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Winawayna

Machu Picchu, Peru
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5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco
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4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Can only be accessed from the Inca Trail. Our guide rates this place more highly the MP itself. It is stunning, beautiful and serene. Once you arrive, have some lunch and explore the site. There were around 20 other people, when we arrived. It is...More

Thank AndrewBullard69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must go and must see by yourself! It isn't a easy travel because you'll have to stop at Lima, take a flight to Cusco, take a train to Ollantaytambo and then, take a bus until Machu Picchu. But after all of it you'll not regret.

Thank Magda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, we were lucky the weather was great but I hear the weather is good most of the time. It rained a bit on the trek up there but overall, a great experience.

Thank Andria U
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a must see for all who travel. Peru is a magical place and this is one of the top sites to show it off to the world. The craftsmanship of the site is unbelievable. Magic in the clouds.

Thank Screwballs
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was by far the most beautiful natural wonder we've seen.... and we've seen a lot all over the world!!! It's a sight that every family should experience in their lifetime! My family portrait is of us in front of Machu Picchu... with Winawayna behind...More

Thank Lisa212015
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

On the final night of the Inca Trail, your knees will be tired after a loooong downhill, and you'll be focussing on the final push to the "main event", Machu Picchu, but make sure you keep going - 5 minutes down the path past the...More

1  Thank ColHol
Reviewed 2 February 2017 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.

1  Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank IA_Hawks
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...More

1  Thank Cdockrey
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...More

Thank MondoPeru
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BenceR520
Hi fellow tourists, is there a possibility to see Winay Wayna on my own? I am reading very different answers to this question and it is confusing. I am specifically asking private tourists here, companies please don't answer. The views at Winay Wayna are absolutely stunning but I can't see why I should pay hundreds of dollars for it. As far as I understand it, there are three ways to get there: 1. walking up from km104, 2. walking up from River Urubamba over the zigzag route 3. walking back from Machu Picchu over the SUn Gate (Intipunku). Which is doable? I am not worried about the walk, more about price and permits. Thanks in advance, Bence
19 March 2017|
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Khim Y
How hard it is for children to climb to Winay Wayna? I have a 10 and 14 year old, not very outdoorsy but healthy kids. We're thinking of doing the Inca Trail from km 104 on up. Supposedly it's an 8 mi hike, going through Winay Wayna, Sun Gate and finallu Machu Picchu. Do you think it will be too hard for the children?
7 February 2017|
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Response from chelseabmw | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I didn't see this question. I hiked from KM104 last year. I was 68 years old with a bad back at the time. I have hiked most of my life, but my back has slowed me down a lot. I think your kids are old enough to... More
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mojomo
So is ticket needed to Winawayna? We have ticket to Machu Picchu + Montana. I understand Winawayna is not same, but what ticket if any would get us there?
6 June 2016|
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Response from NiallODonoghue | Reviewed this property |
Winay Wayna is an ancient Incan settlement located on the Inca trail itself. It is located very close to the campsite for trekkers at the end of day 3 so unless you have a permit to do the Inca Trail you will probably not be... More
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