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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Spending time with people from that ancient village is worth it. You can't describe what you feel once there because time looks doesn't pass. What is hard sometimes for some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Spending time with people from that ancient village is worth it. You can't describe what you feel once there because time looks doesn't pass. What is hard sometimes for some travelers is the language. People's first language is Quechua.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You need a few hours to make this little trip, you can see Ollanta from up there, the vestiges are well preserved and impressive. You don't need a top physical condition to climb up there, is easy and possible at any age.

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canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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