We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pumamarca Ruins

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Good way to acclimatise for the inca trail trek

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Paul D
,
Perth, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My siblings and I had dreamed about visiting Machu Picchu for years. Although this was a nice sight it is well commercialized. For me, this commercialization takes away the "it" factor from Machu Picchu. On the other hand, we hiked to Pumamarca and the "unknown" OR "not so popular" factor of the ruins/journey added a special element to it. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The ruins themselves are not as impressive as others but for a day hike it is gorgeous. Steep to begin and tiring at the end but worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We hiked to these ruins from downtown Ollantaytambo from directions given in the Awamaki hiking book. The hike was about 5 hours roundtrip and the Pumamarca Ruins were the halfway point and highlight! We were the only ones there so were able to explore them to our hearts desire. Very worthwhile hike from Ollantay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
King City, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our guide Miguel led our group up to the Pumamarca ruins. Seldom visited by tourists - they are exceptional and a well kept secret in the Sacred Valley.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Beautiful hike. Definately strenous. Watch for altitude sickness if you're not fully acclimated. The valley and wild flowers and plants are lovely. We had an local guide who added to the trip immensely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
fort collins
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I did this hike by myself, easy and safe. Gorgeous ruins, very different from the many Incan sites in the valley. Get the area hiking book from the Awamaki 's store in Ollantaytambo.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were rather underwhelmed by the ruins given the reviews we had read beforehand but the walk there highlights beautiful scenery so it was worth it. The directions we had weren't really that helpful so this is how we got there. If you are standing outside Hearts Cafe the road opposite, just to the right, is the one you want... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed in Ollantaytambo and hired a driver to take us to Maras and Moray in the morning, then drop us off at Pumamarca after lunch. We brought the directions from the Moon guide with us and had read through the reviews here in order to find the start of the trail back to hike back to Ollanta. We are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Pumamarca Ruins also viewed

Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
 
Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
 

Been to Pumamarca Ruins? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pumamarca Ruins

Address: Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Ollantaytambo

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pumamarca Ruins staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?