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Machu Picchu Cusco Trek, Machu Picchu
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Take in the extensive views of Machu Picchu from Machu Picchu Cusco Trek, 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 Machu Picchu Cusco Trek can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To arrive at the gate of the Sun, you have to walk 1:00 and a half on average, and seems to be louder than huyana picchu. Plus, you don't have to pay to go up, and there's very little people. Worth it for those who have breath. the city of mp is little upstairs, different look, nice to those who have time
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  • I charm is mystical, a little expensive to get, but if you have good physical condition can do it walking, I recommend to climb wayna Picchu
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  • With the companies to take you what changed a bit is the hospitality. The stunning scenery is the same. Much effort but each rest serves to appreciate the scenery. Fundamental as well as patience (I've seen elderly people reach their due step), bring good Footwear and at least 1 stick to large descents. Be prepared of rough, very rough camps without great care to look after them. But well, the reward is great
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