All About Circuit 1 Ruta Puente Inka

If you want to embark in one of the most interesting circuits in Machu Picchu 2024, then try out Ruta Puente Inka. Going to the Inca Bridge is a very fun experience, and it allows you to see how people were traversing Machu Picchu in olden times. The stone bridge is mix of natural and human handmade , and it stands over a very big mountain.

What a lot of people don’t know about Puente Inka is that it was made by Incas under the direction of Pachacuteq Inca. Over the years, it has become of the most impressive attractions in the region along with Machu Picchu. And with Ruta Puente Inka, you can finally get there from Machu Picchu, getting a picturesque take on Machu Picchu.

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How can you get to Puente Inka?

  • In order to go on the Ruta Puente Inka, you will need to start at the entryway of Machu Picchu.
  • From there, you will need to go upward to the first Caseta de Control, and from there you go to the Inferior and then Superior platform of the terraces.
  • That will bring you to the area of explanation at the top, and from there you go directly onward to the Puente Inka. The route is not very difficult to follow, it’s straightforward, but there are a few inclines to deal with. Usually, it will take you around 1 hours to go from the entry way of Machu Picchu to Puente Inka and back.
  • Due to its challenge and fitness requirements, the circuit is  available for all ages.
  • From the explanation point to the Inca Bridge and back to that point it will take around 1 hour. So it’s a very short trek once you get to the upper part of the terraces. But as we said, it can be tricky fitness-wise, which is why you want to boost your fitness levels the best way that you can.
  • Then you get back on the same route to the beginning, from where you left.

When is the Ruta Puente Inka open?

The Ruta Puente Inka circuit is open only from early March to the late of February. That means it’s only available during some time. With that in mind, the main reason why you go to the bridge is for the culture and history. It’s been a part of the local heritage for centuries, and people from all over the world come here to see the beauty of this bridge in person.

Is it safe to enter the Ruta Puente Inka?

Natural formations Mountains and Puente Inka are always a sight to behold, and they look incredible. Aside from the bridge itself, you also have a few restaurants and tourist shops too. The guide will explain you everything about how this place formed, why it still exists like this, and you can learn a lot about the way people nurtured it over the years, something that says a lot about locals and their culture.

It’s a very delightful and exciting place to visit, because you rarely get to see natural formations like Machu Picchu Montaña. Right now, you can’t walk across the bridge, even if it was a possibility a few decades ago. That option is stopped in order to ensure the integrity of the people and bridge, since it increases its lifespan, while also maintaining its stunning look.

Why is the Ruta Puente Inka only available during the high season?

The low season is a problem mainly because it makes the route harder to walk. Rainfall can be very heavy, especially during the low season, and that’s why Ruta Puente Inka is restricted solely to the high season. It’s drier, and you can actually go to the eastern border of the Inca City. That’s where the gateway for the high jungle sector can be found.

Visiting Puente Inka is a great idea if you want to explore the beauty of panoramic views in the high jungle, and also see a stunning natural formation. Plus, it’s one of the best places where you can take photos of the mountains around and you will find it to be inherently beautiful. The fact that you can see this along with the city of Machu Picchu as well in a single trip does make it stand out too.

We think that the Ruta Puente Inka is a great option for those that love history and want to explore the beauty of Machu Picchu. Plus, going to the Inca Bridge itself is a great idea if you want to take photos as well. We highly recommend giving the Incan bridge a try, especially if you are looking to take lots of photos in the area. And the ability to also go through the archeological site while embracing the local culture leads to a stunning, one of a kind experience!

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