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Pumamarca Ruins, Ollantaytambo

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Visit Pumamarca Ruins to see the remains of a hillside fortress that guarded the entrance to the Sacred Valley. The ruins stand on the site of one of the rare battles that the Spaniards lost to the Incas. Climb a steep slope to get to the massive terraces, which will reward you with panoramic views across the valley to a quarry where the Incas excavated stones. Take a taxi if you wish to avoid the four-hour round-trip trek. Hire a local guide to get a better understanding of the ingenuity of Inca civilization. Wear sturdy footwear and a windproof jacket. Use our Ollantaytambo vacation planner to visit Pumamarca Ruins on your trip to Ollantaytambo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Pumamarca ruins, are only 30 minutes by taxi from ollantaytambo. Is a bit busy but enormous potential; the visit, bad signs of the path of descent to ollanta it opaque. Throughout the tour only two arrows mark a path full of dizzy spells and landscape nuances.
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