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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 984 860 952
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
+51 984 860 952
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though you are not required to, we hired a local guide for this climb. Marina was very patient and full of interesting information which made for a much more compelling visit to the ruins. It is quite a climb but the views both up and...More

Thank never2old2try
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I spent three days by myself in Ollantaytambo acclimating before joining a tour group to hike the Inca trail. This may sound hard to believe, but I loved this hike more than the Inca trail. I had some iffy directions that I'd found beforehand on...More

1  Thank TedW67
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We hiked from Ollantaytambo to Pumamarca. This trail takes you right through old terraces next to the watering system, by a waterfall, and offers great vistas.

Thank Iris N
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Large historical site with variable stories depending on your guide lots of stairs nice views, some interesting history active artisan market outside ruins

Thank docCraig
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We walked to Pumamarca from Ollantaytambo, following some directions we found on the internet. It was a lovely walk of approximately 2 hours, gently uphill, with great views and interesting sights on the way. No one at Pumamarca when we got there (around 10am), apart...More

Thank ClareG213
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Online descriptions on how to find the start of the trail up to Pumamarca were conflicting/confusing so we booked a local taxi which drove us to the top of the mountain where there is a parking lot. From there it's a short, steep walk up...More

Thank MandA2012
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our party of 4 (3 middle-aged siblings and 1 teenager) hiked to the ruins from the start of the trail with a guide. I am not sure how we would have found it otherwise. It was a beautiful hike, full of local color (farms, animals,...More

2  Thank nycshine1
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted to hike, yet due to time constraint, I took a taxi. Scenery in the taxi was magnificent, and I can only imagine how much better it would have been if I hiked. I paid 10 Soles entrance fee. One of the postings say...More

1  Thank YS K
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Not far from Ollantaytambo and off the beaten track, this was a terrific, well maintained ruin high on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley. High mountain vista's surrounded the ruin. We had the location to ourselves for the entire time we were there, able to...More

Thank TravelHappy237
Reviewed 21 July 2017

//..Pumamarca a beautiful archeological site in Ollantaytambo..// about 3 hours from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and it is one of the most popular of the Sacred Valley destinations. The area is very interesting...// because it is a fortress built on a steep slope, which...More

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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 diana r | Reviewed this property |
i think it is a bit late to start, given that the days are shorter. You will miss the best time of day on the trail. Best to over night then walk up from town centre.