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Along the Inca Trail

A mini detour (via some steep and narrow steps) along the Inca Trail on Day 3. It is worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vpar4
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High Point, North Carolina
Worth the extra effort

As others have noted, the ruins of Sayacmarca come on day 2 of the Inca trail, after you've already... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
seagullrob
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mini detour (via some steep and narrow steps) along the Inca Trail on Day 3. It is worth the effort for expansive views and the ability to wander through the ruins. When we arrived, we were the only 2 at the site, so it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have noted, the ruins of Sayacmarca come on day 2 of the Inca trail, after you've already gone through the 2 high passes, including the highest on the entire trek - Dead Woman's Pass. So you may not feel like tackling another set...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a beautiful area, that many people enjoy so our advise is to go early or vary late. Take rain gear !!

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Outside of Huayna Picchu, Sayacmarca has the scariest stairs to get to the site only there is no cable or rope to hold. Once you are there, you are rewarded with a great view of the valley so I recommend getting over any fear you...More

1  Thank IA_Hawks
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

sayacmarca affords one of the nicest views of the mountains and canyons around machu picchu, so dont miss it if you are travelling all the way down there to peru

1  Thank robnkim
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our guide pointed out that Sayacmarca (UP) and Conchamarca mean below (seashell). This is at 11,800 feet high, a new name discovered by an Archeologist named Pearl Pecors (Spelling?) Sayacmarca means inaccessible. It was a function for the army sector. This is a well-preserved Inkan...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Lots of Steps to get to this one, but the view is worth it. Amazing view, the stonework is "out of this world."

Thank drronline
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

We learned about the Spanish distruction of temple just because they were different. Especially timely with this year's elections

Thank MumsiePop
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Only the walls are left of these ruins but they are still pretty spectacular. It is mind boggling when you think about how and why these structures were built.

Thank cazbatt
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Just another great location on the trek, everyone in the group can't stop talking about the breathtaking views and snow capped mountains. The guides allow you to rest and take in all the sites before gentle encouraging us to move onto the next stunning location

Thank pgrobinson_10
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