.
Written June 14, 2016
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Dtothebtraveller
7 contributions
Great ruins
Jun 2016 • Couples
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.
Written June 11, 2016
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NiallODonoghue
Cork, Ireland246 contributions
Stunning example of Incan architecture.
Aug 2015 • Couples
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.
Written April 16, 2016
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Aidan L
Pembroke, Canada335 contributions
Amazonas Explorer campsite
Sep 2015 • Friends
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, and you can go in it (and there are no crowds), making this site give something that Machu Picchu can't. Also, afterwards there is an optional path up a cliff side to get a great view from above -- if you're not too feint of heart, do it! The view is magnificent.
Written October 12, 2015
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Signum32
Andwell, UK1,249 contributions
First major site on the Inca Trail
May 2015 • Solo
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.
Written July 22, 2015
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