Machu Picchu Things to Do

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  • 1. Huayna Picchu

    5 out of 5 stars

    You will have to climb for a very narrow path, it will take you 45 minutes to 1 ½ hour to complete it and you will arrive to a plce where you will see and amazing landscape of Machu Picchu Citadel, it...

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  • 2. Llamas / Other Animals

    After taking your best pictures of the citadel, keep climbing the steps until you reach the Agricultural Sector. You´ll find yourself surrounded by llamas of many colors and sizes. I wasn´t attacked...

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  • 3. Inca Trail

    We started our trek at km 88 and reached Winay Wayna on the afternoon of the second day, but by the time we hiked down to the ruins we were all so tired we were unable to explore properly and failed...

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  • 4. Ruins

    The Ruins are astonishing. You can look at pictures all day and never come close to the experience of being there. You can see the cut of the rocks, wonder to yourself "why build here and so far from...

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  • 5. Temples

    After walking past the Residential Sector, you´ll reach the District of the Priests and Nobility, where all the temples and palaces are located. The Temple of the Sun, shaped like a "P", will...

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  • 6. Scenery

    It was really amazing to see Machu Picchu in person after seeing it so many times in Travel Magazines. You just can't beleive it until you see it with your very own eyes. It's just so unbelievable to...

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  • 7. Aguas Calientes

    Due to our Peru Rail train schedule and the fact that after visiting Machu Picchu we were returning for the night to Huayllabamba, our time in Aguas Calientes was spent rushing from one place to the...

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  • 8. Terraces

    MP is on the peak of a high hill, so the city is surrounded by pretty green terraces. The steep terracing spreading out and down from the city compliments the geometric, angular architecture of the...

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  • 9. Main Gate

    Immediately after passing through the entrance gate and climbing a few steps, you´ll already have the best view of Machu Picchu. Check these wonderful pictures!!! I have pictures taken from Putucusi...

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  • 10. Sacred Plaza

    This is one of the 3 temples located at the Sacred Plaza. Historians believe that it was probably of comparatively lesser importance than the Main Temple. Like the name suggests it has 3 big...

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  • 11. Sacred Rock

    This is the Sacred Rock, located near the entrance to the Huayna Picchu trail. Pay attention to it and you will note that the rock´s design tries to imitate the shape of the mountains behind it....

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  • 12. The Condor

    I was told that the Temple of the Condor is a construction that resembled a condor with stretched wings, but I couldn´t see anything like that. The head and beak are supposed to be these rocks on the...

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  • 13. Sacred City

    This view here must be one of the most photographed views, giving a general idea of the layout of the town that once stood here, with the Huayna Picchu (young Peak) as a back drop its well worth the...

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  • 14. Inti Punku

    From here you can see the more or less the whole city,from Sacred Plaza on the left to the Eastern urban sector on the right. With a gorgeous tree right in the middle of the whole place. Certainly the...

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  • 15. Steps / Falling

    As you walk around Machu Picchu, you'll notice that although most steps are individual stones, some are carved out of single, massive boulders. We found this one in the Sacred City area, to the left...

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  • 16. El Intihuatana

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The exact translation of the qechua word "intihuatana" is "for tying the sun", although it is usually translated as "Hitching Post of the Sun". It consisted of a column of stone rising from a block...

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  • 17. Other CITIES

    Wiñawayna or Forever Young is the name of an important archaeological ruin near Machu Picchu. It’s located on a height of 2.700 metres. Wiñawayna was discovered by Paul Fejos in 1941, and...

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  • 18. Quarry

    So, where did the Incas get all the stones from which to build Machu Picchu? If this question bothered you, you get to answer it soon after you descend toward the ruins or come up the stairway of the...

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  • 19. Machu Picchu ~ Lost City of the Incas

    Like many visitors traveling to Peru for the first time, our ultimate goal was to visit the ancient and legendary site of Machu Picchu. It's an extraordinary...

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  • 20. A Bit About Practical Matters

    The green bus you boarded in Aguas Calientes jostles alongside the Urubamba River (Vilcanota) on the Avenida Hermanos Ayar for a few kilometers before crossing...

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  • 21. Be prepared for the crowds

    Mark and I traveled to Machu Picchu in January which is the low season for tourists. But even in the off season remember Machu Picchu is the most visited...

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  • 22. Forget everything else and just enjoy the view

    Most people traveling to Machu Picchu do a lot of research in advance. After reading all of the books and internet sites, after studying the history, take some...

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  • 23. Waina Pichu Peru

    Not everyone who visit Machu Pichu climb Waina Pichu as most of them are unaware about this other hill and most visitors are informed only when they reach the...

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  • 24. The Grand Machu Picchu

    This monumental masterpiece is a sight to behold! I am extremely happy to have finally seen this world wonder. Take in as much as you can visually, emotionally...

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  • 25. Inca Bridge Hike

    One hiking trail from Macchu Picchu takes the visitor to the Inca Bridge, an old bridge constructed of a stone arch and topped by a wooden walkway which has...

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