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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. 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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  • A few of the many places you need to know when visiting Peru. Place that confirms the existence of a great civilization. Need a guide to get to know the history of the place and your importance in the Inca Empire.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Visited this site on a private horseback tour arranged by La Casa del Abuelo. Very inexpensive, heavenly 4hrs excursion through eucalyptus groves, fields with bulls ploughing and Peruvian little ladie...  more »