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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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