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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Sayacmarca came at the end of a hard days trekking at the end of day two of our Inca trail hike. The climb up is via some very steep steps that are not for the faint hearted. Once up there the effort is worth it....More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

steep steps to make it up (especially if legs are still feeling sore from dead woman's pass) but it's worth the effort. be like nike and just do it!

Thank M P
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

Thank vpar4
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

1  Thank seagullrob
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 !!

Thank rollinsthomas
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

2  Thank IA_Hawks
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

2  Thank robnkim
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

2  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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
Reviewed 3 April 2016

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

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