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Inca Quarries

Cachicata, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Located on mountainside 700 meters above Ollantaytambo
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slc, ut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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
3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The walk itself is stunning with amazing views, but we encountered a serious problem; an aggressive pack of stray dogs. We were just the two of us on our own and on our way back down the mountain. We got to the trees around the Inca Pool and a pack of dogs came out of the trees very aggressively. We... More

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Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Found the Inca Wheel and one cave full of skulls. Nothing is marked so you are on your own. Others say that there are 9;8;6;2; or 1 cave with skeletons but I only found one. Took me 5 long hours to hike to top quarry.

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