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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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196 reviews 196 reviews
179 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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122 attraction reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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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
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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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