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Patacancha Valley

Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Beautiful area of Peru

Visited this part of Peru in May 2017. It was stunningly beautiful and one of my favourite parts of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alissa D
Ottawa, Canada

This place is just so pleasing in the eyes that you wont regret visiting the area. Worth a time to... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
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Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this part of Peru in May 2017. It was stunningly beautiful and one of my favourite parts of my trip to Peru. A must see before you visit Machu Picchu.

Thank Alissa D
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This place is just so pleasing in the eyes that you wont regret visiting the area. Worth a time to wander around.

Thank SaishaPhilippines
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a good stopover to check this amazing venue out plus to take the train to head to Machu Pichu as the station is also in this town. Do visit the ruins and spend at least half a day inside. There are lots of...More

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Wonderful pre- Machu Picchu visit. An excellent opportunity to learn about the Inca culture and technology.

Thank Travelwestport
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Take the time to do some hiking in the valley when you visit the village and Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo.

Thank Teryn G
Reviewed 16 November 2016

it is a nice trip with charming villages and colorful Inca people. Watch out the market days, these are very colorful and the people are not so awkward to tourists as in other places close by Mach Picchu

Thank jeanphilipse
Reviewed 7 November 2016

this is a great valley: on the way to it you have very nice landscapes and you can follow the river. Not a lot of tourists. There is a nice archeological site in Ollantaytambo.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We slept with Local famili in Patachanca village, and took a trek thru tarrases back to Ollaytaytambo. Fantastic 2-3hr trek thru beautiful scenery. Not very popular so you run away from tourists. Reccomended !

1  Thank Dorota B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was one of our favorite archeological sites to visit in Peru - very impressive. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

Thank pshafransky
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We loved this valley - following the river that flows by Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Our driver had the keys to a simple 400 year old church with a bell tower set amongst inca ruins, usually opened once a year to celebrate the Festival...More

1  Thank onerosenz
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We will be staying in Ollantaytambo for 2 days. We're reserving the morning of one day to explore the ruins. We'd like to spend the other day in the Patacancha Valley in a local village. What would be the best way to arrange to get to a local village? Can we easily book it when we arrive in Ollantaytambo, or should we arrange it before we arrive in Peru? Would an excursion on our own be more advantageous than going to see the women's weaving coop through Awamaki? Thanks!
18 March 2017|
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Response from Robert D | Reviewed this property |
Hi you don't need to book this ahead. You can go by car or a cab. You can stop wherever, whenever and walk around. It is better to do this late morning/ early afternoon, when there is more people walking around. It is... More