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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Breathtaking

The views are breathtaking, and the Inca culture here is alive and well. We took a bike ride down Patacancha Mountain, and it was an unforgettable experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

we rented a taxi for 80soles for most of the day, it was well worth it we visited 3 different sites, all free to enter.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The views are breathtaking, and the Inca culture here is alive and well. We took a bike ride down Patacancha Mountain, and it was an unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Indigenous weaver will demonstrate their craft and even let you try it. I can't believe how difficult it is to even make a simple bracelet. the drive up was really pretty. Such gentle, warm people and some will even let you see their homes.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

People in this valley live by the old ways: colorful clothes, and ancient cuisine. The valley is surrounded by ancient Inca ruins, and the whole area smells to Inca culture. Get a tour to farms and learn how locals live today.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Signed up with a local Quechua/Spanish speaking native (Juan Carlos) of Ollantaytambo to take us up to 2 different villages for about a 5-hour tour. We found our guide at the beginning of the trail up to the graineries ruin. His tour company is called Apu. In Huilloc we caught our own trout and it was cooked deliciously for us.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I went on the weaving trip with Awamaki. We met with women in the village, learned to weave, and got to know the women. We purchased some beautiful work directly from the women who made them.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My immediate family of 4 (husband and 8 yo boy and 13 yo girl) spent a week in Ollantaytambo. My sister in law with her teenage son and two college age girls spent 3 nights there. we used a tour by the non profit Awamaki which is located in this town, but the village in the PATCANCHA valley we visit... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This whole valley below the ruins of the unfinished Ollantaytambo temple is beautiful. A great place to walk around with you camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Truly a Sacred experience, eye-opening and a catalyst for further exploration of foreign cultures. Wonderful nature, views, and authentic rural community.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The drive up to Patacancha is an adventure in itself. The views were beautiful and it was quite interesting seeing how the people live. Patacancha village sits at just under 14,000 ft. in elevation and it was quite chilly while we were there. It was wonderful spending time with the women weavers and learning about their craft. One of the... More 

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Ollantaytambo

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