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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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A historical treasure

The history of the place is important to understand and absorb the impact and value of the place to the Incas. Climbing the terrace steps should be done early in the morning or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The history of the place is important to understand and absorb the impact and value of the place to the Incas. Climbing the terrace steps should be done early in the morning or later towards sunset, because of the crowds and heat. Walk the grounds and look at the shapes carved in the mountains on the opposite of the terraces.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a great place to stop and rest either on your way to Machu Picchu or after you've left there. It's a small village that seems to be lost in time. I was able to find adequate accommodations, a good restaurant and cafe in the town square and plenty of vendors selling unique hand made souvenirs. Just outside the... More 

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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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