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Patacancha Valley

Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Type: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our final destination was Machu Picchu, however, our flight couldn't match the schedule of the train, we decided to take a taxi from Cusco Airport to Ollantaytambo then train to Machu Picchu. The Patacancha Valley was breath taking, we walked up and up and the scene of the whole town was amazing. Some tips 1) If you take a taxi... More 

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Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
166 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were driven up to this village way up in the mountains. Single track and to add to the excitement just before we arrived a landslide making the road impassable for motor vehicles. So onwards by foot into the village to see some local homes, local weaving, bargaining to but some commodities and then on to the local trout farm.... More 

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Brockport, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My son and I took a half day tour to Patacancha with the non profit group Awamaki. This was one of the highlights of our adventure to Peru. After a 45 minute drive we visited a weaving cooperative run by Awamaki. Taylor, our volunteer and guide, was extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend any of the tours offered; keep this non... More 

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Gibsons, B.C.
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Wonderful visit to the village of Patacancha with Eco-Inca guide Jhon and driver Ronald. Delicious full meal, a home visit, walks, weaving demonstration and an opportunity to buy directly from the textile producers. We brought bread, pencils and notebooks for the local children, who we encountered on their way home from school. Gained an understanding of the village economy, delivery... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nice walk along the river and among the hills. Good birding. Got a sense of country living. Saw a woman using the digging stick.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had a guided tour with a local man. He was great and so conscious of the culture...it was an amazing view...and a steady easy 2hr walk back to town. We walked through peoples land so we brought gifts of fruit, or bread in thanks. One of the highlights of my month long trip.

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Eugene, Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Spend a morning at 12,800 feet getting to know this little village and its growing weaving cooperative, courtesy of the NGO, Awamaki. We learned about the village's culture, saw 20 women gather to turn in completed weavings and weave together as their children played, and were taken into one woman's home briefly. Highly recommended!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We had a delicious friendly lunch of trout and a quinoa soup served by the locals. Of course there were tons of potato varieties too. Juan, the leader of the community, and his wife, are so warm, and conversation flowed, even when not everyone spoke spanish. If you'd like to go off the beaten track and meet Andean locals, we'd... More 

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