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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Towards evening we went up there and view was spectacular! Saw lots of families coming and going there to the top

Thank Blacksmith12
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went with our four children aged 14, 12, 8 and 6. We were driven to just beneath the ruins and we walked down to Ollantaytambo using the original Inca trail. The Pumamarca ruins are lovely and hardly visited so you may have the place...More

1  Thank Herman V
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It's a super beautiful and very easy half day hike which almost no tourist knows. Highly recommend! We got an excellent description from one of the lodges in Ollantaytambo. Please see photos attached.

Thank Steffi D
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Writing this as warning on taking the trail, not road, behind the red house up to the ruins. I had read about the trail and a local pointed it out to me on my way walking up the road. I had some vague directions off...More

1  Thank faaradar
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Visited this site on a private horseback tour arranged by La Casa del Abuelo. Very inexpensive, heavenly 4hrs excursion through eucalyptus groves, fields with bulls ploughing and Peruvian little ladies watching over sheep. Totally Zen! A must, even if you don’t speak Spanish, as the...More

4  Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The round-trip hike to the ruins of Pumamarca takes about 4-6 hours from Ollantaytambo on a moderate, steadily climbing trail. The ruins of Pumamarca sit on a hillside overlooking the convergence of the Río Patacancha and the Yuracmayo or White River. The well-preserved site was...More

1  Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 8 January 2017

such a different place from our home, great vista's we are so unused to. The people and the place are magical

1  Thank Glacepp
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The ruins at Ollantaytambo should be high on the list of places to visit near Cusco. It's very impressive and the view from the top is magnificent. The terraces require a lot of climbing and the stone steps can be a foot high, even more,...More

1  Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We got lost on the hike to Pumamarca but everyone we met on the way was very helpful. My spanish is limited but that didn't pose a problem. When we got to the ruins, it was desolate. No one there. Such a beautiful place to...More

1  Thank Anna M
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Chinchero is close to Cuzco – about 1 hour. I would recommend starting with this site and work your way up to Ollantaytambo and then Machu Picchu. Not much hike or walk here – so it is a pretty easy site to see. There is...More

1  Thank yuvarajvima
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Fernando M | Reviewed this property |
That's fine. It should be a nice walk. But do leave some time and energy to go up the hills and terraces, which is a steep climb. From up there, there are also trails to hike around.
18 September 2015|
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Response from diana r | Reviewed this property |
i think it is a bit late to start, given that the days are shorter. You will miss the best time of day on the trail. Best to over night then walk up from town centre.