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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 984 860 952
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Pumamarca Ruins Trek to Machu Picchu in 2 Days
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“local man” (3 reviews)
“moderate hike” (3 reviews)
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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"beautiful hike"
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"local man"
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"moderate hike"
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"trail starts"
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"terraced fields"
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"miles round trip"
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"incan terraces"
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"hour walk"
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"century ad"
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"wild horses"
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"dirt road"
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"costs soles"
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"sacred valley"
in 10 reviews
"mile hike"
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"up hill"
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"entrance fee"
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"horseback ride"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thought this was the best hike in the whole Sacred Valley. Practically no tourists. Take a taxi to the ruins and walk up to the fortress. The entrance costs 10 soles per person. A great view from the fortress. Alpacas too. Then, walk down...More

Thank Dmitri K
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Pumamarca fits the bill for a first day hike in the Andes. After a gentle start there is a steep, short section up to a contour line that takes you most of the way to the ruins. The ruins are interesting in their mix of...More

Thank Rinjisherpa
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The hike up/down to the ruins is simply wonderful. So peaceful and thought provoking. There are great architectural terraces, still being cultivated. Great views. Wonderful photo ops. No tourists. There is a gate if you travel by vehicle. Costs 10 soles. Take good walking shoes,...More

1  Thank gastronaut_11
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Simply beautiful, peaceful, great views, good conditions many tourists. Be prepared, bring water. Enjoy your day

Thank archfor
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Though you are not required to, we hired a local guide for this climb. Marina was very patient and full of interesting information which made for a much more compelling visit to the ruins. It is quite a climb but the views both up and...More

1  Thank never2old2try
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

I spent three days by myself in Ollantaytambo acclimating before joining a tour group to hike the Inca trail. This may sound hard to believe, but I loved this hike more than the Inca trail. I had some iffy directions that I'd found beforehand on...More

2  Thank TedW67
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We hiked from Ollantaytambo to Pumamarca. This trail takes you right through old terraces next to the watering system, by a waterfall, and offers great vistas.

Thank Iris N
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Large historical site with variable stories depending on your guide lots of stairs nice views, some interesting history active artisan market outside ruins

Thank docCraig
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We walked to Pumamarca from Ollantaytambo, following some directions we found on the internet. It was a lovely walk of approximately 2 hours, gently uphill, with great views and interesting sights on the way. No one at Pumamarca when we got there (around 10am), apart...More

Thank ClareG213
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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

2  Thank MandA2012
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Tyler L
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Iris N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry have. But you should be able to. Make sure to inquire (at the hotel?) how much it should cost and don't go unless the driver agrees to that amount. That's quite a distance.
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travelgals2017
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.
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angelmar_99
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.
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