All along the inca trail there are many ruins, each one very special and interesting and this was no diffrent.
We stopped near this site for our lunch and it immediately began to be misty and cloudy. We were unable to see the ruins, but the area around it was amazing and one of the more interesting parts of the hike. Try to find the frogs. We heard alot of them all around us and very close, but could never... More
Puyapatamarca means a city upon the clouds and getting there you have the impression that the name is true. We vere lucky to enjoy the splendid view to Urubamba. Absolutely recommended
This was fabulous. We had it all to ourselves so there were no crowds. The view from the top takes on a whole new meaning when you are here. The view down the valley was beyond description. so were the steps when we had to go down them past the llamas,to get to the camp site where the tents were... More
The Inca site at Puyapatamarca, set on a hillside among cloud forests at about 12,000 feet, is inspiring. The descent by way of Intipata and Winya Wayna to Machu Picchu is a great way to experience, in one day's hike, the magnificence of ancient Andean culture and architecture.
Views in every direction- just spectacular. It was amazing to have birds of prey circling below us.
Phuyupatamarca is one of the Incan ruins sites that you pass as you hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You'll pass it on the 3rd day of the usual 4 day Inca Trail Trek. You cannot access these ruins any other way, and hiking the Inca Trail requires a guide and a permit to be booked well in... More
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