Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, Ollantaytambo

4.7
#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Ollantaytambo
Visit Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna 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 Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna and other attractions to your Ollantaytambo trip itinerary using our Ollantaytambo holiday builder tool .
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  • The ruins have a great view.It is very steep and you should plan to hike in the morning session for a good weather. .The steps are bit difficult to climb,but it is possible.  more »
  • I attempted the hike as shown on maps.me but the path ended at some cultivated terrasses. Even through I looked for the continuation, I had to turn back and follow the road. You pass impressive terras...  more »
  • I visited here in a mototaxi from Ollantaytambo. It was well worth the bumpy 30 minute ride. Just the commute there was fascinating. The panoramic views of the valley at Pumamarca are stunning. If you...  more »
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  • This place offers a nice view over the town. The path is clear and easy to follow. Not a lot of people come here so we had the entire place to ourselves on a January morning.
  • Totally free, very peaceful hike. Few people. I'm pretty fit but it was pretty challenging as I am still adjusting to the altitude. Great view of the ruins across the town.
  • It's a fairly brief hike up to these ruins. We went early in the morning so it was only us up there. Despite the short hike, we spent hours up there taking photos of the ruins. It also offers amazing views of the city and valley.
  • While not as grand as the Ollantaytambo ruins these allow you closer access than you'll find elsewhere and with fewer visitors. A great place to visit and explore!
  • Great view of ollay! Highly recommend this hike
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