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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Pumamarka Ruins

Hiked from Ollantaytambo to Pumamarka. A beautiful hike and a beautiful site. This site was built to resemble a puma's head. A part of the wall was built in a zigzag way to... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked from Ollantaytambo to Pumamarka. A beautiful hike and a beautiful site. This site was built to resemble a puma's head. A part of the wall was built in a zigzag way to resemble the teeth. Pretty amazing as I have never seen something like this before.

Thank reikiflowcsilla
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked 6 miles up hill to visit, a challenging hike but well worth it, great views, walking through terraced fields gives good persepective on farming. Thr ruins temsleves are ok, interesting enough to make the hile worth it.

Thank Motke48
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Blacksmith12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 to yourselves. The walk down to Ollantaytambo will take you 2 1/2 hours and there... More 

1 Thank Herman V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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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 the web but they mentioned a blue sign which is not there. The trail actually... More 

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Reviewed 11 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 horses owner is very caring and attentionate. You can also do it by foot if... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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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 thought to be a checkpoint to control access to Ollantaytambo. The ruins of Pumamarca become... More 

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Steinbach, Canada
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Reviewed 7 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
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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, so be prepared for some strenuous physical activity. There is so much history behind it... More 

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