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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Online descriptions on how to find the start of the trail up to Pumamarca were conflicting/confusing so we booked a local taxi which drove us to the top of the mountain where there is a parking lot. From there it's a short, steep walk up...More

Thank MandA2012
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Our party of 4 (3 middle-aged siblings and 1 teenager) hiked to the ruins from the start of the trail with a guide. I am not sure how we would have found it otherwise. It was a beautiful hike, full of local color (farms, animals,...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to hike, yet due to time constraint, I took a taxi. Scenery in the taxi was magnificent, and I can only imagine how much better it would have been if I hiked. I paid 10 Soles entrance fee. One of the postings say...More

Thank YS K
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Not far from Ollantaytambo and off the beaten track, this was a terrific, well maintained ruin high on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley. High mountain vista's surrounded the ruin. We had the location to ourselves for the entire time we were there, able to...More

Thank TravelHappy237
Reviewed July 20, 2017

//..Pumamarca a beautiful archeological site in Ollantaytambo..// about 3 hours from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and it is one of the most popular of the Sacred Valley destinations. The area is very interesting...// because it is a fortress built on a steep slope, which...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely hike from Ollantaytambo to the Pumamarca ruins. The scenery was beautiful with granite cliffs, agricultural terracing, and farms along the way. The directions we found online were pretty good, but note the house at the turnoff is currently...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2017

We did a very scary horseback ride to these ruins. In fact my horse went down in a stream as we were crossing over one tiny stone slab. The horseback ride up from Ollantaytambo is not for the faint of heart for sure. FYI everyone...More

1  Thank susantiedemann
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Hiked from Ollantaytambo to Pumamarka. A beautiful hike and a beautiful site. This site was built to resemble a puma's head. A part of the wall was built in a zigzag way to resemble the teeth. Pretty amazing as I have never seen something like...More

Thank reikiflowcsilla
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We hiked 6 miles up hill to visit, a challenging hike but well worth it, great views, walking through terraced fields gives good persepective on farming. Thr ruins temsleves are ok, interesting enough to make the hile worth it.

Thank Motke48
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Towards evening we went up there and view was spectacular! Saw lots of families coming and going there to the top

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February 18, 2017|
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Response from Fernando M | Reviewed this property |
That's fine. It should be a nice walk. But do leave some time and energy to go up the hills and terraces, which is a steep climb. From up there, there are also trails to hike around.
September 17, 2015|
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Response from diana r | Reviewed this property |
i think it is a bit late to start, given that the days are shorter. You will miss the best time of day on the trail. Best to over night then walk up from town centre.