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Intipuncu, Machu Picchu

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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. Using our world travel planner, Machu Picchu attractions like Intipuncu can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Take the time to explore and enjoy this place, it was especially good as we were lucky to have no one around  more »
  • be calm and patience to enjoy all the charm and wisdom of Inca architecture. be prepared for rain and covered with water to drink
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  • Good nights, the climate goes from a day sunny and cold intense in them nights, probably know first the Cathedral and its treasures artistic, the temple sacred of the Qoricancha, where the priests worshipped to the Dios Sun, Sacsayhuaman, blocks of stone. Then you will meet people of Pisac, and then you will know the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Poroy is where you take the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu and along the way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes. You will enjoy your trip is very nice, wear comfortable clothes. Sun protection and shelter. Beware of the altitude sickness.
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