Patallacta was the first big Inca ruin site we came across as we hiked the Inca Trail. This photo was taken from a plateau at the top of our first moderate ascent on Day 1. Unfortunately, the classic Inca Trail does not pass close enough to these ruins for a visit, but there is an alternate five-day hike during which you can camp nearby and visit the site.
- Hiking the Inca Trail: The Journey Begins
- The Inca Trail Day 2: Detour Through Hell
- The Inca Trail Day 3: Almost There
- The Inca Trail Day 4: Arrival at Machu Picchu
You can view more featured photos at my Photo of the Day Collection.