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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Go to as many ruins as you can while in Peru. They are all different and their history is fascinating. Read about them before you go and get a good guide if you can to explain the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go to as many ruins as you can while in Peru. They are all different and their history is fascinating. Read about them before you go and get a good guide if you can to explain the features you might miss at each site.

Thank sandygreenberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At breakfast staying at Casa de Wow!! The host was speaking to another guest about this hike. I am traveling solo and overheard and said I would join if you wanted a hiking partner. Ended up being a great day! New friend, great hike, amazing views!

Thank Jules2147
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A gentle 2-hour walk from town - some short steep uphill sections but mostly contouring. Once up above the valley you walk through huge Incan terraces with some of the irrigation channels still running. A beautiful and very uncrowned walk. The ruins are crude compared to others but make a nice spot for a picnic before heading back.

Thank BristolCharles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

These ruins are at least a 2 hour hike from Ollantaytambo, but a taxi will take on a hair raising at times,bumpy ride to the base of the ruins, then it is a 20 minute walk...up ...up. I don't know if this site is more off the beaten path than most things, but we were the only ones there..The ruins... More 

Thank MichelleandAlan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I did a 2 hour hike down the mountain that has this site on the way...it's lovely hike...without the hike, I'd skip this...not different enough from other sites to be worth a special trip if not hiking.

Thank Alexander H
Philadelphia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Such an amazing experience to see what the Andean people did so many, many years ago. These ruins are beautiful! We paid for a guide to give us a good history and visit of the place. It was worth it. The hike was worth it for the view.

Thank annarc6
California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A small town with a lot of things to see. Inkas very smart people. Entrance has lots of vendors.short walk to plaza with outdoor cafés and restaurants. Budget tip if you want to save the entrance fee walk up the other hill side for free with similar inka structures. Recommended MeuterMedia

Thank MeuterMedia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

It was breathtaking. The hike up wasn't too long or vigorous, and it was absolutely stunning. Do it.

Thank KellyPenelope
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Awesome visit, breathtaking (the view is beautiful, the climb too :) , the ruins are very nice, tehre were even 2 rainbows!!! We arrived by 2, had lunch in the Main Square, little restaurant on a 2nd floor in the corner with beautiful view to the mountains, prices ok. Then went for the ruins, 2 hr visit, pay for a... More 

Thank Roberto B
Badulla, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best hikes ever. DO NOT go by the road. You have to take the hiking trail in the mountains. I found the routing from maps.me application. Just have it installed in the phone or tab and you are good to go. because i coudln't find any place to buy/burrow any map. Lovely scenery and no... More 

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