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“Along the Inca Trail”
Review of Sayacmarca

Sayacmarca
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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days
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 was special to be able to walk around in complete silence.

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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 of quite steep steps to see yet more Inca ruins, especially when you the know the best - Machu Picchu itself - is yet to come.
My advice - make the effort. The ruins are rather spectacular, and chances are, you'll never be here again.
They overlook another set of ruins - Qonchamarka - but you'll see them from the track anyway.
Sayacmarca is pretty big - I spent about half an hour to go all around it.
It's very close to the next camp (and the ruins are visible from the camp), so you don't have all that far to go after it. Hang on to that knowledge, grit your teeth, and climb those stairs!

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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 may have and step your way to the top.

As the other sites that we visited were built on the side of the mountains, this one appears to be build almost vertical out of the mountain itself making the construction of this site even more impressive.

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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

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