Intipuncu, Machu Picchu

4.7
#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Machu Picchu
#Ruin, #Lookout, #Must See
Take in the extensive views of Machu Picchu from Intipuncu, one of the city's most important archeological sites. Dedicated to Inti, the Incan sun god, the gateway once served as a part of the fortress that overlooked the roads leading to the city. Today, its vantage point offers some of the best views of all of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountain peaks. Despite the inclining terrain, the relatively short 1.6 km (1 mi) hike over the stone-paved road from Machu Picchu to the gateway is not too difficult. The trail offers excellent views along its entire length, so even if you don't ascend the entire way, the hike remains worthwhile. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring your camera and plenty of water, and note that the path can be slippery when wet. Discover how to plan a Machu Picchu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The İnca trail on foot also entries with this you can see the door. Machu Picchu from here looks pretty good. The door to history.
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  • Climb this mountain with my spouse was not easy, a group of people applauded us down (lol), the journey is quite long and the air you falta(son 2720 ms de altitud)., I suggest doing so before age 50 and knees functioning them very well. Take repellent, water and candy of coca for the crossing is an amazing experience, I must say personally to my 55 years and my husband with 60, it was extraordinary. It is worthwhile for those who like extreme adventure.
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  • Machu Picchu ruins while slowly walking from the entrance, located about an hour and a half. From the gate Huayna looks beautiful. And from here the same scenery was looked at some old people think is strange.
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