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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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The Intipata ruins are recenlty discovered agricultural terraces....

The Intipata ruins are recenlty discovered agricultural terraces. Inhabitants may have once used the terraces as a walking path to Machu Picchu.

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Just like most Inca places this is a very nice place to visit. Always special to see where the Inca's where capable of.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
IvoDeRooij
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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Just like most Inca places this is a very nice place to visit. Always special to see where the Inca's where capable of.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

there is a lot of hiking, and a lot of stairs to get to these attractions in machu picchu. be prepared and make sure you are wearing decent shoes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Really interesting farming/research center that the Incas built. You have a choice on the path to take the quick way and get to the camp site in 30 mins or to go through Intipata which adds 2 hours... it's worth it. Extremely steep so not for the faint of heart. You'll be really happy once your back on level ground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Our inca trail group loved this site. Intipata offered great views of the river below. Lots of stairs to climb through this ruin.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place is at the terraces. This place is the place of the sun, where you have terraces above with Urubamba Valley view beneath. Full of history and spectacular view to the valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

You reach this wonder at the end of day three as you make your way down to camp. The terraces are huge and very impressive and allows for some amazing pictures. The view of the valleys below are out of this world. The Inca trail is brilliant as each day you are treated to wonders like this as a reward... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were treated here to great views of the Urubamba Valley, llamas grazing on the terraces (some of the best photos I got in Peru) and one heck of a lot of stairs. Be careful if you're going down these stairs as part of the Inca Trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Incredible and filled with interesting history! I used a guide and learned a lot! I recommend having a guide to explain the rich history of some places in Machu Picchu because that way you can better understand its magic!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nearing the end of a day's trekking you are thinking about camp and then this wonderful site. From this area the views across the valleys and of the mountains are terrific then there are the cascading terraces and the flying steps, not all as cleaned and pristine as Machu Picchu but that is part of the value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the site where you see all the amazing photos from those who have hiked the Inca Trail. No views of Machu Picchu from here, but the views of the valley and river are amazing AND it’s not over run with people. This is must when hiking the Inca Trail, as the site is right off the trail. Make... More 

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