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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Interesting and remote!

It is a very nice hike from Ollantaytambo. Leave in the morning and take some lunch with you. The place will be all yours!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Sammamish, Washington
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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is a very nice hike from Ollantaytambo. Leave in the morning and take some lunch with you. The place will be all yours!

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We've made a stop in Ollantaytambo on our way to Machu Picchu specially to see the ruins. We were pretty dissapointed.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The valley has many ruins to see and visit. Some may use this stop over location to help acclimate to the altitudes of the valley compared to where you live. Nice views of the valley..

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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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 

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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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.

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King City, Canada
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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.

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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.

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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.

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