The Most Unforgetable Way to Experience Intipumku
A unique experience we can't wait for you to experience!
Intipunku, also known as the Sun Gate, is an archaeological site in the Cusco Region of Peru. Once a fortress of the sacred city, Machu Picchu, it is now also the name of the final section of the Incan Trail between the Sun Gate complex and Machu Picchu. It was believed the steps were a control gate for those who enter and exited the Sanctuary.
It is one of the most important archeological constructions around the Machu Picchu site known formerly as the main entrance. Intipunku is dedicated to the cult of the Inti, the Sun god. Because of its location on a ridge southeast of Machu Picchu, the rising sun would pass through the Sun Gate each year on the summer solstice. This is the first place that one can see the whole sanctuary. Those visiting are able to see the sun rise over the whole mountains by Machu Picchu.
5am Pick-up at StarDome
20 minute Transport to Cachecata Community
Walk to Canteras, a very Sacred Location
Enjoy Canteras with a Boxed Breakfast
Hike to Intipunku and witness the stunning view of Mt. Veronica, Walkaywilky
Enjoy Intipunku with a Boxed Lunch
Free-Time - Explore the area
Return to Cachecata Community
Transport back to StarDome
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Frequently Asked Questions
How far is StarDome from Cachecata Community?
The ride is appropimately 20-30 minutes total.
How long is this Experience?
This is a full day Experience. Expect a very early start and a late afternoon return in time for dinner.
What should I bring with me?
A small backpack with plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, walking poles (if needed), and a good attitude!
Do I need to bring food?
No, we will provide you with a boxed breakfast and lunch.
Do I need to be in shape for this Experience?
We like to think hiking Experiences like this are a mental game. If you believe you can do it you can complete this Experience with no problem. Please be mindful of the elevation, stay hydrated, and take as much time as is needed to complete the trek. Remember you are in good hands with our Tour Guides!