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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
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
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
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
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