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Pumamarca Ruins

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

//..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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Reviewed 20 June 2017

My husband and I had a lovely hike from Ollantaytambo to the Pumamarca ruins. The scenery was beautiful with granite cliffs, agricultural terracing, and farms along the way. The directions we found online were pretty good, but note the house at the turnoff is currently...More

1  Thank kcit2015
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We did a very scary horseback ride to these ruins. In fact my horse went down in a stream as we were crossing over one tiny stone slab. The horseback ride up from Ollantaytambo is not for the faint of heart for sure. FYI everyone...More

1  Thank susantiedemann
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Hiked from Ollantaytambo to Pumamarka. A beautiful hike and a beautiful site. This site was built to resemble a puma's head. A part of the wall was built in a zigzag way to resemble the teeth. Pretty amazing as I have never seen something like...More

Thank reikiflowcsilla
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We hiked 6 miles up hill to visit, a challenging hike but well worth it, great views, walking through terraced fields gives good persepective on farming. Thr ruins temsleves are ok, interesting enough to make the hile worth it.

Thank Motke48
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Towards evening we went up there and view was spectacular! Saw lots of families coming and going there to the top

Thank Blacksmith12
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went with our four children aged 14, 12, 8 and 6. We were driven to just beneath the ruins and we walked down to Ollantaytambo using the original Inca trail. The Pumamarca ruins are lovely and hardly visited so you may have the place...More

1  Thank Herman V
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It's a super beautiful and very easy half day hike which almost no tourist knows. Highly recommend! We got an excellent description from one of the lodges in Ollantaytambo. Please see photos attached.

Thank Steffi D
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank faaradar
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18 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.