Inka Pintay

Inka Pintay, Ollantaytambo: Address, Inka Pintay Reviews: 4.5/5

Inka Pintay
4.5

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gordonschoneman
Arroyo Grande, CA11 contributions
Nice ruins -great hike
Oct 2019
This is a not too difficult hike in interesting ruins. Plan at least 1 1/2 hours to hike the entire ruins.
Written October 10, 2019
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John D
Orlando, FL1,010 contributions
Partial Hike
Aug 2018 • Couples
We DID NOT stay long enough in Ollantaytambo - thus we only partially walked up the trail and did not get the payoff of seeing the ruins. However, what we did manage to hike was fabulous and we would suggest folks visiting spend at least one full day if not more in Ollantaytambo. There's enough to do to keep you busy and also relax a little.
Written August 23, 2018
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hoz49
Cebu City, Philippines729 contributions
An early morning hike.
Sep 2017
I started while it was early and still chilly. Amazing to watch the sun flood the Sacred Valley. The hike up to the colcas is steep, but take care and you can make it. I was lucky to find a bag of coca leaves on the trail. Took a few and left the rest for other travelers. The spirit of the Inca is here.
Written August 6, 2018
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
Short hike from Olla
May 2018 • Solo
From the village of Ollantaytambo you can start a short hike uphill and enjoy terrific views over the valley. Free of charge, it is an excellent way to spend two afternoon hours.
Written August 3, 2018
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katiek1111
Maine26 contributions
Totally worth! Wear good hiking shoes
Jul 2017 • Friends
This is a well preserved ruin that is free of charge. Parts of this is quite steep, so make sure you wear good hiking shoes. You can walk inside the food storage, and the view from above is also wonderful.
Written August 2, 2017
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JuliaHubbel
Eugene, OR774 contributions
Horse back trip via KB adventures
Apr 2016 • Solo
while you can hike up here, I strongly advise you to book a day's horse back riding with KB adventures and see the valley by horseback. I did today and it was a delight.. Keep in mind that if you have never ridden this may not be for you, while I love the horses they are not for beginners, nor is this ride, it is very very steep. The trip is all day and to die for, very reasonable.
Written April 16, 2016
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GEEOZ
Maleny, Australia538 contributions
Another part of the Inca constructions
Feb 2016 • Friends
This was viewed by U.S. As we climbed the Inca constructions at Ollantaytambo in Peru.We were part of a tour group with a guide.
Written February 24, 2016
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Joaquín Randall
Ollantaytambo, Peru40 contributions
Walk into Ollantaytambo the Way the Incas did!!
Jun 2014 • Family
It is best to start this hike at Inka Pintay on the highway and walk into Ollantaytambo this way by foot, however you can also start in Ollantaytambo and walk out in the opposite direction. Ask your driver to leave you at Inka Pintay one Kilometer before the entrance to town. If you are lucky someone will point out the portrait of Manco Inka who had his face painted on the rock cliff. At the entrance to the trail you will notice the significant Inca Wall that marked the original entrance to Ollantaytambo and to the right you will appreciate a tunnel carved in rock, you can crawl through this or just walk around. A 15 to 25 minute hike takes you along the terraces looking over the fields of Maskabamba, sight of the famous battlefield where Manco Inca dealt the Spaniards there only defeat during the conquest of Peru. At the top of the path you will reach the double jamb gate to Ollantaytambo known locally as Punku Punku (door door). Walk through the Inca gateway and you will reconnect with the highway, now a cobblestone road leading into town. As you enter town you will walk beneath the ancient Pisonay trees and alongside the ancient wall of 100 niches (100 ventanas). Continue walking for a few more blocks and you will arrive at the main square of Ollantaytambo.

If you choose to walk this in reverse, you will end up at Inca Pintay, from where you can walk along the highway to the Inka bridge, return to town through the steep path just above the train tracks or walk back along the cobble stone road and then take a left up the steps that lead to the colonial archway (the old mill) leading into town through the upper Maskabamba neighborhood.
Written April 28, 2015
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