One of the most impressive sites along the Inca Trail, the ruins of Winay Wayna give a good representation of daily life in the settlement. Clinging to the side of a steep hill, the ruins show the foundations of houses, remnants of staircases, and the bases of water fountains. Notice the agricultural terraces of previously cultivated land, which sit above and below the main ruins, and are now often grazed by wild llama. Nicknamed 'Little Machu Picchu', the well-preserved ruins add to the landscape, as the terraced fields form steps down the hillside. Plan my day in Machu Picchu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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Last Inca site before Macchu Picchu. The site has impressive terracing and is a good example of Inca planning and architecture. Great views, big steps to walk up and down but are in good condition. more »
I did the hike from KM 104 and this is where the point meet with the 4 days hike to Michu picchu. Impressive site and this serves as the last stop before arriving to Micchu picchu. The ruin has some o... more »
Breathtaking! In your final steps towards Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail you will find this amazing city of Winay Wayna. It is surrounded by mountains and forest and seems like a place lost in time and space. Its terraces are impressive and very well-conserved and the local guides will explain the stories of the ruin. You'll indeed feel "Forever Young" and grateful that such beauty exists!
Went here as part of our 4 day 3 night Inca trail trek and it is absolutely breathtaking. It's quite a large site and amazing to explore.
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