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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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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...More

Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

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

Thank KellyPenelope
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Awesome visit, breathtaking (the view is beautiful, the climb too :) , the ruins are very nice, tehre were even 2 rainbows!!! We arrived by 2, had lunch in the Main Square, little restaurant on a 2nd floor in the corner with beautiful view to...More

1  Thank Roberto B
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was one of the best hikes ever. DO NOT go by the road. You have to take the hiking trail in the mountains. I found the routing from maps.me application. Just have it installed in the phone or tab and you are good to...More

1  Thank kishAnSL
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Coming to the sacred valley is sometimes very exhausting specially if you have taken a guided tour,you only have a limited time at each site and most of them are really big, if you are a traveler who is whiling to take some time off...More

2  Thank hearts_cafe
Reviewed 7 November 2015

The 15-km hike to these ruins is a lovely walk with modérate gradients, partly along aqueducts with lovely splashing water...a great way to acclimatize to the altitude and get away from the crowds. You are likely to see almost no other visitors, which adds to...More

1  Thank lightfootAnchorage2
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Views amazing on hike .Very private and fairly easy.Close to Ollantaytamba and referred by Joaquin at El Albergue.Thanks!

Thank charlotte b
Reviewed 7 October 2015

A steep walk up hill rewards you with a fantastic view over the ruins and across the valley to the Inca quarry where they mined the stones. Recommend paying a little extra for a local guide if you want to make the most of your...More

Thank SwissWalkers
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Ruins are not that well know apparently as there were not a huge amount of people there. The views, the town and the people there were great.

Thank mickeyb37
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Incredible remains of the Inca civilisation are nestled in this valley that has a strange climate. A guide is an absolute must in order to really appreciate the ingenuity of this Peruvian civilisation and understand the fascinating history that surrounds the site. The climbing is...More

Thank SelinaSmyth29
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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.