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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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Amazing hike. Not so popular ruins. A must do!!!

My siblings and I had dreamed about visiting Machu Picchu for years. Although this was a nice sight it is well commercialized. For me, this commercialization takes away the "it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

My siblings and I had dreamed about visiting Machu Picchu for years. Although this was a nice sight it is well commercialized. For me, this commercialization takes away the "it" factor from Machu Picchu. On the other hand, we hiked to Pumamarca and the "unknown" OR "not so popular" factor of the ruins/journey added a special element to it. My... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

The ruins themselves are not as impressive as others but for a day hike it is gorgeous. Steep to begin and tiring at the end but worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

We hiked to these ruins from downtown Ollantaytambo from directions given in the Awamaki hiking book. The hike was about 5 hours roundtrip and the Pumamarca Ruins were the halfway point and highlight! We were the only ones there so were able to explore them to our hearts desire. Very worthwhile hike from Ollantay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Our guide Miguel led our group up to the Pumamarca ruins. Seldom visited by tourists - they are exceptional and a well kept secret in the Sacred Valley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Beautiful hike. Definately strenous. Watch for altitude sickness if you're not fully acclimated. The valley and wild flowers and plants are lovely. We had an local guide who added to the trip immensely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I did this hike by myself, easy and safe. Gorgeous ruins, very different from the many Incan sites in the valley. Get the area hiking book from the Awamaki 's store in Ollantaytambo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

We were rather underwhelmed by the ruins given the reviews we had read beforehand but the walk there highlights beautiful scenery so it was worth it. The directions we had weren't really that helpful so this is how we got there. If you are standing outside Hearts Cafe the road opposite, just to the right, is the one you want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We stayed in Ollantaytambo and hired a driver to take us to Maras and Moray in the morning, then drop us off at Pumamarca after lunch. We brought the directions from the Moon guide with us and had read through the reviews here in order to find the start of the trail back to hike back to Ollanta. We are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

We visited in April 2012 and enjoyed visiting the ruins, the view of the city from the top is terrific. Down below there are markets with all sorts of good bargains for a tourist. The site is full of history and a good guide will give you many interesting facts about the place. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Around one hour walk uphill gives you an interesting knowledge about the incas and their way of life. Nice walk to Ollantaytambo from Pumamarca.

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