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Archaeological Site in The Inca Trail

Llactapata

You can hike to the hydroelectric station via Llactapata, a six-hour walk up and over a hill on the well-marked Inca Trail, affording views of Machu Picchu and access to a half-cleared ruin. The trail is well-marked…
Archaeological Site in The Inca Trail

Phuyupatamarka

Towards the end of the Inca Trail, you'll reach the beautiful, well-restored ruin of Phuyupatamarka (Town Above the Clouds), about 3600m (11,811ft) above sea level, which contains a stunning series of ceremonial bat…
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Runkurakay

Beyond Paq’amayo on the Inca Trail, at an altitude of about 3600m, the trail crosses the river over a small footbridge and climbs toward Runkurakay; at 3750m this round ruin has superb views. It’s about an hour’s wa…
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Q'ente

Little-visited site just along the Inca Trail. (If you start from Km 88, turn west after crossing the river to see it – it's about 1km away – then return east to Llactapata on the main trail.
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Wiñay Wayna

An exquisite little Inca site along the Inca Trail; it's name is variously translated as ‘Forever Young,’ ‘To Plant the Earth Young’ and ‘Growing Young’ (as opposed to ‘growing old’).
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Intipata

A spectacular terraced ruin along the Inca Trail, best visited on the day you arrive to Wiñay Wayna; consider coordinating it with your guide if you are interested.
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Inca Tunnel

The Inca Trail leads on across an Inca causeway and up a gentle climb through some beautiful cloud forest and an Inca tunnel carved from the rock.
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Sayaqmarka

The Inca Trail descends to the ruin of Sayaqmarka, a tightly constructed complex perched on a small mountain spur, which offers incredible views.