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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 town. We were able to access this at the beginning of our third day on... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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."

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Only the walls are left of these ruins but they are still pretty spectacular. It is mind boggling when you think about how and why these structures were built.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Just another great location on the trek, everyone in the group can't stop talking about the breathtaking views and snow capped mountains. The guides allow you to rest and take in all the sites before gentle encouraging us to move onto the next stunning location

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Basingstoke UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Sayacmarca is just a short climb up a flight of steps from the Inca Trail. When I was there a few people could not be bothered - that was their loss since it is quite an extensive set of buildings which probably served as a store house, a garrison and a tambo (resting place).

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Onsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

Think back1000-500 years how did they do it,? This large blocks, they buit this houses and the block perfect fit in to each other You feel so small compare to this amazing ruins. GO THERE you will not regret it So interesting and beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

According to our guide, this is an Inca warehouse. Like others posted prior, we were quite tired but we went up anyway and the view was worth it! We got lucky that the rain stopped when we got there.

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