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Pumamarca Ruins

Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited in April 2012 and enjoyed visiting the ruins, the view of the city from the top is terrific. Down below there are markets with all sorts of good bargains for a tourist. The site is full of history and a good guide will give you many interesting facts about the place. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Around one hour walk uphill gives you an interesting knowledge about the incas and their way of life. Nice walk to Ollantaytambo from Pumamarca.

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RapidCity,SD
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a taxi take 4 of us to the ruins and drop us off for $40 sols total. We left town around 9 AM. It took about 20 minutes to get there by cab, the road got a bit rough. We explored the ruins on our own for about an hour or so. There are no facilities here. Bring... More 

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had a view of it from our hotel room - Ollantaytambo is very small & you can see the ruins from pretty much everywhere. Thought too expensive & the steps are very steep - it's very high up a hill with very steep steps- we didn't go all the way up - has good view over the town.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

These ended up being my favorite ruins around Ollanta! We walked up, however horses are available.... Nice ascent up to the ruins on a very easily navigated pathway.... must see!

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South Orange, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The extensive ruins of this site should and will probably eventually be a busy tourist site. If you get a chance you should go now while it is still relatively quite and free! There are several paths to reach the top, but the fastest is through the small city below. To find the city you must pass the signs that... More 

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took a taxi to go up and then we climbed a bit to the ruins, the hike almost two hours to go back to Ollanta. We paid 50 soles for the taxi, we were 4 persons. The drive is quite challenging but is beautiful! The ruins are in a preatty good shape and worth the visit!

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Seattle, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and two boys and I just spent four days in the Sacred Valley and one night at Machu Picchu. The highlight was our hike from Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo. The ruins of Pumamarca are hard to get to--a rugged road goes most of the way up. Others have written about the foot path up from town. Because it was... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Arrived on horseback with our guide Alberto (alberttourguid@gmail.com) and explored the ruins in the late afternoon. A magical place. Recommend

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California, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This Little place is amazing, the view points are fab, it is a good place to relax and there are not many tourists like in every site around Cusco.

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