Inca Sites and Inca Ruins

If you’re looking to explore Inca sites and Inca ruins and want to find the best places to view Inca history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of Inca sites and Inca ruins and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Incan sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Incan sites and will help you plan your tour of these fascinating ruins.

Our database of Incan historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Inca sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Inca: Site Index

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Choquequirao

One of the lesser known Inca ruins, Choquequirao is a little known Incan city in the south of Peru which is similar to the far more famous Machu Picchu.

Choquequirao is a little known Incan city in the south of Peru which may well have served as the final stronghold of the Incan civilisation. Similar in design and architechture to the far better known Machu Picchu, Choquequirao is almost devoid of tourist due to its isolated position. ... Read More

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Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a famous hiking route which winds through Inca sites in Peru including Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail is a famous route in Peru which allows hikers to follow in the footsteps of the Inca people. The main site along the Inca Trail is Machu Picchu, the magnificent ruins of an Inca city dating back to the fifteenth century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However,... Read More

Llactapata

Often confused with the ruins of Patallacta, Llactapata contains the remains of a small Inca complex near Machu Picchu.

The site of Llactapata contains the remains of a small Inca complex near Machu Picchu. Often confused with the larger ruins of Patallacta, which is frequently called Llactapata, this site was first discovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1912 and explored in detail by an Anglo-American team in 2003. Though little evidence... Read More

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Machu Picchu

Probably the best known of all Inca sites, Machu Picchu is one of the world’s best preserved Incan sites, located in Peru and protected by UNESCO.

Machu Picchu is an extraordinary ancient stone city along the Inca Trail in Peru and forms one of the most famous historical sites in the world. Believed to have been constructed by the Inca Yupanqui people sometime during the mid-fifteenth century, the ruins of Machu Picchu sit high atop a granite... Read More

Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón

Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón is the museum of the famous Machu Picchu site.

Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón is a museum at the foot of the mountain which houses the world famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón is dedicated to exploring the Inca civilisation and houses an expansive collection of artefacts found at Machu Picchu including household items, artwork and religious... Read More

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Ollantaytambo Ruins

Ollantaytambo boasts the remains of an ancient Inca fortress and temple complex.

Ollantaytambo is an ancient Inca fortress and modern village located approximately 60 miles north of the city of Cuzco, which now contains a series of impressive Inca ruins. The fortress was originally built to bring local tribes under Inca control, however the Inca were soon facing a new threat in the... Read More

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Patallacta

A large Inca site near Machu Picchu, Patallacta contains the hillside remains of dozens of walled houses and other buildings.

Patallacta is a large Inca site near Machu Picchu, built atop stepped agricultural terraces surrounding a rising hillside. The site sits along what is now known as the Inca Trail, which runs to the far more famous Machu Picchu and it is believed the settlement was also used by the Inca... Read More

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Phuyupatamarca

One of the most picturesque stops on the Inca Trail, Phuyupatamarca is a well preserved Inca ruin which sits over 11,000 feet above sea level.

The ruins of Phuyupatamarca, located along the Inca Trail, rank among the best preserved and most scenic Inca ruins in existence. Known as the ‘Town above the Clouds’, Phuyupatamarca is over 11,000 feet above sea level and often surrounded by thick clouds which weave their way through the valleys below -... Read More

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Pisac Ruins

The ruins are Pisac are the remains of an impressive Inca settlement which was abandoned in the 1530s.

The Pisac ruins, located next to the modern town of the same name, are the remains of an impressive ancient Inca settlement. Though little is known as to the history of the site before the Spanish conquest, Pisac was probably used as a ceremonial and military centre. The site was abandoned... Read More

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Winaywayna

One of several Inca sites in the area, Winaywayna is an Inca site in Peru near Machu Picchu.

Winaywayna or Winay Wayna, literally translated as “forever young”, is an Inca site along the Inca Trail close to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. Winaywayna is yet another great example of Inca civillisation and is made up of two levels containing a network of houses, fountains and agricultural terraces. Whilst... Read More