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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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A lesser known yet WONDERFUL experience!

You must experience this hike! We have a 4 year old so we opted to take a taxi uphill from the plaza- otherwise this experience would have been free. Don't pay any more than 30... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinchero is close to Cuzco – about 1 hour. I would recommend starting with this site and work your way up to Ollantaytambo and then Machu Picchu. Not much hike or walk here – so it is a pretty easy site to see. There is a church and some minor shopping. Take cash as they do not accept cards. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must experience this hike! We have a 4 year old so we opted to take a taxi uphill from the plaza- otherwise this experience would have been free. Don't pay any more than 30 soles for the taxi. We asked to be dropped off so that we still had some uphill hiking left, about 30 minutes. The ruins are... More 

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Benalla. Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I had heard about these ruins and trekked along the road from Ollytatambo after 4 hours we found an amazing site we had to ourselves. We discovered a burial site which had been exposed by local farmers. We also supported a local lady by buying handmade dolls. A local girl about 16 yo guided us home through... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

While Pumamarca is not nearly as preserved or intricate as other ruins in the area the serenity of the area makes it worth it. We had this area to ourselves on the day that we went. We took a taxi up to the base and hiked 20 minutes up to the ruins. We spent around an hour just relaxing at... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Learning all about the way the Incas engineered the stones to fit together is amazing in and of itself... But all the waterways and terraces they built were equally amazing. Highly recommend this attraction.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

we got horseback riding for $40 from janaxpacha hostel to this amazing ruins! it may be hard to hike to as there was no clear sign and it was all uphill. the view was great and we owned the ruin to ourselves!

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Small but amazing! Beautiful view of the valley and surround areas. It was land so green and peaceful. Amazing how the built?! Nice to sit at the top and enjoy the view.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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.

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