Sayacmarca

Sayacmarca, Machu Picchu

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,180 contributions
View of the Valley
Nov 2018 • Couples
From the site you can look down into the fantastic scenery of the valley. Just splendid views and worth all of your photos.
Written December 23, 2018
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seattaxi
Cambridge, UK1,100 contributions
Hard climb but worth it
Aug 2018 • Solo
Sayacmarca came at the end of a hard days trekking at the end of day two of our Inca trail hike. The climb up is via some very steep steps that are not for the faint hearted. Once up there the effort is worth it. The ruins are impressive. The view I am sure is amazing but unfortunately obscured by the most rolling down from the mountains on the day I was there
Written August 10, 2018
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M P
64 contributions
appetizer to machu picchu
Jul 2018 • Solo
steep steps to make it up (especially if legs are still feeling sore from dead woman's pass) but it's worth the effort. be like nike and just do it!
Written July 8, 2018
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vpar4
High Point, NC150 contributions
Along the Inca Trail
Mar 2018 • Couples
A mini detour (via some steep and narrow steps) along the Inca Trail on Day 3. It is worth the effort for expansive views and the ability to wander through the ruins. When we arrived, we were the only 2 at the site, so it was special to be able to walk around in complete silence.
Written April 7, 2018
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seagullrob
Scarborough, Australia5,934 contributions
Worth the extra effort
Mar 2018 • Solo
As others have noted, the ruins of Sayacmarca come on day 2 of the Inca trail, after you've already gone through the 2 high passes, including the highest on the entire trek - Dead Woman's Pass.
So you may not feel like tackling another set of quite steep steps to see yet more Inca ruins, especially when you the know the best - Machu Picchu itself - is yet to come.
My advice - make the effort. The ruins are rather spectacular, and chances are, you'll never be here again.
They overlook another set of ruins - Qonchamarka - but you'll see them from the track anyway.
Sayacmarca is pretty big - I spent about half an hour to go all around it.
It's very close to the next camp (and the ruins are visible from the camp), so you don't have all that far to go after it. Hang on to that knowledge, grit your teeth, and climb those stairs!
Written April 6, 2018
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rollinsthomas
Columbia, IL732 contributions
This is a beautiful area.
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful area, that many people enjoy so our advise is to go early or vary late. Take rain gear !!
Written March 19, 2017
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IA_Hawks
Iowa2,230 contributions
Vertical walls
Dec 2016 • Couples
Outside of Huayna Picchu, Sayacmarca has the scariest stairs to get to the site only there is no cable or rope to hold.

Once you are there, you are rewarded with a great view of the valley so I recommend getting over any fear you may have and step your way to the top.

As the other sites that we visited were built on the side of the mountains, this one appears to be build almost vertical out of the mountain itself making the construction of this site even more impressive.
Written January 23, 2017
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robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,684 contributions
do not miss the view
Nov 2015 • Couples
sayacmarca affords one of the nicest views of the mountains and canyons around machu picchu, so dont miss it if you are travelling all the way down there to peru
Written October 13, 2016
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
Inaccessible
Jul 2016 • Friends
Our guide pointed out that Sayacmarca (UP) and Conchamarca mean below (seashell). This is at 11,800 feet high, a new name discovered by an Archeologist named Pearl Pecors (Spelling?) Sayacmarca means inaccessible. It was a function for the army sector. This is a well-preserved Inkan town. We were able to access this at the beginning of our third day on the hike. Again, you can only access this while hiking the Inka Trail. If you look on the map, it will be after the second pass after Chaquiqocha.
Written August 4, 2016
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drronline
Martinez, GA548 contributions
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful
Apr 2016 • Family
Lots of Steps to get to this one, but the view is worth it. Amazing view, the stonework is "out of this world."
Written April 18, 2016
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