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Winawayna

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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US$714.00*
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4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail
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5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco
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Private Overnight Tour: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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MUST see along with Machu Picchu

Far less busy than it's cousin MP, Winawayna is the most spectacular Inca ruin. It's vast landscape and amazing outlook- it is worth the walk there. Available in the 6hr short... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Far less busy than it's cousin MP, Winawayna is the most spectacular Inca ruin. It's vast landscape and amazing outlook- it is worth the walk there. Available in the 6hr short Inca trail.

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Thank Fiona J
Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a very good reason why our tour guide called Winay Wayna the "mini" Machu Picchu. It is just as impressive only on a smaller scale and without the hundreds and hundreds of tourists taking selfies. This was the first Incan site where I noticed the use of circular stones for tying down the thatch roofs. It also had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This Inca ruin is located on the 1 day hike to Machu Picchu which leaves from the train heading to Machu Picchu. The train stops for a few minutes while you hurry off and this ruin is about 5 hours into the hike. It is beautiful stop to rest and eat lunch, with wonderful terraces to look at with an... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I went on the first entry group of the day which i think is the best as you get to see the sunrise. Make sure you pack plenty of water and the odd snack. On my hike i passed a number of people who turned back due to fitness or altitude sickness. Be prepared! but well worth the hike

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Thank MondoPeru
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

You have to climb up here! I promise you won't forget this adventure ever! The view is breathtaking and the climb up a perfect altitude training. There is not much to add. Just check the overall rating and get impressed. Please note: if you are afraid of heights think about climbing Winawayna twice. A friend of mine nearly peed his... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a hike. If you are scared of heights, narrow stairs on the edge of oblivion or lightening ...do it anyway. YOU MUST MAKE reservations way ahead of time.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you can do this hike, you MUST! It took us a little over an hour to get to the top with many quick stops to catch our breath and take in the view. It's not about getting to the top quickly, but the journey to the top. It was a bit wet the day we did this climb and... More 

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Charters Towers, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Many many steep steps......but the experience and view was worth it. If you can do it I recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Its a long steep walking up the stairs...but its all worth it. If you walk with a steady pace, you can reach the summit in less than an hour (as stated in the map at the front) The view up there is just fantastic. If you do the sun gate as well...you will see the different side of MP...which also... More 

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Thank May L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Please do not miss Winawayna Picchu.....tough climb but well worth it....cannot explain the feeling once you are at the top....

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