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Address: Cachicata, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Description: Located on mountainside 700 meters above Ollantaytambo

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Great Hike!

We hiked to the quarries on a very sunny July day. Bring plenty of water...and if you have the stamina continue to the Inki Punktu...which is pectacular!

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

We hiked to the quarries on a very sunny July day. Bring plenty of water...and if you have the stamina continue to the Inki Punktu...which is pectacular!

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We actually didn't quite make it to the quarries( so close) but the hike and the views is a great way to spend 4-5 hours if you want to get close to nature in the Sacred Valley. You definitely get up there to get a full view of the valley, the trail is easy to follow and the plant life... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited the Inca Quarries as the final part of a hiking/camping trek we did. Our local guide was able to take us to a little hidden spot where there are some human bones. He said that it's possible these were sacrifices from the Inca. Beyond that, the views down into Ollantaytambo were beautiful. A worthy hike.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Interesting to see the quarry but once you've seen one stone, you know the old saying..!! It was a bit of a trek, make an early start if you go. Personally I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this site but that is your choice

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I would take the tour by horseback but i do not think it is worth the trek by foot. The Incas were amazing people and they did the impossible moving giant slabs miles to build their temples.

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slc, ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great hike to explore some unexcavated ruins. You don't need a guide (although we had one). Anyone in town can point you to the trailhead and it's fairly well marked. Views of the Veronica glacier are phenomenal. Continue past the quarry to an Inti Punku with great views (weather permitting).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This hike is quite long. You will need to get an early start to be back by dark. Along the way you will pass beautiful farms, landscapes, Inca Pools, and stone chulpas (old burial structures) before reaching the quarries. As you look back and ahead, there will be breathtaking views of the Urubamba Valley and the lovely town of Ollantaytambo.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our lodge arranged for two horses and two guides to take us. We reached the first quarry, and got a sense of how the immense stones were tumbled down to the river. The climb to the second quarry was too steep for our horses (and us!). We passed several "tired stones" along the path; wonderful for resting and enjoying breeze... More 

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Antony, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

After a great Inca trail experience with Peru Path, I got all excited about doing a really long marathon hike in one day, so I asked the same company and they organized it for me. I went with a guide to not get lost (there are several itineraries but for the one I did, I’m pretty sure I would have... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Short, mostly flat walk to see this. Interesting but not nearly as impressive as many other surrounding attractions. If short on time, won't miss much by skipping this. Wish I had gone to the Sun Gate instead.

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