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

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Great hike, don't need a guide to get there

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
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slc, ut
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Cusco, Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the inca stones quarry is one of the most interesting places on the sacred valley, there is several trekking options, from one day up to 07 days.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Want to hike the inca trail for 5-10 miles? Here is your chance. Easy to find trailhead outside of Ollantaytambo. Steady climb but not with all those stairs that are common in Peru. Great views of snow capped peaks and the ruins in Ollantaytambo. Go in the morning before it gets too hot.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hike, it is a hike, is absolutely beautiful with the surrounding mountains and terrain. It isn't too confusing to follow, cross the Inca Bridge on your way out of town (just walk out past where you came in on the bus, and then head down the winding road until you get to a little alleyway where you can walk... More 

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