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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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$580*
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco
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Pumamarca Ruins Trek to Machu Picchu in 2 Days

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A Great Place to relax

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cuzco
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A steep walk up hill rewards you with a fantastic view over the ruins and across the valley to the Inca quarry where they mined the stones. Recommend paying a little extra for a local guide if you want to make the most of your visit.

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Northville, Michigan
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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