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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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US$550.00*
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Pumamarca Ruins Trek to Machu Picchu in 2 Days
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4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Well Worth the Hike

Learning all about the way the Incas engineered the stones to fit together is amazing in and of itself... But all the waterways and terraces they built were equally amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Learning all about the way the Incas engineered the stones to fit together is amazing in and of itself... But all the waterways and terraces they built were equally amazing. Highly recommend this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

we got horseback riding for $40 from janaxpacha hostel to this amazing ruins! it may be hard to hike to as there was no clear sign and it was all uphill. the view was great and we owned the ruin to ourselves!

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Small but amazing! Beautiful view of the valley and surround areas. It was land so green and peaceful. Amazing how the built?! Nice to sit at the top and enjoy the view.

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Go to as many ruins as you can while in Peru. They are all different and their history is fascinating. Read about them before you go and get a good guide if you can to explain the features you might miss at each site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

At breakfast staying at Casa de Wow!! The host was speaking to another guest about this hike. I am traveling solo and overheard and said I would join if you wanted a hiking partner. Ended up being a great day! New friend, great hike, amazing views!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

A gentle 2-hour walk from town - some short steep uphill sections but mostly contouring. Once up above the valley you walk through huge Incan terraces with some of the irrigation channels still running. A beautiful and very uncrowned walk. The ruins are crude compared to others but make a nice spot for a picnic before heading back.

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Camarillo,California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

These ruins are at least a 2 hour hike from Ollantaytambo, but a taxi will take on a hair raising at times,bumpy ride to the base of the ruins, then it is a 20 minute walk...up ...up. I don't know if this site is more off the beaten path than most things, but we were the only ones there..The ruins... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Such an amazing experience to see what the Andean people did so many, many years ago. These ruins are beautiful! We paid for a guide to give us a good history and visit of the place. It was worth it. The hike was worth it for the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

A small town with a lot of things to see. Inkas very smart people. Entrance has lots of vendors.short walk to plaza with outdoor cafés and restaurants. Budget tip if you want to save the entrance fee walk up the other hill side for free with similar inka structures. Recommended MeuterMedia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

It was breathtaking. The hike up wasn't too long or vigorous, and it was absolutely stunning. Do it.

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