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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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This was one of our favorite archeological sites to visit in Peru - very impressive. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite archeological sites to visit in Peru - very impressive. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We loved this valley - following the river that flows by Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Our driver had the keys to a simple 400 year old church with a bell tower set amongst inca ruins, usually opened once a year to celebrate the Festival of Compadres - reciprocity, when the community gather to celebrate reciprocity. Further up the valley... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you have the time it is worth a look. Steep walk up stairs but an amazing view. We sat at the top relaxed and enjoyed the view of the valley of farm land. Bring water and a camera!

Thank cdimond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

One of several site visited during our trip to Peru. Amazing that this was built hundreds or years ago by the Inca people who did not have a written language. The water still flows through the site after hundreds of years. Be prepared to walk and climb to see this site. Two hundred stairs to the top. Even more if... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Moderate level of hiking is required. Because of the crowd, it is more tiring but the view from the top is impressive.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We made the trip up through the valley and to the village of Patacancha with a guide from Awamaki and were really pleased with the day. If you spend more than a day in the Sacred Valley, consider heading further off the beaten track to this beautiful area.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

So beautiful no picture can do it justice. I see why it's been inhabited for thousands of years. The drive from Cusco to Ollantaytambo across this valley was very enjoyable. We stopped a few times to take pictures and buy from locals. Loved it here.

1 Thank GeniusTravelers
Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We went on a mountain biking tour with Munay Tours, starting at one of the highest parts of the Lares Valley, ending in downtown Ollantaytambo. We stopped halfway in Patacancha on Sunday for their market. What a culture shock! We were the only gringos there. I loved it because it was such a unique look at one of the last... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

After a disappointment with Awamaki Tours, mi spousa and I found a driver and went to Patacancha on our own. You need to do this. We met a lovely family and spent some time with a few local weavers. Perfect weather and warm hospitality. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to Patacancha today, Sunday being market day in this little community it was a hive of activity. All the communities around gather to buy food, barter and drink chicha. All wear the traditional clothing but are also distinct from one another with the designs and colors. Only sandals are worn no matter how cold it is, electricity only... More 

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