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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
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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 

1 Thank MichelleandAlan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I did a 2 hour hike down the mountain that has this site on the way...it's lovely hike...without the hike, I'd skip this...not different enough from other sites to be worth a special trip if not hiking.

Thank Alexander H
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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 12 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.

Thank KellyPenelope
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the mountains, prices ok. Then went for the ruins, 2 hr visit, pay for a... More 

1 Thank Roberto B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

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 go. because i coudln't find any place to buy/burrow any map. Lovely scenery and no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 from the organized tours and just explore by yourself Pumamarka is a great option this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the feeling of exploration.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

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

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