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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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A valley out of a dream...

If you’re looking to see in depth how native people live and appreciate a valley taken out from a fairy tale story this is the perfect place Huilloc and Patacancha are two weaving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cuzco
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you’re looking to see in depth how native people live and appreciate a valley taken out from a fairy tale story this is the perfect place Huilloc and Patacancha are two weaving communities that have a unique perspective in the Andean world meaning that their designs are very different than the ones you find in Cusco or any mayor... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Are you the adventurous type, then just head here and see how far you go up the mountain. Here you can really appreciate how the Inca's could defend the area against the Spaniards and get great view from the whole valley

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We spent a few hours at the Valley and enjoyed every second we spent there. The views all around are as spectacular and breathtaking as most other places are in the area. The Ollantaytambo ruins are a must see as they are very well maintained and offer gorgeous views all around!

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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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Thank z-manr
Fort McMurray, Canada
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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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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Thank Sacred-Valley-Guy
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
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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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25 attraction reviews
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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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