Pumamarca Ruins, Ollantaytambo

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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. Add Pumamarca Ruins and other attractions to your Ollantaytambo trip itinerary using our Ollantaytambo holiday builder tool .
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  • Simply beautiful, peaceful, great views, good conditions many tourists. Be prepared, bring water. Enjoy your day  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Very beautiful a place where you can breathe fresh air and displayed beautiful landscapes, my opinion is that declared intangible, that they sow not cement and not to allow any business and is only a place to visit, avoiding pollution. You should visit it!
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  • Lonely place amazing way and ruins, have to do it
  • Ruins it self are not so impressive.. But it's an amazing hike. No crowds at all ! You can either tale the road or take mountain path which is a bit challenging ! Amazing views and I really enjoyed being in the middle of no where and to avoid the common tourists !
  • Loved the hike and the ruins.
  • Nice views, the ruins themselves are cared for, but not substantial.
  • We took a taxi there and hike from from where taxi left us. It's 1/2 hike to top with beautiful views of the valley
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