The Ruins of Intipata

The Ruins of Intipata, Machu Picchu

The Ruins of Intipata
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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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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,443 contributions
Part of Peru Trip
Mar 2020 • Couples
Could see in the distance whilst visiting Machu Picchu. Absolutely amazing structure and how they managed to build at that time is incredible
Written March 7, 2020
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Maris Z
Sigulda, Latvia394 contributions
Nice
Feb 2020
People have to eat something and Incas used these terraces to grow food for themselves. The ruins are very well preserved.
Written March 6, 2020
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seattaxi
Cambridge, UK1,100 contributions
Lovely ruins
Aug 2018 • Family
We first saw intipata as a scar on the hillside in the far distance. As we got closer we realised that it is a colossal series of terraces running down the side of the mountain. The amount of labour involved and the quality of the workmanship are humbling. That, combined with the amazing views, makes this a must do place to visit
Written August 10, 2018
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,436 contributions
Excellent ruins
Jul 2018 • Family
The terraces and walls are spectacular and the views from them simply stunning.
You can climb the steep steps to higher terraces and explore this magically peaceful place.
Written July 18, 2018
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seagullrob
Scarborough, Australia5,934 contributions
High on a hill
Mar 2018 • Solo
Another fabulous set of Inca ruins on the third day of the Inca trail.
Set high on a hill with a lonely llama herd and a great view of the valley, river and the next camp site.
Good spot for a rest and a snack and to admire the view before heading down the steep steps to the final camp before Mach Picchu.
Written April 5, 2018
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Otto C
Oslo, Norway44 contributions
A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Jun 2017 • Couples
We had been talking about going there for more than 50 years... and were not disappointed! Had to go basck in again after lunch and enjoy more of the magic of this fabulous site, The view, the craftmanship, the atmosphere, the mystery of it all!
Written August 6, 2017
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Rosalind E
Rio Vista, CA26 contributions
Peru
Sep 2016
I climbd these steps while on tour in Lima, Cuzco, and Machu-pichu. The whole experience is exhilirating, especially if you like ancient history, like I do.
Written August 5, 2017
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VG1302
Blue Mountains, Australia193 contributions
Stunning view of Urubamba river and the valley
Mar 2017 • Couples
Intipata or sun terrace is one of those sites where one can sit for hours and marvel at the stunning view of the mighty Urubamba river and the surrounding valley. We arrived here shortly after 12 pm on the third day of our hike. Although there is not much to explore at this site, this is one of the few Inca sites which offer an unadulterated view of the valley. On a sunny day, this site is ideal for soaking in the warmth and relaxation. It is extremely peaceful and if you have the time, close your eyes for a few minutes and feel the energy of mother nature. Also, try sitting on the edge of one the terraces and take photos!
Written July 21, 2017
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terabla2017
Southern Mexico, Mexico2 contributions
BEAUTIFUL
Jul 2016
It's so beautiful that you can spend all of your day there. The time passes so fast that before you understand it, is time to go. I wish I had more time here.
Written June 22, 2017
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Fabercas
London, United Kingdom233 contributions
Amazing experience
Dec 2016 • Friends
This place is certainly one of the seven wonder of the world in my opinion.
If you do the trail get ready to walk a lot in any temperature. Humidity is heavy and the sun is tropical. You need strong sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
Written March 1, 2017
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