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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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California, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
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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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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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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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York, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Started the hike from Ollanta and had to turn back as it was getting too late, The next day we got a ride as far as second sign designating a trail to the ruins and hiked the rest of the way up. Near the ruins a local man showed us the trail to hike all the way back to Ollanta.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited the Pumamarca ruins on our recent trip to Ollantaytambo. Since we didn't get started until after lunch, we decided to take a taxi from Ollantaytambo and then hike down.. Such a good decision! We paid 80 soles to reach the ruins, although our hotel said anywhere from 60-100 soles is reasonable. We had the ruins... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

After climbing to the top of Pinkuylluna Mountain, I had blisters so decided to go to the Pumamarka Ruins by horse. Booked a tour through Sofa Adventure and they took me to meet my guide Mario and horse Anna. Mario walked in front to start off, leading us along the river to the start of the Inca trail. It was... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The highlight of our trip to Peru was riding horses (courtesy of Condor travel) from the town of Ollyantaytambo to the Inca fortress ruins of Pumamarca. We had a great guide (Dennis) and were accompanied by two lovable, mangy dog hosts - Oso and Barrabas. Best tour agent we have ever worked with rowina santa maria - you can reach... More

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