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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We thought we would acclimatise and get ourselves ready for our Inca Trail trek the next day by climbing up to see the Pinkuylluna ruins. Got a little breathless at one point but it was worth the view! Wear some good shoes. The trek was free and we didn't come across anyone else whilst we were climbing up. Went around... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had planned to hike the other ruin/fortress in Ollantaytambo that seemed to be the thing to do in town based on the number of people whom we saw going up on it...until we realized that we had to pay for that hike. Not only were we on a budget, but we were also trying to save our legs &... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I hiked up to the granaries with some newly made friends and had a great time. The views of the valley and river were fantastic! Behind the granaries there is a seldom trod trail which if you fancy a challenge takes you to much greater heights with far better panoramic views, just be prepared for a challenge.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Mario guided us up this hike...well worth the cost for his time! It was a good pre-Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu hike. Loved it. Great views.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is truly a ruin (unreconstructed, not maintained paths), and it is scattered across the mountain on the opposite side of the town from the "pay" ruin. You can climb as much or as little as you like. I went as far up as I could go to a tiny guard house, way way up. It was a little harrowing... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This hike is free versus paying for the ruins on the opposite side of the valley. Why pay? These ruins looked more interesting to me than those that you have to pay for anyway. Also, I think these ruins attract a smaller crowd which is appealing to me too. The hike was definitely aggressive as there are few switchbacks and... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

try the OTHER half of Ollantaytambo. its very much worth it. last road off the Plaza, walk down and the entrance on right. and then UP you go. at immediate first fork (wooden handrail), go RIGHT, visit the graneries/sights/ruins, then back down to same fork, now heading LEFT and take in the views and adventure. yes, its HIGH and you... More

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Cancun
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The hike up to Pinkuylluna is free and serves as good training for Huayna Picchu. Also the views of Ollantaytambo are as good as it gets and you have a panoramic view of the fortress as well. You can go as high as you wish as there are ruins close to the top of the mountain. We preferred to climb... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I knew I wanted to climb up to these things as soon as I saw them while getting on the train to Machu Picchu. Its a really easy climb up to the site and it gives you a great view over the entire city and great panoramic view of the Temple of Ollantaytambo. Its a great place to spend a... More

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

In a country where they charge you even for praying, it was nice to find this great free spot. It's a short walk from the main square, though it might be hard to find the way, and it's a steep dirt path with no signs, but that adds to the adventure.

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