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Information about the Inka Bridge at Machu Picchu

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INCA BRIDGE

The trail to the Inca Bridge wraps around the backside of a mountain in the opposite direction of the Machu Picchu ruin. It’s about a 25 minute hike along a fairly narrow path towards the bridge. While the climb isn’t steep, some of the drop-offs along the edges may make some people uneasy.

The Inca Bridge is made of a few narrow logs perched above a sheer vertical drop. It’s believed to have served as a secret entrance to Machu Picchu. Crossing the bridge itself is strictly forbidden today for safety reasons, but you can take as many photos as you like. On the return hike, you’re likely to ponder whether or not you would have the courage to cross the bridge, if you lived during the time of the Incas. See the Inca bridge Information bellow.

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How to find the trail and how is it?

Small signposts point the way to the trailhead that leads to the Inca Bridge. If you’ve left your guide to explore the site independently and you are having trouble finding the trailhead. Ask one of the many Machu Picchu wardens. It’s an easy trek along a decent and relatively flat trail. There are some scary drops along one side, but the path is wide enough to give some sense of security. It might be a challenge if you are not good with heights, but give it a go: It’s worth the effort. You do not need an additional ticket to see the Inca Bridge.

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