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The Ruins of Intipata

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
nplous32
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Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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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Basingstoke UK
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4 of 5 stars 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Magical place where you can see very patient llamas resting in the platforms. Lovely and very high place I visited during mu Inca trail and I had enough time to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Intipata approached from the inca trail, suddenly appears beneath you and unfolds in dozens of terraces descending a very steep slope. The stairs down are very steep and looking back the towering convex terraces stretch away above you. The only complaint I have is the Peruvian practice of stringing cables and pylons across valleys, which makes a decent picture hard... More 

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