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Inca Quarries

Cachicata, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Amazing views and well worth the effort

Hiking to the Quarries is well worth the effort. You start at the beginning of Ollantaytambo (were... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Anja G
Hollywood, Florida
Worth the hike

So this is where a four-day hike ended - we camped nearby. You can clamber all over the stones here... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Located on mountainside 700 meters above Ollantaytambo
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“human bones” (2 reviews)
“inti punku” (2 reviews)
“sacred valley” (5 reviews)
Cachicata, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Hiking to the Quarries is well worth the effort. You start at the beginning of Ollantaytambo (were you came in from Cusco) right were the street goes over into cobble stone. Walk down towards the river and cross the bridge. There is a sign which...More

1  Thank Anja G
Reviewed 5 August 2017

So this is where a four-day hike ended - we camped nearby. You can clamber all over the stones here and there's a cave stocked with human bones. You get a great view of Ollaytantambo and can see how far the giant stones were moved....More

Thank Seasick2013
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The hike to the Inca Quarries is on a very well-maintained trail (which is pretty rare in Peru). The trail offers stunning views of Ollantaytambo, the Urubamba River & the snowcapped Veronica Mountain. As beautiful as this trail is I have seen very few people...More

2  Thank peruecoexpeditions
Reviewed 27 July 2016

You can walk from the town and as you climb you get fantastic views.The total walk takes 5/6 hours,but as you get close to the quarry you see pre cut blocks and some tombs.At the quarry are scattered blocks and even a cave with skeletons.If...More

1  Thank sdmb51
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The inca quarries and the shaped and worked pieces of granite along the way were interesting. More interesting was the view of Mt. Veronica, condors overhead, and the solitude. We walked from our hotel by the train station, through town, across the inca bridge (looks...More

1  Thank sitonit
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The trek itself was much harder than I anticipated, mainly due to my lack of coping with the high altitude we experienced - around 14,700 feet at the summit - but the views were spectacular and made the effort so worthwhile!! Great small team we...More

Thank GraemeFox
Reviewed 26 February 2016

These are very significant in giving a clue to the unfinished work of the Incas.They are nicely positioned to view across the site. Went as a part of guided tour

Reviewed 18 January 2016

Now if you like a challenge and you are adapted to the altitude this will be a great option because the reward is espectacular the quarries is just half of the experience the real goal is an Intiwatana ( a place to tie up the...More

Thank hearts_cafe
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The trail is easy enough and will acclimate you to the elevation quickly. The ruins are free and worth the hike. The surrounding views are amazing.

1  Thank NomadLee6469
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We hiked to the quarries on a very sunny July day. Bring plenty of water...and if you have the stamina continue to the Inki Punktu...which is pectacular!

1  Thank Annelise W
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