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Address: Cachicata, Ollantaytambo, Peru
Phone Number: 984503525
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Located on mountainside 700 meters above Ollantaytambo

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Amazing if you like a challenge!!

Now if you like a challenge and you are adapted to the altitude this will be a great option because the reward is espectacular the quarries is just half of the experience the real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cuzco
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now if you like a challenge and you are adapted to the altitude this will be a great option because the reward is espectacular the quarries is just half of the experience the real goal is an Intiwatana ( a place to tie up the sun) from here you can see n amazing view of Veronica a huge glacier mountain... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The trail is easy enough and will acclimate you to the elevation quickly. The ruins are free and worth the hike. The surrounding views are amazing.

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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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1 Thank Annelise W
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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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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1 Thank Ed W
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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