Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca

Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca

Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca
4.5
About
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
203 reviews
Excellent
152
Very good
44
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
2

bcsystems
Ann Arbor, MI4,013 contributions
Nov 2022
We had a tour of this attraction and the salt mines. A really nice combo visit that is relatively close. Not a bad hike to walk down and around the whole terraces.
Written 17 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

trfcnte
Redondo Beach, CA290 contributions
Oct 2022
Great site to visit in the sacred valley. Bring your own TP. There's 3 sites total. Hire a tour-guide, don't just wander around. The only negative was the entitled British cyclists who thought it was a good idea to yell at sight-seeing pedestrians. The local food stalls sell some awesome steamed Andean corn. End of review.
Written 19 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ken S
6 contributions
Oct 2021
A must see !!! Pictures don't do it justice. The place is enormous and I still cant imagine how they were able to build something like this. Individual micro climate farming......WOW !!!
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,466 contributions
Feb 2020
There are many terraces tobe seen throughout your trip thru the Sacred Valley. There were a critical element in the agricultural development of the area during Inca times. It is amazing that they have remained, but there is so much surface rock in the area, there was no reason to dismantle the terraces to get building stone--as has happened in many other historical sites worldwide.

The terraces themselves are really attractive and add a "decorative" element to the hillsides. It must have been amazing to crops growing on them in ancient times. The planning and engineering that went into the construction of them (to make them so productive) is really a lasting tribute to the people.
Written 22 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,207 contributions
Jan 2020
Terraces, terrazas, fascinating, amazing. Difficult to imagine the effort taken to create the agricultural terraces. Definitely a must on any Sacred Valley tour.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Diana Macdonald
Welland, Canada18 contributions
Jan 2020
Such a beautiful place, do not miss it! The ride up to the site has great views and it is really worth the walk around.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

barbarabuilder
Los Angeles, CA187 contributions
Aug 2019
worth the visit on your way to other places, very interesting the reason for the different levels, and how it was used for agriculture
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kachanovka9
Stirling248 contributions
Nov 2019
We consider ourselves to be advanced, but the Incas knew how to create agricultural space in such a difficult terrain.
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mytraveltips3
California31 contributions
Oct 2019
While staying in the Sacred Valley, we got a taxi to go see these agricultural Inca terraces. We got there early before the huge crowds from Cusco arrived. It was well worth a visit to witness these sites.

Afterwards, we also went to see the Maras salt wells which were super impressive, especially as the salt is being used for cooking!
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Justine_Sade
Prague, Czech Republic235 contributions
May 2019
The site from what our guide explained to us was used more like a laboratory and experimenting with different plants on different heights. Apparently the Inca's were trying to find the best agriculture solution for their crops.
If that is true or not well guess we will not know as there are no written records but the explanation makes sense once you get to the site and look around.

You will go up with your bus on a road that has a lot of turns so hopefully you are not car sick. Depending how early you get there your bus will either leave you 5 minutes walking from the entrance or even 15-20 minutes. There is no real parking and everybody tries to park as closer as possible and still let the other cars come and go.

You will not notice the site until you get in and let's say turn the corner moment which you will see the big terraces and a few left over buildings on top. The site is quite impressive and it's nice that you can walk around the terraces up and down. You actually realize how big it is the moment you stand next to the rocks in one terrace and see how many more there are down.

Unfortunately as we had a day tour in the Sacred Valley we didn't have much time to spend there so maybe you would like to have at least an hour to walk around, take in the place, have some pictures and just rest a bit overlooking the valley. At least this is what I would like to do if we ever come back.

Also there is a toilet in the back on the site, quite big and decently maintained so kudos for that especially with so many tourists around.
Take some decent shoes, it was not raining when we went there but if it does it can become a bit muddy and slippery on certain routes, so better come prepared for outdoor walking.
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 81
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca (Urubamba) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca