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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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South Orange, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We hiked from Ollantaytambo to the ruins on our second day in Peru, so the altitude made this 2hour ascent quite tiring, but we really love it. We didn't encounter a single person on our hike which made it even more special. The ruins were breathtaking and again, almost deserted save for 2 tourists and their guide. We enjoyed seeing... More

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Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a good climb with superb views and helped with our climbing when we got to Machu Piccu where the real hike started

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We travelled here last year as a small group, 5 people, but have also trekked here as a bigger group and camped overnight. Amazing views and energy from this ancient sacred site

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've hiked to Pumamarca in mid-May 2014, using printed directions from the Awamaki store in Ollantaytambo. The same directions are used in the otherwise excellent Moon Machu Picchu guide. There are several points that should be updated. 1) The left turnoff from the main gravel road into the mountains, where the trail begins, is beside a pink/purple adobe house. 2)... More

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Exeter, NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We first went to Easter Island (see my review of that too!). Left that amazing island on a Thursday. Our flight was late leaving EI which was going to make us late to Lima and possibly late to Cusco, therefore making us miss our prearranged ride to Ollantaytambo!!! We finally boarded the airplane about three hours late…got to Santiago. A... More

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