Runkuracay

Runkuracay, Machu Picchu: Address, Runkuracay Reviews: 4.5/5

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,583 contributions
Ruins
Nov 2018 • Couples
It's all wonderful here, fabulous ruins, left by an advanced civilization at a spectacular site. One of the best experiences of my life.
Written 20 November 2018
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seattaxi
Cambridge, UK1,115 contributions
Incredible ruins
Aug 2018 • Family
We spent some time here as part of our Inca trail trek. A fantastic set of ruins showing off an amazing feat of effort and workmanship
Written 10 August 2018
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seagullrob
Scarborough, Australia5,934 contributions
Incan Headdress
Mar 2018 • Solo
I was on an Intrepid walk along the Inca Trail from outside Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. Along the way are a number of Inca ruins - hence "the Inca trail".
This one is interesting as you don't get the implications as you walk in at the same level as the structure. But once you get above it, you can see that it actually looks like an inca headdress!
Pretty amazing!
Written 6 April 2018
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VG1302
Blue Mountains, Australia193 contributions
Unmissable Inca site on the 3 day, 4 night trek!
Mar 2017 • Couples
On the 3 night, 4 day Inca trek, if there is something that you should look forward to after crossing the highest summit (Dead Woman's Pass) on day 2, it has to be the amazing Inca site of Runkuracay. It is located between the highest and second highest summit on the classic Inca trail. As with most Inca sites this one's story is quite fascinating. This site apparently served as a site for the messengers (chaskis) who would relay messages through quipus. Once you reach the site, it may seem like any other Inca site with nothing different or special to offer. However, when you leave the site and move ahead to climb the second summit, take the time to turn around and observe the site. The site is unique in its shape and structure. From this height and distance, one can clearly appreciate the concept of duality beautifully depicted by the union of a sun and the crescent (signifying the moon). It again may have to do with agriculture, who knows! Take the time to explore this small Inca site but more importantly take photos when you are approaching the second summit from where you will get a better view of the mastery involved in building this Inca site and what it may have meant to them back in the day!
Written 21 July 2017
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robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,726 contributions
well worth the hike
Nov 2015 • Couples
there are just some parts of machu picchu that you shouldnt miss, the runkuracay is one of them. Make sure you hike to it, wear bug spray for the micro mosquitos, and make sure you are wearing sun screen.
Written 13 October 2016
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drronline
Martinez, GA548 contributions
Amazing stone work and view
Apr 2016 • Family
Include this in your walking around the plaza, then stop, sit and observe. This is far more than just a door!
Written 18 April 2016
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Aidan L
Pembroke, Canada335 contributions
Amazing views
Oct 2015 • Friends
This small lookout post/messenger station, shaped like a ceremonial Tumi knife, is a nice stop along the Inca trail. You get great views of the Pacasmayo Valley between Runkuracay pass (which is cloudy typically) and the Dead Woman's Pass, and we saw quite a number of birds here, as well. A good place to take a break.
Written 12 October 2015
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Danuza
Cambridge, MA827 contributions
Serene place with Astonishing views
Oct 2014
The view from here is astonishing! Just sitting there helps to feel serene! Machu Picchu is incredible all over! This is just one of the spots!
Written 11 September 2015
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cazbatt
Barnsley, UK2,506 contributions
Amazing Ruins
Jun 2015 • Friends
This is one of the stop off points on day three of the Inca Trail and is a lovely place to stop for a rest - the structure is fabulous and the views are amazing
Written 31 August 2015
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Patricia T
Texas3 contributions
How did they do that?
Aug 2015 • Friends
Amazing sight of the Incan history. Our awesome guide, Juan, with Southern Explorations, made this trip memorable with his rich knowledge and appreciation of the Andean culture
Written 26 August 2015
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