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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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Awesome hike off the beaten path

We visited Machu picchu in a particular way to try to avoid the tours and the crowds while enjoying also the surroundings. We book the entrance to Huayna picchu with the first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Machu picchu in a particular way to try to avoid the tours and the crowds while enjoying also the surroundings. We book the entrance to Huayna picchu with the first group, climb the mountain to see the panoramic views and on the way back, we went down towards the moon temple (Gran Caverna). The path is 90% the... More 

Thank albertors82
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Machu Picchu and the Huayna Picchu mountain. Someone recommended us to pass by the moon temple on the descent of Huayna Picchu. We regretted it!!! The moon temple and gran cavernas is nice to see but not really stunning. The detour is really heavy (very steep descent, and then walk up again to go back to Machu Picchu).... More 

Thank Sereina D
Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Obviously, planning is key to visiting here. We toured with Gate One out of Pennsylvania. It's a long day -- and I'd suggest a few months of step training -- to get here. The place has a spiritual vibe, great views and is a physically rewarding climb. Mind-blowing history.

Thank LHW65
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110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Part of the ruins site at Machu Picchu. Well preserved (good resting spot also). Worth the trek, if physically able.

Thank Bernd S
Peru, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

very nice temple in huayna picchu, you have to know were to go and it is very nice place to visit, it also have a very nice history.

Thank avaclifforth
Orem, Utah
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437 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ah, you'll have to ask your guide. Hope there is a good explanation. There is more to it that a possible worship of the moon.

Thank Ron B
Draper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

While taking a somewhat backseat to the more popular Sun Temple, the Moon Temple is none the less inspiring for it's stonework and for the effort that it took to create it. Certainly impressive as part of the overall Machu experience !

Thank James W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

crowded, everything is expensive at the entrance gate, and here is a little mosquitos what made a lot of bites on our body. When we were here , the weather was good, but we can't take the pullover because the mosquitos.

Thank Cili F
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

How to find the moon temple: When you reach the top of the Huyana Picchu, follow the sign that says, "Gran Caverna" (about an hour). Alternatively, there's an unmarked path that diverges to the left as you ascend Huyana Picchu. This path is shorter, and if you take the alternative route back up, you can still see the top of... More 

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Philadelphia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

There is a great story behind all of the attractions in Machu Picchu. Don't walk it without a guide or a good guide book, as the history is super interesting.

Thank annarc6

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