The Ruins of Intipata, Machu Picchu

#10 of 14 in Historic Sites in Machu Picchu
As you make your way to Machu Picchu, don’t miss The Ruins of Intipata, an extensive set of terraces cascading down the mountainside where potatoes, maize, and sweet potatoes were once grown. The ruins are 2, 800 m (9,186 ft) above sea level and are near the Machu Picchu sanctuary. Following this tough hike, take a moment to appreciate the views of the surrounding mountains and vast green valleys; watch for llama’s resting on the terraces. Plan to see The Ruins of Intipata and other attractions that appeal to you using our Machu Picchu holiday site.
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  • We first saw intipata as a scar on the hillside in the far distance. As we got closer we realised that it is a colossal series of terraces running down the side of the mountain. The amount of labour.....  more »
  • The terraces and walls are spectacular and the views from them simply stunning. You can climb the steep steps to higher terraces and explore this magically peaceful place.  more »
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