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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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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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Nice "quiet' ruins.

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.

Reviewed 27 September 2015
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 not for the faint hearted though and sturdy footwear as well as a wind-proof jacket... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

It is a very nice hike from Ollantaytambo. Leave in the morning and take some lunch with you. The place will be all yours!

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We've made a stop in Ollantaytambo on our way to Machu Picchu specially to see the ruins. We were pretty dissapointed.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The valley has many ruins to see and visit. Some may use this stop over location to help acclimate to the altitudes of the valley compared to where you live. Nice views of the valley..

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

You need to visit early in the morning so that you miss the tourist buses from Cusco that arrive late morning and through til late afternoon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 17 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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Reviewed 29 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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King City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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