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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

Address: Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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Vancouver, Canada
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405 reviews 405 reviews
146 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Climb up here in the morning sun to see spectacular views of the Ollantaytambo ruins across the valley. Climb up here in the afternoon sun to see the spectacular colours of these ruins. There is no admission charge to these ruins but there is a gate which is sometimes closed. The access pont is right in the village of Ollantaytambo.... More 

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Magog, Canada
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261 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a low-key place. Hard to find and not often mentioned. We had time to kill in town before catching our train. The place is on the city plan in the Lonely Planet although they do not explain what it is. We managed to find it and were surprised to see that it is free. It is a pretty... More 

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seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We loved this hike. Outstanding views of the ruins and town and surrounding mountains. Very few tourists. Look for the cairn on the trail to prevent a wrong turn (we had to backtrack, but with the views we did not care!). We bought the book of trails and hikes from the Awamaki Fair Trade Store and used the directions in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I agree with the reviewer below about the wind. It gets pretty gusty later in the day so go in the morning if you can (cooler then too which is nice). We only went to the lower sites about halfway up and not all the way up to the granaries. If you're afraid of heights like myself the rock climbing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you visit Ollantaytambo you must visit the granaries. Go early to avoid the winds which really come up in the afternoon (the granaries are sited deliberately to be in the wind which preserved the grain). Take one of the young male guides who sit near the start of the track; the one we had was really excellent and worth... More 

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RapidCity,SD
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64 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We hiked up the morning before we left town. We spent about an hour exploring on our own. Great views and some exposure. Best of all it was free. Bring your camera and bottle of water.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was very nice to walk through the granaries. Great view of Ollantaytambo. Plan on spending 2 hours.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pinkylluna is a great mountain to hike for great views of all of Ollantaytambo. Just be careful if you're a beginner because the terrain and rocks can be very steep.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We should have grabbed a guide from the bottom (cheap and certified) but the climb was enjoyable nevertheless. Maybe 2 hours round trip....great ruins and an awesome view of Ollanta!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The trudge is worth the views. Of course, in its current state of ruin, you would have to imagine what it would have looked like in its heydays, but the location and views are enough to dispel such thoughts...

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