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Pumamarca Ruins

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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USD 550.00*
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Pumamarca Ruins Trek to Machu Picchu in 2 Days
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4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Beware of trail to Pumamarca.

Writing this as warning on taking the trail, not road, behind the red house up to the ruins. I had read about the trail and a local pointed it out to me on my way walking up the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Writing this as warning on taking the trail, not road, behind the red house up to the ruins. I had read about the trail and a local pointed it out to me on my way walking up the road. I had some vague directions off the web but they mentioned a blue sign which is not there. The trail actually... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this site on a private horseback tour arranged by La Casa del Abuelo. Very inexpensive, heavenly 4hrs excursion through eucalyptus groves, fields with bulls ploughing and Peruvian little ladies watching over sheep. Totally Zen! A must, even if you don’t speak Spanish, as the horses owner is very caring and attentionate. You can also do it by foot if... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The round-trip hike to the ruins of Pumamarca takes about 4-6 hours from Ollantaytambo on a moderate, steadily climbing trail. The ruins of Pumamarca sit on a hillside overlooking the convergence of the Río Patacancha and the Yuracmayo or White River. The well-preserved site was thought to be a checkpoint to control access to Ollantaytambo. The ruins of Pumamarca become... More 

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

such a different place from our home, great vista's we are so unused to. The people and the place are magical

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The ruins at Ollantaytambo should be high on the list of places to visit near Cusco. It's very impressive and the view from the top is magnificent. The terraces require a lot of climbing and the stone steps can be a foot high, even more, so be prepared for some strenuous physical activity. There is so much history behind it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We got lost on the hike to Pumamarca but everyone we met on the way was very helpful. My spanish is limited but that didn't pose a problem. When we got to the ruins, it was desolate. No one there. Such a beautiful place to have no visitors. The hike was harder than others we took. But, we didn't take... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 19 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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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