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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

2nd time here, just as interesting. It's a good walk up the stairs, 140 more or less I believe, to the top. There are old walls and massive, 60-100 ton, blocks at the top still fit together tightly. Views from the top are excellent. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terrance1953
Reviewed 18 November 2018

The ruins have a great view.It is very steep and you should plan to hike in the morning session for a good weather. .The steps are bit difficult to climb,but it is possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Valsan P
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I attempted the hike as shown on maps.me but the path ended at some cultivated terrasses. Even through I looked for the continuation, I had to turn back and follow the road. You pass impressive terrasses on the way. During the climb, there are shortcuts....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I visited here in a mototaxi from Ollantaytambo. It was well worth the bumpy 30 minute ride. Just the commute there was fascinating. The panoramic views of the valley at Pumamarca are stunning. If you have some free time while in Ollantaytambo Definitely check out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 190fredv
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We took a taxi from our hotel in Ollantaytambo to visit the Pumamarca ruins (pad S/ 120 for drop off, hike and bringing us back). Our taxi driver happened to be a native of the area and hiked up with us as a sort of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

A beautiful terraced ruins. Having asthma gave me a little problem climbing the steep steps. Takes awhile to acclimate. There was plenty to see at the lower level.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PABuckeyeFans
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This half day mini-adventure will take you off the beaten path on a trail just outside town. You will see lots of terraces while hiking along a mountain trail that passes by farms and through a couple backyards. The trail can be a little tricky...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank savvyexploring
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This was just one of the amazing historical sites I visited. If you are taking a trip to Peru for Machu Picchu go to as many of the other wonderful sites as you can fit in. Peru is more than Machu Picchu.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robin C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A very interesting site close to the town of Olly, about a 20 minute ride by taxi and then another 20 minute hike up a steep hill. There is a S/10 charge to get in. This is a complex of military buildings on top of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank georgesB4777WE
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We took a taxi from Ollantaytambo up to the drop off point and hiked up 20 minutes to the ruins, which we could see from the drop off point. We had them to ourselves, unless you count the elderly caretaker and his llamas. He gave...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Tyler L
13 December 2017|
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.
19 February 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.
18 September 2015|
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Response from savvyexploring | Reviewed this property |
We walked there adn back from town starting at 8:30 AM and got back to town at 1:30PM. We were going at a fairly leisurly pace. If you are pressed for time you could take a taxi or mototaxi there and walk back. See my blog... More