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Pumamarca Ruins

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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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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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
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!

Thank Annelise W
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.

Thank arigatous
Reviewed 8 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..

Thank Kelly D
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.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 18 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"...More

2  Thank Sam M
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.

1  Thank diana r
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...More

Thank erawk1017
Reviewed 8 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.

1  Thank ken_leach
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Hi kishAnSL. Why would you not go by road to Punamarca Ruins? I thought of taking taxi to within a half hour walk so as to have more time.
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.
If we arrive in Olly at 11am, what time is the latest we should attempt to go down i.e. what time does the sun set and it's dark out?
17 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.
Kathi M
Have the people stuck on the cable car today been rescued?
22 July 2015|
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