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Inca Quarries

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Address: Cachicata, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Located on mountainside 700 meters above Ollantaytambo

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Amazing Views of Veronica Mountain!!

The hike to the Inca Quarries is on a very well-maintained trail (which is pretty rare in Peru). The trail offers stunning views of Ollantaytambo, the Urubamba River & the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Cusco, Peru

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Cusco, Peru
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The hike to the Inca Quarries is on a very well-maintained trail (which is pretty rare in Peru). The trail offers stunning views of Ollantaytambo, the Urubamba River & the snowcapped Veronica Mountain. As beautiful as this trail is I have seen very few people hike it. If you continue past the old quarries you will end up at Inti... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

You can walk from the town and as you climb you get fantastic views.The total walk takes 5/6 hours,but as you get close to the quarry you see pre cut blocks and some tombs.At the quarry are scattered blocks and even a cave with skeletons.If you are lucky you will see a Condor.You can take a shorter route down.

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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The inca quarries and the shaped and worked pieces of granite along the way were interesting. More interesting was the view of Mt. Veronica, condors overhead, and the solitude. We walked from our hotel by the train station, through town, across the inca bridge (looks like a regular bridge) then hiked all the way to the sun gate (inkti Punku... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The trek itself was much harder than I anticipated, mainly due to my lack of coping with the high altitude we experienced - around 14,700 feet at the summit - but the views were spectacular and made the effort so worthwhile!! Great small team we had and some good laughs over the 3 days. As an alternative to the Inca... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

These are very significant in giving a clue to the unfinished work of the Incas.They are nicely positioned to view across the site. Went as a part of guided tour

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Cuzco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Now if you like a challenge and you are adapted to the altitude this will be a great option because the reward is espectacular the quarries is just half of the experience the real goal is an Intiwatana ( a place to tie up the sun) from here you can see n amazing view of Veronica a huge glacier mountain... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The trail is easy enough and will acclimate you to the elevation quickly. The ruins are free and worth the hike. The surrounding views are amazing.

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Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We hiked to the quarries on a very sunny July day. Bring plenty of water...and if you have the stamina continue to the Inki Punktu...which is pectacular!

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We actually didn't quite make it to the quarries( so close) but the hike and the views is a great way to spend 4-5 hours if you want to get close to nature in the Sacred Valley. You definitely get up there to get a full view of the valley, the trail is easy to follow and the plant life... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We visited the Inca Quarries as the final part of a hiking/camping trek we did. Our local guide was able to take us to a little hidden spot where there are some human bones. He said that it's possible these were sacrifices from the Inca. Beyond that, the views down into Ollantaytambo were beautiful. A worthy hike.

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