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Patacancha Valley

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Lima
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed at the Mama Simona Hostel and listened the patacancha river all night long. I strongly recommend this hostel, is a family based, bed and breakfast place, I got the best sugestions for an amazing trip to the sacred valley. Thanks Maria and Nando for this magic experience.

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Troy, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Spending time with the ladies in the village weaving cooperative was one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. Definitely spend the extra money to make the bracelet - priceless! Our guide, Tessa, was great!!

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Somerset
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278 reviews 278 reviews
158 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Mt.Shasta,CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Arcadia, California, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I recently got to take a tour of a small village called Patacancha, which is near Ollantaytambo. Our guide was from Awamaki (headquartered in Ollantaytambo) and the whole experience was great! The whole tour not only covered the history of the region, an overview of the cultural background of the valley, and a crash course in traditional weaving, it also... More

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