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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day before we had spent the day at Machu Picchu and decided the next day to hike up to the Sun Gate. Yes, it is steep and you need to take plenty of water, sun screen and a hat but if you want to...More

Thank Avmig
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

For the absolutely best views of Mach Picchu, you need to go up! This is an easier climb than others at the sanctuary. That does not mean it will not take effort. You will climb over 1,000 vertical feet along the trail. Take your time...More

Thank Matt F
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Basically a stone doorway, elevated to "Sun Gate" status for tourism considerations. A great photo that probably countless others have also taken.

Thank John D
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

On the last day of our four day trek we got up at 3am for the final push and reached the sun gate for our first glimpse of machu picchu, with the sun rising over the snow covered mountains all around. Awe inspiring

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I researched to DEATH (almost literally) which extra hike I should do at Machu Picchu with the family. I probably read a half dozen web sites and blogs - probably watched over two dozen videos of various hikes around Machu Picchu. The one that all...More

1  Thank daddy00
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Nice walk/hike from Machu Picchu. I would only do this early in the morning as it only gets hotter. I sort of regretted hiking all the way up here as it: (1) took alot longer than I thought, taking away valuable time from visiting Machu...More

Thank aprince707
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Machu Picchu is amazing. We did Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu via the jungle trek. The only issue is that we had a HORRIBLE tour company for Machu Picchu. DO NOT use #actionmachupicchu as they are incompetent and liars. They did not book us tickets...More

Thank Merri L
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Our guide book recommended this short hike to the Sun Gate and it was perfect. Enough of a walk to feel like you have done something but not too strenuous and plenty of places to stop for shade if it's a hot day, which it...More

Thank Jenningsburyhouse
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Intipunku or the SunGate is a beatiful place to admire Machu Picchu. It´s the point where the the Inca Way ends, and it was the entrance to the city in the XV century. You can go with the same ticket that Machu Picchu (no extra...More

1  Thank Santiago Z
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We stupidly did the walk int he midday Sun but found places of shade to rest along the way. Beautiful views along the way and once you reach the top

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January 16, 2017|
Response from dpaustex | Reviewed this property |
You are way to late. Suggest Llama Path.
May 27, 2016|
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Response from Adriana C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stockton, To get to the sun gate If you get to MachuPicchu by bus/train it's no really a hike, it's just a walk up stairs that will take you less that an hour if you go easy, it's not very hard, specially if you take... More